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Old 10-25-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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Let's see your first bike!

Cmon, let's see how this all started.
My first bike.
1978 Suzuki GS400, this was around 1980.
Man, I thought that bike was the fastest thing on the road!

See that helmet? That was ATGATT back in the day!

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:12 AM   #2
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'02 Ural bought used in 2005 at the age of 37. Nervous has heck driving it home 30+ miles with no sidecar experience and just recently getting my motorcycle endorsement. Miss this rig quite a bit sometimes...

'12 DR650
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:40 AM   #3
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I don't have a picture of the actual one but it was this beast:

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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No pictures, sorry... Cameras were still something of a novelty back then.
“Watch out for everything bigger than you, they have the "right of weight"
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #5
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My first bike was a honda xl125rc with a cg block fitted good for 60mph at the red line could not pass my test quick to get a bigger bike
suzuki gsxr 600 srad sound fun bike
bmw r100gs i sold as it be came to unreliable.
road legal stomp pitbike sold
Klr 650 the worst ever made
Honda xl125rc powered by a cg125 block fun wee bike
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #6
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all my pictures faded out long ago
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:19 AM   #7
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Honda SS50, classified a moped in the Netherlands (under 50 cc). Toured all over the country with it.

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Old 10-27-2013, 06:29 AM   #8
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Yamaha 650, back in my teenage years. Almost killed myself on this thing so I sold it and never got on another bike til this year, 33 years later.
My Adventure Rides
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #9
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This isn't the actual bike that I had, but mine looked exactly the same except for an aftermarket 'chamber.......

got it at the ripe old age of 10. That is the bike I learned how to ride good on. Notice the smooth tank/seat interface! I was in tears a couple of times after coming to abrupt stops from a tree getting in my way.

KTM 950 Adv. "S"...'06 KTM 525 EXC...
'76 MV Agusta 750 America S...'84 Honda VF1000...
'75 Kawi 900 Z1...'90 Kawi ZX11...'03 Kawi ZRX 1200...'01 VOR 400E
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:08 AM   #10
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Very first, but since it's a moped it dosn't count a pic anyway!

First real bike!

(none of the bikes in the pics are mine)
I don't drink to get drunk, I get drunk because I drink (las palmas)
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:18 AM   #11
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My first real motorcycle looked like this. Cannot find any photos of it so this is representative.

you don't see luggage racks on a hearse..........act accordingly
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by anotherguy View Post
My first real motorcycle looked like this. Cannot find any photos of it so this is representative.

same bike I had except mine was black, mine was a real turd, every other kid in town had already owned it, I paid $25 for mine, rode it 3 months before its hunger for gasoline included valves
IBA # 9560
07 VeeStrom
99 SV650
82 XV920R
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A man without a gun is a subject
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:37 AM   #13
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Honda CBR600f3 1996, can't seem to find a photo of it anywhere!
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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Here is mine. Pardon the bad picture, it is from the framed image from our weddings slide show. It is me on my Bronco minibike. About two weeks after I got an Aeromacchi Harley 125cc to thrash this bike was stolen. So sad, but really glad they didn't steal my Harley. I got the Bronco at age 5. Hit the house with it, and it disappeared until I was 6. Great times on this old bike.

K1100RS, R75/6

Speed doesn't kill anyone, suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you - Jeremy Clarkson
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:55 PM   #15
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my first bike was a Suzuki TS 90, I have no pictures of it
1996 Harley Tour Glide
1998 Honda Helix
1989 Honda Pacific Coast
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