The OLDEST photos of you on a motorcycle

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

  1. ManxTT

    ManxTT Adventurer

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    My bad it was a KZ650 my second bike was the 700
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  2. ManxTT

    ManxTT Adventurer

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    This was the 1984 KZ700, my second bike. And my first new one.
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  3. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Not riding it at the moment, but when I figure out that the zener diode has a half short I'll take it for a thrash. Probably early '77, I'd been riding for 7 years, and certainly not my first bike, but one of the few times someone caught me on camera. The short hair was an unusual look, I'd just cut off my long greasy knotted hair. That's '64 Rickman Metisse with a '73 T100C engine.

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  4. R80st

    R80st Been here awhile

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    I think around 1953 in Laaghalerveen in the nederlands. next to the old assen TT track
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  5. Armyguy

    Armyguy Adventurer

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    Somewhere between Monterey and San Francisco

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  6. ArizonaMike

    ArizonaMike n00b

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    Oldest one I could find.............

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  7. Longbow

    Longbow Vroooom

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    1971 Simi Valley CA.
    I was living there with my mom, grandmother and brother waiting for my dad to get home from Vie
    t Nam. The local Shell gas station was having a raffle and you got a raffle ticket every time you filled up. Grandma would fill out a raffle ticket for each of her grand kids. And low and behold I got a call one day saying I won a Mini trail 50. My very first bike and I have been riding off and on ever since. Currently on a 2000 KLR.

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  8. AtLarge

    AtLarge Been here awhile

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    Taken with a Polaroid Swinger. You can probably figure out the year. :rofl

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  9. Socal996

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    Me and the girlfriend

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  10. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    One of me in 1968 with my new CZ. Newly uncrated and never riden!

    Obviously this was not my first motorcycle.... or the last...

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  11. Scotty J

    Scotty J Obedient Consumer

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    I was just about to start a thread just like this! Good thing I did a little browse first...
    My family was never really into motorcycles, but our neighbor was. This is me, maybe 1977-78, bombing around the high desert on his 50. A seed was sown very deep in me that day.
    In 2004, I pulled the trigger on a KLR. Eight years and four bikes later and I can say I'm addicted.

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    I'd kill to get my hands on this bike again.
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  12. Mava

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    I'm 26, so these aren't from that long ago (~20 years), but they're both bikes that belonged to my uncle who still rides a BMW. I think the second one is a K100. Not sure about the first but probably K-something.

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  13. Flying Frisian

    Flying Frisian Born to Ride

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    Me getting my younger brothers interested in bikes.
    1977 GS750 and 1978 CB750K?

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    Me getting some track time on my 1989 Honda Hawk. Assen TT-circuit 1990.

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  14. kenbob

    kenbob Gnarly GnOOb

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    Spring of 76 - we were shut down for spring thaw . I went to N Illinois to help my cousin on his farm . While there , I bought this 160 from his dentist , for 50 bucks !!

    Just rode the hell outa it , there . Hauled it home , to Montana , thrashed it here for a couple years , before it died . Had no mercy for the thing ( sadly ) wish I could redo that part !!

    Sounded so good , with that JC Whitney glass pack !

    Not my first bike -I was a freshman in high school , when I got a,well used , trail 90 Honda, with about 2,000 miles on it ! I just can't find any pics of the others -camera's were not as plentiful then ?

    This was just the funnest bike I ever had !!

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  15. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Been here awhile

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    My first bike, 1969 Hodaka Ace 100



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    Another ride from same era... 1974 Hodaka 250ed, Thunderdog

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  16. Ratty2austin

    Ratty2austin commutercycle

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    Me, 1988 or so? I was 6 years old, my little brother on the back... camping on our grandpa's property near Cashmere WA... Miss that place! it was a fun 40 acres to learn to ride on during the summers :D
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  17. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Post that on facebook today as a recent shot and get a visit from the authorities. I long for the old America. Nice pic BTW
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  18. firecrotch

    firecrotch Been here awhile

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    Me an my older brother on honda 90 in mid 70's
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    later in the 80's the same brother destryed my rm 250 when I loaned it to him for a 100 mile race:eek1
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  19. HeadShrinker

    HeadShrinker www.good-adv.com

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    This is me in 1982 at Saddleback Park when i was about 8 years old. This was my well abused KX 60. I still have those riding pants in the closet.

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  20. gto3

    gto3 Been here awhile

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    man I really like seeing the pics of the older bikers and styles,some make me laugh ,:1drinktheir just awesome.I bought an old issue of a uk bike magazine from 1979 recently(the year i was born)everybody's rockin the bell bottoms,and beards ,lol,wish I was around back then
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