Show us pics of you on your first motorcycle

Discussion in 'Photos' started by FishGS, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. FishGS

    FishGS Here fishy fishy..

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    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.
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    I could barely touch the ground back then too! :rofl
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  2. gixxerjasen

    gixxerjasen Adventurer

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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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  3. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    Me and my Triumph, ca. 1965

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  4. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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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! :D
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  5. Trapped_At_Work

    Trapped_At_Work Adventurer

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    Im the little guy
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  6. motorcyclefanatic

    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    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.
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    I figured there were probably others out there, so let's see them.
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  7. Ozz

    Ozz Been here awhile

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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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  8. calrider

    calrider I'm Lost Too!!

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    It was 1976. Believe it or not it was a 125cc 2-stroke Harley!
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  9. T-REDZ

    T-REDZ ADVentourider

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    My first bike is a Honda CB125 1978.. and I still have it till now.. :)

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    with a lot of style changing.. ;)
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  10. Sunfire

    Sunfire I'm no n00b... :)

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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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  11. thumpididump

    thumpididump MacGyver

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    My 1972 MotoSki "Moto Skeeter"
    photo was taken circa 1981



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  12. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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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)

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    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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  13. garrett the nerd

    garrett the nerd Sprocket Protector

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    Last year :D
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  14. FishGS

    FishGS Here fishy fishy..

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    Those are some sweet "first" bikes!

    Let's see some more. :clap
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  15. GaryKLR

    GaryKLR Two Wheel Gravel Grinder

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

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  16. JUNAC

    JUNAC Straight Shooter

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  17. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    I learned to ride on the Suzuki 125 that I am sitting on. My brother and I shared the Honda Trail 90 that he is sitting on. Great times.

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  18. nave

    nave Nave

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  19. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Nice bike :D wouldn't it be nice to go back to those days :wink:
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  20. sperz1

    sperz1 UnStudly Adventurer

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    Guess I'm the youngin in this thread.

    While not my first bike. This was the first bike I was proud of. 18 y/o and happy :clap

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