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Old 11-02-2006, 07:09 PM   #1
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What bike did you take your test on....

Mine was a friends CB900F ... I think it was a 1980 or 1981... fast, tall and way too much bike... but hey.. I managed to pass the road test.

It was my buddies first new bike and he stood by the testing area, arms crossed and scowling the whole time!
We will all miss you Jon, you were a true friend.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:18 PM   #2
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1972 Kawasaki F7 175cc

Fun bike. Bought it second hand, fall of 1972. Had 400 miles and two biffs

by previous owner. She said it was too fast for her.

Rotary valve porting gave good power, but the weight was a big drawback.


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Old 11-02-2006, 07:22 PM   #3
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MSF bike, some standard 125....
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:24 PM   #4
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No one told me there was going to be a test
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If it doesn't move and should use the WD-40, if it moves and shouldn't, use the Duct Tape.

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Old 11-02-2006, 07:29 PM   #5
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I'm done.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:29 PM   #6
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'72 Honda CB350 - old, slow, and (relatively) heavy, but reliable.

kept it for many years, and even rode across canada on it the summer after I graduated from high school.
2006 Buell XB9Sx - You never know what'll work till you try it
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:32 PM   #7
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:34 PM   #8
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:39 PM   #9
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1980 Honda CX500 Custom. Wasn't too hard.

Went later on the practice course with the next bike I had - 1989 Honda Hurricane 1000. Took about 10 tries before I could execute the u-turn on that bike in the proscribed space.
"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

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Old 11-02-2006, 07:40 PM   #10
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Here is a shot of me actually taking my test. April 2006.
Some sort of Honda 50 CC.

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Old 11-02-2006, 07:48 PM   #11
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:56 PM   #12
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1975 (?) Yamaha RD350 - in yes, 1975, when there was a designation for over 500cc machines. Had to re-take the test on a 650 Special, later.
What's next? More action!
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:05 PM   #13
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got my MC license in 1963... no test required. Never have taken a test yet.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:15 PM   #14
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:18 PM   #15
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1989 NX250 borrowed from the Honda dealer I worked at. Perfect bike for the test. A friend of mine bought an NX later on and 15 or 20 people must have borrowed that bike for the test. As far as I know everyone passed.
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