First bike you've ever owned

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First bike you've ever owned

Unread post by -Holiday » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:59 am

This has probably been done before, but post up what your first bike was, and post a pic. if you dont have a pic, just google one of the same model.

My turn:

79 Honda cx500 custom. Here's a pic. Just add lots of rust and a big dent in the tank and it would be exactly like mine was.

i bought it for 400 bucks while in college in the mid 90's, then sold it a year later after riding the hell out of it, for 400 bucks. not a bad deal.

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so post up what you guys purchased as your first bike. Be sure to add pics!
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Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:59 pm

Honda XR200R, it's a 1999. Currently my only bike. I also left it at my mom's when i moved out so i don't have it to ride right now, which sucks. There've been a few nice days.

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Unread post by ZooTech » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:27 pm

1978 Honda CX500. Not mine, but pics look just like it:

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Unread post by CNF2002 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:29 pm

Mine is in my side pic.
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Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:47 pm

1971 Kawasaki H1, the original widow maker... What a snake to ride, but fast


Mine was just like this one...
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Unread post by Crovello » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:49 pm

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84 Ninja 900. (the bike Tom Cruise had it Top Gun I think) I still have it but it looks nothing like this picture any more. It is covered with dust because it has been in my shop for years without running. Looking at this picture reminds me what it could look like if I got off my "O Ring" and worked on it. Maybe I will start wrenching on it this weekend.

While searching the web for a pic I found several sites for parts. The cost of new upper and lowers is what has kept me from starting this project.

I would love to get a 200R like GeoffXR200R's. That would be a great second bike, or maybe a third :wink:

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Unread post by Jamers! » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:08 pm

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2002 EX500. I love this bike so much. Lucky for me you cant see the other side with that has the dent in the tank and some scratches and such. 73k miles and still runs great. Cant think of any other bike i would have rather started on.



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Unread post by 2006schoolbusyellow250R » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:10 pm

My first bike was a 1986 Honda 250 Rebel. I ran the "poo poo" out of that little bike. It kept going long enough for me to get my Ninja.
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I believe in sportbikes.

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Unread post by Sev » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:05 pm

JWF505 wrote: 2002 EX500. I love this bike so much. Lucky for me you cant see the other side with that has the dent in the tank and some scratches and such. 73k miles and still runs great. Cant think of any other bike i would have rather started on.
Now that is a nice looking ride.

Personally I started out on a 2004 Suzuki Savage (rebadged as the C40 curently). It was a great little bike to learn on, forgiving and well balanced. But when I sat on my current ride at the bike show I knew I wouldn't own it for much longer.

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Unread post by jmillheiser » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:27 pm

80 CX500C in almost as good shape as this one

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Just imagine this bike with a big "O Ring" vetter fairing on it (that I desperately want to remove).

Paid 500 for it so im not complaining

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Unread post by Wizzard » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:35 pm

It was the summer between my 12th & 13th birthday and the year was 1957 .
I scored a 1946 doodle bug . These , of course , are not the original pics of my first scooter but are exactly like it .
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And it's been love ever since then................... :laughing:
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Unread post by ZooTech » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:37 pm

jmillheiser wrote:80 CX500C in almost as good shape as this one

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Just imagine this bike with a big "O Ring" vetter fairing on it (that I desperately want to remove).

Paid 500 for it so im not complaining
Here's my buddy's '81 GL500i with a Harley headlight, Harley slip-ons, and a Sportster tail light:

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The slip-ons sound really good and, incidentally, I have another set exactly like them in my garage right now. I'm going to list them on eBay for him but if you're interested and would like to make an offer, send me a PM.

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Unread post by jmillheiser » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:53 pm

hmm might just be interested. My stock system is not long for this world

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Unread post by DocXander » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:47 am

My very first bike was a dirt bike 1983 Honda Z50, first street bike was a 1982 Yamaha Vision 550.

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Unread post by Seetrout » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:44 am

1976 HARLEY DAVIDSON
OK, so it wasn't a REAL Harley
AMF 250SS. 250 2 stroke.
BUT IT DID SAY HARLEY DAVIDSON ON THE TANK
Rode it about 1 mile. Maybe.
Ran out of gas and would never start again.
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Of course mine was RED. And didn't look nearly this good.
Piece of junk that it was....now I wish I had it back again.
It's not worth much, but it was unique. :D

Oh, and sorry about the link. Couldn't figure out how to get picture into the post. :confused:
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1999 VFR
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2004 GS500F (girlfriends)
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Unread post by sapaul » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:02 am

This was mine, actually one just like it

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I have some pics of me and the Goose and the KL in 1982, but she has forbidden me to post them, she looked like a real geek then. Bushy perm and re-entry sheild glasses and me in army surplus greens :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
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Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:37 pm

Crovello wrote:I would love to get a 200R like GeoffXR200R's. That would be a great second bike, or maybe a third :wink:
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Where in MA are you, i'm looking to sell. Can transport to most places along or near rt 2 in the begining of feb.
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Unread post by Crovello » Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:10 pm

GeoffXR200R

I live in southeastern Ma. About 20 minutes from Cape Cod.

But not ready for buying your bike now. I am buying a new cruiser now (most likely before weeks end) and started taking my old Ninja apart. You guys gave me the fever for a sport bike.

I spent about an hour taking it apart today. Opened the air box and found what looks like a rodents home. Yikes! This is going to be more work than I thought. I need a good web site for odering parts.

Hey Wizzard, that 1946 doodle bug is a smoking machine. That thing must crank out at least 3 horses. :wink:

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Unread post by CustomZ » Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:56 pm

2004 Suzuki GSX-R600 1100 kms when bought.
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