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Old 12-28-2013, 06:43 PM   #76
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:43 PM   #77
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:42 AM   #78
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In 1995 I bought this:

I've kept it because it tends to take me places like this:

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That's a 1983 Honda VT500FT Ascot. Why do I always assume everybody knows what it is? Because it's the best bike in the world, I guess

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Old 01-01-2014, 02:35 AM   #79
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when i was 12 years old, my parents bought me one of these:



Puch DS50, built in the 70´s. 50cc 2-stroke, so not really a bike BUT i did my first adventure ride with it. i strapped a tent on the back and rode it about 10km (without license or registration) through some woods and backroads to a wood we own and camped there. great times.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:50 AM   #80
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That brings back great memories! I had a '68 Mini Trail, same color, when I was 13. What a fun little bike. I had to slip the kid I bought it from an extra 100, as my dad wouldn't go for it. I probably paid too much for it, but I wanted it so bad it didn't matter!
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:22 PM   #81
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:14 AM   #82
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1966 Honda Trail 90. My brother is sitting on the Honda and I am sitting on a Suzuki 125. We sure had lots of fun on those old bikes.

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Old 01-03-2014, 11:49 AM   #83
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:16 PM   #84
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Triumph Bonneville I bought it off my brother. The front fender vibrated off.

You had to be a rider/mechanic with the emphasis on mechanic. Wish I would have bought a Honda.

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Old 01-04-2014, 04:23 PM   #85
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in 1977 I bought a 1966 Suzuki 150 street bike.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:55 PM   #86
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my first bike was a Suzuki TS 90, I have no pictures of it
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:09 PM   #87
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my first bike was a Suzuki TS 90, I have no pictures of it
I don't have pictures of mine either.
Pictures in the 70s were considered so bourgeois...
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:13 PM   #88
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:30 PM   #89
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I learned riding on a Derbi Senda R 50cc (2-stroke, obviously ). Later upgraded it to a 70cc cylinder. The bike weighted something like 90kg/200 pounds and had a whooping 6 gears. Given the puny engine you were basically changing gears all the time. They built them like this from 96 to 99, I think.

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The 70cc cylinder eventually decided to stop working, must have been a manufacturing defect.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:57 PM   #90
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Here's my first bike on Christmas:


Here's the same thing as my first actual motorcycle (78 xr75), albeit someone else's show bike and I'm a little older now:
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