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post #41 of 145 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 06:49 PM
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1964 (?) Honda 90 Dream.

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post #42 of 145 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 10:49 PM
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1964 (?) Honda 90 Dream.

Same color as my first bike! Model was the "C200". I never heard it called a "Dream", as the Honda Dreams owned by guys I hung with were 250cc (CA72) or 305cc (CA77).

Ah, the memories!

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My first ride was a mid70's Honda CB125- in deplorable shape when I got it, and probably didn't fare any better under my lack of knowledge! But it got me on the road and in the wind and I learned a lot from it.


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post #44 of 145 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 12:05 AM
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I started riding dirt bikes and ATVs as a teen-ager, most of the dirt bikes I don't remember the type as they were friends, and the ATV's were the same.. I remember what felt like hours kick starting those mules and scorching down river beds dodging rocks and draws... I vaguely remember riding an ATV and crashing into a barb wire fence because the thing steered like a hog... Fun days. My street days were learned on a Honda Shadow 500... Loved it! - 1986..
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post #45 of 145 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 12:56 AM
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Learned how to ride, or I should say, crash, on my friend's 50 cc Honda Minitrail. I still remember his face running towards me all panicky "My bike! My bike!" while I was thinking "My ribs! My ribs!"

Any more power than that would have gone straight to my fool head and I wouldn't be here to reminisce.
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I started riding at the age of 17 in a small town in Ireland. My first bike was a 1978 Honda 90 sports with silver sides. Crashed it at 60 mph at night with a friend on the back on a series of s bends. Both my friend and I were lucky to survive and tell the tale. My family were stunned when I told them that I wasn't giving up bikes there and then. I am still riding bikes almost everyday but yet to buy my first Triumph. Just cannot make up my mind on whether to get a Bonneville or a Tiger. I have to decide as soon as I will sell my current ride, a Kawasaki 650 versys.
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Started when I was age 5 on a generic mini-bike. Graduated to a Honda CT-70 at age 8...been riding for years!
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The first bike was a homemade 175cc Briggs and Stratton motor in a welded frame with tyres from a big wheel barrow - and no brakes.

The first road registered bike was a Yamaha DT400B in yellow
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post #49 of 145 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 06:35 AM
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I'm relative newbie to the bike world, as I'm still south of 40, and started riding on two wheels at the tender age of 29.

My first ever two wheels - Piaggio NRG mk.2 50cc scooter. Superb for messing around town.

My first 'real' bike was Yamaha Virago 535 - bought around 2006. That's when I thought cruisers and v-twins are my thing. They weren't, but I had lots of fun on that bike nonetheless.

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I'm still learning to ride. I put in about 25 or so years on bicycles before I got into motorcycles. Then I took my BRC on a Rebel 250. The first motorbike I owned was a 2006 Ninja 250. My time with that was cut short after five months when it was run over in a parking lot by an older fellow with a Toyota Tacoma. I took the insurance money from that and got myself a 2007 Ninja 650. I kept that one for 3 1/2 years and 24,000 or so miles before I upgraded to a Street Triple. I'm not ready to give Marc Marquez a run for his money, and I freely admit that I'm more skilled on four wheels than on two, but I've gotten enough skill to get from here to there without wrecking, and have a good time in the process.

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