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    Senior Member BuellyBagger's Avatar
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    Pic of your FIRST bike!!

    This might be hard for some of our more "elderly" members to come up with, but wondering how many of us can show our first bikes!
    I know we've had a lot of "list your motorcycles" threads, but nothing really compares to your first LOL.

    So I'm strangely proud to say my first motorcycle was a 1975 Harley Davidson (Ironhead) Sportster, Chopper. My dad bought it at a swap meet in Souix City, brought it home, and we fixed a few things up on it and I got to ride it in Sturgis @ the age of 17 with my girlfriend(now my wife) in tow. I was really into the custom bike thing, harleys, etc when i was that age still kinda am. My senior year dad and i tore the sportster down and redid it, finish it in my 1st year of tech school. When i graduated tech school my dad offered to give it to me, but i had no place to keep it so i declined. It got sold and i have no idea where it is now....
    Please post a pic and a story of your FIRST bike!!

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    After the re-build

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    2008 Kawasaki KLR 650, bike treated me great but was tall and slow.

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    This might be hard for some of our more "elderly"

    Judging from your haircut in the photo's, what exactly do you mean by elderly? LOL

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    Can't find a pic of it but my first bike was a '78 Honda XL250. Looked just like this one:


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    I learned how to ride on an 86(or I think) xl 500!
    Shortly there after my first bike was an 85 xt600

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    Judging from your haircut in the photo's, what exactly do you mean by elderly? LOL
    Ha that's where you are wrong, that was 2004!

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    Proof. .. the hoody the wife is wearing in the photo! 20160213_170315.jpg

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    My first one was a 1987 gsxr 750.....pics are at my pops house somewhere. If I can get em ill post em. I remember I told him I was buying it and he said if I do I was outta the house.......OUT I WENT. He was not happy

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    These are all google pics.

    Besides the dirt bikes,

    Ya. Suck it. It was 100mpg freedom. It was brand new, and I was 15 1/2 years old and bought it myself.

    A big jump! going to school in AZ.

    This was a little better! Traded a POS '82 Ford EXP, remember those! Then winter came...

    Finally in 1988, I got this 1986 1000R. a DREAM bike for me. I had a poster of my own bike on my own wall! Ahhhh. The days when your priorities were all in line I got the Corbin seat, the Supertrapp mufflers...
    From then on it's all a blur
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    Well I definitely qualify as one of the 'elderly members' - this picture of my first motorcycle (a 1941 BSA WM20) was taken in 1971.

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    Note the weight saving lack of a front brake and the strict adherence to safety gear (at least I made my sister wear a helmet) ........at 16 your confidence is limitless.
    Dirt roads, bald tyres, rigid rear suspension, poor brakes - it was heaven at the time.



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