1st bike memories ( What are Yours )

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TeeJay
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1st bike memories ( What are Yours )

I was 16 and my folks didn't really want to see me on a "Dangerous" motorcycle.   I explained that I was going to get one anyway when I became of age so would'nt it be better if I had one up at our 100 acre farm so I could gain some experience before getting on the road.   Dad picked up a second hand little 2 stroke Suzuki 90cc 'Honcho'.

Six months later I had stripped it of completely everything that wasn't neccessary in an attempt to make it go faster.   But for three months I had a bike, and that was all that really mattered.   Now that I think back on it, Dad probably bought it as a Rural Tax Deduction and thats why I couldn't have a 125 or something similar way back in the early seventies.   And I thought he was concerned for my welfare. 

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My First Bike That I Had

Was a  Honda XL 185 Chook Chaser,,,,,,,,,, Or should I say learned how to fall off,,,, The first Day I got it I came undone  on Melbournes tram tracks, I was just old enough to get my license in those days.

1 year after I returned to Un Zed, where I brought a mint condition Honda 750/4 1973 Model, I loved that bike.

1 year after that I returned to Oz and brought a 1976 Triumph Bonnie, I loved that Bike too.

I wish I kept those bikes.

Clive
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PURE POWER

It had it all

Handling, power, build quality - i wish I still had it too.....they become bloody colectors items

Clive
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PURE POWER

You could even fold down the handle bars and put it in the boot

 

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My 1st Road Bike

1st Bike Yamaha GTMX80 1st Road Bike XL500

chmeee5
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I'm not sure how old I was

I'm not sure how old I was or even what bike it was, but I do remember my uncle (Geoff) taking me to a place where he and his mates could do whatever they wanted on their bikes, albeit offroad.

Lots of bikes, noise, smoke, smells mud and fun!

 

 

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First Bike

First bike was a brand new DT250 Yamaha purchased from Greg Hansford's Yamaha shop at Rosalie used to drive the local Post Mistress/sub bank nuts taking all my loose change from the tips I would get  (on a good day} as a bowser boy every few lunch times.Used to ride up Nebo & Glorious thru the fire trails before the road was built down the other side. It was a bullet proof bike even after dropping it heaps of times on the fire trail hills ........ loved it.

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It was a 69 bonnie , paid

It was a 69 bonnie , paid the sum of $200 i was 19 and it was a normal not looked after Triumph , lots of things fell of but almost always got me home , traded it in on my 73 Trident and got $400 Woo Hooo from Jack Veal`s shop in good old Darwin

 

 

 

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First Bike...

My first bike at 14 was a 120 suzuki 2 stroke road bike set up with off road tyres and I had it wheelieing through it's gears within 6 weeks..but then Graeme Crosby was my hero then...

Second bike was an SL125 silver and blue tank...Bert Kingston 150 kit ,cam and a power pipe (noisier) it was a wonderful little machine did some massive miles and got caned merciless during it's life..CB350-4 cyl next then bike after bikeuntil now the V-Strom 1000 is my second strom and my 73rd Motorcycle..mostly honda,suzukis,yamahas,2 Kawasakis,2 Guzzi's,2 Triumphs...

When I win Lotto there will be a new Triumph Rocket 3 , a Scrambler and a new XR1200 Sporty in the new shed at the new house  (next to the Strom)...lol nice to dream...

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When I win Lotto.....

mythbuster wrote:

My first bike at 14 was a 120 suzuki 2 stroke road bike set up with off road tyres and I had it wheelieing through it's gears within 6 weeks..but then Graeme Crosby was my hero then...

Second bike was an SL125 silver and blue tank...Bert Kingston 150 kit ,cam and a power pipe (noisier) it was a wonderful little machine did some massive miles and got caned merciless during it's life..CB350-4 cyl next then bike after bikeuntil now the V-Strom 1000 is my second strom and my 73rd Motorcycle..mostly honda,suzukis,yamahas,2 Kawasakis,2 Guzzi's,2 Triumphs...

When I win Lotto there will be a new Triumph Rocket 3 , a Scrambler and a new XR1200 Sporty in the new shed at the new house  (next to the Strom)...lol nice to dream...

When I win Lotto, I want a new Daytona, the new big one that Triumph wont talk about.

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 i was 11 and rode my mates

 i was 11 and rode my mates MX 80 around Carrington Park car park, 6 months later it came up for sale for the pricey some of $180 so I sold my lego and fanged it around for a couple of years. To quiet it down I used to shove insulation up the exhaust and after awhile it got so oily it would catch on fire ( looked cool at night herbing down gully road)

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XT500D

 The first bike I actually bought was a yamaha XT500D . It had a little window so you could see when the piston was at the top and safe to kickstart, but that was a waste after a while cause you could feel when the piston got to the top but I thought it was neat when I was learning about these things. I wasd called nip in those days because I used to annoy the trumpy and norton riders by nipping about them . It was a good bike , went anywhere on or off road , but i did miss sitting behind Tiny on his commando , so I sold it . While I had that thumper though I had some fun .