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What was your first bike?

Just like the post says, lets see what everyones first bikes have been.




I started off on a 1992 Katana 600 at the ripe age of 19, Old, beaten and bruised. Only things that were still in decent shape were the frame, motor and handle bars...
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:14 AM
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Hodaka ACE 100
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Originally Posted by voodooridr View Post
Hodaka ACE 100
You have to be north of 50 to even know what a Hodaka is! Ace 100's, Wombats, Combat Wombats...damn takes me back to the Bill's Hodaka Shop in Exton PA @1967!
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A brand new 1967 Hodaka Ace 90.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:25 AM
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I snub my nose at your Hodaka 90. Me and voodooridr started with the Hodaka Ace 100, in 1971. Well, at least I got mine in 1971.

I saw one awhile back and I was amazed at how tiny those fork tubes are.
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I'm not old enough (almost but not quite) to have been the original owner but it was the first motorcycle I actually owned, had to work on it all week to ride it for an hour so I could push it home with fried points and a fouled plug to start the process all over again

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:33 AM
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:06 AM
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Damn. KCCO is the only one who's first bike wasn't way before my time. And as stated I had to google Hodaka to get an idea of what y'all were talking about haha. I also guess I was the only one who's first bike was a street bike.
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Sailor, most of the bike posted are older than I am by about 20 years. They were probably new (a few years old)when they got it too...
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Haha. Damn kids and their motorbikes.
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Yamaha 650 special like 2 days after I turned 16. Worked in Mcdonalds and Woolworths to afford it. Mom was against it but hey, I had to get to work.

It replaced the moped I was using. Huge jump in cool factor.
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the SH was essentially my first bike, I rode a little Buell Blast for 2 weeks and then once my friend let me ride his SH I was sold
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Yamaha 650 special like 2 days after I turned 16. Worked in Mcdonalds and Woolworths to afford it. Mom was against it but hey, I had to get to work.

It replaced the moped I was using. Huge jump in cool factor.
Those old XS650's were great bikes unlike some of the other Yamaha models at the time. I was working in a Honda/Yamaha shop and when you put the 650 on it's centerstand (you young guys can Google that) you could rev it up in neutral and on smooth floor it would vibrate backwards. We used to have backwards races at lunch time in the setup shop!

I'd actually like to pick one up but they've gotten mighty pricey!
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Not sure what year it was but it was old when I got it in 1980. It was a suzuki 50. I raced that thing for about 1 year but it had so many problems. Then my parents bought me a brand new yamaha PW 50. I started racing when I was 4 and I still have the PW 50. It's the little yellow and black bumble bee one. It still runs.
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First motorcycle was a 1971 Garelli 50 Cross. First real street bike was a 1978 Kawasaki KH250... at the tender young age of 16....back in 1980.....and yes I crashed it on the way home from buying it!!!! Young & dumb.....
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1997 GS500E. Did a full restoration on it and went from purple to red with a duc stripe front to back in black and a Vance & Hines exhaust on it, sounded amazing. That is un till a bit of silicone got lodged in a oil jet for the balance shaft and made the casting look like an egg would fit in there better.
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1975 Yamaha RD-125b in 1999.. if you don't count the Garelli moped or dirt bikes I had prior to that

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My first dirt bike was a 1980 Yamaha MX 100,my first street bike was 1979 CBX .
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First dirt bike 1971 Rupp Hustler, used to pull the front wheel up shifting into 2nd (auto trans), first street bike, 1981 honda CB400T Hawk bought from my grandfather in 1988.
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Yamaha RD 125 Twin
A bit like this one but mine was Red I put some Hi tec reeds and an Allspeed exhaust on it and some cone air filters. Can't remember what year it was and sadly I don't have any pic of it either.

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1979 Suzuki GS 425E, crashed it twice in one day on day 7 of owning it, lucky for me I was in motorcycle mechanics in school cause I could fix it each time I crashed it. I think I crashed it 7 times before I killed it and moved on to a cool little GT 250 2 stroke.
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It was four years ago, with a brand new, off the showroom floor Genuine Scooter Co. Roughhouse 50cc. I had a disparaging view of motorcycles beforehand and only bought it because of high gas prices. I lived off that scooter in a small city in upstate New York and then for a summer in Washington, DC.

It launched me into an unique obsession and a long, winding journey that led me through ten different actual motorcycles. My Superhawk is my 12th.
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high gas prices
You guys don't know the meaning of the word high gas prices. To fill a 16l tank here is aprox if I do the conversions $24 - $28 depending on how empty the tank is.

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