The OLDEST photos of you on a motorcycle

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

  1. Essbee

    Essbee Been here awhile

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    @Steadwood , you remind me of Jonny Ramone in that epic pic!
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  2. Waterman1958

    Waterman1958 Adventurer

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  3. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer Supporter

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    That fairing is wild, what's the story with it?

    Any more pictures of the bike?
  4. Waterman1958

    Waterman1958 Adventurer

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    Back then, in the former GDR, there wasn't much choice of motorcycles. We built our own stuff. Fairing self-made from glass fiber reinforced epoxy. Some experiments with colors too. Those were exciting times.

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    The left one was mine, without fairing and I tried a different tank.
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  5. Bipolar

    Bipolar Been here awhile

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    My Dad on his 650 Norton in 1955.

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  6. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer Supporter

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    That's really is cool, I can only imagine all the stories from living in that place in time. So different than today I'll bet.
    Thanks for posting those.
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  7. Steadwood

    Steadwood Adventurer

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    HaHa Thank you ! The Ramones , that brings back memories . I think we all wanted to be a rock star back in those days .
  8. TownPump

    TownPump Long timer

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    2 oldest I have, me on my Kawasaki KE100 roughly around 1978 or 79. That little dual sport bike was unstoppable.

    And me next to a nice K bike that I wish was was mine in 1985

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  9. bubbabeemer

    bubbabeemer Adventurer

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  10. bubbabeemer

    bubbabeemer Adventurer

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    Above, My wife on her Honda TL125 in 1975. She was 16. We got married 2 years later. Had many bikes consistently since then. Last week she insisted I buy a new one to cheer me up. Man did I hit the jack pot.
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  11. bubbabeemer

    bubbabeemer Adventurer

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    1971, Unloading our first real motorcycle a 1968 Moto Guzzi 125. Dad got it from a man at work for $100. Brother and I shared it. My stripe pants were groovin.
    Below is a like bike for auction at Mid Ohio.
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  12. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer Supporter

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    Great bike. It looks like you're unloading it from the back of a station wagon!
  13. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Earliest picture of me on a bike that I can find. I'd been riding for probably 5 years by this point in time
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  14. bubbabeemer

    bubbabeemer Adventurer

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    My brothers boy. His first pic on a motorcycle 18 years ago.