What was your first real bike & when?

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Re: What was your first real bike & when?

Postby kiwinate » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:07 am

Bike I learnt on: 1990 Yamaha DT175, first bike I owned: '87 VT250F,

First big bike I rode (at the age of 17): 1981 Kawasaki Z1000... sweet mother of god, that thing was heavy, fast, and scary!!
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Re: What was your first real bike & when?

Postby YoshiHNS » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:11 am

1971 Suzuki MT50, then a moped for the street.

First real bike was a '01 GS500E. Good bike to learn on. Glad to have sold it. Wasn't good for much other than short trips to the shop and that.
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1985 VF500C
1989 VTR250
1996 VFR750F stock
1996 VFR750F 'VFR1CATI" Project
1998 VFR800
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Re: What was your first real bike & when?

Postby the benz master » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:20 pm

first bike was an XL250R 1983 , which i swapped for a 1990 ZX10 when i turned 16. But meanwhile i bought the accidented VTR and repaired it. I Used the ZX10 for one week, then sold it in attempt to stay alive longer :roll: ... it was a good move !! lol

other than that, I got about a dozen CT-70's, CL-70's and other small bikes that i bought, revamped and sold over the years
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Re: What was your first real bike & when?

Postby mjones » Tue May 12, 2015 1:21 pm

I still have my first bike, a 1962 Honda CA100 ( the red one ). Started riding it in 1964 and still ride it to this day.

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Re: What was your first real bike & when?

Postby Murdo1 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:24 pm

My first real 'big wheel' bike was a 1974 Suzuki TS250L bought new when I left school at the end of 74. Rode it every where, fell off a few times, and didn't understand what a dog it was until I went to better bikes. :lol:
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Re: What was your first real bike & when?

Postby John Hilmer » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:30 pm

Murdo,

"...fell off a few times, and didn't understand what a dog it was until I went to better bikes. :lol:"

I'll wager you still have some good memories of it though, right?

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Re: What was your first real bike & when?

Postby Murdo1 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:41 pm

Yes, good memories and the broken bones/scares. Wouldn't want another one though.
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Re: What was your first real bike & when?

Postby John Hilmer » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Murdo,

While not close to my first, the '36 and '39 Indians I had treated me in a similar way being out dated and pig-ish at the time, around '63/'64. How I wish I still had them just to ride again. :D

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Re: What was your first real bike & when?

Postby Murdo1 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:50 pm

I've just about finished the restoration of my 1938 Royal Enfield and took it for its first ride last week. Only went a couple of miles, but it gave me a new perspective on what my father rode as a boy. Girder forks and hard tail rear end was new technology then, but it is just plain painful now. :lol:
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Re: What was your first real bike & when?

Postby John Hilmer » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:45 am

Steve,

I do hope that you'll treat us to some images of the Royal Enfield! :)

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