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General Info => New Member Introductions => Topic started by: Dick Turpin on July 27, 2017, 03:47:20 pm

Title: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
Post by: Dick Turpin on July 27, 2017, 03:47:20 pm
I'm 54, and haven't had a bike for about 30 years, then got all mid life crisis and started looking at bikes again, saw the bolt, read all the reviews and the next thing I knew I'd bought one! Absolutely love it, and though the Bolt's not the type of bike I used to favour, it's feels spot on for me right now. I honestly don't think there's anything on the market like it. Looking forward to fitting a passenger seat, backrest etc and taking the wife out for a few trips. It's really put some excitement back in my life and no mistake.

Jim.



Title: Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
Post by: josh on July 27, 2017, 06:41:43 pm
Never to late to get back into it, enjoy and be safe. Bolt is a great bike!
Title: Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
Post by: pei_guy on July 27, 2017, 08:19:04 pm
Welcome from Canada! And congrats on the Bolt, looks sharp.
Title: Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
Post by: flatrack on July 27, 2017, 10:46:36 pm
Canada here as well eh. Your bike looks great man.Congrats!!  Damm they look so good in black. Being close to the same vintage as yourself I just want to remind you that we are not as young as we once were. Have fun, get to know the bike and ride safe!
Title: Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
Post by: Dick Turpin on July 28, 2017, 02:02:24 pm
Thanks for the replies, and reminders about safety guys, I'll try keep safe riding practice uppermost at all times, while I just take my time, and cruise about enjoying the ride and the scenery. This bike's all about relaxation, fun and recreation for me. I work hard enough making a fortune for someone else, so I reckon I've earned it.

Besides that, the Bolt's such a stunner I like to just go into the garage and look at it sometimes, it's such a lovely machine.
Title: Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
Post by: ImMrEd on July 28, 2017, 08:24:41 pm
Welcome aboard Jim. Good to see Bolts going strong in Queens country.

We love photos on here so be sure to share.

Something about an air cooled V Twin! Itís a thing of beauty! & the Bolt has one of the best looking V Twinís out there.
Title: Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
Post by: RandalPen on August 30, 2017, 04:34:34 am
Thanks, I swapped the air filter for a superb fat burner (https://www.jpost.com/promocontent/best-fat-burners-for-men-top-5-heres-what-works-675606) naked O2 one, and had Ivan's Flash done by Samios Motorsports in Athens.

Nice bike Jim!
Title: Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
Post by: Dick Turpin on August 30, 2017, 04:44:40 am
Thanks, I have just swapped the air filter for a Vance & Hines naked O2 one, and had Ivan's Flash done by Samios Motorsports in Athens.
Title: Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
Post by: jimcaliber1977 on August 30, 2017, 10:34:35 am
Congrats brother! Enjoy it! Great bike! ride Safe!
Title: Re: Hi from North Yorkshire, England.
Post by: ShakerNorm on August 30, 2017, 08:58:07 pm
We have most of the Commonwealth represented here, so Ride ON!   

I have to agree - black looks best - although I do have my fair share of brass on mine.....  I have to display my own 22 years of Service to Her Majesty.  And Yeah - I'm in the same group as you  - even the same age!  I've also had a few bikes - my first is a 79 Yammy XS650 - looks a lot like a Bonny...  all the style, but reliable and doesn't leak....

Damn - I'm jealous - would love to take mine to the Ace Cafe and show it off......