I started at 14 in WV. My first powered 2 wheel ride was a 50cc Allstate Scooter. As I remember, lots of illegal rides to town and dont remember ever getting caught ! I graduated to an 80cc Yamaha 2 Stroke shortly thereafter and delivered many morning and daily newspapers on it, even in the snow !
Like so many did, I started with the go-carts and mini-bikes early, around 10 and moved to some small dirt.trail bikes but my first real bike was at 19 and was a Yamaha TX-750. I traded my Dodge D100 truck for it. Man that thing could move and no, I didn't ride it with flip-flops
Dirt bike : Age : 10 -- Honda XR-75
Street bike : Age : 16 -- Year: 1977 -- Bike: my Dad's 1975 CB 400F Super Sport -- Top speed : about 110 mph ! Sorry Dad, now you know why I brought it home with front end wobble one time
Does mounting a Briggs and Stratton 3 1/2 hp motor on my bicycle at age 12 count? I rode that thing all over those central Illinois farm roads. I even had suspension with a spring loaded front fork. :smile:
Indian Scout?? Nice ride . It was 1991 25 years ago at Age 29. 1 Year before I got married. First bike... A 1981 Honda CB 650 Custom two tone blue. Bought that bike for $750.00 Rode the hell out of it for 8 years. Then traded it in on a Brand new 1999 Suzuki VL1500 Intruder. Which I still own.The LT is only my 3rd bike. Guess I move up in weight /class pretty quick. That old Honda served me well. Got $450 on trade too.
1970 on a Honda CT 70. 9 years old. Couldn't touch the ground, my dad held it up till I took off! 9 years later my dad bought me a '79 R100T, with luftmeister fairing and bags. Still have the Airhead! She pushes a sidecar now.
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