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Old 11-12-2006, 07:27 AM   #211
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Took mine on a '70 Yamaha 125 Enduro in 1971. My first street legal bike. Damn that was a long time ago.
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:31 AM   #212
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Before I admit to this....I just want to make it clear that it was October 1971, and I was a stupid pimply youth of 17.

Because I passed my test on a 1969 Vespa SS180! least it wasn't a Battle Scooter!
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:12 PM   #213
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Msf Erc

Had what I considered damn near the ideal wheels: KLR650 that belongs to a friend of mine.

I also had the added benefit that he took the course a few months before I did and allowed me to practice some of the more challenging manuvers like the double u-turn in an empty parking lot. The KLR made all these seem pretty effortless compared to some of the wide rides and crotch rockets the others had there.
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:56 PM   #214
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Needless to say, I failed the first time

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Old 11-22-2006, 03:24 PM   #215
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It was 1977. I took my test on my brother's 1974 Honda MT250. Not bad for the time.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:17 PM   #216
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It was 1975, I had just returned from a four year tour in Europe and had been saving money all that time. Upon my return I walked into a Harley Dealership slapped down $2,449 for a brand new AMF 1000cc Sportser and rode it to my next duty station Ft. Bliss,TX, once there I took the Texas MC road test, lucky for me I already had 1900 miles under my belt.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:39 PM   #217
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:57 PM   #218
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Bike test

I took mine in 1980 on a Suzuki GS 400 (1978). My learner's permit had expired, so I had to do the written test again, and pay for it. After doing the parking lot "road test" I was given my M/C licence, and had to pay again. It was a great bike to learn on. Some years later I took a performance school at the old Westwood track on my GPz 550. That was a ton of fun.
But I was so much older than, I'm younger than that now
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Old 11-22-2006, 05:27 PM   #219
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I need to borrow a scanner, I think I got picks of this bike somewhere. The bike was a "California Sleeper" I picked up in a trade. It was a Honda CL450 engine stuffed into a CB350 frame. Bored to a 505, cams, carbs, pipes and gearing. The bike was built to be a drag bike but look docile.

I had been riding and racing a good bit at this point and like all kids, a pure know it all. The instructor told me to ride in a circle and shift through the gears. I blew through the course in what I felt was trophy time. The instructor was less than pleased, but my father was actually pissed. He told the instructor, "Why don't you ask him to wheelie or do a burnout, I'm sure he will."
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:07 PM   #220
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Bridgestone 90 Deluxe

1964 or 65 Bridgestone 90 Deluxe, like the bike in the advert though blue. Used to ride the thing everywhere including to and from work one summer, sixty miles both ways and as soon as dinner was done, I was on it again! My wife Shirley would say that not much has changed?

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Old 11-22-2006, 09:39 PM   #221
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When I came to California I had to take the stupid test again.

This time I not only had a few more miles under my belt, but a much larger bike, 1974 R90/6

After I took the test the DMV guy asked me if I was a cop.

That question was to be repeated many times over the next several years. Never figure out why people would ask me that.
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:32 AM   #222
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1991 HD FXR convertable of my pops. Unsure how but I aced it. Heavy ass bike and only rode the damn thing around the course the night previously.
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:50 AM   #223
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1985 honda spree scooter. 50cc
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:57 AM   #224
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But mine was yellow.

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Old 11-23-2006, 08:02 AM   #225
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A 1966 Honda CT90 Trail, with knobbies. Survived two torturous teen years with me, including a 'let's take it apart in the basement over the winter for fun' and several 'off-road incidents'. Great bike, good times...
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