Poll

What was your first, real motorcycle? No damn mopeds, please.

Honda
62 (37.8%)
Yamaha
34 (20.7%)
Suzuki
19 (11.6%)
Kawasaki
32 (19.5%)
BMW
0 (0%)
Triumph (the new ones)
0 (0%)
Triumph (the old ones)
3 (1.8%)
BSA
3 (1.8%)
Norton
0 (0%)
Ducati
0 (0%)
Moto Guzzi (seriously?)
0 (0%)
Harley
2 (1.2%)
Hodaka
1 (0.6%)
Maico
0 (0%)
Husky
0 (0%)
Bultaco
0 (0%)
Montesa
0 (0%)
Something Else (what?)
8 (4.9%)

Total Members Voted: 161

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Offline yoman

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #105 on: November 03, 2011, 09:44:56 am »
First motorcycle was a 1969 Honda CB 350, It was stock when I bought it but I made a few changes to it  :)



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Offline Bobby

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #106 on: November 04, 2011, 11:00:38 am »
1973 I learned how to work a clutch on a Suzuki 50 then went out and bought 1974 Kawasaki 500 triple.

Before that it was always trying to kill myself on mini-bikes and go karts. One would be surprised what a 5 hp sideshaft can do after a rebuild.

Did a go kart with a 30 hp 2 stroker motor and it would never go where you pointed it. 

Offline feelergaugephil

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #107 on: December 27, 2011, 01:17:27 am »
1st dirtbike was a 70 something Garelli Tigercross 50, 1st road bike was a 78 Yamaha RD 50M
Dont take my LOW post count as being a new Connie owner, I have been with the "other site" before it imploded........

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Offline John Mc

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #108 on: December 27, 2011, 08:17:17 am »
A 50's triumph that would shake itself to peices within 50 miles...

Offline Jeremy Mitchell

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #109 on: December 27, 2011, 09:18:47 am »




Keeping the economy going, one tank of fuel and two tires at a time.

Offline connie_rider

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #110 on: December 27, 2011, 09:59:34 am »
My first was a 1969 Honda Super 90.
Worked 2 summers to save up and pay for it. $425 including helmet.
After scanning thru most of the other notes, it appears I was the only person to admit to a Honda 90?

Ride safe, Ted

Offline JP

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #111 on: January 20, 2012, 09:14:26 am »
78 RD400 like this but orange

Offline Squishman

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #112 on: January 20, 2012, 07:34:47 pm »
78 RD400 like this but orange



I had several RD350's and RD400's.
That looks like a '76 to me.
I thought that orange was a '75 RD350 (I had one. VERY fast!), '76 400 was blue. '77 400 was Red (had 2 of them). '78 was gray or silverish, if I remember correctly. '79 was the Daytona Special (had one!!! shoulda kept that bad boy).
I am pretty sure I have the above correct. Unless Yamaha had multiple colors in given years.

edit: now I am remembering the tank graphics were larger in '76. This one has graphics like my 2 red 77's. So, maybe '78 had blue and silver.
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Online George R. Young

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #113 on: January 20, 2012, 08:10:09 pm »
Ah, my 4th motorcycle, '73 RD350
65 CB160 (67-69), 69 350GTR (69-72), 72 R5, 73 RD350 (73-84), 82 XZ550 Vision (84-03), 01 Concours C10 (03-19), 89 EX250 (11-14), 00 SV650S (14-16), 03 SV650S (19-)

Offline mjrfd99

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #114 on: January 24, 2012, 05:51:40 am »
The start of the slide into trouble on the dark side.

Offline XHarleyRider

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #115 on: February 02, 2012, 01:10:00 pm »
My first bike was a 1971 Honda CD 125.  I have some pictures I can post.  I purchased this bike when I was 13.  I'm going to be 43 soon.  I still have the bike and plan on doing a light restoration as soon as I finish restoring my 1963 Cushman Iron Eagle.

Offline GeeBeav

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #116 on: February 02, 2012, 09:36:43 pm »
My first bike was a 1971 Honda CD 125.

CD?
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Offline XHarleyRider

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #117 on: February 03, 2012, 12:14:38 am »
It was only sold in Europe.  It is a two cylinder 125.  I think there might be a link for it on Google.
 http://ezinearticles.com/?The-History-of-the-Honda-CD125-Motorcycle&id=6545701

 http://vf750fd.com/blurbs/brochures/60-70s/cd125-3.jpg

 http://vf750fd.com/vf750f/vin_2.html

The second link is exactly what I have.  I have some photos at the bottom af a drawer somewhere...
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Offline connie_rider

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #118 on: February 03, 2012, 07:54:12 am »
My first was a 20" bicycle with a 2 1/2 HP Brigs and Stratton Motor strapped to the side of it.
Built it when I was in the 6th grade.
Dad was pretty upset because the danged thing would run 35 MPH. He was more upset when an Officer of the Law caught me on it.... (oops)

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #119 on: February 03, 2012, 08:19:32 pm »
57 Triumph 500cc twin. I rode that bike for two solid years because I didn't have a car. That was in Youngstown, Ohio and the winters were horrible. I had to pull the dents out of the gas tank every spring from constantly dropping it in the snow. The motor  was junk and I remember rebuilding the clutch every year. Who said those were the good old days.
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