I have noticed in motorbike advertisements, elderly men are seeking to sell them because of difficulties brought on by age.
My sympathies are with them and I parted with my BSA Shooting Star when pulling up on the centre stand and kick starting became a problem.
The good news is that we can extend our pleasure of motorcycling with a lightweight modern machine.
For local rides I have bought an AJS Cadwell 125 with electric start and I can flick this up on the stand with just three fingers.
When I arrived at the bike meet on it, I mentioned that, if I was keeping to 30, 40 and 50 mph speed limits, I couldn’t get there any quicker on a 7R AJS. They had to agree I was right.
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