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Author Topic: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?  (Read 22014 times)

Offline THE_SHRUB

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #75 on: Jul 04, 2009, 23:30:18 »
18.

First road bike: 1975 CB360 (current project)

First bike: Keystone dual suspension minibike (if i find any pics ill post them, I still have this baby up at my uncle's)

Second bike: 1971 Kawasaki kv75 (BY FAR the most exciting bike of the bunch based on pure fun) http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Image:1971-kawasaki-mt1.jpg

Then came the 2005 honda CRF 100F

Then the 2005 KTM 125 sx, a very quick machine, In fact I broke my wrists last season riding this beast *I tried doubleing two table tops all in one go, didnt end well :) *

In fact, If anyone has a old kv75 or mt1 (same thing) I may be willing to buy it off of you, I miss that bike SO bad!!!!

Offline diesel450

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #76 on: Jul 05, 2009, 01:29:10 »
Just turned 44 two days ago. First bike was a 1970 Triumph Tr6 650. I bought it from the original owner for $600 when I was about 23. (I had ridden friends bikes previously) He interviewed me before he would sell it to me and I still get (and send) a christmas card every year. I put 10,000 miles on that thing. (i'm still vibrating and leaking oil by the way) I have had more than a few bikes since then including a "68 BSA 650 and a '74 RD 350 and I prefer the Jap bikes now. easier to work on and just as fun. AND I don't feel guilty cutting them up and making something new from them. I'm not sure I could do that to an old Brit bike. I would love an old Ducati

I currently ride;

'72 Cl450
'72 CB350F

and I am working on "72 Yamaha R5

I have a few other wrecks I've collected awaiting attention as well.

Offline xxp0werrangersxx

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #77 on: Jul 05, 2009, 03:06:20 »
im 23

im riding a 71 cb350

just got my permit a month ago.  ???

Offline Joksa

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #78 on: Jul 05, 2009, 15:27:33 »
Age: 36
Got my motorcycle lincence on 2000.
Bikes since: Suzuki GSX600F, Yamaha R6, Aprilia RST Futura, Ducati 900SS, Triumph Speed 4, Honda CB 500/4

Offline dan650plus

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #79 on: Jul 05, 2009, 18:59:19 »
53 started at 12
ride it like you stole it !
xs 650
sv 1000s
gl1800
2010 concours14
give it all you got REV IT UP !
79GS750
77 Honda 750

Offline pacomotorstuff

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #80 on: Jul 06, 2009, 08:53:26 »
57 years young last April 20.
Been riding since 1965.
First ride: 1952 Matchless single in a 1948(?) plunger frame – made it almost across my Buddy’s back yard.
Have owned: 1965 Honda step through, 1948 Harley Hummer, 1967 and 1968 (2 of ‘em) Yamaha 350’s, 1971 CL450, 1967 Yamaha twinjet, 1973 RD350, 1971 Yamaha CS3C 200cc Street Scrambler, Hodakas of various years, 1971 Kawasaki G3 100cc, mid-sixties Bridgestone Model 7 50cc sport, mid-sixties Yamaha YJ2 60cc, 1971 Honda CD175, 1976 750 Honda, 1977 Suzuki GS550, XV920RH café.  I’m a real packrat – still have a lot of these bikes in various states of disrepair.
Have also swung a leg over various other Japanese, Italian and British bikes.
Rode constantly from 1965 to the late ‘70’s, then again for a couple of years in the mid-eighties. Have motocrossed, ridden trials, flat tracked (sponsored by Central Ontario Cycle in 1986), and took the RACE school years ago but never road raced.
Ride sporadically on the street these days.
Pat Cowan,
Pacomotorstuff

Offline Maritime

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #81 on: Jul 06, 2009, 13:07:56 »
34 -- 35 next month. Started on dirt bikes at 8 years old, but didn't get a street bike until last year. put 3500 KM's on it in a month and have been riding it since. POS CM400T, that is now a CB450T.  Wish I got a street bike sooner but I would likely be dead.  Haven't done the ton yet as I am not sure the motor can take the revs but I have hit 90 MPH once and it seemed ok.  Might try it soon and hope I survive!
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Offline Skyeye

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #82 on: Jul 06, 2009, 13:45:54 »
Well my driver's license says I'm 58, but my wife says I still act like I'm 18.  I just celebrated my 40th anniversary of riding street bikes!  I learned to ride on a Honda CB450 thanks to a very generous, and trusting, fraternity brother.

Started on Japanese bikes, did the Harley thing for a while then discovered Buell in 1995.  I still have two 1995 Buell Thunderbolts, one I bought new.  I guess I've always been a "motorhead", drag racing cars in high school and college, always working on my cars when I had the time and money, and workings on friends stuff when I didn't.

When my son turned 16 in 2003 we started drag racing again and that's when I started drag racing bikes.  I ride one of the Buells in our Friday Night Street Racing class and built a turbocharged Harley V-Rod for IHRA Bike on Sundays.

Thanks to Carpy and sites like Do the Ton (the best forum by far), I got the cafe racer bug.  I now have four Honda CB750s in my garage; 1975 CB750F that I ride daily, a 1976 CB750K being resurrected, a 1975 CB750F in line for cafe transformation for my son and a 1976 CB750F for parts or resurrection if I can get it titled.

I'm glad I found you guys and I'm looking forward to sharing ideas and stories.  I like building them as much as riding 'em!

Scott

Offline portnoy

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #83 on: Jul 06, 2009, 14:11:10 »
34. Started riding dirt bikes when I was 8. Didn't get my first street bike til I was 21. 80 CX500. Did the HD for a while 77, 74, 03. Went back to Honda and always seem to be working on my 76 CB750.
76 Honda CB750K
71 Honda CB450
72 Honda CB450

Offline MN_TX650

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #84 on: Jul 06, 2009, 16:04:57 »
I'm 26.  Started riding dirt bikes at 10, and quads by 14/15.  Still own an 88 Kawasaki Tecate 250F race quad for playing in the dirt.  Bought my first road bike when I turned 18...a 2002 Honda ACE750.  I now own a VTX 1800 Retro, 1973 Yamaha TX650, and a 1978 Yamaha XS650B.

Offline Flugtechnik

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #85 on: Jul 06, 2009, 16:25:37 »
34

Got my first bike, an '81 CB400T, when I was 16.  Rode that through high school and college.  Stopped riding and sold the bike when I moved to Atlanta with all the crazy traffic.

Just bought my '72 CL450 last September after more than 10 years without a bike.  I live out in the suburbs now 5 minutes from the country roads so traffic isn't that bad anymore.  I can also now afford really good life and health insurance policies.   ;)

Offline NOZ69R

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #86 on: Jul 07, 2009, 03:46:40 »
40 in November  ;D ;D

First bike was a Suzuki TM 75 (74 Mod) when I was 8 then in order;

Suzuki PE 175 (78 Mod)
Yamaha IT 250 (80 Mod)
Suzuki DR 250 (84 Mod & got licence on)
Honda XR 600 (91 Mod) & Ducati 900 SS (92 Mod) both at the same time.
Another XR 600 (94 Mod)

MARRIAGE & KIDS break for a couple of years then;

KTM 525 (06 Mod)
Ducati 900 SS (98 Mod) current ride
Honda CB 250N current project

Wife has Suzuki SV 650 S and Honda CB 250 T (her project)
2 Kids Yamaha PW 50's (one each)

Cheers

NOZ


The older I get the better I was.

In da shed....CB250N

Offline boingk

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #87 on: Jul 07, 2009, 22:43:09 »
I'm 21, learnt to ride out at the family farm on a Suzuki 50cc when I was maybe 7. Graduated to an 80cc something-or-other, and then had the very occasional ride on a Suza DR250 (which felt like THE biggest bike on earth!).

Got my learners permit last year and rode a loaned DR-Z400E. Loved it, so upgraded to a provisional licence this year and bought a junker Aprilia RS125 which I fixed up and currently ride. Project in the works is my GS850.

Fastest ridden: 90mph (RS125; should blast the ton with stock sprocket, I'm running -1 on the front)

Cheers guys - boingk
Current:'14 CB125e, '77 TS185, '90 XR600R, '00 VTR1000FPast: CBR1000F, GSX-1100EF, CBR250R, CBR125R, GS850G, RS125, DR-Z400E

Offline 97rider

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #88 on: Jul 09, 2009, 12:03:26 »
56 - started riding at 18 on a 66 650 BSA Lighting. Moved to a 76 GL1000, a 86 Sporters 883.  Currently have a 97 VFR750, 99 Yamaha R6 (track bike), and a 81 Suzuki GS650E which I hopefully will turn out to be my Cafe Bike.   As a side note, wife rides a 02 Suzuki SV650S.

Offline NOZ69R

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Re: Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?
« Reply #89 on: Jul 10, 2009, 22:27:04 »
56 - started riding at 18 on a 66 650 BSA Lighting. Moved to a 76 GL1000, a 86 Sporters 883.  Currently have a 97 VFR750, 99 Yamaha R6 (track bike), and a 81 Suzuki GS650E which I hopefully will turn out to be my Cafe Bike.   As a side note, wife rides a 02 Suzuki SV650S.

Hey 97rider,

What colour is your wifes SV? My wifes is yellow 02. Aren't they a great bike  ;D ;D

Cheers

NOZ
The older I get the better I was.

In da shed....CB250N