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Old 11-17-2011, 10:15 AM   #31
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:57 AM   #32
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Well, being a Brit - it had to be a Brit bike (back in 1974 )......









A Raleigh Run-a-bout RM6

I was out on that little pile of poo any chance I got - must have done 1000's of miles on it (50% pedaling it)
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:08 AM   #33
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First bike that was all mine was a 69 Hodaka super rat 100.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:08 AM   #34
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Mine was a 1978 Honda XL175. I was 14 and I bought it from a hardware store. I had never so much as sat on a motorcycle before. We unloaded it from my Dad's pickup, started it up and I promptly drove it into a tree!
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:11 AM   #35
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AJS 500 cs never knew what year it was, but know know that it was a late short stroke motor. it had jampot shocks and a huge rear sprocket, could lift the front tire shifting into 4th. no muffler no lights no plate and I used it to terrorize the campus police at the college i went to the next year. hard for them to follow me with thier car when I could ride down a staircase the school had lots of narrow sidewalks and woods nearby to hide in if the heat got turned up too high. I had them lock a gate on me once, but they couldn't block the sidewalks and just slowed themselves down trying to chase me.
LOL, I always like these stories. I've escaped a few on my old 69' XT500,



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We had all but given up, when one day I was sitting on it, just kicking it over and happened to put my thumb on the horn button. The horn made a sharp chirping sound as the engine turned. Just on a hunch, I swapped the horn and coil wires. Presto! Spark!
Thats awsome, I had someone give me a go-cart because they thought the engine was seized and after alot of work it was just the pull start,


Good stories guys, keep em' coming!


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Old 11-17-2011, 11:14 AM   #36
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zundapp ks50 was my first moped.

Not mine, but looked exactly like it:


My first real "motorcycle" was an XL500. When I first got on that after getting off my 50cc two stroke, I tried taking off like I normally did. Lotsa gas, and slipping the clutch a little.

I quit doing that after my third loop. ;)
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:18 AM   #37
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Mine was a 1978 Honda XL175. I was 14 and I bought it from a hardware store. I had never so much as sat on a motorcycle before. We unloaded it from my Dad's pickup, started it up and I promptly drove it into a tree!


:) LOL, That'd suck, what a great and sucky day, lol.


My first REAL bike was a 79' DT250, Bored, header, 44mm Throttle body carb, HD clutch kit. The first couple times I rode it I fliped it over. The "power band" was crazy.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:57 PM   #38
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Very solid bike, I liked it very much. The bike looks faster then it was, the engine had around 4 - 5 hp.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:32 PM   #39
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Mine was a 1978 Honda XL350. I was 22. I learned to ride on my cousin's Tohatsu and then on a Honda 90.

When I lived in Lubbock Texas I used to ride that XL350 on all the freeway on and offramps just to have the experience of riding up hill and down hill. The rest of Lubbock had corners but no hills.

I stored it with my father for several years. When he got tired of storing it, he gave it to a neighbor. I was not happy when I decided to pick it up and refurbish it. Didn't get a dime for that reliable old Honda.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:39 PM   #40
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1967 Montgomery Wards 125cc "Riverside" (made by Benelli). 40+ bikes later, I still have it and still ride it!
This one demands more PICS!
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:55 PM   #41
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1967 Montgomery Wards 125cc "Riverside" (made by Benelli). 40+ bikes later, I still have it and still ride it!

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This one demands more PICS!
I'm awfully low tech so don't have any pics I can throw in now. Will do when she comes out again in the spring.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:43 PM   #42
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1967 Montgomery Wards 125cc "Riverside" (made by Benelli). 40+ bikes later, I still have it and still ride it!



I'm awfully low tech so don't have any pics I can throw in now. Will do when she comes out again in the spring.
Guess I'll wait. . .
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:04 PM   #43
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:17 PM   #44
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I've had it for about four years, and it's still my only street bike.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:11 PM   #45
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I saved my lawn mowing / paper route money and bought a 1969 (Sapphire Blue) CT 70 mini Trail.
I immediately installed a straight pipe and a short sissy bar....

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