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Old 12-24-2017, 01:22 PM   #31
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Some little Dirt bike, then a 125cc Honda, a 400cc Bandit, and a Suzuki Marauder.
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Old 12-25-2017, 05:40 PM   #32
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:49 AM   #33
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Honda CL70

Honda CL 70. In TN you get a motorcycle license at 14 for anything under 5 brake horsepower. As I remember, it would almost hit 60 mph.

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Old 01-04-2018, 07:59 AM   #34
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First Bike 1982 Kawasaki 305 GPZ...bought from the Hempstead police impound auction for $250 in 1982...Next 1969 Ducati 450 Scrambler.....1982 Yamaha Virago 700.....1978 HD Sportster....

Current Stable includes Elizabeth(2001 Triumph Bonneville) Lisa (1987 Honda Super Magna)and a Jessica (2001 HD Night Train)

Cant decide on my next new bike....the problem is like everything ....Every manufacturer has stepped their game for 2018

Honda stepped their game up with the CB 1100 EX ......

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Old 01-05-2018, 11:18 AM   #35
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First was a Honda Trail 70. Then came some POS Honda that was given to us. Came in boxes and milk crates, first step father paid a shadetree $50 to put it together and get it running, 75cc IIRC. KX80, KX125, GPZ550, GSXr750. Currently riding a HD Road King, first new bike I've ever purchased.

Never thought I'd be on a Harley but I smurfing love it.
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:36 PM   #36
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This is my 1988 600r ninja. i believe it was obtained in 1992 with ~1700 miles, it's up to 5200ish. I haven't had much of a chance to drive it as of late..
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:26 AM   #37
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This is my 1988 600r ninja. i believe it was obtained in 1992 with ~1700 miles, it's up to 5200ish. I haven't had much of a chance to drive it as of late..

Get on your bike and ride!!! 3,500 miles in 26 years?
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:04 PM   #38
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I put it back on the road in 2013, after I re-found it in my shed. Most of the miles were pre 2000. Its running again after tires,clutch,brakes and I rebuilt the 4 carbs. Just checked, I'm up to 5433. It might be time to hand it down to one of my kids after one more summer. An old guy on a Ninja, with an o2 backpack, doesn't seem quite right. Ha
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:10 AM   #39
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Nothing wrong with an old guy on a Ninja. If you can ride it comfortably go for it. I had a stepfather that rode a ZX10 well into his fifties. I'm betting he would have continued on for many more years had cancer not taken him.

I dumped the sport bike in my late thirties and figured I was done with 2 wheels. That GSXr was miserable to ride very far. So happy I'm back on 2 even if it is a touring bike. Most on this forum love to hate on HD but it's been a great purchase. No way the wife and I could have gone on 10 day bike trips on a sporty.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:42 PM   #40
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I bought a Suzuki GS500 when I was 21. First and only bike and yes I would recommend it as a first bike. Only time I could ever lift the front was powershifting to second and it was only a couple of inches. The bike was still fast compared to 90% of the cars out there and you could easily get yourself in trouble or kill yourself.

I stopped ridding altogether and sold it because I became paranoid. Too many close calls with other motorist who couldnít drive. Too many mid-corner puckerfests when I would be leaned out and be heading straight for a patch of sand that I had no choice but to hit and hope I didnít lay it down. I would reconsider now that I live in Utah and people drive better than MA and they donít use sand on the roads during the winter.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:53 PM   #41
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Long Time ago :

Honda CG550

1980 Honda CB750

1981 Yamaha LC350 (Had lost of fun as it was a barely street legal race bike)

Yamaha DT350 (Enduro )
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:36 AM   #42
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Long Time ago :

Honda CG550

1980 Honda CB750

1981 Yamaha LC350 (Had lost of fun as it was a barely street legal race bike)

Yamaha DT350 (Enduro )

Your LC350 was a serious bike in it's day a predecessor to my RZ350. I believe it was the first liquid cooled 350 2 stroke.
Quite the collector item today.
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:33 PM   #43
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Your LC350 was a serious bike in it's day a predecessor to my RZ350. I believe it was the first liquid cooled 350 2 stroke.
Quite the collector item today.

LS2-GTO, I just sold my RZ350 back to the original owner today, so you're probably the only current RZ350 owner on this board now.
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:55 PM   #44
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Bike season is here and boy do I have the itch. I’m 31 years young and bought a 06 gsx-r 600 when I was 18. That passed and I bought a 08 1000 but like someone mentioned you can adjust the power level, so I eased into the full 998cc’s and yes it is a lot of bike! First time the front wheel pulled up on me I almost wet myself. Sold the bike to buy an engagement ring 4 years ago and missed riding ever since. Now with a wife and kid I am trying to be logical and not buy another bike, but this time of year makes me miss riding oh so much!

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Old 10-24-2018, 08:05 PM   #45
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My first bike 2012 CBR1000RR scary as hell!!! Lowsided twice & sold it, 3yrs later bought 2008 CBR1000RR modded still scary as hell!!! Now i'm selling it after 3 months of purchase i'm too old for crotch rocket i want metric bobber dammitt!
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:22 AM   #46
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1978 Yamaha XS650 Special. Fast when it ran right. Engine vibration was pretty high; hands would tingle after a longer ride, and these bikes were known to have the license plates crack and fall off. One of the last big bikes with a kickstarter, which I had to use because the electric start button was missing. It is not fun when a high compression engine kicks back on you.

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Old 12-21-2018, 09:43 AM   #47
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LS2-GTO, I just sold my RZ350 back to the original owner today, so you're probably the only current RZ350 owner on this board now.

I'm sure you've seen what original ones go for these days.

I'm back to working on mine. Will take forever but working on it.
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:14 PM   #48
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First real bike (and last) was a 1975 Honda 750. Bought brand new at 25 years old.
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:11 AM   #49
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1st was a 76 RM250. 2nd 79 KX125. spent a lot of time disassembling those two bikes, carting the frames to the local welding shop, then reassembling. probably owned 25 other dirt bikes since then.
first street bike was a CB360, early 70's model. then bought a GPZ 550 1st year of production, 82 i believe. had enough close calls with those two and gave up street bikes.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:23 AM   #50
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2006 Honda CBR600F4i. Thought about a Ninja but I've got Honda roots from when I was a tot. I loved learning to ride on the CBR, but the locals down here don't pay attention - to anyone or anything. For sale at the moment.
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