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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%)

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Offline WillyP

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2011, 07:08:30 am »
'72 Honda CL100, paid fifty bucks for it, my mom freaked out but my dad said I could keep it if I could get it running. Damn right I got it running!

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2011, 11:51:09 am »
Honda CT70. That was my first motorcycle after a Briggs and Stratton powered Sears mini bike.

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2011, 12:03:47 pm »
Looks like the dude is wearing a codpiece.    :rotflmao:


Uh, shadoobie, shattered shattered...  ;)

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2011, 12:51:46 pm »

Uh, shadoobie, shattered shattered...  ;)

 :rotflmao:  :hail:  :chugbeer:

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2011, 01:50:33 pm »
Looks like the dude is wearing a codpiece.    :rotflmao:

ATGATT !!!  :o
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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2011, 07:51:34 pm »
ATGATT !!!  :o

Gotta protect the boyz!

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2011, 09:17:40 pm »
:rotflmao: :hail: :chugbeer:

Sing it Mick!


You know it brutha!  :thumbs:

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2011, 11:57:51 am »
 First street legal was a Kawasaki F-7 175, great bike replaced the crap rear shocks w/bosh-mulloland (sp?)..long time ago ;D. i looked it up and it had 16 monster HP!!! Road the sheet out of it, spent as much time in air as on dirt.........I almost started to look to buy one last week ,but controlled myself......no garage left.

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Offline Glenn

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2011, 10:07:57 am »
This 1968 Yamaha is the very first motorcycle I ever bought and learned to ride on. I paid a hundred bucks for it. Twin cylinder electric start 2 stroke, mine had no second gear, I had to wind it out in first then double shift into third. It left a stream of yamalube behind me like a jets contrails! Ah... my very first, (and last), 2 stroke... good memories! ::)

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2011, 04:48:22 pm »
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It left a stream of yamalube behind me like a jets contrails!
 

 :rotflmao:  That's awesome!
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Offline BrianM

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2011, 05:02:23 pm »
Not exactly the Smartest bike for a total noob... but mine was an '83 Honda CB1100F



I remember pulling out of the owners driveway, popped a wheelie straight across the street (had a weak battery and I didn't want to struggle with starting it after a stall).

Dumb move #2?  After 30 minutes chasing my roommate around an empty Walmart parking lot, we went to the bar. 

d'oh...  I was the ultimate squid, college kid, no gear (shorts and tank tops in the summer), frequented bars, hit 100mph+ the first night I had the bike, had female passengers within the first week (doing a ton).....  gads, I worked HARD to dump all the luck out of my luck bucket as fast as possible.  Glad maturity kicked in before death caught me.

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #56 on: August 04, 2011, 08:59:22 pm »
Honda 400 super sport, 4 cylinder, 1975. Followed by a CB 750 F 1981, both great bikes. Grew up on the 750 it was last bike I laid down until my C14 last week.

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2011, 06:54:54 am »
...jacket by Members Only
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Yea, Uh,  I'm here for the Alman Brothers auditions ....?  (kidding) ;D



No old ski jacket.  $$ were tight.
No audition but did ride it to a couple of their concerts.
Wild times and ways back then.
That bike and this hottie made me king in da hood

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2011, 08:04:21 am »
Not exactly the Smartest bike for a total noob... but mine was an '83 Honda CB1100F



I remember pulling out of the owners driveway, popped a wheelie straight across the street (had a weak battery and I didn't want to struggle with starting it after a stall).

Dumb move #2?  After 30 minutes chasing my roommate around an empty Walmart parking lot, we went to the bar. 

d'oh...  I was the ultimate squid, college kid, no gear (shorts and tank tops in the summer), frequented bars, hit 100mph+ the first night I had the bike, had female passengers within the first week (doing a ton).....  gads, I worked HARD to dump all the luck out of my luck bucket as fast as possible.  Glad maturity kicked in before death caught me.


I always wanted one of those, but went with the VFRs instead. That the actual bike you had or just similar?

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #59 on: August 05, 2011, 11:06:36 am »
No old ski jacket.  $$ were tight.
No audition but did ride it to a couple of their concerts.
Wild times and ways back then.
That bike and this hottie made me king in da hood

I was like 6 or something.  You and the beautiful young lady were quite groovy. 8)
Jeff
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