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First Bike?
« on: October 11, 2017, 03:33:19 PM »
As we seem to be doing these types of thread now. I've got a question for everyone.

What was you first bike (and any others)?

First bike for me was a Gilera DNA 50cc, a twist and go bike. Couldn't bring myself to have a Moped :P


Not my bike but this is pretty much what it looked like

First proper bike was a Suzuki SV650 2006. Brilliant bike for learners!
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Re: First Bike?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 04:19:05 PM »
after my 50cc time I have 1971 a brand new Honda CB 500 Four added. I was really fun at the time.
yes, it is long long ago 8)
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Re: First Bike?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 04:23:00 PM »
My first was a '76 CB360, then a '77 XS650 came after that, moved to a VF500F, then promptly blew it up proper and stuffed the XS650 engine into the VF500F (I do have pics, it was pretty crazy that it fit), on from there was a '82 XJ750 Maxim, bored quickly with it I got my hands on a '97 Bandit 1200, wadded that up in a spectacular crash and the flood gates opened up and I've had somewhere around 60 bikes at this point... currently a collection of 11 of them between the shop and the yard.  ;D



Bought a Ninja 650R from a friend that was building a "street" version of the "supertwins" bikes. Started out like this:

https://i.imgur.com/EAox3Lm.jpg



Promptly turned it into this over the course of the last 2 months...

https://i.imgur.com/LcYvRta.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qoN08wF.jpg
(And for the keen eye members, that IS a turbo bike in the background of that pic)



The pics are huge... so I won't embed them, just gonna link to them. Just a little before and after.  8)
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Re: First Bike?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 04:55:06 PM »
My first bike was this one: http://www.omicronmotors.com/retro.html

A 40cc minimoto with 2,5hp i was racing it from when i was around 6-7 till i turned 9.

Then i got another Blata 40cc but with 7hp.

In 2008 when i was 13 i got dispensation and  moved to senior minimoto with a 40cc 14hp beast and won Nordic championship and 2nd in danish championship and also moved to race my first gear bike, a honda NSF100 (had tested an old Yamaha YZR80 the year before in last race where i came 2nd in my first race on a gear bike)

After that it have been racing 125GP and Moto3 hondas in the team i was racing in 2009-today.

Also was at red bull selection in 2008 on the metrakit 125cc 34hp bikes they have there, first time on big bike on big track :)
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Re: First Bike?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 05:16:19 PM »
Suzuki GSX400
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 05:42:08 PM »
First was a Fizzy (FS1E). Destroyed that in a pile of flames hitting a bus sideways on, then a CB 250. Destroyed that hitting a mini head on, on a humpback bridge, then got a Suzuki 250, lasted 3 months before the engine went pop. Then in a more mature mood, a CX500. Did 35k on it before wrecking it at Sulby bridge during mad sunday. Then a laid back triple, XS850 which actually lasted until I got married. Bought a 125 Yam and 250 Suzy motocross bikes to teach my son how to ride, then a Triumph Trident 900 when the kids were old enough to leave home. Decided to part with it after nearly getting wiped out entering a roundabout the wrong way, too fast..

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 02:25:59 AM »
My first bike, Vespino GL 1984   ;D

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 03:24:29 AM »


First road bike was a Kawi 636. Wheelies for days! :)


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Re: First Bike?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 06:34:30 AM »
No surprise, a 2007 Hornet.

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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 09:09:00 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 01:01:23 PM »
My first bike was a Yamaha Jog 1992 :)

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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 02:39:20 PM »
First was a 90cc  yamaha jog scooter, now i'm on a 1998 CB 400 Super Four S


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Re: First Bike?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 04:14:58 PM »
My first one was a bandit, the S one



I turned it into naked after an accident



I sold it to a friend that still rides it today, 10 years later I put my hands on it for the first time :D The bike is 120000km (80k miles) now and do well !

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Re: First Bike?
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 09:38:34 PM »
TL:DR:
A few bikes yaddayadda. Thx.


All pics as close to the one I had as I can find online - my pics are on photo paper - you remember that right?

Learnt to ride on this (my Dads BSA Bantam) offroad


First Bike I owned - (was given it as scrap) had to repair it (with Dads guidance of course) (replace big end bearing) then sell it to a geezer in London (courier) to raise some funds to get my first road bike.


First road bike - RD50MX - restricted to 30mph but got 45 out of it downhill with the clutch pulled.  ;D Miffed because older brother got in before the new rules so had a FS1E a lot faster!


2nd Road Bike - The beautiful, beautiful Honda NS125F - really loved this bike sooo much. Got it written off when a geezer from my motorcycle club ploughed into the back of it  >:(

But I bought it back from the Insurance and learnt about reed valve tuning and how a powervalve could be fitted  :D

3rd Road Bike - God Awful belt drive Kawasaki Z250 Scorpion. Yawnsville commuter.


4th Road Bike - Probably the best bike ever made Yammy RD250LC with some trick bits. AND I WANT ANOTHER ONE PLEASE


5th Road Bike - Honda CB350S Same time as above bike but used as a commuter but I really liked it a lot. (Hard to find a picture of it)


6th Road Bike - Honda VF500FII - the love of my life back in the day. Bought from the track in the VF500 Cup Championship so had some trick bits.

Also spent time at Santa Pod Raceway during these years. Great fun.

And that bike really led me on to my destiny in VF1000R restoration. I still have 4 of them, one mint condition and 2 being restored and 1 as a donor bike.


Lots of bikes owned for short times too like a CM125 Custom  ::) a modern Triumph Trophy a Honda SP1 (love it) and have had the pleasure of a range of newer bikes but nothing floats my boat much nowadays. All 4 stroke stuff that can be ridden around in 6th gear all day and goes way faster than my skills need even if the terrible traffic volume allowed it and kills a lot of joy.

Transport me back to the 80s with open roads, Sunday shopping hadn't been invented, and something with a Powervalve in or even a VF1000R (cost 5000 in 1985!!!) and I would be a very happy lad.

If anyone would like to design the 3d Model for GPBikes (the VF1000R was made based on the racing FWS1000) then you can make an old man weep. LOL!


Thanks for reading I will enjoy this thread and can look at this post when I want to feel nostalgic.
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Re: First Bike?
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 10:11:49 PM »
I started to ride much later, comparing to yuor stories. Very sad that i had no one around me to change my life much earlier, hehe.
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