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Old 12-23-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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kind of a stupid post but fuck it. How old were you when you got your first bike, and what was it.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:13 AM   #2
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age 10, a hand me down kaw 90...best thing that ever happen to me as a kid
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:21 AM   #3
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71 Suzuki TS 50.Was 13 years old when my father came home with it in the trunk of his 65 Chevy.Went down the driveway through the back yard into a fence.My mother on her death bed (in 98) told me dad was lonely for a while if you catch my drift.Owned a bike ever since.Last winter I found the same year and model bike on eBay and drove to Minneapolis,Minnesota in January to pick it up.The 1000 round trip was worth it.Everytime I open the shed that has this bike in it I smile.Sure brings back the memories of my youth and reminds me of why I'm into bikes.Of all the bikes I've owned over the years this one has sentimental value like no other.

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Old 12-23-2007, 11:22 AM   #4
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I was 16, bought it myself working a job that paid minimum wage in 1966, $1.25 an hour! It was a 650 BSA in semi-chop form. Having never ridden a motorcycle other than stealing my father's when he and my Mom went out, I went to the seller's house (hitch hiked), paid the man $600 and drove it home. The look on my father's face was classic, my Mom, well not that approving. Went into the Army 2 years later. Came back from the service with a HD! I've never looked back, still ridin' HD's.

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Old 12-23-2007, 11:32 AM   #5
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I was about 6years old my dad bought me and my brother and sister a 1978 yamaha gt 80 And we beat the hell out of it and it still runs. That started it all here is a pic of me my yamaha my fiance took a year ago. I need to find a pic of me when i was about 8 with my mullet riding it. the duct tape been on the seat for about 15 years.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:42 AM   #6
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Learned to ride on a buddies mid-seventies Yamaha XR75. My first street legal bike was a 1982 Kawasaki KZ400 (that eventually all my buddies owned and took their exam on).
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:53 AM   #7
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My first street bike was a 450 Honda, given to me by my Mom! I was probably like 18. (Her and my Dad were divorced, and she HATED him..)
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:06 PM   #8
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At age 10, I bought a beat up DS-80 to take thru the woods. It was a real POS! The throttle stuck wide the F*** open one day and I hit a tree. Broke my ankle too.
After the cast came off, I bought a used Yammy IT-175. That was a great bike!
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:17 PM   #9
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First bike...pic in 1967....honda s65, of course with a straightpipe, mom was pissed....and second bike in 1968...honda 305 scrambler, also with straight exhaust, (even more pissed mom) apes and the required sissybar
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:18 PM   #10
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8 yrs old

Puch Moped

I drove that shit to school.

I looked like the dirt bike kid on acid.

Best of times for sure until my mom caught on.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:21 PM   #11
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1963 Triumph 500 with the distrib, paid $800, was a chopper, I was 18, it was stolen a couple months later, they wanted it realy bad, took a cutting torch to the chain........Roach.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:30 PM   #12
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6 years old (maybe 7) 5 HP Briggs and Stratton minibike....then at about 13 I got a Suzuki 75 that got me in all kinds of trouble in Garden city Kansas...had to ride all the way across town to get to the good riding spots ...got caught too many times HaHa!
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:46 PM   #13
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Started riding the neighbors B&S mini bike in 69 when I was 6,when I turned 7 dad bought me a new Z50 Honda so I would quit wearing out the neighbors bike, I ruled the neighborhood on that thing and ground a figure 8 into the front lawn!
I still have the Z50.

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Old 12-23-2007, 12:47 PM   #14
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Dad bought me a a 3hp mini bike from wards when I was around 7 . A few years later came home from school to a new 1972 yamaha jt2 mx mini endoro . Wish I still had it.
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Dad bought me a a 3hp mini bike from wards when I was around 7 . A few years later came home from school to a new 1972 yamaha jt2 mx mini endoro . Wish I still had it.
You know you are still ridin' that three hp mini hee hee my first street bike is my burgundy one still have it and all of my other bikes if I weld it I don't sell it
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:02 PM   #16
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my first streetbike was a package deal when i was 12 or 13 i think. honda 450 and a honda 750. no title on the 450, so i just used it by my grandparents lakehouse in michigan. stripped it down, took off the exhaust and put on knobbies. sold it to some addict about a year later. almost killed myself on the 750. it was my first brake job on a bike! didnt work out to well, and ended up selling that pos.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:03 PM   #17
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Like Jackson Browne, "In '65 I was 17," didn't live anywhere near the 101 though. I convinced my parents. who didn't particularly like motorcycles, that a small one would help me get around and find a job. My High School graduation present. '61 Yamaha YG1, 80 cc. I think I pulled the front fender off in the first couple of days.

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Old 12-23-2007, 01:08 PM   #18
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I started with a B&S that i worked all sunner to get the $25. to buy. The nexed summer whent to my unk, Robs He had a old bike out in the barn. He lived on 85 ak in E Orgon. I got it running rode it for a wile. My unk Brian traded me a new Honda ATC for it. At the time it was like trading a pinto for a mercedes benz. The honda is rotting in the barn, And my old bike is restored in Brians house( livingroom) 1941 knuk. Hade no idea.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:30 PM   #19
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A 80cc Yamaha death trap dirtbike. Severed a friends leg (who is now a Outlaw) and sold it to me and my buddy! My first street bike a Honda 450 for $150 ran better then all my bikes put together now except my evo.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:33 PM   #20
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dad got me a sears 5hp mini bike when i was 6. i broke the clutch on it like 10 times. jumping it and dumping it!. jumped it in the back yard one time and landed sideways flew over the funny lookin psuedo ape hangers that came stock on it as i flew past the bars i ripped the crotch right out of my pants!. mom still talks about that everytime she sees me on a bike!. after that i think when i was 10 i got my first real bike for 50 bucks out of this guys backyard. 1972 yamaha 60cc mini enduro!. i loved that bike i beat it and beat it and it never broke. it had a horn on it that id ride around the yard honking it for hours till dad came out and snipped the wires!. i guess he couldnt take it anymore!. ive been looking for another one ever since i sold it. ive found a few in the last few years but they were either beat so bad they didnt run or they were completely restored and the guy wanted like 2 grand for it!.
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