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Offline Gingerball

POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:52:02 pm »
Post a pic of your very first bike here - will be great to see who had what for their very first time  :mwink:

I got an Italjet before I went to school and drove it like hell on my grandfather's farm. The cover over the exhaust was missing and I got regular inside leg burns due to that. On the occasion I also forgot the side stand down and bought a few farms - nerwe af on the knees. My grandfather (in his boredom and without my grandma's knowledge) thought it wise to make a ramp for me using a long narrow piece of wood and a few bricks for elevation. After I exhausted the capacity of the ramp's jump distance (his boredom) he called a few of the farmworkers kids and had them lay down in front of the ramp. After he was satisfied I could clear the kids nicely on close spacings, he spaced them out further and further until my grandma came across our little spectacle and put a stop to it. I felt like a daredevil at age 5! Geez, we got hell from the old woman.
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 08:23:36 pm »
See there where a Ford in the background of both pics....
 

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 09:22:45 pm »
See there where a Ford in the background of both pics....

You exposed my cover....I'll have to eliminate you Brandt
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 10:15:53 pm »
Nice bike ! Nice memories  ;D
You put on some weight since then  :cheers: (Don't shoot-Hands up)
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 07:32:37 am »
My introduction to "Dual Sport" was the Yamaha MR-50.  I bought it second hand from a school mate for a princely sum of R 50 in 1987. Petrol was freakin' cheap then.  I once put in 18 cents and got quite a bit of juice.  I heat seized the thing once while trying to do 110 km on the Freeway.  I am not sure what happened to it after I left college.  By that time it was stripped in pieces.   :'(
Favourite memory of this bike:  Riding home pissed from the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay.  ;D  Now that I think of it it was not very responsible.   :mwink: ;)

I'm not sure if this qualifies as my first bike.  A Honda Express 50cc/2 speed automatic.  It was actualy my mom's.  I grew up on an Air Force base in the early 80's (Langebaanweg) and there were stacks of these things all over the place.  I used to ride in the garden and sometimes sneak out in the street.  It had a 2l tank and could get a top speed of about 40 km/h.  That's fast when you're a laaitie.  Had lots of fun on that thing.   ;D


(bikes in 1st. and 2nd. pic not mine, but was exactly the same)

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 10:20:12 am »
Yamaha DT 125. This isn't my bike, but mine was identical. Used to fill up with R0.50 petrol and ride to varsity and back several times before refueling. Rode it for about 2 yrs without a licence. The first time I rode it I wheelied unintentionally through the UPE security entrance, being unaware there was a power band.  :laughing4:

I think it had a 2T oil reservoir instead of premixing.
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 10:35:10 am »
Yamaha DT 125. This isn't my bike, but mine was identical. Used to fill up with R0.50 petrol and ride to varsity and back several times before refueling. Rode it for about 2 yrs without a licence. The first time I rode it I wheelied unintentionally through the UPE security entrance, being unaware there was a power band.  :laughing4:

I think it had a 2T oil reservoir instead of premixing.
Yep, that 2 smoke power band....   First time I rode my friends PE 175 in the sand dunes I kakked myself.
I wasn't expecting the power band.  Try riding a old Vespa scooter in the dunes.  Lank fun!   ;D
 

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 04:44:13 pm »
I had one of these in the 80's. It started life like the pic and later looked like a plastic as all the lights and roadworthy parts were broken / crashed.
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 06:57:30 pm »
1995, probably a 80 something DT50  :laughing11:  Best thing ever to have my own wheels, cant beat the feeling   :ricky:
As you can see, wasn't to bothered about maintenance, but the thing just kept on going  :happy4:
Think I sold it for bout 200 bucks when I was done with it  :laughing7:

 

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 07:18:40 pm »
1976 Yamaha YB80. Had it for four years and did quite a few trips on it, the longest from PE to Stellenbosh over two days, because I needed it there in my student days, and my father would not pay to put it on the train.
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2012, 07:19:22 pm »
My eerste bike  :biggrin:
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2012, 07:50:21 pm »
My Eerste bike - Honda MTX Frame met MB5 "Bobcat" 50cc Motor - Yamaha RZ - 2mm Oversized piston en MBX exhaust - Goed gewees vir 115km/h   :biggrin:

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012, 06:38:00 am »
Some lekker classic rides here
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 02:31:44 pm »
 :biggrin:my first bike

 

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 02:37:51 pm »
You guys are lucky.
This is what my 1st "bike" was.
 

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2012, 02:39:24 pm »
Also had an MR-50, epic go anywhere do anything bike.
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2012, 02:52:44 pm »

En die een was myne. 1986 Honda MTX 50. Stadigste bike op die dorp, maar hy het my oral gevat waar ek wou wees.





Toe ruil ek hom vir 'n Suzuki TS 50 - kakste ding op 2 wiele wat ek nog ooit besit het......

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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2012, 02:58:36 pm »
This was my first bike, in 1999, A 1995 Kawasaki ZX-6R.
Bought it for R35 000 (borrowed from Wesbank  :mwink:) Learnt to ride it by wobbling from Linex Yamaha to Burchmores where I worked in 4pm traffic. Crashed it 5 days later on the corner right by my house and really trashed my knee and hands. Whats ATGATT?
Did i ever think that bikes would become such an important part of my life? Not in a million years  :ricky:
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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2012, 09:15:18 am »
QR 50, baie lank terug. 5jr oud


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Re: POST A PIC OF YOUR VERY FIRST BIKE HERE
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2012, 08:12:06 am »
QR 50, baie lank terug. 5jr oud




Ek ken die gevoel - was great om op so n jong ouderdom al te kon bike.
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