At 85 -Reverting to Teen Years!

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  1. jrsteiner

    jrsteiner New Member

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    My name is John Steiner and I live in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains - prime bike riding country.

    Since my teen's I have ridden a variety of two wheel machines: After my Navy experience, I got a Whizzer - rode it for a year or so and traded it for a Cushman - rode it for three years - then sold it.

    In the meantime I have had Vespa's, Honda Dream Cycle, maxi-scooters: 650cc and 400cc. I sold my last scooter because of a physical problem that has since been corrected.

    Now - at age 85 - I am in process of building a 4cycle 49cc motor on a GT-1 bicycle - almost like the Whizzer of my teen-years.

    This is a great site - I have learned a lot from those of you who have contributed your knowledge - and need to learn more - so stay turned!
     
  2. wdbtchr

    wdbtchr Member

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    I want to be just like you, when I grow up. dnut
     
  3. Dave31

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    Welcome to the forum John, glad you joined us.
     
  4. Fulltimer

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    You got me by a FEW years! I'm 64 going on 16!

    Terry
     
  5. Nougat

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    You mean "not grown up"? Me too.
     
  6. Hammond Egger

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    Welcome to the forum John. Do your kids know where you are and what your doing?
     
  7. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Hey John,
    Nice to see somebody older than me, ha! Lost of good folks here doing fun stuff.
    SB
     
  8. 2door

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    Welcome John.
    You might have the record for our oldest member...but not by much. There's quite a few of us grey bearded gear heads here. You're in good company.
    Post a photo or two of your project bike. We like seeing what others are doing.
    Have fun and ride safe.
    Tom
     
  9. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    85 and still wrenching. That's great. Have fun with the build!
     
  10. joabthebugman

    joabthebugman New Member

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    I am constantly amazed by the ages of the members of our group.

    I expected to be the oldest by far when I first came here at 48

    And by the way
    Growing up is for suckers
     
  11. bill gurreri

    bill gurreri New Member

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    congrats i just bought my first one,,, i got the gt2.... just waiting for that slow ass ups guy.....
     
  12. jrsteiner

    jrsteiner New Member

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    Thanks to all for your warm greetings. There are indeed a lot of neat folk on this site.

    Bill - Congrats on your GT2. I do not know what motor you will use - I am working on 4 stroke EZ. I had trouble with the rear drive sprocket - the holes of the one in the kit did not match with the one on the bike and I had to enlarge the hole in the one that came with the kit. I also had to toss the engine mounting bracket and used instead some alum angle. This project is coming along. Hope to have some pictures when I learn how to upload them.
     
  13. biknut

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    Welcome to the forum jr from Dallas.
     
  14. bill gurreri

    bill gurreri New Member

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    If you go into post a comment where just above were you type there is an icon of a paperclip. click on it. a blouse bar will appear. click browse and it will let you select pics from your computer files...... Btw i will be mounting a 66/80 starfire....now get them pics up....
     

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