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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Most nostalgic bike for you?

OK, just for fun, which bike do you feel most nostalgic for from your youth? For me it's the old 70s Honda Hawk which was my first ride on a real bike (and scared the hell out of me at the time LOL).
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 01:18 PM
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For me it was my old Norton 850, I got rid of it back in the late 70's,
That bike was awsome for steep cornering and turning.

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post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 07:47 PM
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Had an old 125 Benilli back in 64, made lots of good memories on that old girl, wish I had all the bikes from years past in my garage now, oh well, dreams.
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post #4 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 05:43 PM
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I really enjoyed my 82 920 Virago. Took my first ever road trip on that bike, 17 days 4600 miles 13 states.
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post #5 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-12-2010, 05:48 AM
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Hello every one..
Most nostalgic bike for me is Harley Davidson motorcycle and some time it is also Royal Enfield.
Its depend on my mood..
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post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 10:37 AM
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After starting out on a red framed 3.5 horse mini bike in early grade school I bout this Honda CL100 in 7th grade. In high school I graduated to the 1977 750 Super Sport (mine had a black Vetter fairing). I got married in 86 and was out of the motorcycle game until I retired and bought this 06 Roadstar this past fall. The Road Star is the only picture of a bike that I own. The CL100 and 750 I found pictures to use just for likeness....

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My most nostalgic bike...

My most nostalgic bike was a white BMW R75 - the day I bought it from my brother's best friend, he asked me to help "time" the speedometer on his Triumph GT-6 that he had just installed a "full" race cam in! We went onto Rte 3 in Massachusetts from Rte 139 where Rte 3 has a long, descending hill. We were going SO fast that ALL the cars for a mile or so ahead of us shifted to the right lane at the same time!

Interestingly, after going back to his place for awhile and then leaving for my apartment at the time, the bike blew the front tire at 50 mph or so, while on Rte 3A, a two lane state road. Darn tire let go in the middle of a curve with traffic coming at me. The bike sashayed back and forth across both lanes and, between either becoming a Chevy hood ornament or going into the trees, I chose the trees and laid the bike down.

I did one somersault as I hit the ground and stopped, the bike's front end bounced off a tree stump and that was that. We were both okay and the Good Lord was watching out for this old gal on THAT day! Did it slow me down? Well, sorta - maybe... Didn't ride much after that, for the next 15 years (ex didn't like bikes, among other thangs). That incident, though, WAS about thirty-five years ago and I'm riding again... them's wuz the daze and that were a good ol' bike!
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post #8 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 06:55 PM
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Ms. Beatch

Glad you got back to the real world after a long layout. You were very fortunate in your accident, lots of folks would not be here to tell of it with a wreck like that, I think maybe THE BIG GUY was watchin over you pretty good! Memories are burned in our old brains forever, makes life great! Have fun, Ride safe!

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post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 11:28 PM
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The most nostalgic bike for me wasn't even one that I owned. When I was about 8 years old a kid in that lived a couple of houses away from me got a new YZ80(must have been 77 or 78) and he took me for a ride around the block. It turns out that my mother saw us and flipped her lid, and grounded me for a week(are you allowed to ground kids anymore?) It was worth it, all it took was that ride around the block and I was hooked. My first bike was a 1982 Yamaha maxim 750 that I found siting in a parking lot for years. I will always have fond memories of that bike but the YZ80 is the one that started it all.


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post #10 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 05:12 PM
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The one I miss the most was a 1975 Kawaski S1 250 Triple. Got it used in the early 80's. Man was that one quick bike! Kept right up with my buddie's CB 550 four. Always wanting a bigger bike,I ended up trading it in towards an XS400. Currently there is an S2 350 sitting under a tarp waiting to be brought back to life(winter project maybe ?)
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