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Re: first bike
« Reply #25 on: 08 November 2014, 08:18:22 pm »
Honda CB50 bought from a mate at work. 31mph on the flat on a good day, but had the speedo off the clock down a 1 in 4 hill one time. Sign of things to come, RD250 followed  :) .
 

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Re: first bike
« Reply #26 on: 08 November 2014, 08:30:07 pm »
My first Road bike was a kawasaki ar50. The headlight got "brighter" when you revved it.
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Re: first bike
« Reply #27 on: 08 November 2014, 08:51:53 pm »
Honda CB50 bought from a mate at work. 31mph on the flat on a good day, but had the speedo off the clock down a 1 in 4 hill one time. Sign of things to come, RD250 followed  :) .


I had a 1979 Honda CB50 for my first bike as well. bought for £100, and then sold for £100 a year later when I moved to a Yamaha RXS-100. my wee CB was in this exact colour scheme:



Mines got about 40mph flat out though - I always remember it becaue my mate had a brand new Peugeot speedfight scooter thing and I could leave him on the straights (just) :lol

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Re: first bike
« Reply #28 on: 08 November 2014, 09:03:17 pm »
The CB50 must be one of the rarest vintage Japanese sports mopeds there is now.Even at the classic shows you never see one amongst the restored Fizzys/AP's etc...

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Re: first bike
« Reply #29 on: 08 November 2014, 09:14:20 pm »
Tried to attach a picture of mine but didn't work for some reason. Had kind of a single seat with a storage compartment behind.

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Re: first bike
« Reply #30 on: 08 November 2014, 10:14:21 pm »
Mine was a Honda XL250s. It went 75 flat out and did high 70's to the gallon, I think. The thing could wheelie vertical. I used to dump the clutch and it would stop once vertical. Bloody huge front wheel, which I'm sure was the reason I crashed it. A strong sidewinder blew me into the curb and me and my pillion slid down the road right up to the car coming the other way. He promptly reversed off my bike and carried on regardless.


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Re: first bike
« Reply #31 on: 08 November 2014, 10:56:06 pm »
1972 - BSA Bantam D7 in black with huge legshields. Blew up the big end when I forgot to put 2 stroke in the tank.
Then in late '72 passed the test and got this. Still on the road out there somewhere, I believe.....



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Re: first bike
« Reply #32 on: 09 November 2014, 02:29:00 am »
Suzuki GP 100

Oh the joys of 6 volt electrics and forever replacing bulbs

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Re: first bike
« Reply #33 on: 09 November 2014, 10:42:00 am »

Honda CG125.
Another bike with crappy 6V electrics. The 25W headlight was so poor that the previous owner tried to improve it by fitting a Cibie replacement with a 45W bulb. This was only a help while you revved the tits off it… let the revs drop and thing dimmed to about one candle-power. Also the Cibie lens produced lots of narrow fingers of light that went upwards: in misty weather they became more visible than the white lines on the road and on many occasions I found myself following these instead of the road. What with that, the feeble drum brakes and gripless tyres I can't understand why I stuck with it for four years.

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Re: first bike
« Reply #34 on: 09 November 2014, 01:51:58 pm »
Tried to attach a picture of mine but didn't work for some reason. Had kind of a single seat with a storage compartment behind.
aye! so did mine actually. there was a wee lock on it tht opened with a quarter turn. On mine it used to come off from time to time if the road was really bumpy :lol

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Re: first bike
« Reply #35 on: 09 November 2014, 01:59:36 pm »
1st bike was my suzuki TS 125, brought with my tax rebate I got from work, loved that bike, as I mentioned elsewhere, I used to deliver telegrams on it when I was a telegram boy with the old P.O untill I got grassed up.to be fair, I wouldnt of been insured but I was a wild thing back in 1982 !!!!  :lol

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Re: first bike
« Reply #36 on: 09 November 2014, 06:00:54 pm »
Here's mine a gp 125, I started work at 16 and cycled 12 miles a day to work whilst saving up for it and waiting for my 17 birthday so I could get the 125 on L plates as at 16 it was only 100 I think,
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Re: first bike
« Reply #37 on: 09 November 2014, 06:41:41 pm »
 Not counting a moped at 16, which hurt after riding bigger bikes off-road, first proper motorbike on the road was a Puch M125. Did'nt really choose it, was just in the right place, right time and right price. Was an ok choice as it turned out, go, handling and relibility wise, and like most of my early bikes, now worth 20X what i paid for it  :)

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Re: first bike
« Reply #38 on: 09 November 2014, 06:50:32 pm »
Honda melody mini yellow with matching open face lid :rollin :rollin


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Re: first bike
« Reply #39 on: 09 November 2014, 06:58:27 pm »
Not counting a moped at 16

Cheat! CB100N then  :)

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Re: first bike
« Reply #40 on: 09 November 2014, 07:15:41 pm »
YB100  :'(

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Re: first bike
« Reply #41 on: 09 November 2014, 07:35:15 pm »
My first powered bike was a Honda SS50 5 speed reg LTE 832P, cost me £180 sold it 12 month later for £210.

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Re: first bike
« Reply #42 on: 09 November 2014, 07:58:34 pm »
1975  FS1E  think it was about £250.
Had a disc brake and everything :)



WOW  :eek, disc brake.............that would have been a DX then ?

A mate of mine had a disc brake on his P reg,pedal equipped Fiz.It was an aftermarket conversion.Maybe quite a few did that?.(Like you say it would have had a drum as standard).

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Re: first bike
« Reply #43 on: 09 November 2014, 09:37:14 pm »
Thinking back on my CB125s, it was way ahead of its time with ABS as standard on its little drum brakes.

Yes ABS, 

Anything But Stop  :lol

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Re: first bike
« Reply #44 on: 09 November 2014, 10:09:25 pm »
 :lol