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Old 11-25-2012, 10:06 AM   #61 (permalink)
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First bike or first street legal bike?? First motor drive bike was a Bonanza Minibike when I was in 6th grade. Moved up to a XR75 and the rest is history!

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Old 11-25-2012, 10:47 AM   #62 (permalink)
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First bike I ever RODE was my brother's ex-WWII Harley 45 with suicide clutch (there's one in the H-D museum at the factory in York, PA now). I must have been one hellaceously strong 12-yr-old from throwing hay bales around all day, because that bike fell over innumerable times while riding in the stubble fields of NW Ohio and I had to pick it up by myself.

But the first bike I ever OWNED was a Yamaha DT250 enduro, bought used just after I got out of the Army in '71 and had a few bucks to spare in my civilian pocket. It was succeeded quickly by a brand-new Suzuki TS250 enduro which I immediately rode to the Yucatan beginning my long demise.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:01 PM   #63 (permalink)
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My first bike was a circa 1970's Kawasaki 100 that I shared with my brother. I loved that bike!!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #64 (permalink)
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1985 VT 1100 C & 1996 VT1100C2 ACE

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Old 11-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #65 (permalink)
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http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk...975-cb125s.jpg was my first street Bike @ 15.Even the same Color.Lots of bikes before that one and after.The Ft pegs were solid mounted and you could Put Both your Feet down and and do a Smokey Burnout at Will
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #66 (permalink)
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My first bike was a '72 Honda CL100 exactly like the red one in H13mans sig file back when I was 14. Now some 40 yrs later Im riding again but on a '03 Red Shadow ACE 750 and lovin' it!
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:46 PM   #68 (permalink)
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The first bike I had was a 1984 Kawasaki 440 LTD. and I still have it in my garage. 7500 original miles and stills runs like new. Only thing not original is the battery.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #69 (permalink)
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The first real motorcycle I actually owned was a 1966 Honda Super 90.....talk about cool, hip, far out, neat, and......... real bitchen man !!!
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1. 1968 Honda 305, customized chopper
2. 1971 Honda CB350 Twin (Red) motor seized and sold
3. 1974 Suzuki TS100
4. 1978 Honda SL125S Enduro
5. 1983 Cagiva 350
6. 1979 Honda CB750R (European)
7. 1948 Harley PanHead Picked up from garage sale for $600. Sold it 2 months later running for $6000
8. 1975 Honda Goldwing GL1000
9. 1978 Honda Goldwing GL1000
10. 1971 Honda CB350 Twin(Gold) $50 barn find
11. 2004 Honda VT1100C2 Sabre
I wish I still had a few of these. but I am glad to have had the experiences of riding them all. I can honestly say that the only bike out of this list that EVER had me scared, was the 79 CB750R. It was one helluva ride.
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