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Discussion in 'Photos' started by FishGS, Sep 4, 2010.
then Ive gotta dig in some books for the motor to arrive in the equation.
Oooh ahhh, I had one exactly like that!
My best bud growing up had a '78 XR75, the bike on which I learned to ride.
And I'm still on an XR.
There are no photos of me on my first bike, which was a beat up 1955 Zundapp 250, but at I least have a photo of my second bike, though because I took the picture (with my dad's Polaroid 'Swinger) I'm not shown on it....anyway, this is my 1966 Honda S90, taken in 1966 or maybe 1967...
In spite of it's size, I took this Honda on two separate 600 mile round-trip rides from my hometown of Pipestone, Minnesota, to the north-central Nebraska town of Ainsworth to visit my mother who lived there at the time. On one of those trips, I even had to spend five days in jail in Ainsworth, Nebraska for a speeding ticket of 'five over' (35 in a 30, or something like that) while there, and if I paid the fine, I wouldn't have had enough gas money to ride the 300 miles back home to Minnesota, so I took the 'pokey' sentence.
<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/I4dPgC2TvsH4FRsYeTMOkjmCR8bF3NaFEy_etb8vEzU?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nt9HqsVcAGM/UqR2HbwMKSI/AAAAAAAAPr0/CUkSR1WWcQc/s800/SR.jpg" height="800" width="663" /></a>
Yamaha SR 500 1982
Five days in jail for five over miles speeding ??? Wow ... the sheriff wasn't laughing .... :eek1
Hope the food and the bedding were good ...
1972 Kawasaki S2 3 cylinder 2 Stroke
<a href="http://s863.photobucket.com/user/jhower/media/Jeff143_zpsa9a21975.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab195/jhower/Jeff143_zpsa9a21975.jpg" border="0" alt="My First Bike 1972 Kawasaki S2 photo Jeff143_zpsa9a21975.jpg"/></a>
'78 Yamaha SR500.
Not the very first, I'll post that one later. But my first "real" bike. It's an A65L BSA; purchased for $400 borrowed dollars in 1988, started after 5 hours of kicking - - on one cylinder. Rust came off with a sponge mostly, about 4k miles on it at the time. Had been in the second owners storage for 12 years. Still have it.
This is me last year on my '97 TW200. Great first bike, sold it a few months ago to get something a bit nicer on the road with a top speed greater than 65 and ended up with my nighthawk. Still not sure if that was a good move (haven't ridden the nighthawk much yet - too cold), but time will tell, it certainly lacks the character that the TW had.
Complete with vintage filter to fit in with the rest of you old farts!
Best I can do is my first new bike. 1981 Shadow 500.
I had that poster on my wall from when you were in Tiger Beat. I had the biggest crush [/teen girl].
I probably spent as much on repairs from the multiple waddings
Don't have any pictures of my first bike ('88 DR100), but here's my '07 GSXR 750, which was my first new bike. Got rear-ended & totaled 4 months after I bought it.
The day I got out of the hospital... looking rough.
Dad had to help me get started, ran along until I got going.
'65 Yamaha 100? Taken around 1970.