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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...

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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.
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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
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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 10-25-2013, 11:42 AM   #7
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It was a Triumph 350 twin - bought for $100 and beat to shit when I got it. Ran rarely and badly when it did, but it was my motorcycle!
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:37 PM   #8
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #9
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Honda 305 Scrambler.

Mine wasn't even this nice. Got it as a basket for $50 back in 1977. I learned a lot reassembling that thing. Everything was there except a kickstand. I had to find something to lean it against if I wanted to park it.



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Old 10-27-2013, 05:01 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Me and my monkee View Post

My best friend had an AR-80. He would Jones after my Suzuki GS400, and I would jones for that AR80, so we traded a lot. I had a lot of fun on that micro machine!
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:19 AM   #11
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Honda SS50, classified a moped in the Netherlands (under 50 cc). Toured all over the country with it.


pretbek screwed with this post 10-27-2013 at 06:24 AM
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:29 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #13
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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.

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Old 10-27-2013, 09:08 AM   #14
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Very first, but since it's a moped it dosn't count a pic anyway!

http://www.veteranmopeder.com/bilder...Dakota_79a.jpg

First real bike!



(none of the bikes in the pics are mine)
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:18 AM   #15
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My first real motorcycle looked like this. Cannot find any photos of it so this is representative.

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