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Here is a pic of me on my first bike, a 1952 Harley "K" model. This was in 1962 so the bike was already 10 years old. I bought it from a friend while I was in college for $200. I didn't know it until I bought my next bike, which was a 1962 Triumph TR6, that the Harley was a piece of ****.

By the way, I wasn't just posing on the bike in that picture. That was the typical riding gear back then.
 

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Thread is titled Motorcycle Picture Challenge. Last post was 14 June 018.
Last challenge was your bike in front of a pizza place with a piece of pizza.
That is where and when it went sideways. Mention food to some of these guys and they can not think straight.

Lets change it to your bike in front of a pizza place.

Use the old thread for a current bike, and use this thread for bikes from yesteryear.

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WHAT!!!! Did you have a Cherry Bomb on that puppy???
Mayyyyyyybe. :surprise: It was so loud that to leave in the morning I had to wheel the bike out to the nearby open lot then start it there. It was like a straight pipe Harley meets dirt bike.
 

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Didn't find this topic in a search of the forum, so let's give it a go.

Here is a pic of me on my first bike, a 1952 Harley "K" model. This was in 1962 so the bike was already 10 years old. I bought it from a friend while I was in college for $200. I didn't know it until I bought my next bike, which was a 1962 Triumph TR6, that the Harley was a piece of ****.

By the way, I wasn't just posing on the bike in that picture. That was the typical riding gear back then.
Nice bike - I really like K models!
 

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gs400 by Ma Ma, on Flickr

My first bike - a 77 GS400. I was in college at the time and had to clean it up and go through it to make it run. I paid a whopping $300 for it. Sure learned a lot!
 

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My first bike, it's mid-70's Kawasaki 400, I think a 1976. My best moment was pulling around my mom's car to get in the garage and my hand slipped off the clutch (it was cold out) and I went flying into the side of the garage then into two metal garbage cans. The neighbor came running over as it sounded like the house exploded!
 

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1993 Kawasaki Ninja 500. In teal. With purple stripes. The picture is not my bike, just an identical one from Pinterest. But that's what it was.

I learned a lot from this machine. Like the value of larger windshields, aftermarket saddlebags, and lower fairings. I was basically trying to build a touring bike without realizing it.

It got stolen my second year in law school. But it was insured!
 

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I can't find any pics but my first 'motorcycle' that I got around on, legal or not, as a kid was a 1971 Rockford 60, and soon after a Rockford 100, both had turnsignals and two stroke motors. The 60cc model got sold, but the 100cc was put to rest after the chain snapped and then wrapped up around the front sprocket, both snapping off the output shaft and smashing a huge C shaped hole in the case all the way around. After that I all but trash picked a once wrecked Honda CB360 that some old guy had behind his garage. It was free and covered in vines. A few weeks later I was out riding it. My first legal bike after being old enough to drive was a Suzuki GT750 water buffalo. A fun bike that tried to kill me twice. Once with a blown front tire on the interstate during rush hour, and a second time when a fuel leak caught fire at 75 mph. It ran again after the fire but I had already replaced it with a four stroke GS750.
With no cell phones and digital cameras, I don't think I ever took any pics of my bikes back then, or my cars for that matter. Occasionally a shot or two was taken with a Polaroid camera but not very often. The only time I recall taking a pic of a car or bike was after something happened to them, either an accident or damage of some sort. Otherwise, we just rode or drove them.
 

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I wish I had a picture of my first real street legal motorcycle, I should ask my brother, it was his before it was mine.
My brother sold it to me for $500 when he made a small upgrade to a 1988 ZX-10 Ninja, just because it was the fastest production bike in the world. If you knew my brother you'd understand...

Anyway, my baby was a 1978 Honda CB400T Hawk II.
I keep looking for one for a decent price that's not a wreck , might be a blast to relive my childhood :)
 

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I don't think I've ever seen a twinstar with hard bags, a front fairing, and a top box, that's so awesome!
 

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And it still got ~80mpg. I went all over the place with that little thing. Well, in a 500 mile radius. I learned a lot with it that has paid dividends.:thumbsup:
 
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