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When Did You Get Your First Motorcycle?

Discussion in 'Recreational vehicles' started by dannyboy, Jul 7, 2013.

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  1. dannyboy

    dannyboy Member Founding Member Top Thread

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    I got my first motorcycle when i was 19. It was a special feeling when i got it because i worked my butt off to save up enough money to get my own. My parents said if i wanted one, i had to earn the money to buy one and i did. The bike i brought was pretty awesome too. It had a great look to it and it had a lot of big time speed on it!
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Nice. Do you have any pictures of it? My mother was against me getting one while I lived at home so I had to wait. I was living with my in laws for a bit and decided to buy a house. I waited till about a year later to buy a motorcycle. I bought a brand new 2003 Yamaha R6. I think I was 28 at the time. I miss that bike.

    I had a 4 wheeler years earlier but waited on the motorcycle.

    James
     
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    Ryder13 Active Member Founding Member Feburary Winner

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    Way back in high school. Which was a long time back. It was a Ducati and had a kick start.
    That was replaced by a Yamaha with electric start. I think I rode a bike for the last two years
    of high school. Took me way too long to get back to riding.
    Ryder13
     
  4. darelle4

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    I got my first motorcycle when I was 23 years old. It was a Honda Cub 50cc and this bike is a real antique. It moves very swiftly and is cost effective in terms of fuel. This bike is rated as the world's number one bike motorcycle in the world.
     
  5. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Tough little bike.

    James
     
  6. darelle4

    darelle4 Member

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    Indeed it is, I used this bike to climb up steep hills as well. This bike has crashed so many times and it is still running. I got so many offers to sell it until I finally did. Do you know this bike can carry three people as well. HAHA if you see it you will surely have a good laugh.
     
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    My first own-bought motorbike was a naked type that was of the KTM make, 200 Duke Model with an engine size of 126cc to 650cc. By then I was about 18 years of age still in college. We had a motorbike competition in our college where the winners where being awarded as per their positions. Since I managed to scoop the second position I was awarded a silver trophy and 4000$. I had yarned to buy a bike since a child so the first verdict that came to my mind the moment I was given such bucks was to go for a bike and truly that’s what I did. To date I also have the motorbike still in operation and I really love it.
     
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    I know you said motorcycle and that came in the late teens. Now the first two wheeler was a mini-bike, candy apple red, and that was enough to catch me.
     
  9. Trellum

    Trellum Active Member Founding Member Top Contributor 2nd Chevy Truck Club

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    I just started riding bikes this year (thanks to my cousin), I still ride his, but I plan to buy my own hopely next year ;) I'm thinking of getting a CTX700 (Honda) or a Yamaha Star Bolt. Both bikes are awesome, I think, but I like the low center of gravity the CTX700 offers... I love stability!!! I'm kinda clumsy, lol... My cousin's bike is a bolt :) So yeah, I'm not afraid of starting big!!! I respect people who started riding mopeds tho :thumbsup:
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    The bolt looks cool. I would have to look up the CTX to see what that looks like. The main problem with starting big is not having throw control. But that can be bad on a scooter as well. It just doesn't always bite you as hard.

    I was watching a video on YouTube that had a lot of clips in it. One was a lady on a moped that revved it up and pope the clutch. She made it 50-100 ( hanging on for the ride) until she was stopped by the front bumper of a parked car. She was thrown to the sidewalk. A bigger big would have took off faster, hit harder and did more damage.

    So no matter what you ride you have to take time to get use to it. And unless your drag racing, an engine should never be screaming before you pull away.

    James
     
  11. Trellum

    Trellum Active Member Founding Member Top Contributor 2nd Chevy Truck Club

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    The CTX doesn't look as good as the bolt, the design is totally different, but both of them look cool in black! I love bobbers, and the bolt reminds me a lot of one, but the CTX has a lot good things apart from a good design. I'm still new at this, so I'm getting used to it. My cousin got me started :p I still don't dare to ride completely alone... specially extremely long distances. The traffic over here makes me really nervious, and on top of that I might be moving to the Netherlands... so... we will see how it goes there! LOL... I could just buy a normal bike and do what everyone else's do there. Actually I could save a lot on gas doing that!
     
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    Oh! I have never had any motorcycle, but I have seen so many beauty machines lately that I feel like tempted to have one at least for a weekend to have fun like if I were a teenager.

    However I would not like to have one full-time because I'm not a motorcycle person.
     
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    lovemwaf Member Top Thread

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    I am yet to get my own bike, but i have had the privilege of having people close to me that have had bikes and pretty much shared their bikes with me. At first i was really scared and i thought that i was definitely gonna die on one of these, but i had a chance to ride on a dirt road and really become one with the bike and then essentially i was able to ride on my own and really loved it.
     
  14. Banister

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    I like you have never had my own-bought bike but I have driven motor-bikes for friends and relatives more than anyone owning their own have done. The one great uniqueness with me is that I didn't go through any training in order to be able to drive a bike. I only work up one morning found my fathers bike just outside the home garage and decided to take risk into my hands. Since I had been driving my fathers car for long I didn't find it a headache.
     
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    I've never owned a motor cycle but I was a passenger on my husband's for years. We traveled for miles at a time on it and it was one of my greatest experience. Now that I am older I don't think I would enjoy the ride like I did back then.
     
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    I bought a rebuilt honda about two months ago for quite cheap, its a small 125cc and its the first time i ever own or ride a bike and so far i'm loving it, it's extremely light on petrol and though its top speed is only 140kph it's got a lot of ground clearance and fun to nip around town on.
     
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    I've never received one, but I've given one to my son on his 21st birthday. I use it quite often as well, but it's his bike, so I try to restrain from using it that much. :)
     
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    I got my first dirt bike I'm guessing when I was 8 or so, a little Honda MR50.
    I still have it in the garage, and it's pretty good shape too.
     
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