The OLDEST photos of you on a motorcycle

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Flydream, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. tt100

    tt100 Been here awhile

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    I've heard a bike say that..... Basically every goose I've gotten near
  2. cozcan

    cozcan n00b

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    It was 1969... Probably the day I had my circumcision.
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    and it is now (at least I did get off the bike for a moment after almost 45 years )
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    Cheers from Izmir, Turkey.
  3. maddog53

    maddog53 n00b

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    Was a good year,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,5 bikes in the pen,,,,

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    QUATTRO !

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    850 LM1,,,Rita ignition,,,,5 quart sump,,,,,,de-linked brakes,,,,,,,,lightened flywheel,,,,,,,
  4. BigPigDaddy

    BigPigDaddy ADV Dreamin'

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    I have been lurking for many moons, but just joined today and after seeing this thread I decided this HAD to be my first post. I love nostalgia almost as much as riding, so old bike pics really get me.

    This was my first motorcycle, a 1970 Benelli Buzzer. My grandparents purchased it brand new for my 3rd birthday at the local J.C. Penney store (you can see the plastic bag on the seat). I couldn't ride it for the first year or so, but I learned how to wash and wax in between rides with my dad. I can even remember my first time getting pulled over by the police because my dad wasn't wearing a helmet. Good times by the truckload on that little bike. Wish I still had it, but I traded it toward my second bike in about 1975. I still have that one (1974 XR75K1) out in the garage. :)

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  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    great first post. Welcome to ADVRider

  6. tt100

    tt100 Been here awhile

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    Awesome
  7. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    That plastic on the seat...

    I bet it didn't say "This is not a toy...suffocation hazard...do not put on head..."

    :deal
  8. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    back then a toy was only dangerous if you could put out both eyes at once.
  9. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    And there were no seat belts on cars. I can still remember the fights my brother and I would have in the back seat of our 55 Chevy while mom and dad smoked Camels and listened to AM.
  10. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    I learned to ride on an XR75.
  11. Philthy64

    Philthy64 Been here awhile

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  12. HairBear

    HairBear I'm a Grandpa

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    I'm guessing this is the early 80s

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  13. trophymoto

    trophymoto MACDADDY!

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  14. JasonLester

    JasonLester Riding north

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    Oh I like this. And this is proof it started for me a LONG time ago.

    This is me and my older sister. 1974-75. On an SL350 (Dual sport) in Alaska (yeah I started out good :evil)

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    Not a great pic but this was on Eilson AFB. Addicted to ADV riding from an early age. Some of my earliest memories (if not my earliest) are dad taking me on a camping an fishing trip on the bike off the back side of post (which is huge BTW) I remember asking him to "pop a wheelie" I was probably 3.

    Yep you can say I love ADV riding I guess. :lol3
  15. Tom48

    Tom48 Been here awhile

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    I was about 4 when this was taken in 1952. I recall my mother saying "don't put him on that thing"
    The motorcycle was a late 40's Police Harley.
  16. panhead rick

    panhead rick Adventurer

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    hydra glide forks first came out in 49..so it a 49 or 50 pan
  17. NedKelley

    NedKelley Adventurer

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    Late 70s?Early 80s? Somewhere in Germany :evil:eek1

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  18. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    1966.

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    Dad is still crook at me even now:lol3 for getting a Vespa and not a Lambretta like his!
  19. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Been here awhile

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  20. Nadgett

    Nadgett Been here awhile

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    I think this was summer, 1973:

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