Just For Fun --- How OLD Are You?


Been Around the Block
Figured it would be interesting to see the age spand of the "cafe" world... maybe even include the age you started riding and your first and current bike... (could be a list for those that have a garage full)

Ill start (mine is prob the smallest and easiest list)

I am 20yrs old
First and only bike a Honda CB200
Started riding at 20!!!


Is that the best you got? OK.. now my TURN...
36 Turned 18 on May 9th...
First Bike: 72 cb350
Since then: 69 cb450 (sold), 75 cb550f, 75 750f, 74 cb450, 72 Commando


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35, started riding around '92, stopped riding around '01, started riding again a few months ago.
First bike - 1983 CBX550F, wish I still had it. also had a '78 XS400 and now a '78 KZ650 w/'81KZ750 engine.


Been Around the Block
30. Got my first bike when I was 15 as a gift from my parents; a 79 kz400 LTD for $400.00, and it only had 6k mi. on it. It was also my first attempt at a "cafe styled" bike when I was 17.



Been Around the Block
age 52 number of bikes owned 20 first bike honda70 bikes I own now 02 Goldwing (don't laugh its' good for long trips . yes I am an iron butt rider)
07 SV1000s ,82 sx650 cafe', 82 CB650Honda, 73CB 350Honda ,80CX500 :eek:


Coast to Coast
Made in England 1951 ;D you wor it out ...1st bike 19something BSA Tiger cub but not as nice as this one


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I'm 40 and had a Honda CT70 as a kid. Haven't ridden since then (>25 years ago) and just picked up my first street bike back in October, 1978 KZ650.


Cretins M.C. Seattle #107 - "The Saint"
36, started out around 10 or 11 on friends Honda Z50, CT90, moved to Montana when I was 15 first bike there was a '71 Suzuki TS185, then YZ80, YZ490 mainly dirt bikes & friends extra street bikes. Moved to Seattle in '97 got a garage & then '76 Honda CB400F. A CB350F, a CB750F came & went as well as a couple CL350's. Sold the 400F in Aug. Currently have a '77 Kawasaki KZ400 that's almost done & a big pile of Honda CB750 parts that will be my next project.


If it don't fit, you're not trying hard enough!
25, built the mini chopper in 2004. Grew out of it fast as it wasn't fast enough (85 kmh). Picked up a 78 XS650 in 06 and got it on the road on June 1, 2007, almost a year ago. Parts/junker bikes, 79 XS400 and 68 CB450. Got the second XS400 almost done. 74 MX250 is a "someday" project. Dreaming of a big (1000 & up) XS, KZ or GS to add to the stable.

I guess you could say my first ride was on my dad's a CB550F when I was 3, but, do Honda's count? Lol, JK! ;D


Been Around the Block
I'm 31 in August. Started riding random junk dirt bikes, don't even know what they were because they were just that junked out that parts were missing, painted, jimmy rigged, etc, when I was about 9 or 10. Didn't get my first "real" bike till I was 23. It was an FZR600R, which was replaced by a GSXR1100 when it's oil pump went out at 8K. Sold the Gixxer because I knew she was going to be the death of me and picked up my 77 kz650 three years ago. She's been my only ride until this past year when I picked up the 81 kz650 (which is getting sold to finish funding the cafe build on the 77).


Been Around the Block
garagedoreen right here..... im 29 and a half. started riding 8 years ago. then sold bike havnt rode for like 5 years. now building a cafe frame up. first bike was a CBR F1 Hurricane.

nothing like getting back on the saddle with a bike I built from scratch :D


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43 here. Started riding at 16.
First bike was a '72 CB125S. Then had a couple of '73 CB350s , then found my current bike, a '78 kZ650C2. Have had it since '84, stored for 10 years from '94-'04 and am now riding it again since 2004.


Coast to Coast
45 going on 18...been riding since I was 6...B&S mini bike..1st road bike was a 69 Honda CT90...Rode the wheels off of it, when it I was 15...Had Maybe 35 or 40 bikes, From a 75 GL 1000 to an 85 GS1150....Now I Have My 86 GSXR Streetfighter ;D


Coast to Coast
45. My first motorized 2 wheeler was a mini-bike when I was 11. Rode friends dirtbikes, mostly Hodakas until I got my first real bike, my brothers old Ossa 250(wish I had it now!) Rode a few different bikes from 1977 to 1990, including 3 years in Germany(great riding in Europe ;D). Started again in 2000 with my XS650, added my XS850 in 2006.



Over 1,000 Posts
Sadly, 31

I've been riding about 18 months. First (and current bike) is the 1969 CL350. I've also built a 74 CB360



Coast to Coast
Just turned 37 today May 16th.
Got my licence when I was 19 on 80cc honda elite which I rode for several years .
Then I got a suzuki waterbuffalo for a number of years blue with highway bars heavy as all hell. Had a 82 yamaha virago for a number of years and most rescently my 73 tx650 I just finished building last fall, Still working out the bugs but having a lot of fun in the process. Hope to have by the end of the year 50cc honda or yamaha scooter to get back and forth to work. I work 1 1/2 miles from my house. My gas bill will really be nothing then.



"Invictus Maneo" - I remain unvanquished!
I'll be 53 in July! :eek: I don't act or feel that old most days! ;)

I started riding back in high school on friends bikes. My folks wouldn't let me get a bike! I had to wait until I was out of my parents house!

First bike was a '74 Kawi H2 back in the spring of '77. Only rode it for the 1 season 'cause I traded it for a new KZ1000 in September of '77. I still have the KZ, but it looks a little different now! ;D

I currently have another '74 H2, which is for sale, a '76 KZ900 and have started a new Tracy H2 project.

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