1st real bike around '75 was a '72 DT1 Yamadog 250 street & trail. Was my primary transport for 2 years. Wouldn't mind having another. I still think any new rider should learn to take their dumps in the dirt. Great way to learn as I did. Son is now looking for his 1st bike and wants a street bike. Still trying to have him learn on a 250-500 just to learn the basics, but he seems to think he needs a larger bike he can grow into. Tell him whatever he learns on he'll have no problem selling for what he wants. He wants an RD350, so if you're around the Louisville area & have one let me know. Cash on hand now.
Had a Honda CB360T for a while, then a '74 Yamaha TX750A for around 9 years and survived riding in Houston with 3 million lunatics sharing the road. And a couple other bikes thrown in. Took a break after kids were born. After an extended break got back into riding with the R80/7. I'll have this for a while until next bike comes along. Probably end up keep it anyway.