Show us pics of you on your first motorcycle

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

  1. Basic_Gerd

    Basic_Gerd Gerd

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    Hey - a NSU Quickly! Had one of these, too. Remember that front brake, and suspension...? :eek1

    Amazing thread !
  2. Basic_Gerd

    Basic_Gerd Gerd

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    I always knew it: US boys were better off. About '64 I first read about "Winzrollers" (mini bikes) in a Mickey Mouse comic. Instantly made me salivate like a Pawlow's dog.

    Short digression to explain my simplicistic philosophy: IMO, boys are delivered in 2 variants: "ball boys" and "wheel boys". (Please note, both are round things, which might explain other preferences in later ages.) If exposed to a selection in very young ages, the instinctive turning towards one of the stimuli shows the type. (To what extent this is genetically or environmentally controlled, remains to be clarified - with a certain bias towards an internal preset, because this appetent behaviour can be noticed quite early.)

    Guess what - I'm the "wheel type". Not that I wouldn't play ball games, but wheels were always preferred. So I was merry as a lark to get my first bicycle (not bike) with 7:
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    In germany there were no "Winzrollers". Practically no farmgrounds which you could putt around with "non-street" bikes. No "open spaces". So I had to wait to be 15 to get this:
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    and 17 for that:
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    50cc Kreidler - legendary races and subsequent tuning sessions with these darn Z├╝ndapps, Hercules, Puchs and (rarely) Maicos. Insurance fees were insanely high, had to take on an extra job only for these.

    And on my 25th I finally was able to jump on this:
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  3. Ghostrider304

    Ghostrider304 Been here awhile

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    1994 Yamaha FZR-600, first new anything I had ever bought. Not my first bike, but the farthest back my photos go. We lost a bunch of old photos due to water damage.
  4. Fungia

    Fungia Adventurer

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  5. Speedcowboy

    Speedcowboy Adventurer

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    Maribor,SLOVENIJA
    My first bike was Malaguti Grizzly my dad bought for me when I was 4 years old. I can remember the spring of the rear shok boke all the time because I did some jumping...or maybe I was too heavy :augie
    Unfortunatley I haven't got any original pics but the bike looked like this:
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  6. Horton

    Horton Been here awhile

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    After a Kreidler Florett (no pics...) this was my first real bike. A Honda CB250G
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    A Honda CX500 as the second
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    After a Honda GoldWing 1000 and a BMW R100T, I buy a R80RT. Shortly I start to remove the box
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    Parts of this bike, I owned till today
  7. BOBDIRT

    BOBDIRT n00b

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    Beaumont CA
    1st bike, 1970 something honda trail 50, I was about 5yrs old

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    Dad looks excited, I look kinda scared

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    2nd bike, 1984 CR80R, 12yrs old

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    3rd bike, 1989 CR250R, about 15yrs old

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    There were many bikes to follow but these 3 taught me the most about how to handle a bike.Thanks Dad for getting me started early.
  8. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    Way back on post *11 is a picture of a Moto Skeeter which is exactly like my first one and I've never seen another one till now. It was a 2 stroke with a torque coverter and simply smoked every mini bike in our neighborhood.I mention this to other riders when we start reminiscing and nobody ever heard of one.
  9. gpope

    gpope Kawboy

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    This was 1966 in Naples FL. I had worked all the last summer to buy this 1965 CB77 and had ridden it from Montana to Connecticut and then to Florida. Camped all the way. Note the US Army issue saddlebags.
  10. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    Priceless photo! Bubble shield, cowboy boots and luggage made from stuff you had laying around.
  11. Wills243

    Wills243 Adventurer

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    Man, this bike would be worth a pretty penny these days!!!!
  12. R80st

    R80st Been here awhile

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    It is not my first bike, but me on a bike
  13. R80st

    R80st Been here awhile

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    May be this was my first bike.
  14. Yannick

    Yannick Celtic Neighbour

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    Hey, R80ST, it looks like an Amazone (German moped from the 50ies). Is it one ?
  15. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    Just learning to ride, only decent gear was a helmet and a leather jacket at the time.

    In the middle of no where, 1987, Turkey:
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    Mountain riding, 1987, Turkey:
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  16. FishGS

    FishGS Here fishy fishy..

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    Is the grey bike on the right a Yamaha Seca 750?

    I had one of those in college and loved it!


  17. scooterGdawg

    scooterGdawg Been here awhile

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    My 1st

    1980 Honda XL80

    Being around the age of 10, Everything was alright in the world while riding. Fond Memories


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  18. philW650

    philW650 Adventurer

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  19. HannibalSmith

    HannibalSmith Adventurer

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    I narrowly avoided death on a 1987 YZ125 then graduated to a Buell Blast 500, which I don't have pictures of. I'm only 28 (geeze you guys are OLD!).

    I consider this my first real bike-

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    We gone some places together, still got 'er too even as the "collection" has grown.

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    But it all started with pops (thats me on the tank)-

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  20. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Not my first bike.
    I'm thinking #4 or #5. 1973
    Having trouble finding any earlier shots.

    1968 Bonnie
    Spent thee years re-doing it on a student's budget!
    Check the sissy bar and the metal flake lid.
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