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Old 01-14-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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Eek Let's see your 1st bike

This is me on my 50cc Motoville at age 5. I remember my dad buying it brand new for 100 bucks. I got it the day I got out of kindergarten. I haven't been right since.
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:59 PM   #2
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well it has been a while...

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Old 01-15-2004, 08:41 AM   #3
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Damn, I'm so moto at age 9.

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Old 01-15-2004, 09:16 AM   #4
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I hit 60mph on a long down hill run lay'n on the bars. Tank was.9 gal, I think, and I could go about 100miles.
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Old 01-15-2004, 09:40 AM   #5
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Geez, I know I'm going to regret this, but my first bike was a '49 Vespa that I bought from a buddy back in '65...

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Old 01-15-2004, 09:48 AM   #6
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:52 AM   #7
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I tried but couldn't find a picture of a 50cc motor that I put on my bicycle when I was still living in the Ukraine. But why would you want to see that anyway?

My first motorcycle in the states was a Suzuki Katana 600 which I bought used. Much like this one:
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:58 AM   #8
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My first motorcycle in the states was a Suzuki Katana 600 which I bought used. Much like this one:
Cool, I had the same one - my first road going bike after I got my license. What were we thinking with those colors???
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Old 01-15-2004, 12:08 PM   #9
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What were we thinking with those colors???
That was before I developed a sense of good taste. What were you thinking?
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Old 01-15-2004, 12:12 PM   #10
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That was before I developed a sense of good taste. What were you thinking?
I don't know what I was thinking, but at the time ('96) flourescent Acerbis accessories were all the rage on dirtbikes. I had the front and rear brake disc covers, and little frame covers above the pegs - all in flourescent pink, on my flourescent green KX. Oooooh baby!
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Old 01-15-2004, 12:45 PM   #11
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Damn, I'm so moto at age 9.

When was that, last week?
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Old 01-15-2004, 12:49 PM   #12
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Geez, I know I'm going to regret this, but my first bike was a '49 Vespa that I bought from a buddy back in '65...

Since all I got was a great big X, I'll post the pic for you.

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Old 01-15-2004, 01:00 PM   #13
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Old 01-15-2004, 01:15 PM   #14
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Thumb 1st Bike Suzuki GT550

While going to college, way back in 1978, I bought a 75 Suzuki GT550 for $300. It had a full size Windjammer that could hold a case of beer in it's cavernous pockets. This was a key feature in the quest for higher learning. As a Noob, I thought the RAM Air shroud atop the cylinders was cool and surely made the thing go a least 20 mph faster. Another feature, that was ahead of its time, was the nixie tube gear indicator. The thing would go, basically sounding like a chain saw out of control. It had oil injection, so you didn't need to pre-mix. All in all, a good first bike that's probably responsible for my affinity with triples.

Also, check out ads of the day that ran in some Italian mags. Warning: Mildly racy. http://www.suzukicycles.org/GT-serie..._adverts.shtml

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Old 01-15-2004, 02:00 PM   #15
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first bike

Got this in 1969 (from Sears Roebuck, no less). It is a Gilera 106 SS. 106cc four stroke single.
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