Let's see your first bike!

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by mysticbus, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. mysticbus

    mysticbus Mysticbus

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    Cmon, let's see how this all started.
    My first bike.
    1978 Suzuki GS400, this was around 1980.
    Man, I thought that bike was the fastest thing on the road!

    See that helmet? That was ATGATT back in the day!

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  2. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    '02 Ural bought used in 2005 at the age of 37. Nervous has heck driving it home 30+ miles with no sidecar experience and just recently getting my motorcycle endorsement. Miss this rig quite a bit sometimes...

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  3. metropolis2k

    metropolis2k Been here awhile

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    I don't have a picture of the actual one but it was this beast:

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  4. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    No pictures, sorry... Cameras were still something of a novelty back then. :lol3
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  5. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    My first bike was a honda xl125rc with a cg block fitted good for 60mph at the red line could not pass my test quick to get a bigger bike
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  6. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    all my pictures faded out long ago :cry
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  7. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    No actual pics of mine:

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    It was a Triumph 350 twin - bought for $100 and beat to shit when I got it. Ran rarely and badly when it did, but it was my motorcycle!
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  8. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Out makin' Monkee Maps

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  9. pinocono

    pinocono Fucking Pirate

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    Mine wasn't even this nice. Got it as a basket for $50 back in 1977. I learned a lot reassembling that thing. Everything was there except a kickstand. I had to find something to lean it against if I wanted to park it.



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  10. mysticbus

    mysticbus Mysticbus

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    My best friend had an AR-80. He would Jones after my Suzuki GS400, and I would jones for that AR80, so we traded a lot. I had a lot of fun on that micro machine!
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  11. pretbek

    pretbek Long timer

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    Honda SS50, classified a moped in the Netherlands (under 50 cc). Toured all over the country with it.

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  12. Woodenveins

    Woodenveins Adventure Rider

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    Yamaha 650, back in my teenage years. Almost killed myself on this thing so I sold it and never got on another bike til this year, 33 years later.
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  13. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    This isn't the actual bike that I had, but mine looked exactly the same except for an aftermarket 'chamber.......

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    got it at the ripe old age of 10. That is the bike I learned how to ride good on. Notice the smooth tank/seat interface! :eek1 I was in tears a couple of times after coming to abrupt stops from a tree getting in my way. :cry

    Chris
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  14. Tjocksteffe

    Tjocksteffe I was

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  15. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    My first real motorcycle looked like this. Cannot find any photos of it so this is representative.

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  16. randyo

    randyo Long timer

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    same bike I had except mine was black, mine was a real turd, every other kid in town had already owned it, I paid $25 for mine, rode it 3 months before its hunger for gasoline included valves
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  17. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Not my first but one of my favorites had it for 20 years, 1976 CB750F
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    Had this one from new and owned it for more than 20 years, 1985 V65S Sabre, pic taken in the 80's
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    Same bike around 2006
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  18. Reduxalicious

    Reduxalicious Been here awhile

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    77 Kz-1000
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  19. Vulfy

    Vulfy Been here awhile

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    kawasaki vulcan 550 :D
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  20. JonU

    JonU Long timer

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    My First bike and no regrets so far!

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