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.
Kooks | Spintech | K&N | Pedders | RSDK | Blown, as in blowed up.
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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
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.
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.
Looking for something new
2014 F150 Lariat Ecoboost - Tuned by Gearhead, AFE Intercooler, Bilstein 5100's
2006 Jeep Liberty CRD - Self tuned, straight piped, 3" Lift, ARB Bullbar
2006 GTO 6M - Torrid Red/Blk, Billet Pro, Harrop Diff cover, Red poly rear, 2QWK Master - Sold
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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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!
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.
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.
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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