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Old 09-04-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 09-04-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
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Me and my Triumph, ca. 1965

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Old 09-04-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:55 PM   #5
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:37 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:55 AM   #7
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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!
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:15 PM   #8
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It was 1976. Believe it or not it was a 125cc 2-stroke Harley!


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Old 09-06-2010, 04:41 AM   #9
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My first bike is a Honda CB125 1978.. and I still have it till now.. :)



with a lot of style changing.. ;)
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:50 AM   #10
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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.

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Old 09-06-2010, 01:13 PM   #11
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My 1972 MotoSki "Moto Skeeter"
photo was taken circa 1981





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Old 09-06-2010, 01:30 PM   #12
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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 condition...it 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.
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:00 PM   #13
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:40 PM   #14
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Those are some sweet "first" bikes!

Let's see some more.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:41 PM   #15
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16th Birthday Motorcycle

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


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