Show us pics of you on your first motorcycle

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

  1. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly 52 Weeks of warm

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    then Ive gotta dig in some books for the motor to arrive in the equation.
  2. 4power

    4power Been here awhile

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    Oooh ahhh, I had one exactly like that!
  3. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    My best bud growing up had a '78 XR75, the bike on which I learned to ride.

    And I'm still on an XR. :clap
  4. Backlund

    Backlund Adventurer

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    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...

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    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.
  5. red-bull

    red-bull Adventurer

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    <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
  6. Yannick

    Yannick Celtic Neighbour

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    Five days in jail for five over miles speeding ??? Wow ... the sheriff wasn't laughing .... :eek1
    Hope the food and the bedding were good ... :freaky
  7. Chris_Germany

    Chris_Germany Adventurer

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  8. Lime

    Lime Been here awhile

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    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>
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  9. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    '78 Yamaha SR500.

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  10. invicta1

    invicta1 Been here awhile

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    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.


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  11. ZJeepMI

    ZJeepMI Been here awhile

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    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! :D
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  12. henshama

    henshama Henshama

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  13. Kawasakirob

    Kawasakirob flick the bean

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  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Best I can do is my first new bike. 1981 Shadow 500.

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    Jim :brow
  15. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    I had that poster on my wall from when you were in Tiger Beat. I had the biggest crush [/teen girl].
  16. matthewl478

    matthewl478 Adventurer

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    I probably spent as much on repairs from the multiple waddings
  17. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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  18. TypeRated

    TypeRated Wannabe Adventurer

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    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.
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    The day I got out of the hospital... looking rough.
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  19. Kampfire

    Kampfire Trucky on two wheels

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    Dad had to help me get started, ran along until I got going.
    '65 Yamaha 100? Taken around 1970.

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  20. Roadinator

    Roadinator Been here awhile

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    Great shot!