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Old 11-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My first bike was a wrecked, 1976 CB500. Got it in 1980, I was 14. Rebuilt it into a, road racer, over the next 2 years. Lost it over a cliff two years after that. Started riding dirt bikes and minibikes when I was about 5. Could ride dads Sporty when I was 7, by myself, had to stop next to the curb so I could put a foot down.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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1974 Honda CB360T.

Mine looked like this one (image lifted off eBay Motors), except mine didn't have the ridiculous high back sissy bar.
The model below is a 1975.


I ran the sh** out of mine all those years ago!
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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First Bike: Honda Rebel 250, 1985
Second Bike(Current): Honda Shadow VLX 600, 1996
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Rebel 250 that I owned for about 6 months. I got it in October of 2008.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I (sort of) learned on a 125 CZ motocross bike, but the first bike I owned was a 1975 Kawasaki KZ400. It was the blue and gold one, not the red and gold (the only two choices). It had an aftermarket seat, 2 in 1 header, and ridiculously tall sissy bar. After three months I plugged it into a station wagon.

I rode from 1980 to 1985, and started again this summer.
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First Bike: 1982 Honda CB125
Great little first bike when your 16.
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My first motorized 2-wheeler was a Solex moped. I was 14. At 47 (three years ago), I bought my first motorcycle, a 1982 GL500 SilverWing. Also owned a 1982 CB900 Custom before buying my current Honda VT1100C3. I've been hooked on riding ever since.
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My first bike was a wrecked, 1976 CB500. Got it in 1980, I was 14. Rebuilt it into a, road racer, over the next 2 years. Lost it over a cliff two years after that. Started riding dirt bikes and minibikes when I was about 5. Could ride dads Sporty when I was 7, by myself, had to stop next to the curb so I could put a foot down.
Ok....I really want to know more about this losing a bike over a cliff!!

The first bike I rode was a little Yamaha 80 dirt bike back in 1975-1977. It belonged to a friend down the street. My first street bike was a Honda CB360. I really can't remember if it was a 74 or 76. It was a really fun bike though!


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Old 11-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #19 (permalink)
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First 1971 Honda CB350 gold metallic as pictured

Second 1973 Honda cb750 with headers and 16 rear

Third 1977 Honda cb750; it's been all Hondas for me.
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1. 1966 Honda 90 (jr high, Okla)
2 79 CB 750 F SS First owner raced at Daytona back in the day (high school, Okla)
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