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Q = What was your first street bike?

Old 01-23-2009, 03:22 AM
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Q = What was your first street bike?

What was your first street bike?

How long did you own it?

How many miles did you put on it?
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:57 AM
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1974 Kawi H1 2 stroke triple.

Still have and ride it every now and again.

Has 64k on it.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:13 AM
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1 1/2 years

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:21 AM
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1994 Honda CB 1000 F
2 yrs
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:24 AM
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'76 KZ 750 (the parallel twin model, not the 4-cylinder one)

Had it about a year.

~1k miles.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:27 AM
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1982 Yamaha Maxim 400, i had it about a year and rode it probably 3,000 miles. Also I ran it into the back of a station wagon. This type of behavior was to continue until, ahh, the present.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:36 AM
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my first true street bike was 1982 Yamaha XJ650 Seca (although I began riding on the street on a 1980 Yamaha XT250). The Seca was a fanstastic bike for its day. I forget the mileage but I had it for five years, eventually selling it to pick up a 1985 FZ750.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:50 AM
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1992 katana 600, had it about 3 years (between 96 and 99) and 10,000 miles. Rode dirt untill last year when I got the hawk
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:09 AM
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1970's Bultaco Lobito. The start of many Bul's.
2 years, then raced it two more
Mileage ?
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:14 AM
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i'm guessing i might be the first person to go from the Honda Rebel in my MSF course directly to my SuperHawk.

got mine in August of '08

put a few thousand on her already
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by 1zeppfan View Post
1974 Kawi H1 2 stroke triple.

Still have and ride it every now and again.

Has 64k on it.

my 500 mach III was a 72 !

fun bike... never did get the jetting right, finally put a hole in the piston from the poor mans fix ( running a hotter plug )

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Old 01-23-2009, 06:46 AM
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Yamaha FS1E. We called them "Fizzys". In England the first thing you could ride was a 50cc moped at 16 and the Fizzy was it! Cool machine,looked and rode like a real bike.Mine was a purple 1974 model.Loved it and rode the wheels off the thing for the next 2 years.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:00 AM
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:03 AM
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:11 AM
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:14 AM
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1968 or 69 ? Honda CB160. Rode it for one year while I was 15 to 16. Bought it new for a song because the 175 & 350's were coming out and they wanted to get rid of them. Wanted a 305 real bad. The dealer, Boca John, had one 160 & one 305 left. $150 diff. between the two but just couldn't get my dad to go for the HP difference.
Moved to a used CB350 the next year but sold it as soom as I could afford a car. Always wanted that Super Hawk and that's why I have one now.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:26 AM
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$50 '73 CB500 4 cylinder I had for 4 years, not sure how many miles I put on it. Gave it to a friend who had it for a few years after picking up an '84 VT500FT Ascot.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:31 AM
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My first love was a 1978 Honda Hawk in a blue dress.
Had her for 3 years and put on 12,000 (ish) kms.

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Old 01-23-2009, 07:35 AM
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My 'hawk ia my first. 3 years +.. and 20K miles so far..

Now, I've had access to and ridden many dirt bikes, and street bikes... @ 5 yrs old I was ridding a 50cc Yamaha dirt bike, then got a XR80S when I was 9-10.. then had a YZ250 as a late teen ager-to early 20s... rode Mid 80's 750 shadow, '94 Dyna wide glide, '98 FXDWG (Dyna wide glide), '97 Ultraclassic, '00 Ultraclassic.. etc.. These were bikes I rode when I wanted to.. not just "test drove"..

But the 'hawk is MY first street bike..

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Old 01-23-2009, 07:37 AM
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1954 R25/3, only had it for 6 months before I moved to the US.

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Old 01-23-2009, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by trinc View Post
my 500 mach III was a 72 !

fun bike... never did get the jetting right, finally put a hole in the piston from the poor mans fix ( running a hotter plug )

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Had to rebuild mine after braking a oil injection line on it after rebuilding the carbs. Did not see it till after it was dead.

Great bike still love to ride it.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:19 AM
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1965? Suzuki K11. 80 cc's. The K11 was the sports model. I had it about a year. I've no idea how many miles I put on it. It was a huge amount of fun. Really tough little bike. It crashed well.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:28 AM
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I bought a brand new '85(86?) 650 Nighthawk. I had it for a year with no accidents claimed on insurance. Next year my insurance premium went through the roof, was going to exceed the cost of the bike so I sold it.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:36 AM
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The superhawk is my first street bike that I bought, but I did learn on suzuki DR 350
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:55 AM
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Hmm, Trying to recall which was the first one that was "mine" I think it was a Honda 125 MTX dual sport. If you only count "street only" bikes then my VTR is it.. though I put many miles on Harleys that I borrowed over the years too.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:09 AM
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1st proper street bike @ 15.5 years old
1972 Blue Honda SL100 Enduro ~2,000 miles and ~1 year (It was a beater and smaller than my 125 dirt bike at the time)

Then kept trading up for the rest of my teenage years...
1983 Honda Ascot VT500 ~3,000 miles ~ 1 year (Fun, but lazy precursor to the Hawk GT)

1983 Honda VF750 Interceptor ~20,000 miles ~ 2 years (Loved it and really got into long rides. The girls in my High Scool liked rides on it too!)

1970 Honda CB750 ~10,000 miles ~2 years (Went classic. Only IL4 I have ever owned!)
1984 Yamaha RZ350 ~2,000 miles < 1 year (Loaner from a friend that I rode for a season)

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Old 01-23-2009, 09:18 AM
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at nineteen 1982 cb450sc nighthawk. Two cylinder I put 12,000 or so miles on it in the 2 years I had it. Guttless but did the trick and kept me from being too stupid until I developed better riding technique.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:05 AM
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Had a dirtbike when I was a kid. YZ80 and a trail 70. The SH is my first streetbike though. Its been 9 months and 7800 miles together now. Where have you been all my life.....(thats how I feel about my bike)
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:46 AM
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I had a 99 Shadow ACE that I learned on before I found out I needed something more fun. I only had it a few months and only put about 1000 miles on it. After that it was straight to the VTR.
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Started with a 71 175cc Kawasaki that was a dual purpose bke.

Bought a 71 Mach III new and rode it about 3 years until a UPS truck pulled out in front of me when I was wide open in 3rd gear. Fixed her up and sold her.

Now I've still got a a 72 Mach III with about 4000 miles on it.
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