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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Always enjoy others stories of their Honda experiences. I am a confirmed Honda believer, prefer older ( 80's) bikes.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 07:09 PM
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My Honda Experiences

My first bike was an old 1978 Honda CB750K. It was a beast, almost too big for a 16 year old kid, but what a ride. Sadly, I got rid of the bike when I got married. Years later I got wise, got rid of the wife, bought another bike. Couldn't afford something I liked, so bought a Suzuki, a couple bikes later, I am back on a Honda, '06 Shadow Aero 750.

Although the size of the bike didn't grow over the years, the enjoyment of firing it up in the early morning did grow. I love abusing the neighbours patience while letting it warm up before heading off to work.

I look forward to hear from others that have come back to their motorcycle roots over the years.

Ride on.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 09:13 PM
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First Honda

I have had yamaha's, a harley, kawasaki, but this is my first honda and I have to say I'm pretty impressed! I have a 2004 Shadow Aero VT750 and I love it, which I will post some pics the first chance I get. It's like every bike I get I cant leave it alone I have to start modifying it, lol. Hopefully I can get some feed back on customizing the bike, advice is always good!! Ride safe!!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 05:21 AM
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My first motorcycle was a 1992 Honda CT70. That thing was badass for an 8 year old! I remember going up to the cabin every weekend my dad had off and riding with him (he had a CT70 too!) all day through the Sierra Nevadas!

I rode the CT70 for 8 years until I had to have spinal fusion surgery at 16. At that point I had to give up riding for at least a year. After that year was up I bought a Honda TRX400EX and started riding again. The 400EX was fun, but it wasn't a motorcycle.

In 2006 (at 22) I decided that I wanted a street motorcycle. After looking some over I decided on a CBR1000RR. I took it easy on the bike considering my back but I'm still surprised that I never put her down. By 2009 I wised up and sold the bike to buy a 2002 Trans Am WS.6 and, at that point, thought my biker days were over.

I only made it to 2011 until motorcycles were calling my name again. This time I wanted a cruiser. The thing is I didn't want just any cruiser, I wanted a fast one. After much research I decided on a Suzuki M109R. I actually purchased it last November and kept it a secret from my parents. All was good until a couple days before Christmas when my dad went into my shop for a tool. He saw my bike and proceeded to call my mother. He asked her if she had bought him a present this year and went on to tell her that he loved her. Finally my mother asked him what the hell he was talking about! He said, "Isn't this bike in Peter's shop my Christmas present?" Needless to say she wasn't happy!

After finding out that I had bought a bike my father wasn't going to let me have the only motorcycle in the family! He went online and started shopping for bikes. He eventually came across his dream bike, a custom knucklehead. When he went to look at it the guy who made the bike told him that the knucklehead wasn't a riding bike but more of a work of art, if he wanted a badass rider he should get another bike that was in that shop, a custom soft tail bike with a racing engine in it. However, my dad's mind was made up on the knucklehead and he bought it. He didn't ride that thing for 100 miles until he decided it wasn't a riding bike! He then decided that the black soft tail would be better suited for what he wanted. So, he eventually bought that one too. The black bike was a better rider but it wasn't even close to the M109R. Eventually he decided that he was going to get rid of the black bike and buy a bagger bike from the same place he bought his other two bikes from. I liked the black bike so I decided to pick it up from my old man so he could pick up the bagger, which he did.

Now, I love the M109R, but I'm thinking about picking up a third bike, a cruiser with a windshield, ape hangers, bags and a super comfortable seat. After riding mlr's Shadow I'm thinking maybe a VTX 1300 or 1800 may be the ticket for this new bike...

-2011 Suzuki M109R LE
-2012 Yolo County Choppers custom built Harley

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