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Old 11-15-2012, 12:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Way to much bike for a 12yo .. but it was cheap and I bounced well at that age .
WAY too much bike for a 12yo!!!

I can still scare myself on a 250 2 stroker
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by uncalcetindelana View Post
WAY too much bike for a 12yo!!!

I can still scare myself on a 250 2 stroker
I was in training for my superduke
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #20 (permalink)
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1970 Honda QA50. I can't imagine how many hours I spent in the backyard riding my loop track but I remember I didn't have to steer from the groove that was worn in the dirt.

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:49 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:01 PM   #24 (permalink)
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zx-9r... Still have it.
98 zx-9r. i loved that bike...

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #26 (permalink)
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At 10 yrs old, got this one:
CHP Motorsports CLASSIC HONDA PRIVATEER RACING Honda Mini Trails Honda mini bikes and Honda Z50 Honda 50 Honda Minitrail NOS Parts and services Kitaco and Takegawa performance parts.

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.

At 14, got this one:

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).
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:07 PM   #27 (permalink)
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First bike was a 04 EX250. Traded it in after 4 months of ownership and 2 trackdays.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:09 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Wow those monkey bikes bring back memories. The rich kids had the bikes with suspensions I just had hard tail and forked minibikes. My first street bike was a 1983 V45 Sabre.
Ain't nobody got time for that!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:41 PM   #30 (permalink)
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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...

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