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What was your first bike !!

Discussion in 'Owners Bikes' started by Ned52, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Spooky ! EXACTLY the same here..
    My dad bought it for me and said if I could get it going he would buy me a real bike
    I got it going...... he did NOT buy me a real bike.
    I bought a James Captain Deluxe ( deluxe 'cos it had a pillion seat )
    But my first legal road bike ( wellll almost legal ) was a 1957 Royal Enfield Bullet

    Was not till after I sold it I found out they never made a 250 bullet.. It was a 350 someone had worked a flanker on and got it registered as a 250 !
  2. Louie

    Louie Member Club Sponsor

    Suzuki AP50, followed by a Honda CB250G5.
    My mate and I (he had a FS1E) waould take our exhausts off regularly, fold several thicknesses of silver foil over the end of the tail pipes and then fill them with a caustic soda solution until it ate through the foil.
    That way we would get an extra 2 or 3 mph out of them for a day or two!
    Or perhaps we just convinced ourselves that we did!
  3. ogr1

    ogr1 I can still see ya..... Club Sponsor

    I bought a Honda cb 125, about 1979.
    (old git) 1st bike and I was the coolest mother on the panet.
    Saturday i rode it all day, showed all my mates. Then about a mile from home it came to a grinding halt, pushed it home around 2 in the morning. Sunday morning my old man, who was then a bus mechanic decided to remove engine from frame.
    Removed cylinder head, tipped engine upside down and what was left of the piston fell in bits all over the yard.
    That was my first lesson: Check that there is at least some oil in the engine thingy and don't be a dipstick.:oops:
  4. jerryt

    jerryt Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    NSU quickly! Then a Honda 50 Sport!:confused:
  5. ChildoftheJago

    ChildoftheJago Old Hand Club Sponsor

  6. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    A girl in the village called Corrinne. Boy did she put it about.....! :beautiful:
  7. Quiney

    Quiney Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Honda C50 stepthrough. Then C90, Kwak 200 then Suzuki GT380 which is still in my garage 38 years later!
  8. ogr1

    ogr1 I can still see ya..... Club Sponsor

    She should just about be "run in" now then?
  9. Malone

    Malone Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    E6E7FA73-8317-4C09-BBF6-190C09114E77.jpeg I did a course with the RAC/ACU learning to ride on a 125 BSA Bantam. I knew how to already as we’d been racing mopeds around a disused quarry for a year or more. Found the course a piece of cake and when I passed I got a Triumph Tiger Cub as my first ever bike. Nowhere near as nice as this picture though.
  10. Beardybiker

    Beardybiker Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Suzuki 120 trail when I was 13 (offroad), then Bultaco Pursang, Suzuki RM400
    on road Honda XL125 on 17th birthday and Ducati Darmah 900 the day I passed test at 17
  11. Louie

    Louie Member Club Sponsor

    Dont still have her number, do you? ;)
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  12. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Something like this. Mine was Vauxhall Honey Starmist (aka gold) after I rattle canned it. Massive cow horns, knobbly tyres, fixed rear sprocket....brilliant for riding the tracks on Banstead Downs....

  13. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    A couple of years ago I was on holiday in the area and ran into an old schoolmate. He said that she pursued a career in "horizontal services".
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  14. Duck n Dive

    Duck n Dive Rebel without a clue ... Club Sponsor

    Raleigh runabout moped followed by Honda CD 175.

    Then a Norton Dominator 500 cafe ..... at the same time as a Suzuki GT380.
  15. Ianf180

    Ianf180 Active Member Club Sponsor

    Suzuki GP100X, ( With a disc brake and chrome front mudguard), PCK327X.
  16. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    A Lambretta 150LD which dad bought me. He said if I could get it running he would buy me a proper bike.. I was 13
    I did my bit but he never came through
    The first proper bike I bought was 18 months later, bought with money earned doing a paper round and a window cleaning round I started.
    It was a James Captain Deluxe ( the deluxe had a pillion seat ! )
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  17. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Cub 50 auto which I managed to entwine (along with myself) around a lamppost breaking both femurs in the process. Why I still ride I have no idea.

    Got fixed and moved onto bigger things .... an AR125 !
  18. ogr1

    ogr1 I can still see ya..... Club Sponsor

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  19. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    I had a James 250 with a tank change. (y)
  20. Squag1

    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

    Mine was an AMC engine.
    Primary chain case always leaked as the gasket was a cut to size so joint was difficult to seal.

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