Honda 90 1968
Yamaha 360 enduro 1975 ( got rear ended by a car)
suzuki 125 2 stroke dirt bike ( needed college money)
Honda not sure what size (used for irrigating)
Honda 2008 VTX 1300T ( not a bad bike)
Best for last: 2014 Electra Glide: purchased last week (Friggin Awesome)
The first four were purchased when I was a kid. the last two, last year and last week. 60 years old and looking forward to semi retirement this year.
my motorcycles I have owned starting in 1968. 1966 Triumph Bonneville, 1955 flh, 1955 3-wheeler with a 45 flathead engine. Then another 1955, that I made into my "dream chopper". after that, a 1973 FLH, that got wrecked and a year later, 1978, I bought an anniversary edition FLH. Sold that back to the dealer for a 1979 flh with 80 in. engine. Then no M/c's for 20 yrs. Starting in 2006, I went through a 50cc, 150cc & 250cc Chinese scooters. Got tired of them and bought a 2003 Honda Silverwing scooter. That was fun. After moving to AZ in 2011, I bought a 1994 Honda PC800 and a 1983 650cc Honda Silverwing. In 2014, bought a 2014 XL1200C Sportsters. Traded that in April, 2015 for my present bike, a 2012 Heritage Classic Softail. I have had it nearly a year and have put 23,000 happy miles on it.
I started reading this thread expecting to be the only one who had started with a metric bike. Looks like there were lots of Honda guys who converted.
1964 Honda CB77 Super Hawk (305 cc)
1974 Honda CB360T
1984 Honda CB750F (Rustbucket)
2003 Honda VTX1300T (Great Bike)
2013 Ultra Classic
My first was a go cart around 10 yrs old:
72 Kaw H2 750
75 Suzuki GT 750
75 Kaw H2 750
76 Kaw KH 400
83 Honda 750 SS
83 HD XLCH 1000
80's Kaw LTD 1000
Various Kaw Ninja's in the 90's
01 HD RK
And about 4 dirt bikes
My first bike was a Yamaha 50 step through. I don't remember what year or what model.
Anyways I had a blast on it. Easy on gas. Once I ran it dry and mom to the rescue. We slid it in the back of the station wagon and went home. She took my key for a week. Ah those were the days. It was alright for New Orleans, but we moved to the hills of N. Jersey and it was time for more HP. I rode for two years on a Louisiana license , because legal age in N.J. was 17 and NO was 13 for a bike and 15 for a car. Oh well, I haven't thought about that for a while. Thanks for the nudge.
Moped of some brand. Lasted about a week. Cracked the frame doing wheelies.
100cc Kawasaki dirt bike
Kawasaki KZ750 forget the year, late 70's
1988 Vulcan V Twin because I really wanted a Harley but didn't have the $ at the time (Active Air Force, kids, etc)
I've had a few. 125cc Parilla (sp) Italian scrambler, 175cc Allstate( Damiler Puck) twingle, 2 65cc Italian H-D's, early 40's H-D police cycle, Early 50's or late 40's Indian 500cc. Early 60's Honda 350. Two different Jawa (CZ) 175cc. Triumph T100 Tiger Cub, late 40's AJS 500cc single. Two Yamaha 250cc Virago, Lifan LF-250., 2005 883L Sportster. There are more, but I'm having trouble recalling.
I have a 2012 Streetglide and would like to lower it a little. I’m 5’8” and I can’t touch the ground flat footed. That makes it hard to maneuver my bike on less than flat ground. Has anyone used the Burly Slammers? Any other recommendations?
Not sure what I think about this yet. A health food packaging designer from San Fran-freak-o is now in charge of HD branding.
Article doesn't even mention if he even rides.
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