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Re: What was your first bike?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2018, 11:29:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Zig Zag [+]
1972 Norton 750 Commando.


By some coincidence, a Norton Commando was my first real bike, too.  Sure, I'd had a bunch of minibikes and such, but the Norton was the first full-on motorcycle.

Damn, I hated that freaking bike.  It's wonder I stuck with the sport.
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Re: What was your first bike?
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 05:33:24 AM »
The first bike for me was a 1982 Honda CB750k fitted with Goldwing fairings and cases. The junker was not too fast and heavy. I rode that thing into the ground at 40 000 per year for three years straight. I can't say I miss that bike but I do miss the memories.

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Re: What was your first bike?
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 09:07:55 AM »
1978 Honda CB250N Superdream  :431:

All my mates were riding Yam LC's, RD's and Suzuki X7's ....... good old days  :046:
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Re: What was your first bike?
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 10:44:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by mel b [+]
1978 Honda CB250N Superdream  :431:

All my mates were riding Yam LC's, RD's and Suzuki X7's ....... good old days  :046:

My mate had the prescence of mind to have kept his X7 from near new...He painted it in Marlboro colours himself in 1982 and its stayed nice n day glo over the last 36 years.. :001:  From '78 to now, its had one engine rebuild, aside from that, its never had so much as a fuse blown..and its well used.

Kevin Schwantz was quite smitten with it when we met with him last year.








PS  A few of my mates rode dreams, smart looking bikes at the time but heavy old beasts...I spotted a new one, in the crate, for sale a few weeks ago...8k!!
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Re: What was your first bike?
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2018, 01:21:01 PM »
Puch Magnum X when i was 13
1st Road BikeYamaha FS1E  When i was 16
Puch Maxi
Suzuki ZR50S  - Big board to 68cc then the gearbox self destructed
Honda NS125S
Yamaha RD125LC
Yamaha RD250LC
Suzuki RGV250M Black
Suzuki RGV250M White
Kawasaki KX250 (road legal) gearbox siezed doing 80mph on a dual carrigeway
Call it a day and had a 10 year break
Ducati Srambler
BMW S1000R S

I with i had kept those 2 Strokes, the RGVs cost more now than when new !

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Re: What was your first bike?
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2018, 02:22:37 PM »
A 1979 CB125 Twin, didn't see the point of wasting money on a moped, so saved an extra year and bought it new 585! For that you got a mornings basic training and a free Star rider bronze course. Anyone remember those?

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Re: What was your first bike?
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2018, 06:52:07 PM »
LOL. Stupid to buy a liter supersport but glad that you are still with us!
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My first bike:



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Re: What was your first bike?
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2018, 09:08:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by CrazyBiker [+]
LOL. Stupid to buy a liter supersport but glad that you are still with us!

In your opinion.  I rode that bike for over 8 years with no scares, because I'm not an idiot.  I understood that the bike was far more capable than I was (and it still is) and that if I acted like a fool, it would bite or kill me.

I see people crashing on much lesser bikes because they rode above their abilities, how is the bike the problem?

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Re: What was your first bike?
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2018, 03:11:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by podders [+]
My mate had the presence of mind to have kept his X7 from near new...



PS  A few of my mates rode dreams, smart looking bikes at the time but heavy old beasts...I spotted a new one, in the crate, for sale a few weeks ago...8k!!

Good move by your pal podders  :028:

It's amazing what the "classics" are fetching these days
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Re: What was your first bike?
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2018, 09:28:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Brian the Sn@il [+]
Puch Magnum X when i was 13
1st Road BikeYamaha FS1E  When i was 16
Puch Maxi
Suzuki ZR50S  - Big board to 68cc then the gearbox self destructed
Honda NS125S
Yamaha RD125LC
Yamaha RD250LC
Suzuki RGV250M Black
Suzuki RGV250M White
Kawasaki KX250 (road legal) gearbox siezed doing 80mph on a dual carrigeway
Call it a day and had a 10 year break
Ducati Srambler
BMW S1000R S

I with i had kept those 2 Strokes, the RGVs cost more now than when new !

Thats a great biking history there and echos mine in a lot of ways...Im lucky enough to have a few 2 strokes  , my friend has a rather nice Pepsi RGV which looks the biz even now.

 


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