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Old 11-03-2006, 12:38 PM   #91
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1973 Honda XL250. Took the test in February '74. It was so cold that day I could't even move a muscle for the first 15 minutes after I arrived at the testing site.

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Old 11-03-2006, 12:45 PM   #92
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:50 PM   #93
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Early 80's CB750 Nighthawk. The pic is from '03.

It was a great older bike to tinker and "relearn" my balance without the fear of dropping a nicer, more expensive ride. Sold it to a coworker for what I had in it, now looking at thumpers and the Wee.

During my last driver's license renewal the clerk asked if I wanted to keep the motorcycle endorsement on there. I'm sure she could tell my eyes were saying "Are you KIDDING?". I worked hard to put that "M" back on the license - I'm not letting it drop off again...

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Old 11-03-2006, 12:50 PM   #94
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I took my road test through friend's dealership on a shop owned Yamaha DT50. Soon after he sold that bike and I started working there and we used a Kawasaki KE100. I think I must have taken a 100 or so people to get their licenses in the late 80's and early 90's
"Remember that an enduro tests the endurance of three things: your machine, your body, and your wits. Only one has to fail to keep you from reaching the finish line." Cycle World March 1966
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Old 11-03-2006, 01:19 PM   #95
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1989 Honda NX250... Neat little bike.
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Old 11-03-2006, 01:22 PM   #96
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A Honda 305 Scrambler. Took the test sometime in the mid 60's, I think? Heard a line, "If you can remember the 60's, you weren't there. Guess I was there, "cause I can't remember much!!!!!
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Old 11-03-2006, 01:29 PM   #97
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'95 XT600 Yamaha. I rode for 20+ years without an endorsement.
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Old 11-03-2006, 01:46 PM   #98
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Originally Posted by rosmoe
A Honda 305 Scrambler.
+1, but I took my test in 1989!
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
So I sold my GS and went shopping for a G/S!
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:13 PM   #99
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Honda CB72,not this one but same colour. 1971 I think.........
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:29 PM   #100
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'82 Virago 920

It was heavy, but it was slow and handled like crap. I learned a lot from that bike... mostly, how to troubleshoot and fix it on the side of the road.
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:45 PM   #101
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My Dad's CB 750, it was a '74 or a '75. I took the test in '76. I was a skinny little kid and I remember the cop sacastically asking me why I couldn't find a bigger bike.
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:46 PM   #102
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Took it the first time at 16, 1976, on a 71' Yamaha DT1.

Second time when I moved to Nevada, 1979, on a borrowed 74' DT250 with a light switch powerband.

And finally, after not riding on the street for many years and letting my endorsement lapse, 2004, on my trusty 640 Adv
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:24 PM   #103
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Originally Posted by ulendo
'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.
'75 for me
I'm so out of shape I get winded wrestling with my conscience.
Holy crap the voices in my head have learned how to type!!!
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:36 PM   #104
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In 1966 didn't need a moto endorsement for motorcycles in Wisconsin. I already had a licensed H-D Sprint 250, when moto endorsements became a requirement in 1968, so all I had to do was ride in and sign up for endorsement. Grandfathered, I suppose.

When I moved to NM in 1972, got a motorcycle endorsement by reciprocity. Never have been tested, except on regular basis by cage drivers.
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:55 PM   #105
What the hell?
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I took mine at age 16 in 1977, on a borrowed Honda CB350.
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