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How old were you when you got your first "real" bike? Did you pay for it? Did you have to convince your parents? What kind of bike was it?

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What's a real bike? I was 8 when I got my first bike but I don't know if it counts as real...

I'm sure nobody is going to accuse the souped up yz250 I had at 16 of not being real, though. That one I bought with my own money from a friend of my dad's who needed money real bad (so I got it cheap). Unfortunately I let a girl ride it and she blew the engine (love makes you do stupid things).
 

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got my first dirtbike when I was 7 it was a honda trail 70 didnt take much to convince them all my cousins had bikes got my first streetbike when I was 16 it was a honda cb360 it took alot of convincing had to pay for that one myself when I turned 17 I bought my 82 cb900f that I still own the payments were $78.00 dollars a month the insurance was $84.00 dollars a month because they made me put it in my name my parents still hassle me today about my cbr900rr :D
 

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well, my mom and dad hate motorcycles...i was with a girl for 8 yrs who hated motorcycles....when we broke up, i started saving, finally a week before my 32nd Bday last year, I bought my bike.....better late than never.
 

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18 years old, Suzuki sv1000s, awesome v-twin. I dropped it once in my garage and put a quarter size dent in the gas tank. Total noob move. Three months later I had my first track day, Streets of Willow, tucked the front into the right hand bowl. That was fun, bike was Ok, and I was addicted to motorcycles.
 

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21 for me, ninja 250 (09), took a little convincing for my parents (since I had to get them to let me keep in the garage since I live at home while I'm still in school), but I pretty much told them I was getting it and did :p
 

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Old enough not to even have to ask my parents .....:coffeescreen:
 

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I was 18 and I bought a Yamaha YZ125 motocross bike to go trail riding with my buddies up at their cottage.
 

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Old enough not to even have to ask my parents .....:coffeescreen:
About 5 yrs ago, i was 27, my mom was still telling me i wasnt allowed to have one. I been living on my own since i was 18 and she still tried to tell me what to do. Lol
 

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I was 21 and i had to convince my mom it would be fiscally beneficial for my 60mi/day commute over my 1967 14mpg Buick.. she rides too now btw. oh and the old man.. yeah i'm pretty sure he's still ****ed. It was a 1982 Yamaha Maxim 500
 

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Honda trail 50 when I was 6 first bike with gears . First street bike CL 125 Honda at 14.
 

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I got on the road at 12 on a Honda Hobbit. Personally I think my parents were crazy, but I guess my mom was just tired of hauling me around.
 

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23 - I never wanted one growing up. It's just a more efficient way to commute, then with time I began to enjoy taking it into the mountains. But it's still mostly for commuting around town.
 

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I was 39 when I got mine.



I did get permission from the wife though.
 

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I was 21 when I got my first bike. I argued the fiscal responsibility bit (which in my case worked because I got a GZ250). I also bought a full face helmet and armored leather riding jacket and took the MSF course to show I was going about riding responsibly.
 

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Woosie!!!!!!!:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
Its hard to look badass in a Harley shop when your wifes standing next to you asking if they have anything "Prettier"



I am kidding btw.

she actually said shinier.
:D
 
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