What was your first bike?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Kloque, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    Honda XR75, circa 1977. Sweet bike!
  2. 625SXC

    625SXC Been here awhile

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    First dirt bike... 1977 Yamaha GT80

    First street bike 1982 Kawasaki LTD 440

    First COOL street bike 1985 RZ350
  3. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek adventurer

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    another Yamaha gt80 rider, my first bike was a 1975ish banana yellow beast. Used to siphon gas out of the mower to ride it as much as possible.

  4. 625SXC

    625SXC Been here awhile

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    1977 Seems like it was only yesterday:D None of the gear most of the time:rofl

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  5. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    1967 Honda S90, Black, new!
    3:00 Pirelli's
    Up pipe / With Snuff or not
    Harmon Collins Cam
    S12 piston
    Bates foot pegs
    Fork brace
    Fenders removed with hand made license plate holder.
  6. dewjantim

    dewjantim Adventurer

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    Excluding a couple of minis........ mine first real street bike was an Aermacchi/HD Sport 65.......:lol3:lol3:lol3

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  7. MagyarMan

    MagyarMan Long timer

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    My first bike was a 1965 candy apple red and cream Yamaha YDS3 250cc 27hp 2smoker top speed 95mph.
  8. ctune80

    ctune80 Been here awhile

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    In 1969 I took all the paper route money I had earned, went to the local Honda Dealer and walked out with a
    like new Z50KO. Rode the wheels off of it til 73. (How would I know the KO would be worth something all these
    years later! Mine was scrap!)

    First big bike, a Yamaha G6 our verision of the Fizzy, but with 80cc.

    First Fast bike Yamaha MX250 right after the G6 in late 73! Big learning curve!

    First new bike 1978 Yamaha RD400E
  9. MSrider

    MSrider Rebel with a sixfiddy

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    1st 1972 Honda SL125 :nod
    2nd 1973 Yamaha CT3 175 :rilla
  10. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    My First was a BSA B-25. 250cc of like 15hp!! :lol3
  11. KhaoSanMan

    KhaoSanMan Airhead

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    I'm a youngin, so mine wasn't very exciting, a 98 XR200. But I did come across a photo this weekend while my mom was going through a big box of old pics.

    My first water crossing... Awww

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  12. Kloque

    Kloque Adventurer

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    :clap

    Nice.

    :freaky
  13. flying_finn

    flying_finn motomessiah.blogspot

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    I rode lots of dirt bikes.

    The first real bike I bought was a 1989 salvage ninja 250

    Got it from a salvage yard not running.

    That bike was fun. I sure thought I was fast back then
  14. Havingfun

    Havingfun the road less traveled...

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    1970 or so Kawasaki Trail Boss that had the low and high gears. Was fun to ride.
  15. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    I grew up in a motorcycling family but was born to the only guy in the family who hated motorcycles. My parents decree was "No motorcycles while you live in this house!"

    Then, when I was in HS, the kid next door got a Suzuki X-6 Hustler and I wanted one so bad... Mom said that she'd pay 1/2 on a bike if I came up with my half (I guess she forgot that I had a paper route!) so the next week at dinner I announced "OK Mom, lets go get my bike! I have my half of the $$$!" In return, my Dad went down to the bank, closed my account and pocketed my hard earned money.

    The first thing I bought the week after I moved out in '68', was a 1966 Norton Atlas. You could only ride the thing for 15 or 20 minutes before your hands and feet were numb but those short rides were plenty exciting! Loud and fast, with lousy brakes. :lol3

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    Luckily, my roommate owned a few bikes including a pristine R50/2 with an Earls front end. One long ride on that Beemer and the Norton was on it's way out of my life!
  16. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    I was going to post in this when it first came out, but I didn't have any pictures of my first bike.
    I have one, but it hasn't been scanned, and I'm too lazy to look for it.

    That was a 1966 Yamaha YDS3 "Catalina" 250 twin that I bought in 1969.

    I do have a picture of my 2nd bike, which I bought 3 years later in 1972 as a basket case. I just stuck it together without much thought for "restoration" (wasn't much of that going on back then), and rode it all over Northern California.
    This picture was taken after I'd rebuilt it the second time. Numerous incorrect parts.
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  17. dartman340ta

    dartman340ta Adventurer

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    A 1969 sl 90 Honda I rode it till it would not ride any more :) then went to a sl 450 Honda scrambler then a 69 BSA lightning ( p.o.s.) run good when it ran on both cyc. But not very often new 1973 BMW r750 then a harly sportster had that about a year or so. Made my ass numb sold it 15 years later 1978 r100/7 have had a chance to ride this one yet but soon
  18. orforester

    orforester Been here awhile

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    First Bike was a 64 Yamaha 80. Rode it everywhere, but not for long, sold it quickly as it had no power
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    My next bike was a 1971 Rapido, Halrey, my Dad said the only bike to have is a Harley, so he got a 1970 and I bought a 71. Ripped the taillight wires out of it within the first week doing jumps. It only lasted through the summer. It was bullet proof though, like a timex, took a licking and kept on ticking
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    Mine was red
  19. rickymoto

    rickymoto n00b

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    first bike - 78 XS500, black beauty

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  20. xtrex_81

    xtrex_81 n00b

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    Solex Motor-Assisted bicycle.