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    Left the Fold - at least for now...
    on: Jul 27, 2021, 03.59 pm
    Jul 27, 2021, 03.59 pm
    Well, I have traded off one of The Two Best Bikes I Ever Had.

    After 101,000+ glorious miles, I traded my '13 Trophy ( and my '17 ATwin ) for a '21 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES.

    Lots of reasons, one being that I'm getting older , 72 now, and my back is giving me problems, and my Big Girl, well she was starting to feel a bit 'heavy'.  I was also feeling a bit of concern about the high miles and something mega $$$$ breaking...  I rode her the 90 miles down to the dealership, and along the way many times thought I must be nuts...

    So.. maybe another one down the road, maybe The Big T will come out with a replacement ( though I won't hold my breath ).

    I so do appreciate all the great help and information and stories and fun I've had on the forum, and hope you don't mind if I continue to lurk around listen in, and maybe even attend a Twisty Trophy event next spring  :020:

    Be safe, ride long and often, and ROCK ON!!!!

    Jan...
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    1974 Kawasaki Z-1 903
    2021 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES NON-DCT

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    Re: Left the Fold - at least for now...
    Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2021, 05.34 pm
    Jul 27, 2021, 05.34 pm
    Congratulations on the new bike - it looks nice!  Things change, things come, things go, nothing stays the same.  Enjoy the new bike!

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    Re: Left the Fold - at least for now...
    Reply #2 on: Jul 27, 2021, 06.20 pm
    Jul 27, 2021, 06.20 pm
    By all means keep up with the Twisteds plans in the future!
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    Re: Left the Fold - at least for now...
    Reply #3 on: Jul 27, 2021, 06.58 pm
    Jul 27, 2021, 06.58 pm
    Cheers janfmiller - "Let's be careful out there" - Whatever you ride !  :028:


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    Re: Left the Fold - at least for now...
    Reply #4 on: Jul 27, 2021, 07.57 pm
    Jul 27, 2021, 07.57 pm
    What happens when the mileometer hits “100,000”? Does it register the extra digit, or does it go back to “0”?

    Wishing you well with the new bike 👍
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    And a green & mud coloured V8 Rangie 😁

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    Re: Left the Fold - at least for now...
    Reply #5 on: Jul 27, 2021, 08.25 pm
    Jul 27, 2021, 08.25 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    Cheers janfmiller - "Let's be careful out there" - Whatever you ride !  :028:



    Coconut, now WHO am I going to count on for ANSWERS???????
    Rock on, my friend, hope to meet you one of these days!!!
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    Re: Left the Fold - at least for now...
    Reply #6 on: Jul 27, 2021, 11.56 pm
    Jul 27, 2021, 11.56 pm
    janfmiller, moving on can be hard. But always remember, it's just a bike, it could be just a car. So no big deal. Hope your new toy gives you as much pleasure as the Trophy did. Cheers.  :028: :028:
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    Re: Left the Fold - at least for now...
    Reply #7 on: Jul 28, 2021, 01.29 am
    Jul 28, 2021, 01.29 am
    *Originally Posted by janfmiller [+]
    Well, I have traded off one of The Two Best Bikes I Ever Had.

    After 101,000+ glorious miles, I traded my '13 Trophy ( and my '17 ATwin ) for a '21 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES.

    Lots of reasons, one being that I'm getting older , 72 now, and my back is giving me problems, and my Big Girl, well she was starting to feel a bit 'heavy'.  I was also feeling a bit of concern about the high miles and something mega $$$$ breaking...  I rode her the 90 miles down to the dealership, and along the way many times thought I must be nuts...

    So.. maybe another one down the road, maybe The Big T will come out with a replacement ( though I won't hold my breath ).

    I so do appreciate all the great help and information and stories and fun I've had on the forum, and hope you don't mind if I continue to lurk around listen in, and maybe even attend a Twisty Trophy event next spring  :020:

    Be safe, ride long and often, and ROCK ON!!!!

    Jan...

    It sucks that you're leaving but your reasons certainly make sense. Best of luck with that new Africa Twin even though you'll likely not need it haha. I've heard nothing but good things about those bikes and I'm starting to see more out in the wild more frequently. Stay safe out there and don't be a stranger!