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How old were you when you got your first motorcycle? You probably still remember the thrill of that first ride. Maybe that was 20 years ago or longer. As time goes on, however, people find the need to junk their old motorcycles for a variety of reasons. If you're a baby-boomer, take heed. A recent study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) cited that motorcycle crashes among boomers 45 and older increased more than 60 percent between 2001 and 2005. Maybe your motorcycle has suffered a few bangs and bruises or maybe it needs repairs and you just haven't gotten around to it. Have you been using it as much as you used to? Interest waning? Whatever your reasons, now might be a good time to consider sending your old motorcycle or moped to a motorcycle salvage yard or motorcycle wrecking yard.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|