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Old 03-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #1126
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XLNT. It's been about ten years since I ran my '67 CB77. Great bike.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:49 AM   #1127
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Cry I tried it on my r12GSA

Tried it this am on the pig,...failed!

Stupid cones. Looking for a small enduro to try it again! I knew better after the two harley guys in front of me blew it.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #1128
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I took my test on a 703cc Suzuki DR650.
We have two licenses, one is for max 25kw the other is for all bikes. I'm not sure if the regulation has changed, I took my license in 2003.
Anyway, the bike for the unlimited test had to be of at least 700cc, so what would be better than a bored out DR
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #1129
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My Test Was on a...

Cool thread, brings back memories. My MC test was in York, PA in 1977 on a 1972 Kawasaki 750 H2. For those that are not familiar with that bike, it was a three cylinder, two smoker, kick start only. After I put expansion chambers on it(flat black), I got pulled over so much by PA's finest that I eventually removed them. The bike ran like hell man. I tore the engine out one winter, carried it to the local Kawasaki shop, had them bore it out 1st over, then put the thing back together in my parents barn. The thing would wobble like the frame was made of rubber at speed around sweepers, but I loved the bike. Got rid of it for the rocket ship of the day - the KZ1000, four-into-one Kerker, electric start! And no more two-cycle oil.

Behind me in this shot is the headlight of my older brother's KZ900 that he uncrated new and put together while working at a Kawasaki dealer in CA. He then rode it home cross-country. Next to that bike is his buddies Harley. Them were the days...

'05 DRZ-400
'01 BMW F650GS Dakar
2014 KTM 1190 R
Yamaha 360(sold) Kaw H2 750(sold) Kaw KZ1000(sold) Ducati 900SS CR(sold)
....and the struggle for the legal tender....
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #1130
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Originally Posted by 2handedSpey View Post

I loved that little bike. If it were just a tiny bit taller I'd have one in the garage right now.

Ps... Did you take your test at the Clackamas location?
lol. Yea its a pretty fun little bike! I definitely wouldn't mind owning one. I compare my current bike, Suzuki dr650, and I'd say the dr handles similarly, just has that extra power, but still relatively light. I love the dr650, but still, nothing IS the same as a TW. :-)

I actually took my class with team Oregon through pcc. We did all of the training off of 185th st near Hillsboro. Good times! I moved back down by Salem since then though.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:36 AM   #1131
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2008 Peace Sports 50cc. I felt as if I cheated. No clutch, light, easy through the cornering portion. Passed with flying colors. I still have that little scooter.
2009 Peace Sports 50cc. No limit cdi, jet.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:39 AM   #1132
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1971, no extra test for a motorcycle license in NC. Had a 1968 CL350 Honda, a pig on the trails but at 16 who cared!.
Sometime in the late 70's - early 80's NC added the motorcycle endorsement, if you could prove you'd been riding at least 5 years you were exempted - only had to take a written test.
My first senior citizen discount.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #1133
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1991 on a red Honda Ascot FT500

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Old 03-29-2012, 11:02 PM   #1134
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my first ride was an 83 750 shadow...

rode with a learners for near a year before I went it. had me do soem cones, u turn and ride around the parking lot using a coupel of hand signals before passing me.

quite the joke back then, my wife had to put a radio on (2007) and a car followed her monitoring her every move.

I really liked that 750, good times indeed
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:47 AM   #1135
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I had been riding bikes for about 10 years and never bothered to get an endorsement (It was Louisiana, what ya gonna do?) so I hopped on the only biken that was fully functional with working turn signals and everything. It was a 1973 Moto Guzzi 850 with a Jawa Sidecar bolted to it.

The DMV testor came out to observe the road test portion and proceeded to tell me to "Make a figure eight in the cones then a 180 degree U-turn before returning to this spot and stopping, if you put your feet down at anytime other than the final stop, you fail."

I asked her if she realised that I had a sidecar and my feet were not on the ground right now with the engine off and completely stopped, she replied "Thats whats on the test, thats the rules."
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:51 AM   #1136
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Never took a test.... back when I got my MC endorsement AL only required a written test.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #1137
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:44 PM   #1138
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Originally Posted by Loudo View Post
1963 Honda CB77 Superhawk.

Three years ago.

1964 Honda CL77... in 1989!
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Originally Posted by Stagehand
your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
So I sold my GS and went shopping for a G/S!
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:33 PM   #1139
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Bultaco Alpina 250 - I think it was a 1977, but I don't remember exactly. Wish I still had it.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:50 PM   #1140
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I took my test on a early-70's Kawasaki 175 enduro-type bike (before they invented dual sport, I guess). It was in the late fall up in Hancock, MI, colder than heck, and the poor lady at the Sec. of State had to put her coat on and watch me do a couple laps out in the parking lot.

Piece of cake.....
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