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What was your first bike?

Truck
Not sure if this has been asked before, but if so lets do it again!  I'll Start i off.

My first bike was a '76 (we think) yamaha 400.  POS!  I took it more as a dare than anything else. Got it running pretty good, but never wanted to fix it up nice so we used it for running around in the country around where I grew up. Exaust was a $5.00 piece of pipe I got at Track Auto, she was loud as hell let me tell you! My seat consisted of an old folded up rag bunged to the frame so I didn't have to sit on the battery. After a few months the starter went bad so I always parked it on a incline, redneck mechanics right there! But I had one hell of a time with that bike and will always remember her fondly.
It's only illegal if you get caught.

If at first you don't succeed, use more lighter fluid

95% of Harley Davidsons ever made are still on the road... The other 5% made it home.

New Baltimore, Va '82 CB900c, 1980 CB985F/K 'Mutt"
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motogrady
Worked 6 months washing dishes for my first bike,




I think I was 15,
The Hodaka Ace 100B+.

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Truck
Dude, that is 1 sweet bike!
It's only illegal if you get caught.

If at first you don't succeed, use more lighter fluid

95% of Harley Davidsons ever made are still on the road... The other 5% made it home.

New Baltimore, Va '82 CB900c, 1980 CB985F/K 'Mutt"
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MarkPBG
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Started REALLY small on a Honda Aero 125 scooter. 2nd bike was a '99 Suzuki GSX600F (Katana), and now my 1974 CB750. I will break this "one bike at a time" thing and get a second one going soon. :)
Mark Davis
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
amateur photographer, hot rodder, motorcyclist, adventurer
"Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul."
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easyrider12
My first bike was a used 98 yamaha xt350.  I believe I blew the motor in the second year with too much highway riding, rebuilt the motor and then it blew up 400kms later so that was the end of that.  I've had the cb750 for about 6 years and I'm also always on the lookout for a 2nd bike as well.  No car$, I live downtown ;)
most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handelbars to the saddle.
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john k
First bike, first streetlegal vehicle, 1975 CB 750 K5. Still have it, still ride it, worth $5,000,000 not for sale. The only thing registered on the prenup agreement. Thank you Alberta oil patch.
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LukeM
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First bike was a Huffy.  It was a bicycle.  First bike I worked on was a early 70s Triumph Bonneville 650, which belonged to a school chum.  He joined the Army, and it went away.  First bike I outright owned was my '79 CB750L.  Now the proud owner of a '84 Honda Shadow VT700C.

Luke M
Used to have a 1979 CB750L, sold it as a parts bike, now riding a slightly modified 1984 VT700C. Network/Field Engineer. Central OH, USA, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe.
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icerigger
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My first bike was a 1937 Norton 500cc single piston hardtail, an old army bike. I got it in 1965 from some friends of my brother and spent the next 2 years building it with their help. I only got to ride it for a little over one season 'cause some SOB stole it. My brothers friends put out the word but no one ever found it so they got me a '49 BSA 250 twin, also on baskets. I never got that one on the road, having to go to college.

But some days I really do miss that old Norton.
Livin' my life like a song.

1985 Honda Rebel 250 - "Birdie"
1979 CB750K - "Behemoth"
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shinyribs
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Mine was a '87 KTM 125 MX at 13 years old. Not mine,of course,but it was identical to this pic.



Notoriously famous for limp side stand springs. I eventually just took the thing off and parked next to trees. I never broke a single part on that bike (amazingly) but I did wear out several top ends. Probably 5-6 ring/piston/cylinder jobs in about 2-3 years time.lol. I loved that bike. I miss that bike. Sold it and bought a '93 KTM 125 EXC which endured equal abuse/rebuilds. Sold that and stepped up to a '94 KTM 250 EXC. <- That bike was insanely strong. 5th gear wheelies at will without having to fan the clutch. Just roll on the throttle and up she came! Never could ride it hard enough to wear it out. Sold it to a high school buddy who put a trailer hitch on it and still uses it to haul firewood to this day. Hauling trailer loads of firewood with a 2 stroke...that should speak for itself. Finally made my way to street bikes and a SOHC CB750 landed in my lap. I do believe I'll be on CB's from here on out...though I do have a soft spot for Katoom's to this day. Can you say KTM 1290 Superduke R Patriot Edition?I can.my wallet can't. 440 lbs of Austrian V-twin goodness. 175 Hp & 90 ft lbs/tq to be exact. 

Turn it up. Sit back,covet and enjoy...




Sorry,got a KTM tangent. It's hard for me not to.

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Half-Caf
Very first bike was this guy here:

We had it when I was little and my dad used to give me rides. I would sit on the very front part of the seat and put my both my feet in the "u" of the bars. But alas, we sold it when I was still young.

My real first bike is my current 1980 cb750f
The best things in life are custom
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1980 cb750f SS
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Charlie1717
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Started on a 90's yamaha pw80 dirtbike
Then to a YZ 80, then to a yz125 haha
First street bike was a 1982 goldwing!
Second bike is my current 1972 750
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1972 Honda CB750Four
when I'm night riding the bike I'm driving my...
1992 Ford Festiva BP 1.8l Swap

Bargersville, IN
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Butcherblock
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1979 Yamaha 650 special. It was bone stock except the PO had put a rear tire that barely fit on it.  I painted it bright yellow, put drag bars on it, and drove it everywhere. I had no idea how cool the bike realy was, but I loved it.  One of my favorite memories on that bike was from the same summer I bought it. A friend and I were out for a ride (him on an 750 magna).  We hit a strait stretch and I tucked up and gave her some juice. I had her topped out at about 150kph. Laughing cause I lost him in my mirrors, i thought I was in the clear. I look over and he is right beside me, with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. He gives me the "not bad" nod , and proceeds to blow past me. Damn that was iritating.....
1982 cb750k 1982 cm200
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TOOLS1
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750 Magna. Don't be feel bad. That is one fast bike.
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1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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shinyribs
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Dude! Magna's are the bomb. A slightly detuned VFR with comfortable seating??? ...oh yes... :)
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sockmonkey20
My first bike was a 2013 honda cbr 250r highsided and it totaled. second bike is my current pos 81 750k its got so many little problems im about done with it.
Honda: 1981 CB750k (non-op)
Mostly stock.
Kawasaki:1984 gpz 550(daily)
A/M exhaust 4-1, stage two carburettor jets
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Truck
Dude, stick with it.Half the fun of an old bike is late nite tinker sessions. And once you get it all fixed you will have one hell of a head turner and the pride of doing it yourself!
It's only illegal if you get caught.

If at first you don't succeed, use more lighter fluid

95% of Harley Davidsons ever made are still on the road... The other 5% made it home.

New Baltimore, Va '82 CB900c, 1980 CB985F/K 'Mutt"
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sockmonkey20
I cant i dont have the money to deal with this kind of bike right now, if i can get some more money like the lottery right now im struggling to stay afloat during the aftermath of my divorce :(
Honda: 1981 CB750k (non-op)
Mostly stock.
Kawasaki:1984 gpz 550(daily)
A/M exhaust 4-1, stage two carburettor jets
Lon
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Lon
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My first bike.  Honda 305 Dream
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TOOLS1
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Lon wrote


My first bike.  Honda 305 Dream
Mine was a black 66. Wish I still had it. I have a blue 65 in the Toolshed right now, but it belongs to a buddy.
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)