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    How did you start

    How did you start your motorcycling history, what got you into bikes, what was your first bike, and what did you hit with it

    I started when i found a burnt out Triumph T120 in a culvert under the A40 near Northolt Aerodrome. I was 15. It took me 3 months to rebuild, begging parts of mates where i couldnt bodge. Why did i do it? I loved twowheelers, avid cyclist n'all that, just for the sense of freedom and control that having my own transport gave me. BY that time (mid 70's) london was full enough that a bicycle was faster than a car, and cages had never really appealed anyway. I first rode the bike on fields, so i could see what it felt like to fall off, and what the bike felt like when it was about to spit the dummy (me ). Being highly illegal, running on the road was always nerve racking, as vibes made the mirrors useless, they were so bad that when i looked behind me my head fell off so i sold it to a mate and moved on.

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    Re: How did you start

    I was always into pushbikes as a kid. My Dad had had a Matchless 350 when he was younger too, before we came along.

    My older sister hung around with the local Hells Angels so it was pretty much a given I'd get into bikes.

    But my old chap buying me a secondhand Honda SS50 in the slower green colour started me off. I then bought myself a new CB250N on HP whilst I was still at school from my part-time earnings, moving up to the CX500 when I was eighteen and in the sixth form.

    I've been in debt due to bikes ever since...

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    Re: How did you start

    Started off with an Suzuki AP50 1976, the passed my test on a KE125.
    This was followed by an RD250 and an RD350LC, then a Kwak SR650 and a Z1000J.
    The thou J turned into a Harris Magnum 2.

    And the rest is history as they say.
    I currently have the Rex and a Gpz750 Turbo as well as a 250 and 350LC.

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    Re: How did you start

    First ride on the back of a CB250 dream aged 11 that was the start of it .
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    Re: How did you start

    I wanted a bike ever since i remember, but a ride on the back of a GPZ600R i think i was 14, really made me dream of it night and day, my dad wouldn't never let me have a bike, so when i got one at 19, i wanted it so much i would steal one if i couldn't buy. That was also the end of my relationship with cars.

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    Re: How did you start

    Similar story here. My biking career started as being a pillion.

    A schoolmates older brother had a Kwak Z1 900 (forget which model) which at the time was THE bike to own and took me for a blast on it.

    Scared me shitless at the time and I still hate riding pillion now. I got to grips with riding a bike from the front end a couple of years later on a Bridgestone 250 around a friends farmland. Got the bug there and then and soon begged, borrowed and stole to get my own bike.

    Up until then I'd been a keen cyclist but the idea of just sitting there twisting a throttle for forward momentum had obvious appeal.
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    Re: How did you start

    one of the first things i cvan remember is sitting on the back of my grandfathers matchless when i was about 4 (my dad wouldnt let me near his arial or lc350) got my first bike at 7 (my older brothers pewe50, cause he moved to an 80) and the rest is history.

    never own a car or even a car licence, no wife, no kids, no worries, and my gf has her own bike (gpx250) well, she is only 21

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    Re: How did you start

    Well i'd be about 11 or 12 when i saw my older brother hiding his mags

    ooops !!!

    misread the question

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    Re: How did you start

    As a kid I always out on my push bike. Most of my mates were a year older than me so they started on DT50 MX and Suzuki X-1 while I was still peddling about.
    Once I turned 16 I got an immaculate 7 year old FS1E-DX, it was completely standard and even had working pedals. So while my mates were strugling to break 35mph I was able to hit 45mph

    I didn't hit much with it except a wall, closely follewed by the road, when I rode off with the steering lock on.

    Next was a KH100EL, I hit a lot of things with that mainly due to the front drum brake, which didn't.

    Now, 22 years on I've just bought my and I'm lovin' it

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    Talking Re: How did you start

    dragged round race tracks,dealers,breakers,mates houses by my ol man all my childhood,camping at gp,s rallies etc from 5yr old he was passionate bowt em as am i,feild bikes,fizzy,x7 etc the list is endless im now 40 and have never been away from em dont think i ever will be ,god willing

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