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FishGS 09-04-2010 02:56 PM

Show us pics of you on your first motorcycle
This thread is for photos of yourself on your first motorcycle.

I will start this thread with a pic of myself on the very first minibike I ever rode.

We were on a fishing trip in Eastern Washington staying at a family friends house when they let me ride this minibike.

I never did go fishing that day (my Sister and my Dad caught 22 fish) however I did do my first face plant when I tried to "jump" a big hole and Failed!

Here is the bike that started it all.
I could barely touch the ground back then too! :rofl

gixxerjasen 09-04-2010 03:11 PM

I was a bit older than you were. Here's me young and foolish about to pick up my first bike. And by pick up, I mean in more ways than one.

California 09-04-2010 07:51 PM

Me and my Triumph, ca. 1965

Skowinski 09-04-2010 07:56 PM

I wish I had a photo. It was a Rupp minibike, lawnmower engine, but had a gas tank in front of the seat just like a "real" motorcycle. I thought that was really cool. It was 1965 and I was 8 years old and was on top of the world! :D

Trapped_At_Work 09-04-2010 09:55 PM

Im the little guy

motorcyclefanatic 09-05-2010 04:37 AM

You on your old mini-bike
My wife gave me a birthday card this morning (51 years) that had a picture of me on the mini-bike I got for my 8th birthday. I sat a stared at that picture for quite a while, it really took me back.

I figured there were probably others out there, so let's see them.

Ozz 09-05-2010 07:55 AM

Nice thread!

My first bike was a 1979 Suzuki RM125. I wish I had a picture. I was 13 and couldn't reach the ground with both feet! It was a blast!

calrider 09-05-2010 03:15 PM

It was 1976. Believe it or not it was a 125cc 2-stroke Harley!

T-REDZ 09-06-2010 04:41 AM

My first bike is a Honda CB125 1978.. and I still have it till now.. :)

with a lot of style changing.. ;)

Sunfire 09-06-2010 10:50 AM

Here I am at 17 on my first "big bike"! I worked hard at a liquor store and as a security guy for over a year, and I was so proud to walk into the Kawasaki dealer and place all the cash in front of the salesman. I was the 2nd guy in my high school to have a bigger bike; most had 50cc's only.

thumpididump 09-06-2010 01:13 PM

My 1972 MotoSki "Moto Skeeter"
photo was taken circa 1981

CaseyJones 09-06-2010 01:30 PM

Can't find a pic.

But my first ride was a 1972 Yamaha R5C...two-stroke twin, 350 cc's. The precursor or the RD400...they used to call it an "organ-donor's bike."

(Pic is representative)

I didn't know a thing about bikes at the time. I bought it for the price and the apparent was cosmetically good and very cheap, and it started right up. Unfortunately it had a pinging problem that I couldn't get rid of; that I made worse with a crude carbon-head job I did with a butterknife that scoured the aluminum heads.

A tendency for the throttle to stick wide-open, coupled to a lack of a kill switch (didn't become required until a few years later) and the cost of the Y-shaped throttle cable with sliders, determined the fate of the bike. I sold it to another n00bie for about what I paid for it, and bought a Yamaha SR 500.

And got a nice case of road-rash and broken calcium when I got run off the road by a cage, far from home. That was it, for 22 years...until two years ago.

garrett the nerd 09-06-2010 05:00 PM

Last year :D

FishGS 09-06-2010 06:40 PM

Those are some sweet "first" bikes!

Let's see some more. :clap

GaryKLR 09-06-2010 06:41 PM

16th Birthday Motorcycle
1966 Harley M-65 bought in anticipation of 16th birthday and a drivers license.

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