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    Your first bike

    mine
    1967 Honda Super 90

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    Re: Your first bike

    Mine, 1967(?) CB160
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    Re: Your first bike

    1993 Yamaha FZR600


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    Re: Your first bike

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV View Post
    Mine, 1967(?) CB160
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    the guy I bought my 90 from, moved up to a 305 Hawk, Your first bike-honda-305-super-hawk-jpg

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    Re: Your first bike

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    the guy I bought my 90 from, moved up to a 305 Hawk, Your first bike-honda-305-super-hawk-jpg
    Mine wound up with Hobbs, then I think found it's way to Doc and not sure what happened to it after that.

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    first registered legal Street Bike
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    Re: Your first bike

    Honda Benly SuperSport 125




    Sold it for a few hundred back then, now worth $$$$$ if you can find one for sale ...

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    Re: Your first bike

    Early 70's Honda Mini Trail Z50

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    First street legal, '85 GPz 750

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    Re: Your first bike

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV View Post
    Mine wound up with Hobbs, then I think found it's way to Doc and not sure what happened to it after that.

    every other kid in town owned my 90 before I did, it was a turd. Only lasted me 3 months before it ate a valve. My second bike was a '73 CB125S

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    Re: Your first bike

    1993 CBR900RR

    Piped, gearing, jetted

    Great first bike

    No stickers, dodge viper red, polished frame, tinted double bubble.

    INSANELY good looking bike. Very fast bike.

    I was talking about buying a bike, and a friend of mine was leaving town for the summer and said if I paid for insurance and registration I could ride it for the summer. Never got it inspected because the tires failed and I wasn't paying to put tires on someone elses bike.

    What a great summer of 2005... I was 24, met my wife that summer.

    First bike I actually owned? I bought a 2003 Honda RC51 in 2008 for commuting rt. 9 to Worcester. Still have the bike. Got it with 16k miles, getting close to 40k miles.

    I still consider the CBR my first bike though.

    Great thread RandyO!

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    1982 Yamaha XS400 Special II. Quickly graduated to an 05 SV650. Did not enjoy that Yamaha.

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    Re: Your first bike

    1982 KZ-1000 LTD. Still own it (needs work) and yes it has a Kerker.

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    Re: Your first bike

    after my Honda 90, in high school, and a couple years later after college, my CB125S, I was away from motorcycling for 25 years, when I returned, I had an '82 Yamaha XV920R for a year, then my first new bike, a 99 SV650

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    Re: Your first bike

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    1982 KZ-1000 LTD. Still own it (needs work) and yes it has a Kerker.
    any bike with a Kerker is cool

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    Re: Your first bike

    my 1st was a 1979 GS750 Your first bike-1979-gs-750-jpg

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    Re: Your first bike

    My college roommate got his M license summer 2005 and bought a CBR600. After that, I got interested in riding, signed up for MSF the following spring, and had been researching bikes - pretty much decided on an EX500 or a GS500, whichever I could get a better deal on.

    One weekend in the early spring, our other roommate’s older brother came to visit/party for the weekend. We get talking about bikes, I mention I’m taking MSF soon, he says “want to buy my bike?”
    I replied “what is it?”
    He says “2001 Ninja 500.”
    “How much?”
    “Hmm, how about $1500?”
    “Deal!” (Older 90’s models were selling for 2500-3000 at the time)

    That was a perfect first bike. I put 15k miles on that bike commuting over a few years, some days commuting 100-150 miles. Sold it to my brother as his first bike in ~2011, its still in his garage, hasn’t ridden in 4-5 years. I told him I want first dibs if he wants to unload it; not sure why I’d buy it for other than sentimental reasons.

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    Re: Your first bike

    1996 Honda CBR900RR (Only bike I have ever owned that I don't currently still own)

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    Re: Your first bike

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    any bike with a Kerker is cool
    Me buying the KZ-1000 was my late father's excuse to get back into motorcycling. He bought an '81 KZ-1100A (shaft drive) that also had a Kerker. I still have that bike as well but it unfortunately needs work too.

    When I was shopping for a motorcycle in high school, I was looking for something like a Nighthawk 750 or similar. Most were either beaten to death or so clean I couldn't afford them. I found an amazing deal on the KZ-1000 so I had my father come with me to check it out since I had never ridden anything that large before. He took off like a bat out of hell up the road, spun around, and came back with a big shit eating grin. "Yeah, he'll take it" is all he said.

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    Re: Your first bike

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    1996 Honda CBR900RR (Only bike I have ever owned that I don't currently still own)

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    other than the 2 bikes I owned 50 years ago, I still have my XV920R, and a second one for parts, my SV650, (motor in a box partially disassembled) my V-strom, K-Pipe, & AK550. I tend to run things into the ground rather than sell while they still have value, or trade in.

    all my bikes are incomplete projects, even the ones I have registered and ride regularly, K-Pipe needs to be stiffened, and my AK550 is new but no farkles yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    1982 Yamaha XS400 Special II. Quickly graduated to an 05 SV650. Did not enjoy that Yamaha.
    what was it that you didn't like your Yamaha, my XV (also '82) had self cancelling turn signals, that huge 9" locomotive sized headlamp (I think the Seca had it too), air adjustable suspension, enclosed chain, dual disk in front but only drum in back.

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    1983 KX 125 was the first bike
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    Re: Your first bike

    2000 Honda shadow.

    I didn't know shit about shit for motorcycles. Got a big kid job when I was 22 and used my first few paychecks to buy it. Borrowed a buddies truck and drove to Central NJ to buy it. Unloaded it at a storage unit since I still lived with my parents and I was reasonably sure they'd kill me when they saw it. Plus I had no idea how to ride. I took the msf class in the spring. Went to all but the last day because it was absolutely pouring when I woke up. They still held the class. I of course failed because I didn't show up. Cause that's what you do when your 22 years old with a ton of money and time to burn and almost zero personal responsibility. Taught myself to ride with a buddy and then passed the test at the dmv. I ended up taking the msf course about 5 years later when my wife got her license.
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    2006 Ducati Monster S2R 800

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    Re: Your first bike

    I've posted this pic in my sentimental attachment thread. My father and I bought our first bikes together: 2006 R6 and a 2004 VTX. He's no longer with us but both these bikes still are.

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