How did you get into motorcycles?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Iranian, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. rc mad

    rc mad Physycotic gecko

    May 9, 2006
    Deeping About
    I got bored of riding a pushbike 5 miles each way to and from work :-) a guy at work had a Suzuki ap50 twist and go scooter so I bought that, somehow ended with a ducati st4s and a tdm 850! Not that I'm complaining in the slightest :D Kind if come full circle now tho as I now cycle further than I ever did going to and from work!

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  2. wr37

    wr37 Woods Racer

    Jan 12, 2007
    New Brunswick, Canada
    We were on vacation in Florida. Dad didn't ride but I bugged him till he broke down and rented a trail 70 on Daytona Beach and let me steer, that was the late 70's. He still doesn't ride but it's all his fault. :thumb Thanks Dad for 35 years of rocks, ruts, and rooster tails.
  3. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy 2X nominee for the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate

    Jan 19, 2014
    Lancaster County, PA
    My parents forbid it. They said they would not help with school if I bought one. So when I was in college (1980) I waited until they went on a two week vacation and when they came home there was a '75 KZ400 (the blue one) in the garage. Their bluff was called. Unfortunately the bike was lost to a left turn by a Pontiac station wagon. I got 4 stitches. I swore I'd never ride again. Two weeks later my roommate put me on his new Kawi SR650 and I was hooked again. I bought my next bike, a '76 KH400 retired race bike for $600...$300 down, three weeks to make her street legal again, and $300 on delivery. That puppy was a screamer and I wish I still had it, and to this day I can pick out the sound of Kawi triple from blocks away.
  4. SuperdaveOsborn

    SuperdaveOsborn Frustrated Slacker

    Jan 28, 2014
    My truck broke down and I could not afford the new engine. (ah, the Chevy Luv, the Vega of trucks)

    My dad had a bike in the garage he was not using. I needed to get to work, so I got it running. Two years later I got a job, bought myself a new car and sold the bike. (gave my dad the $250 I got for it)

    Five minutes later, I missed the bike. That's when I knew I was hooked.

    As soon as I could afford it, I got myself another bike.
  5. Mcgee

    Mcgee Been here awhile

    Aug 19, 2011
    Pacific NW
    I was working on a dude ranch in Wyoming in 1965 when I was 15. This guy comes up with a 100cc Yamaha twin. Took a month’s wages, 150 bucks, but it was all mine. The horse’s didn’t like it to much, but I rode that bike all over the hills. Have been riding ever since.
  6. DualSportPirate

    DualSportPirate Adventurer

    Feb 3, 2014
    Southeast Arkansas
    I got my first bike when I was 4 on Christmas day in 1988. It was a super sweet Suzuki JR 50 and I logged about 100 hours on it before spring hit.

    Dad raced the Blackjack Enduro Circuit back then so I grew up riding in the woods. He always made sure I had a good bike that fit my size and skill until I moved to full size bikes.