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Offline KoToM

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #80 on: December 10, 2012, 11:43:36 am »
The DT, MTX and MBX were the big boys bikes when I was at school  :ricky:

the seat on the mtx 50 looks so comfy, wish my 690 had a seat like that

looks like we moving backwards in bike design
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #81 on: December 10, 2012, 11:50:11 am »
My eerste bike in Std 9.
1984 Honda XR500RE. Nie my pic nie.
Donner ek was n mean mutha....



donner and still lucky to be with us today

a st9 laaitie with all that power, cant be a good combo  :eek7:
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #82 on: December 10, 2012, 06:31:47 pm »
I also had an RE bought it with my danger pay in 1984. Cash R5200! Out the box.
 

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #83 on: December 10, 2012, 10:30:09 pm »

Tweets' first bike...... :pot:

 "There is no happiness for him who does not travel...Therefore, wander... The fortune of him who is sitting sits, it rises when he rises, it sleeps when he sleeps, it moves when he moves... Therefore, wander!"...The Rig Veda - 800 - 600 BC..

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #84 on: December 11, 2012, 02:37:11 pm »
Die mees wobblyste bike wat ek ooit gehad het nadat my boet die ding in die teerpad afgeflip en gerol het teen omtrent 75km/h 'by the way 'dit was omtrent flat out
 

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #85 on: January 03, 2013, 09:02:46 pm »
hahahah Laurika...well done
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #86 on: January 03, 2013, 09:05:55 pm »
hahahah Laurika...well done
iS there a pic of u and me on your first bike way back whEn?

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #87 on: January 03, 2013, 09:08:56 pm »

Tweets' first bike...... :pot:
Nogal 'n Wheely L ! :ricky:
 

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #88 on: January 11, 2013, 08:17:06 am »
My en my verloofde se eerste fietse. Die swart CD200 was sommer my 1ste 'project bike' ook. Moes hom reg kry om mee te gaan uit baseer..... Toe kry ons altwee in elk geval ons lisensies op die groenetjie.
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #89 on: January 15, 2013, 12:05:19 pm »
 :biggrin:

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #90 on: January 18, 2013, 06:35:33 am »
My first new bike... approx 1983 /  XT 500 / pre-ATGATT / Woes Rand  bought with "PW Botha & Sons skt en odt"
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #91 on: January 26, 2013, 04:29:25 pm »
1991, I was in Std 8. Before I bought my first 50cc Suzuki TS50 did my father buy this(similar to pic) BMW R 100/7 1975 model. Had 33000km on the clock and he paid R 7000 for it. It stood in the garage and I was only allowed to ride it on Sundays. He accompanied me on his 1986 BMW R100RT and we usually drove to the local Pick 'n Pay parking lot so that I can learn how to ride this big bike. When I eventually got the Suzuki.....it was a different experience and not the same as driving the B'M. Traded the BMW in 1993 for a Alfa Export 1500cc......because a matric pupil would rather prefer driving something that he can take more than 1 friend with him........ :-[........what a MISTAKE. I should NEVER have done that.....but...that's history.  :-\
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« Reply #92 on: January 26, 2013, 09:20:16 pm »
My first bike.
Could get 60mph on it.

A mate had one of these Zundapp s. Went like a batt out of hell..nothing in its class could catch it if i remember correctly.

My first bike was a Moto Guzzi 125 two smoke.
Similar to the one in the pic except it was blue

 

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #93 on: January 28, 2013, 01:58:07 pm »
These pics are a nice trip down memory lane, thanks boys and girls.
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #94 on: January 28, 2013, 03:22:10 pm »
Ek stem
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2013, 03:43:32 pm »
My mom didn't allow me to have a bike while I was growing up, so I got my first one when I was 18. An '81 XR 500. Man, that kickstart used to kick like a donkey!
I think I paid R4500 for it.
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #96 on: February 09, 2013, 12:24:37 am »
The worlds most expensive XT350, R62K never got to ride it.



R62K!! tell us more about the R62K 350. There's a story there no doubt....
 

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #97 on: February 11, 2013, 07:16:46 am »
The worlds most expensive XT350, R62K never got to ride it.



R62K!! tell us more about the R62K 350. There's a story there no doubt....

First bike i ever bought with ABSOLUTELY GEEN KENNIS, out of Bike SA classifieds, private ad but from one of the Bike shops in Klerksdorp. Bike price R8500, to get looking nice firts round of repairs R5500, Seat, Handlebars, tyres etc. Than not happy with how it was running phoned Linex Yamaha for a quote on some spares(Still waiting for that quote mind you) Phoned JHB Yamaha got a spares quote within an hour, speak to the guy in charge of repairs he says he will collect no charge, I am in Linden they are in Edenvale, get the bike back, New rear hub new spokes  alles lekker, bike running like a bomb(R25000.00all sorts of little replacements everywhere, all justified) , but smoking alot, mechanic tell me motor is about to die, in the meantime I had bought new(sec Hand) footpegs, rear brake pedal assembly exhaust etc from bike hospital( only guys with spares at that point, affordable) ask them about a good second hand motor, ja we have one blah blah blah ,transfer the cash ask if they can deliver to JHB Yamaha, sure no problem more blah blah blah, The Guys from JHB Yamaha do everything to get bike roadworthy comes time for the road worthy the motor comes up as Stolen, phone bike hospital no they will sort it out, this lark carried on for about 4 months, Eventually Bike Hospital say they will get it through and on the road, fine deliver to Bike Hospital and pay JHB Yamaha( about R25k) after another 4-5 months I told Errol pay me for the bike and keep the farking thing cut the losses and LEARN A VERY EXPENSIVE LESSON.

This all happened before I was very active on WD.

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #98 on: February 11, 2013, 07:21:27 am »
The worlds most expensive XT350, R62K never got to ride it.

R62K!! tell us more about the R62K 350. There's a story there no doubt....

First bike i ever bought with ABSOLUTELY GEEN KENNIS, out of Bike SA classifieds, private ad but from one of the Bike shops in Klerksdorp. Bike price R8500, to get looking nice firts round of repairs R5500, Seat, Handlebars, tyres etc. Than not happy with how it was running phoned Linex Yamaha for a quote on some spares(Still waiting for that quote mind you) Phoned JHB Yamaha got a spares quote within an hour, speak to the guy in charge of repairs he says he will collect no charge, I am in Linden they are in Edenvale, get the bike back, New rear hub new spokes  alles lekker, bike running like a bomb(R25000.00all sorts of little replacements everywhere, all justified) , but smoking alot, mechanic tell me motor is about to die, in the meantime I had bought new(sec Hand) footpegs, rear brake pedal assembly exhaust etc from bike hospital( only guys with spares at that point, affordable) ask them about a good second hand motor, ja we have one blah blah blah ,transfer the cash ask if they can deliver to JHB Yamaha, sure no problem more blah blah blah, The Guys from JHB Yamaha do everything to get bike roadworthy comes time for the road worthy the motor comes up as Stolen, phone bike hospital no they will sort it out, this lark carried on for about 4 months, Eventually Bike Hospital say they will get it through and on the road, fine deliver to Bike Hospital and pay JHB Yamaha( about R25k) after another 4-5 months I told Errol pay me for the bike and keep the farking thing cut the losses and LEARN A VERY EXPENSIVE LESSON.

This all happened before I was very active on WD.


Eina, not so lekker first bike memories.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 08:54:02 am by macjohnw »
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2013, 08:49:47 am »
The worlds most expensive XT350, R62K never got to ride it.

R62K!! tell us more about the R62K 350. There's a story there no doubt....

First bike i ever bought with ABSOLUTELY GEEN KENNIS, out of Bike SA classifieds, private ad but from one of the Bike shops in Klerksdorp. Bike price R8500, to get looking nice firts round of repairs R5500, Seat, Handlebars, tyres etc. Than not happy with how it was running phoned Linex Yamaha for a quote on some spares(Still waiting for that quote mind you) Phoned JHB Yamaha got a spares quote within an hour, speak to the guy in charge of repairs he says he will collect no charge, I am in Linden they are in Edenvale, get the bike back, New rear hub new spokes  alles lekker, bike running like a bomb(R25000.00all sorts of little replacements everywhere, all justified) , but smoking alot, mechanic tell me motor is about to die, in the meantime I had bought new(sec Hand) footpegs, rear brake pedal assembly exhaust etc from bike hospital( only guys with spares at that point, affordable) ask them about a good second hand motor, ja we have one blah blah blah ,transfer the cash ask if they can deliver to JHB Yamaha, sure no problem more blah blah blah, The Guys from JHB Yamaha do everything to get bike roadworthy comes time for the road worthy the motor comes up as Stolen, phone bike hospital no they will sort it out, this lark carried on for about 4 months, Eventually Bike Hospital say they will get it through and on the road, fine deliver to Bike Hospital and pay JHB Yamaha( about R25k) after another 4-5 months I told Errol pay me for the bike and keep the farking thing cut the losses and LEARN A VERY EXPENSIVE LESSON.

This all happened before I was very active on WD.


Eina, not so lekker first bike memories.

It happens, learn from it and move on. STill paying some of it off, but now I have a Healthy XR650L and loving it, still have a soft spot for the Yamaha's though, and I lay the blame squarely at the feet of the XT500.
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