The OLDEST photos of you on a motorcycle

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

  1. motorcyclefanatic

    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    Me in 1968 on my Sears mini-bike, 3.5 hp Tecumseh engine. Dressed in my Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.
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    I had progressed a little over the next 6 years, this is 1974 with my Elsinore at Brighton MX track, Michigan.
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    My brother with his CT90 about the same time frame.
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    Fast forward to 1990. Me on my FJ1200 in the Smokies. Still have that bike.
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    The torch is passed. My son at age 2 and a half waking up Christmas morning 1988 to his JR50.
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    One of his first rides.
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    Love this thread. What great memories.
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  2. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Philosopher

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    Anybody know how to scan a daguerreotype. :gerg





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  3. BykBoy

    BykBoy Meshuganeh Super Supporter

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    On my brother's Suzuki DR 250 back in '83.

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  4. Skowinski

    Skowinski opposable thumbs

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    Here's one from about 73 or 74, Yamaha 250MX. Damn thing had way too much power for the frame and suspension to deal with. :lol3

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  5. Merfman

    Merfman Cape truster... Supporter

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    My Dad and I, 1958, next to his Indian, in the front yard of the house I grew up in....

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  6. daveoneshot

    daveoneshot Been here awhile

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    A beautiful photo.......it captures the 50's so well. I can see the caring eyes of your dad and his protective gestures.
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  7. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Early 70's, got me some trophies with this baby. Good times. :D

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    Late 70's, riding my brother's R100RS from Texas to Alaska. Ride on, Mark H.

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  8. Bulletrider

    Bulletrider n00b

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    My first ride, a '71 Yamaha CT175.....this is probably from around '77 or '78.
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  9. everetto

    everetto Been here awhile

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    My 250MX, '70 or '71;

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  10. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    AT1 125cc Yamaha, 1972 ish ish. Thats me waiting for the gate, back then a rubber hose, to drop. That track was Cloverfield MX at the Cloverfield Airport in Friendswood Texas.
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  11. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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    My first true Dual Sport - 1968 Yamaha DT-1 250


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    My current D/S - 2008 Yamaha WR250R


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    Did someone say "Life is a circle"?:lol3
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  12. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Rawrr!

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    The first (only) new bike I bought, a '94 Ninja 600. On the seat is my girlfriend at the time's son.

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  13. Arzach

    Arzach never too old...

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    Early 70's in Kinshasa .
    I brought that bike back in France in 74 swapped the original fork to a Marzocchi to upgrade and
    race local enduros and sold the original to a friend building a trials hack .
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  14. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    This count?

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  15. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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    You want old? I got ya old right here:

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    Picture taken in 1947. That's me on the tank, kids. Servi-Cycle, manufactured in New Orleans, USA! (Mi Papa at the helm)
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  16. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    If that pic was taken in 1947 you'd have been around 35 at the time right? :lol3:rofl:lol3

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  17. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    1971 on my brand new Suzuki TC90. dual range transmission.

    My first bike. Brand new cost IIRC $425.00

    Note the lace up boots. I was so proud of those. Also my hunting/fishing license pinned to my red plaid jacket.:D

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    after a year on that bike (18" wheels and 4"travl) I bought my first competiyion bike

    '72 Puch 125 Learned to ride 1/4 mile wheelies on that baby:wink: and entered my first enduro. super trick Jofa mouth guard was standard equipment then.

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  18. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    It was 1972, and I already had me an incurable case of 2-wheeled fever:
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  19. ManxTT

    ManxTT Been here awhile

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    1984 on my 78 KZ700
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  20. ManxTT

    ManxTT Been here awhile

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    My bad it was a KZ650 my second bike was the 700
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