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Just a conversation starter. What bike do you think of if someone asked what bike you loved the most?

My favorite is my first. I smile every time a see one. Great memories for a kid.

Honda Trail 70. It was a great bike too. I beat on it and it just ran and ran.
 

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My favorites were my Honda 750f, 900f and 1100f. At one time had all three at the same time. This was back in my racing days. Here's one of my son's on the 750.

 

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I have a picture of what kind of bike my first one was,mine was red in color......it was Mfg. in 1958, I got it in 1966.....I could tell you what it is , but I want to see if some of the old timers can identify it...let's make this fun..
 

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Of the bikes I had early on, my fav was my Honda Dream 150, it was white and it had chrome exhaust. Sorry, no pics.
I rode it on and off road, and it never gave me a minutes worth of trouble. It was a chick magnet and I always rode it safely with a young lady.


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When I was 12 Dad got me a brand new '77 Honda XR75. Four of my friends also had one, plus one who decided he'd like to ride after dark and got an XL75 (it was street legal with a headlight, turn signals and even a licence plate holder). For 3 years the five of us rode the wheels off those bikes, trying our best to imitate the motocross riders we watched at the local track and tearing through the trails behind our subdivision. I remember being stopped by the the RCMP once for riding on the streets. My buddy was ahead of me as we rode past another street. The cop pulled out between us and cut me off but he got away. I think I was grounded for a few weeks after that little incident. Never did tell them his name, but I'm pretty sure they knew who he was. Ah, good times.
 

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One of my favorite memories was just after I got out of the Air Force in 1981 and had a job for a while I heard about a 1974 CB750 4 about 15 miles away. Went out there and it ran well. Paid for it ( didn't even try to talk him down ) After the RD350 in the 70's this thing was a beast. My favorite until the next one.
 

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I have a picture of what kind of bike my first one was,mine was red in color......it was Mfg. in 1958, I got it in 1966.....I could tell you what it is , but I want to see if some of the old timers can identify it...let's make this fun..
Rode my daddies... Suicide shift Cushman! I remember it was heavy and slow.

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Loved those CB's Lesblank, my brother bought a 750f new in 82. I ended up buying it from him in the 90's. Had it till 2000 when I bought my Max which is my best one to date.
My second bike was a yellow cb200. My buddies had a xl175 and xl250 so I was a little jealous as we rode off road a lot, the little cb tried but struggled in the sand. I put a lot of miles on it until the cam chain broke.

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War Story!!!

In 1974 I got orders to Eglin AFB in Florida. I bought a honda CB500 off a bud who was getting out soon (DOSing as we used to say).

Shortly after that I picked up a 2 or 3 week school at Robbins AFB in Georgia. I packed my sack and took off in a drizzling rain that got heavier as I went east. No windscreen, no rain gear. Fatigues, fatigue jacket, boots, helmet. I finally got past it somewhere in southwest Georgia. I think Albany is where I stopped at a laundromat to shuck my duds and dry my stuff, repack, and hit the road again.

It was a geat trip. School was interesting. Bumped into some old tech school buddies from a few years earlier. Beer was drunk. Took a day trip to Lake Tobesoffkee. Beautiful lake. Was introduced to quaaludes that day. Night trip to Uncle Sam's in Macon to hear some damn fine music and watch as a couple dozen college kids streaked the stage. Yeah, streaking was a thing there for a year or two. Uncle Sam's was kinda the Armadillo World HQ of that part of the world.

Made some good friends. Had a barley pop or two with classmates when school was done and we were heading home so I got a very late start. Fell asleep on the bike and survived totally unscathed. Had no trouble remaining awake for the rest of the trip home and also did not use the throttle lock again. Back in those days, 24 hour convenience/gas stores were few and far between out in rural Georgia and Alabama. I was saved by a middle of nowhere late night gas station in some tiny town SE of Dothan, AL. I think I got home around 3am.

Hell of a trip. A good time was had by all.
 

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Since the question was not about what bikes were/are liked, but rather is about which was MOST liked I would have to say my most liked bike is my current ride a Honda VTX 1300R:





I would qualify/clarify to anyone asking that for a favorite bike that for many a biker who's ridden many bikes over the years (I've owned 10 street bikes) the most accurate answer would be what bike was the most favorite for what reason. For instance, my favorite bike for ultimate comfort was my Goldwing, my favorite for speed was my Suzuki GS1100, and my favorite for bad Ass looks is my VStar 1100 Midnight Custom:





Point being that many riders had/have a favorite category bike that may have shined in one category over some other loved category.
 

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The reason my XS Eleven is a favorite memory it is the first bike I bought from Ted Evans Yamaha. The 1st of seven I bought from there. Mom bought my brothers RD250 about 10 or 12 years before from Ted. Alas it is also one of my worst memories

 

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Excellant, it was a Cushman Eagle, foot clutch and 2 speed suicide shift, it is what made always love cruiser style bikes.

The wife and I just rode to Biloxi for yesterday and last night then rode back today. The strat is a great bike for interstate travel.The tunnel in Mobile was a ball on that bike.It is just so dang hot right now.
 

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Did anyone else own a Yamaha Cat trials bike. That was a very fun bike , the balance was awesome. The way it was built allowed you to do things that at sometimes it felt like magic. Riding trials in the 70's was different then today, your brain could see the section, figure out the problem and then be amazed sometimes this bike really can do what your brain figured out.

the image ended up being in the post above this one.....long day
 

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Rolling off the showroom floor knowing that it was PAID FOR! The wife won some 8K at Bingo the night before so the next day it was in my driveway, free and clear!
 
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