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post #11 of 67 (permalink) Old 12-14-2006, 04:26 PM
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first bike yamaha 1984 rx50L ($400) spent almost 2 years on it,

second bike, saved up $1350 bought 1975 honda cb550 rode it everyday and completely rebuilt it once and have a list of mods on it, rode it for almost 3 years, she never gave me trouble

Bought my dirtike for $500 1979 yamaha dt175

just got my 3rd street bike 05 suzuki gsxr600 spent $7000 on it and i love everybit of it.

basketcase project, my friends 1979 cb750 complete rebuild needed
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1998 CBR 900RR was my first, and I loved it! Sold it due to insurance issues. I enjoyed learning on it too. Rode my dad's 1968 Triumph Bonneville T120r for a while after that. Now I have a 2006 Yamaha R6, and it freakin' rules. Thinking about 07 R1 next.
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83 Yamaha Maxim 550, 0-60 in about 3 days! but was sure fun!!
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My first bike was a 1975 Harley Davidson FLH.
It was/is old, clunky and slow and I still have it.
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yah thats my CB750four that 954hxcafe was refering to.first bike, amazing, amazingly heavy, basketcase at the moment...

1997 Chevy S10ss (sold)
1995 Eclipse GS-T (sold)
1998 Yamaha Zuma(retired)
1978 Honda CB750four (project cafe-racer)
1990 Silverado Z71 White Lightnin!

"young kids... old school." a mans outlook on Chris (Xx954HxCafexX) and I pulling up on the old (yet still very badass) Hondas.
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yea you suck at motorcycles

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I just suck at gettin off my lazy ass and fixing it...

1997 Chevy S10ss (sold)
1995 Eclipse GS-T (sold)
1998 Yamaha Zuma(retired)
1978 Honda CB750four (project cafe-racer)
1990 Silverado Z71 White Lightnin!

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Suzuki dr400 supermotard? most fun, ninja 250 or ninja 500, sensible. SV650 OR DL650 or nija 650 or if must FZ6 or honda hornet, 919 over top with z750.
First street bike 66 Benelli 125 (5,000 miles) 66 Triumph 650 Bonne (5,000 miles) 71 CL 350 (35,000 miles 10 months).
Nighthawk 750 or old 700 also possibles.

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Re: your first motorcycle?

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Originally posted by Y.0.U.N.G
I don't have one but do plan on getting something that is cheap and easy to learn. I am making this thread to get a good idea on what bike I should get.

If you got pics of your bike, post'em



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Whats your price limit? We just picked up a 2004 Kawasaki 250 with 1900 miles for 1650. I took it around the block and i do have to say its much easier to ride than my 06 gsxr 600. Usually you can find a decent 250 for little money if you dont mind sacrificing the power and looks. If its your first bike, chances are YOU will drop it. I dont think you want to go out and spend a lot on a bike to fix it. After a season with something like the 250 if you feel your ready for something bigger, you should be able to get close to what you paid for the 250.

Also, you cant beat 70MPG expecially when gas prices are 2.90 - 3.00 a gal. And as a new rider with no training/no tickets on your record we got a quote of 335/year and with driver training MSF it will be 275/year. Keep in mind shes only got her permit.!
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