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post #41 of 259 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 10:36 PM
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14yrs old-----1958--givin it all away here
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5. My dad brought home a small dirtbike. My mom said hell no. So the deal between them was if I could learn to ride on my own within the week I could keep it. Hasnt been a year I didn't have at least one in the stable since.
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just started so, 24 haha. Ive always wanted a bike and could finally afford something on my own
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post #44 of 259 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 01:32 PM
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5. My dad brought home a small dirtbike. My mom said hell no. So the deal between them was if I could learn to ride on my own within the week I could keep it. Hasnt been a year I didn't have at least one in the stable since.
Hee,he...
I can relate to this.....
When I turned 15 my dad said...."son,if u save up 400$'s I'll put up the other half and get that yamaha dt175 u like"....I had a paper route on gannett paper co. sys. ....1 month later I rode it off the show room floor......
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15 years old in 1963. When I was 7years old, I got to get a ride on the back of a nieghbors Mustang Motorcycle. I knew then and there what I wanted when I grew up.
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When I turned 16 in 1952
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The year was 1988. I had just turned 19. I was still living with my parents while I went to college. My father threatened to kick me out if I bought a motorcycle. I called his bluff and bought a used 1981 Honda CB650 Custom with 10,000 miles for $600. Luckily, he not only didn't kick me out, but he even went with me to pick up the bike.
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When I turned 16 in 1969.
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[QUOTE=BLRBMX;811939]title says it all. how old were you when you started?[/QUOTE.I was 16 yrs old whenI first started riding
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[QUOTE=sparks65;859257][QUOTE=BLRBMX;811939]title says it all. how old were you when you started?[/QUOTE.I was 16 yrs old when I first started riding am now 65 yep 48 yrs on 2 wheels
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I was 16 when I got my first bike. It was a Kawasaki ninja 500r!
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My First Bike

I started riding when I was 17 my first bike was a Harley 1200 Sportster .I road it to school and then to work .I did change the exhaust to drag pipes .
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16 yearold riding on a 50cc Piaggio Ciao yellow. Even back then I wanted to be visable.
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I think about 11 or 12......on this old Honda moped in the back yard.
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I started at 12, or 13, on a honda 50cc minibike. I would tool around on that on the dirt roads around my grandmothers house.

At 17, I was given a CM400E to ride for the summer. No helmet then because I was invincible. There was nothing legal about riding then..

In my late 20's I bought a CB750, then four years ago I bought my FZ1.
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I started riding when I was 17 my first bike was a Harley 1200 Sportster .I road it to school and then to work .I did change the exhaust to drag pipes .
This was in 1964?

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I didn't start until I was 29. It was kinda like my early 30th birthday present. I've been telling people I started my midlife crisis early.

'09 Harley Sportster 883 Custom
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i just started this year in december (25). i had for years thought about riding, but never did. i was drinking one evening, hanging out in the garage looking at my fathers motorcycle. my father told me "you can look at it longer, if you buy it". a week later, i bought the motorcycle off my father.

my mother was scepticle on the idea about me riding, my father was all for it. she's still sceptical, although that's just being a mother - always worrying.
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Just to try to add a little balance to this thread...

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My first bike was a dirt bike when I was about 12. Then a couple of small bikes and mopeds in my teens. College expences made bikes out of the question for me and I did not get back on them until my late 30's.
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My first motorized 2 wheel experiance was when I was about 12 and on a Heathkit Hilltopper.
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A slow bloomer here. Never been on a bike before in my life until about a month ago. I'm 52 now.

I'd been itching for one for a long time, but with little kids and the crazy drivers in Miami, the wife wouldn't have any of it. We've been married for over 30 years, so changing my wife wasn't really an option.

Then a couple of months ago a good friend was diagnosed with kidney cancer and they ended up taking one of his kidneys. They're waiting on the followup to see if they got it all. At that point she said, You never know when your time is up. The kids are pretty much grown, It's our turn now. Let's buy a cruiser.

We went to the Harley dealership around the corner, just window shopping, not intending to buy, but there was a sweet deal on a customized Glide I just couldn't pass up. We're planning some rides with our friends now and looking forward to some good times.
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44. Very soon after my son (our only child) graduated from college. It was time to do something for me.

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I started riding a XR80 when I was 6 or 7 (cant exactly remember it was 30 years ago!!) I rode that bike until I was about 11 when my friend got a bigger bike then I started riding his 125. A few years later I would go riding on a friend's 450 and that lasted until I was about 20 ish. Fast forward to 37 and now I ride on the street with a CBR250 as a commuter bike.

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32. Never too late.
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I started riding dirt at the age of 5 and street when i turned 16.
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Hm, well probably first time I rode any motorized two wheeler was around 16? Not entirely sure, but I'm not sure if that counts considering I was 16 and it was a little motor bike heh.
Other than that was a motorized scooter, then a Honda Rebel at the MSF course at 18. Literally just starting out, hope to always have one though.
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Wow, You guys make me feel like I have a lot of catching up to do. I'm just starting and I'm 18 already.
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Started at 18. Had a pocket full of cash and not a bit of sense in my head. Bought a 1986 Ninja and was ready to do 100mph with my hair on fire!! Incident at 75mph on the freeway convinced me i was not ready for that much bike, so I sold it. Now, at 46, I am getting back into riding, but along the way, my common sense bucket filled up a little bit and I am going the cruiser route ....
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I were 20... and I am 20 now
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17 years old in 1986... feels like yesterday.
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61. Years old, that is.

I'd never thrown a leg over a motorbike before. Bought a 250 cc learner cruiser, and now 28 months later ride a Boulevard M50.

Do have something against motorbikers though. Why didn't anyone take me aside earlier and tell me what fun it is.
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I was 8 when I learned how to ride dirt bike now I race them
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I started in '67. Bought a used Honda 90 (C200), went out on
the street and taught myself to ride. Must have done something
right. 45 years and more than a quarter million miles later, no
broken bones and I'm still riding.

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I started riding when I was 23!
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I started riding my own bike at 12 years old back in '76, a Kawasaki 100. Rode my uncles minibike on the weekends before that.
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29.......about 3 weeks ago
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I started riding at 33 about 1 month ago when I bought me a V-star 950.
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When I was 14 we had a mini-bike for one summer until my brother wrecked it. Other than that, I was 48 when I started riding.
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Im barely gonna start riding And Im about to be 21! Gonna treat myself this upcoming birthday
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