Could you please share your experience with me, what happened when you started riding ? Something funny or unforgettable?
I started riding at 10 years old, I got my first bike from my elder brother.:clap:
I started riding about 10 but it was ironic since my first bike was a Harley. My brother and 2 friends and I all bought new Harley minibikes, X-90 I think it was called, for $199 brand new. When they ran good they were a lot of fun to ride, but when they didn't it seemed like it cost more than $199 to have it serviced.
After many expensive repair bills I sold it and bought a Suzuki RM125 which wasn't a whole lot better than the Harley. I eventually sold that and bought a water cooled Yamaha YZ250 and I still have it to this day. I'll always have a dirt bike as long as I'm able to ride, since they are a lot more fun than riding on the street.
9. Arctic Cat mini bike on Christmas morning. Pulled the cord, it fired up shot across the room, hit the couch and filled the living room with 2 stroke smoke. next thing I heard was "get that damn thing outside" I've been hooked for 41 years.
It was the mid 60's and I was about 19 or 20 when I rented a dirt bike with my cousin. These were Japanese machines about 80cc. I started reading motorcycle magazines and the next year, 1967, I bought a new Suzuki X6 Hustler.
I remember from my first ride on those rented bikes with my cousin that this was right for me. There was something that seemed to all fall into place. When I got my Suzuki, I couldn't stop riding it. The following summer I did a cross country trip on the 250cc Suzuki. Now that is another story and was quite an experience.
My first experience with a motor mounted on two wheels was a mini bike with a 5hp engine. I was 9yrs old, everyone that rode it wrecked it. I was the only one that didnt have a problem. It was pretty fast. After a few years I graduated to honda 90 not very fast but it would go anywhere. I had a few other POS's until I turned 17 and got my first street bike a Kawasaki 400. I rode that for a few years and then got a Honda CB750K what a great bike. I wish I still had it though, I did ride it for 19yrs and put a butt load of miles on it. I sold that and waited a year and bought my first HD 2003 Low Rider. I am presently on my third HD well actually I am on my 2nd and 3rd HD. I decided last year that one was not enough.
I started on a Sears and Roebuck 3 HP mini-bike, 1969 or 70.
I drove it into a telephone guy wire on my first ride. Fortunately, my parents didn't see that. I got up and decided to learn how use the brake instead just the throttle - lol.
I was a late bloomer, 26 yo. Started on a Kawasaki 250cc street/dirt bike, then 400cc Kawasaki. Son came along and I didn't own but continued to ride friends bikes through the years. In 2006 I bought a 1200 HD Roadster, 3 years later added a 2001 Road King. After 20K miles on the sporty and 8K on the RK I sold both in '10 for a real nice used Ultra classic with less than 10K miles. Been riding now 37 years. No real experiences to talk of. A few spills like most everyone else.
The wife has been riding going on 5 years, but that's another story.
9 on a mini bike me and my friend built. Briggs & Stratton 5 hp motor we got from a lawn mower, bike chain and parts, and his Dad helped us build the frame. No brakes, rope pull start, and the only way to stop it was with a screw driver pushing down on the metal thing against the spark plug. Chain always fell off too. It was lots of fun.