My first bike - Big Jimmy's Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
mwmalotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Leavenworth, Kansas
Posts: 927
My first bike

My very first motorcycle was an '81 Honda CB900 Custom. It had the 10 speed (5 low, 5 high) tranny. I really loved that bike






Mike
'07 Vulcan 900LT
mwmalotte is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 01:00 AM
Big Jimmy Fan
 
Badmedicine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwmalotte View Post
My very first motorcycle was an '81 Honda CB900 Custom. It had the 10 speed (5 low, 5 high) tranny. I really loved that bike

Those were cool bikes ! I use to ride with a guy back in the 80's that had one, his didn't have the fairing, bags or trunk, that was a cool bike.

Dave
Life sucks, then you die.
07 900 Custom, 09 FXSTC
Badmedicine is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 02:44 AM
Super Moderator
 
ispeed77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Gardner, MA
Posts: 758
mine was a 1980 Suzuki GS850L. paid $300 for it cause it was leaking oil out of a homemade engine gasket. had my buddy fix that pretty cheap, replaced the battery, seat cover and handlebars and rode it for 2 or 3 years. then sold it for $650 with two flat tires and a smashed headlight courtesy of some neighborhood kids.







David
Deron, we miss you buddy
ispeed77 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
mwmalotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Leavenworth, Kansas
Posts: 927
Wow... different brands just weren't that different, even back then!




Mike
'07 Vulcan 900LT
mwmalotte is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 02:05 PM
In the groove
 
wyldstreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 50
Nope, most Japanese bikes in those days were almost cookie-cutter! Lot's changed since then. . .

My first bike was a 1970-something Honda 175. Orange, had a funky windshield on it my Dad got somewhere - but it was a bike!! Rode the crap out of it, and then sold it in a fit of stupidity. Next was a Brand New H-D Sportster. Had it for all of 5 days, until an "intoxicated" driver pulled in front of me and I put it in her driver's door. Took quite a while to heal up from that one . . .

Then came a Yamaha XS650, and now my Kawa ZL600. Unfortunately, no pix of anything but my ZL still exist. . .

Randy (WyldStreak aka "Grumpy")
'86 ZL600
I ride an Eliminator. What you got?
wyldstreak is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
mwmalotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Leavenworth, Kansas
Posts: 927
Quote:
Originally Posted by wyldstreak View Post
My first bike was a 1970-something Honda 175. Next was a Brand New H-D Sportster. Then came a Yamaha XS650, and now my Kawa ZL600. Unfortunately, no pix of anything but my ZL still exist. . .
Sound like you need to find those models on the web and post "they looked like this" pics




Mike
'07 Vulcan 900LT
mwmalotte is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 06:58 PM
In the groove
 
wyldstreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 50
Well, ya know, pictures of antiques from so long ago aren't easy to come by. . . .

The Honda looked a lot like this one,but orange:



The Yamaha XS650 was like this one:



Everyone knows what an HD Sporty looks like. . .

Randy (WyldStreak aka "Grumpy")
'86 ZL600
I ride an Eliminator. What you got?
wyldstreak is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 08:08 PM
Big Jimmy Fan
 
joeVulcan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 192
My 900 is my first bike. Love those vintage lines, though.
joeVulcan is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
mwmalotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Leavenworth, Kansas
Posts: 927
Good pics, Randy!




Mike
'07 Vulcan 900LT
mwmalotte is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-15-2009, 09:27 PM
New to these parts
 
elr658's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Seymour, CT
Posts: 11
The first one that mattered.
Got tired of wrenching.
Got tired of going slow.
Likewise.Put me in the hospital.

1982 Kawasaki KZ1000R1
1983 Honda CB1100F
1979 Honda CB750FZ

Last edited by elr658; 08-15-2009 at 09:55 PM.
elr658 is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Big Jimmy's Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What kind of bike do you have? mwmalotte Cruisers 65 04-04-2011 04:15 PM
New Vision Touring bike VisionRider Touring 12 08-27-2010 01:45 AM
good starter bike brucel Bike shop 3 05-24-2010 06:08 PM
ABATE of Kansas Bike Show this weekend wyldstreak Rides and events 2 03-20-2010 04:36 PM
dead bike robystoy53 Mechanics shop 8 08-16-2009 01:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome