Show us pics of you on your first motorcycle

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

  1. Ballics

    Ballics Dirty Adventurer

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    Sunshine Village, Vt
    Although I never got to solo on it, my big brothers 64 Harley Davidson was my all mine when it was parked!
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  2. Jon_Garfio

    Jon_Garfio Adventurer

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    Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain
    Bultaco Brinco 74cc 1973.
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  3. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    Alameda for now
    This was my first street bike, though I didn't keep it very long (sold it for my '06 Vstrom) :D

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  4. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    Yup, that's a 750 Seca.
  5. chipbl

    chipbl Been here awhile

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    Northern VA
    1979, on a '72 G4TR Trailboss. It blew up one day, had it re-bored to a 120. Clearly I could NOT handle those extra 20 cc's.

    Loved the 10 speeds and the separate oil tank!

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  6. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Here's my first street bike. This pic was after I'd owned it for a few years and threw way too much money at it. You can see my 'safety sunglasses'. That was all of the protection I thought I needed. :rolleyes


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  7. Vanorvis

    Vanorvis Been here awhile

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    Although this is someone else pic, this is my exact first street legal bike. I had a couple mini bikes prior to this.
    When I seen this pic it sure brought back some memories. Some where I have a pic of me doing a wheelie with mine, I should dig it out.
  8. elzebub

    elzebub Been here awhile

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    Upstate SC
    Fall 1990 in the Pine Barrens of NJ on my new to me '87 YZ250, had a blast on that bike....

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  9. Lostsaffa

    Lostsaffa Half Man Half BRP

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    Cannon Hill, Brisbane

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    XR200R in South Africa with our house that my father built himself in the background
  10. Marylander

    Marylander Been here awhile

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    New guy here. This is a great thread. Here's a pic of me at the DC moto show a couple years ago with a pristine 78 XR75, which looks just like the one I had way back when (mine may have been less pristine ;) ).
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    The XR75 actually wasn't my first though. The first bike I had was a minibike with really fat tires. I remember taking it into a plowed field and riding across the grain kind of like whoops. With no suspension and the return cable for the throttle broken it was quite exciting if your right hand came off the bar. ;) I know there's a pic of me somewhere sitting on that thing in the family room on Christmas in 78 or so.
  11. mimurph

    mimurph n00b

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  12. oct_2781

    oct_2781 n00b

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    Honda XR200
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  13. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    The first one I owned was like this:

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    This was the first one I raced:

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  14. transalper

    transalper Been here awhile

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    First bike: 82XT200 in 1983. I think this was my first attempt at loading camping gear on the bike.
  15. MrBob

    MrBob Certified Geezer

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    They were capable little touring bikes. Here, I'm off to Ontario for my first summer as supervisor of a archaeological survey crew. Note the bicycle panniers.
    In 1973 this was motorcycle #3 for me.

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  16. dgoetz

    dgoetz n00b

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    This is actually my 4th bike, no pics of the first three. Started riding (mini's) in 1958 and still own and ride three bikes.
    It is a 1967 Suzuki X-6 Hustler with modified frt fender, lower gearing, bigger more aggressive tires, fiberglass tank and seat and the biggest and best mod is to the engine, it is twingled. For those of you that don't know what twingled is the engine is disassembled and the crankshaft journals are rotated from 180deg apart to to firing at the same time. It converts an opposing firing twin to a single firing twin. The torque and vibration is almost doubled but what a low end puller .
  17. gcdude

    gcdude Adventurer

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    I remember being ridden around on my uncles motorcycle in his yard as a 12-year old. When I got to high school, my buddy had a Honda Spree that we drove all over the place. We kept looking for big hills to try and reach 40mph. Now nearly 30-years later, I finally have one of my own. I bought this 2008 KLR650 last weekend and am looking forward to some sweet adventures this summer!

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  18. J. Thompson #5150

    J. Thompson #5150 300-pound Gorilla

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    How about the first one I built, or rather am building. Only things left from the original bike are the forks and the engine.

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    Can't afford to buy it? Build it! :freaky
  19. Pablo Mac

    Pablo Mac Adventurer

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    That is one sweet KLR, Dude. You might convince me to look at one for myself, after I get tired of my XR600R!
  20. Snapping Twig

    Snapping Twig Adventurer

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    1985 Yamaha Virago.

    I got her only 3 short years ago and had to sell her to make room for the new ride.