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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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What was your first dirt/street bike?

I haven't seen this posed before...

My first bike was a 1981 Kawasaki KDX 80 with a metal tank and plastic fenders that I flat wore out!!! There is no telling how many hours and miles I put on that thing...good thing gas was .89 a gallon!


The first street bike (in 1988) was passed down from my grandfather a 1972 Honda CB350. My grandfather purchased this bike brand new and rode it back and forth to the GM Plant in Arlington for 7 years until he retired. When he retired he never rode it again and it set in the shop gathering dust. My dad and I brought it to our house in 1987 and pulled and rebuilt the carbs and fuel tank, installed new plugs, battery and gas she fired right up. I rode the bike around town for a few years while working on my truck or just to irritate my girlfriend at the time. In 1990 I graduated HS and got a baseball scholarship, while I was away at college mom made dad sell the bike. It broke my heart but it was good while I had it. I like to imagine that thing is still on the road somewhere.
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My first bike was a Yamaha Radian 650 .

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In 1990 I graduated HS
Same for me



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1981 Kawasaki GPz550. Great little bike with a ton of zip! but lousy for long highway rides. I had it for 9 years.

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1986 Honda silverwing $600 for it in 1993. Hated it.

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1983 Yamaha 650 Maxim.....had 4 in line carbs. Friends called it the Bumblebee. They said it sounded like a gigantic bumblebee flying around. I had that bike for a few years

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1975 Indian ME-100... Christmas present when I was 13... I rode the hell out of that little dirt bike...
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1971 Montgomery Ward Mini bike bought new in '71.

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