First Motorbike

First Motorbike

PostBy: Cap On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:39 pm

Hello List--

We have a first car thread. Let's have a first motorbike/motorcycle/moped/minibike/trike/quad thread.

My first engine bike was a '73 Harley Davidson X-90. Made by the old AMF in Italy I believe. HD had two X90 models. One set up for street with larger wheels and a smaller trail version with 12" wheels. This is what I had.It was a 2 stroke with a tank for the 2 stroke oil which would automatically mix with the gas. I was 12 or 13yrs old
Cap
 
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Re: First Motorbike

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:43 pm

Mine was a kawasaki G90 5 speed street bike it was I think a '75 shortly followed by a kawasaki
F-9 350 enduro and a '68 honda CB450 :)
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Re: First Motorbike

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:07 pm

1986 Yamaha BW80. Got it Dec. 7,1985 ... I'll never forget it! I must've put 1,000 miles on the thing. I loved that bike more than anything! ;) My parents knew that & used it at will for blackmail ... :shock: :lol:

Cost $750 brand new. When my parents got me this, it was as if they bought me a Bentley .... I couldn't believe it was mine! I'd never been happier at any point in my life! I was completely overwhelmed! 8-) 3 years later, I grew about a foot-and-a-half & gained about 50lbs, & was tired of getting smoked by my buddies .... so I sold it for $150! It was pretty beat by then .. ;)

I'm now the proud owner of 10, in various stages of running conditions. :D
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New gas tank, NOS seat cover, repro stickers, .25mm over with Wiseco piston & rings at .002" clearance, shaved head, FMF pipe/silencer, four 3/4" vents drilled in airbox, jetted .... wheelies on command! Lots of fun. An on-going project!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
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Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: First Motorbike

PostBy: ken On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:48 am

Honda 750 , 1970
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
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Re: First Motorbike

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:01 am

1977 Suzuki JR 50 I was 4 years old. My dad would kick start it with his hand.
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Re: First Motorbike

PostBy: acesover On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:09 am

Honda 90, 1966
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Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
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Re: First Motorbike

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:18 am

First one, a 70's Honda Trail 90.

Had a few others over the years.
'73 Honda CB500 (Four)
'78 Suzuki GT360
'97 Yamaha TW200 (Dual Sport)
'95 Yamaha KLR650 (Dual Sport)
'78 Yamaha XS1100 (Current Street)
WNY
 
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Re: First Motorbike

PostBy: efo141 On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:24 pm

First off road 1970? Honda PA-50
First road bike 1970 Honda CB-350
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Re: First Motorbike

PostBy: Cap On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:04 pm

I also had/have:
Kawasaki KX 400 motorcross. 2 stroke ( quickest bike to 60 )
Honda CB550 4 cyl
Honda CB750 4 cyl
Suzuki DL1000--fastest bike ( too powerful for my skills, I'm not afraid to admit it )
Kawasaki KLR650
Current
Suzuki DL650
BMW F650
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: First Motorbike

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:41 pm

I've owned a few myself ... :D ;)

After the BW, came a '87 CR125R
Then the mighty TRX250R Fourtrax not a bike ... but sort of fits in.
a '92 WR200
'84 XL350R - still own, not street legal ... off-road only for now ...
'01 KDX220R - still own
'02 DRZ400S on/off
And the '05 Polaris Sportsman 800 - also still own. Again not a bike ....
Then, my 10 BW80's :lol: :roll:

For the street, my first bike was a '84 KZ700A1
then a '94 CBR600F2 - first motorized vehicle I ever bought brand new. Had for 8 years & 36,000 miles.
Then I bought the on/off above, which I then sold for a '03 Harley-Davidson FXSTB Night Train with the Twin-Cam 88B (1,450cc)
and my latest passion: 1975 Yamaha RD350A (have a '74 parts one too)
& I picked up a '75 RD200 for the wifey -- needs extensive repairs before becoming road ready.



Many pics:
The XL getting rebuiltl
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RD running after much wiring & cleaning
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RD200
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The CBR in action in Northern AZ
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WR200 in action
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Me & my KZ at Quabbin Reservior circa 1991 Note the GIGANTIC radar-detector on the gas tank!! Gotta love progress! :lol:
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Me & the CR back in the day '90 or '91 ... I don't miss the hair!! :lol:
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SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: First Motorbike

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:55 am

Smitty, you are a ham! :lol:
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator