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My first motorized two-wheeler was a Honda Hobbit moped in high school. But it did not ignite any passion; it just got me around town until I could get a car. Pic below, except that mine did not have the windshield or bags.
My first real motorcycle was a 1976 Honda CB360T, bought at a garage sale for $25 (including helmet). Pic below also, of one the same as mine was, but in better shape than mine.
"If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other." -- Carl Schurz, (1829-1906) German born U.S. Senator and Union Army general during the US Civil War
"A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper." -- Ludwig von Mises
'93 Ducati "Ferrari of Motorcycles" Monster 900; 220,000 miles so far
Funny story on the z50 that I had then:
had it modded out, lol, cut part of the muffler off to make it really loud, got special brackets for the handlebars so I could mount motocross style handle bars on it, and put a quick twist throttle on it that got it to full throttle with just a 1/4 turn of the original.
Modded the yamaha out too:
Easy mod it was to do though. went to the Yamaha dealer, bought a 175 cyl and piston, slapped them right on; then went to the swap meet with a friend an found a Hodaka high comp head that fit right on the cylinder. Also got a 250cc carb for it too. Bought a J&B down pipe for it too and it took off really fast( or at least I thought it took off fast at the time, lol).
i was in high school when i got my first bike, a honda benly 125...yeah it was special then, got it up to 55 and thought it was the greatest thing on two wheels...wished i never sold it...it looked like this one...