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My First Bike

Found a photo of my first motorcycle.... Hodaka ACE 100
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That was my first bike too. Bought it used for $300. I always liked the gas tank that looked like a toaster.
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wow, looks like great condition.
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Re: My First Bike

Here is mine: Yamaha 100cc twin 2 stroke engine, 4 speed, a failed Autolube pump so I had to mix 2stroke oil with gasoline, lousy brakes and suspensions. Boy that thing was fast when fully warmed up and when I only weighed 150 lbs!
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Mine was a Honda CL-72 back in 1965! It was the Honda 250cc Scrambler as they called them back then, before the term Dual Sport came to be. It was meant to be the best of both dirt & street, but in reality was not the best in either! Was not actually street legal due to some missing papers, but had a ball riding all over Southern Cal in the dirt with it! back then if you were not riding on the road system they did not have to be registered like today.

I have attached a file pic of one. I was not big into picture taking back in those days, just riding!

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Re: My First Bike

Had both a 66 Jawa Sport with sidecar and a 66 Harley Sprint. Wish I still had them today.
I can say that I have spent so many hours pulling apart and rebuilding those darn Hodaka's, That I could likely rebuild one with my eyes closed. That's not a shot at the brand, great bikes and loads of fun, raced them for a couple years and had one I used for trail riding until about 1995.
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Had both a 66 Jawa Sport with sidecar and a 66 Harley Sprint. Wish I still had them today.
I can say that I have spent so many hours pulling apart and rebuilding those darn Hodaka's, That I could likely rebuild one with my eyes closed. That's not a shot at the brand, great bikes and loads of fun, raced them for a couple years and had one I used for trail riding until about 1995.
I can relate to the rebuild. I too used to race....never won one. Seems like I was either broke down, or falling down.

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My father had the same bike before same color and later after it was given to me w/c also become my first bike. I really enjoyed it so easy to ride and maintain.
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Re: My First Bike

At one time I worked in a Yamaha place and serviced those 100cc bikes- I always liked them.

My own first was bit older than that- a 50 CC Yamaha that I upgraded to an 80 CC by buying a motor out of a wreck for $10. Then I changed the sprockets to improve acceleration. Top speed of 59 mph down a hill but also about 100 mpg. The 1.2 gallon tank was not a serious handicap and with gas at 25 cents a gallon, made for really cheap transportation. I put 40,000 miles on that thing, the last 10,000 with no oil in the tranny due to a gasket leak- didn't seem to hurt anything.

Wish I had a couple of my old 2 smokers back....
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Re: My First Bike

Some years ago with a 1969 KO CB750 and my daughter in the arms!!

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Some years ago with a 1969 KO CB750 and my daughter in the arms!!

Beautiful bike... That bike is really a screamer and I believe that its one of the stable and comfortable bike of all times.
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