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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-02-2018, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hi folks...

New member signing in. 56 years young U.K. based petrol head.. Currently own a Mustang GT 5.0 which is quite heavily modded and Iím enjoying immensely.
Havenít currently got a bike, and havenít owned one since 2000.

Health issues and very very bad knees put a stop to my riding. But Iíve recently been checking the Bobber and Speedmaster out, and Iím thinking that with forward controls this could be the solution I need to get back on a bike.

My mate bought a Truxton R last week, and because he hasnít yet passed his test, itís stuck in my garage for a few weeks.
Iíd like to join him on rides, so Iím looking to test ride something pretty soon.
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Welcome to the forum.
Hope to see a pic of your Bobber or SpeedMaster soon.
Do feel free to post a pic/video of your Mustang. It must sound pretty amazing...!
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Thanks for the welcome....



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Amazing roads, great vid and absolutely intoxicating sound.
Big thumbs up.
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Very cool video. Hope you have as much fun with your Bobber or Speedmaster if you give in to the temptation.
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I had knee surgery in 2017, and after could only bear a less than right angled bend in my left knee for about 30 minutes. Got the Speedmaster, and haven't looked back...

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2018 Bonnie Speedmaster Jet Black with Highway pack (less bags) and rider footboards
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I am in the same boat, a wafty knee and stumpy legs meant the Bobber is the ideal ride for me.
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I am in the same boat, a wafty knee and stumpy legs meant the Bobber is the ideal ride for me.
Perhaps we should ask the admins for a "Dodgy Knee/Back/Hip" Section for all us old crocks?
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Perhaps we should ask the admins for a "Dodgy Knee/Back/Hip" Section for all us old crocks?
Not a bad idea Larry.... we could call it Old Farts Section

Quite a nice day up here in Shropshire today, so rang around a few dealers and managed to get a couple of hours on a Speedmaster..

Got to say, I was very impressed. I was a bit tentative to begin with, itís around 6 years since Iíve even sat on a bike never mind ridden one

But I took a nice easy route out of town, and then onto a dual carriageway.. the bike felt very stable, but a little jerky when trying to pull away smoothly from traffic lights etc. Iím sure that was more me than the bike though.

On the way back I deliberately choose a convoluted route, through country lanes and small villages, and finally right through the centre of Chester. I managed to feel much more confident towards the end of the ride.. I did around 70 miles, with a cup of tea half way, and regarding comfort, leg position etc it was very good. At 60 mph the bike wafted along nicely, with plenty in reserve to make a smart overtake of slower vehicles..
I definitly prefer the styling of the Bobber, so thatís what Iím going to look out for. But if it doesnít work out, I now know that a Speedmaster will do what. I need it to... so itís a thumbs up from me..



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Great pics. Really nice to see a fellow member hop on and ride a bike after a long(ish) break.
Gotta say that the Speedy suits you !!!
The Bobber, which you mentioned you prefer, is also available with forward controls. Freespirits, Wunderkind and even Triumph make them for the Bobber.
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