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Old 11-21-2012, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What was your first bike and how long have you been riding?
I started in 1963. My first bike was a 1963 NSU Quickly TT. That was a few years and several bikes ago! Looked just like the bike in the pic.
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The exact same bike as the one in my avatar...
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Honda 50 ......on my 16th birthday !
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Started riding a friends scrambler at 17 (1966) rode honda dream 160's during my time in the service. My first bike was a 1967 BSA Lightning in 1973. Have since had a 1984 Shadow 700 and my current ride a 1997 1100 ACE that I bought new.
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aside from putzing around on my friend's mini-bikes as a kid...

2007 Honda Shadow Spirit... my current bike. I've been riding for little over a year
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1969 Yammy YL-1
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It was honestly kind of a bad choice for me considering I kept it only a few months and traded it for something more manageable (2006 Honda Shadow Spirit 750) but this was my first motorcycle I owned and rode (badly).

2002 Yamaha R6


It had a number of nice upgrades like a steering damper, full Yoshimura exhaust and carbon can, HID's, integrated blinkers, fender elim. ,etc etc.

It's a cool bike but I love my Shadow. I might pick one up again later down the road. I still think sport bikes look cool haha

Only been riding maybe 8 solid months. Took a tumble on the highway a month ago but nothing a little wrenching and bandages couldn't fix. After my arm healed up I parked the bike in storage and have been driving my car. There's a sizeable dent in my fuel tank now and I feel like the bike needs a complete tune-up and new tires/chain before I ride her again. Saving up steadily...
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First motorized bike I ever rode was a little mini-bike that belonged to a neighbor... no clue the make, but I remember it was red

The first bike I ever owned was a Yamaha 80 dirt-bike... rode the hell out of that thing... scared my mother out of her mind
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1967 Honda CB160 . Bought new June 1967 rode 44000 miles then moved up to 69 CB350 in 1971

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First Bike I Rode: Honda Trail 90
First Bike I Loved: BSA 441Victor
First Bike I Owned: 1970 Yamaha 250 Enduro
The Enduro was a 2cycle on/off road scooter which I rode in the dirt and back and forth to school. I would strip off the lights-no turn signals then- slap on an expansion chamber for the weekend then switch it all back for the school week. It was this bike that pointed me to my first Honda-a DOHC 450- as I realized how much more I enjoyed riding on the street. It seems there are limits to the enjoyment of going over the handle bars and eating dirt. Even at 17. I've been mostly riding since.

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