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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 JetJock

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2011, 07:54:23 pm »
New 1982 Yamaha XJ650 Maxim - Only bike I've ever had until I got the '11 Connie in March.

Sadly faceed the fact that there is a new love in my life and sold her yesterday to a family member that will take good care.

And of course I can get some more farkles!!

Wow! 30 years between new bikes! That may be a record.

Offline red44

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2011, 10:26:46 pm »
Honda SL70 (OK almost a moped)
Honda CB350 was the first street bike, with JC Whitney chrome megaphone mufflers!  :)

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2011, 09:16:00 pm »
My first bike was a 1978 Romet Pony 50 at the age of 10.



Followed by 1980 Simson S51 Enduro.



And finally my first street bike 1982 MZ ETZ 250

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Offline mjrfd99

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2011, 02:16:28 pm »
1972 H1-b  1st "big boys" bike

Offline Tom J.

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2011, 02:35:21 pm »
After the minibikes and the little 125 street bike, First real bike was this Honda CX 500 Custom- rode the damn thing everywhere!
Geez I was a stupid dork back then... (maybe still am)   ;)

'08 Kawasaki Concours
'98 Yamaha VMax
'84 Honda V65 Magna
'82 Honda CX500 Custom

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2011, 03:02:04 pm »
After the minibikes and the little 125 street bike, First real bike was this Honda CX 500 Custom- rode the damn thing everywhere!
Geez I was a stupid dork back then... (maybe still am)   ;)

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2011, 03:05:47 pm »
...jacket by Members Only
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'08 Kawasaki Concours
'98 Yamaha VMax
'84 Honda V65 Magna
'82 Honda CX500 Custom

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2011, 03:07:49 pm »
Yea, Uh,  I'm here for the Alman Brothers auditions ....?  (kidding) ;D



1972 H1-b  1st "big boys" bike
'08 Kawasaki Concours
'98 Yamaha VMax
'84 Honda V65 Magna
'82 Honda CX500 Custom

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2011, 03:19:48 pm »
everybody is a dork 30 years later.
2002 Semi-naked Connie

Offline Squishman

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2011, 04:20:34 pm »
My first bike was a new 1977 RD 400 bought new in '78.
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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2011, 08:58:12 pm »
Now there's one you should've kept! Had one and roadraced another. Got rid of both, damnit!  :banghead:

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2011, 06:52:38 am »
My first motorcycle.  A red 1973 Honda CB350 Four. Had been stored in a barn for years. Paid $150 for it. Did not know much about motorcycles but was working as an automobile mechanic at the time. Drained the gas and put in a fresh battery and got it started. Learned to ride on this bike. Never laid it down or tipped it over. It was daily transportation for a while. Gas tank was so rusted it clogged up the fuel line a time or two. Wish I had know more about motorcycles at the time. Developed a bad oil leak and I parked it and sold it.



Dig the cool riding outfit in the ad!
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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2011, 07:08:09 pm »
A 1987 Suzuki Savage - put 40,000 miles on it before selling it for a Suzuki Volusia.  After a few years of the v-twin, wised up and got the C-14. 

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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2011, 03:08:53 am »
I bought my first bike in 1973. It was a Kaw 350 triple. I was limited on how far I could go as it was like riding a pair of weed eaters. One in each hand. I owned it for a year before I got smart and bought a Z-1A. I still like the Z-1.
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Re: Your first motorcycle?
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2011, 04:44:33 am »



Dig the cool riding outfit in the ad!


Looks like the dude is wearing a codpiece.    :rotflmao:
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