Advertise with Kiwi Biker
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 39

Thread: Your first bike.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    7th December 2018 - 16:22
    Bike
    Honda vt250 spada
    Location
    Auckhole
    Posts
    60

    Your first bike.

    Having been a car guy for about as long as Ive been allowed to drive, Ive only recently come over to the correct number of wheels. Im more aiming at the older crowd here - I respect such experience.

    Everyone remembers their first bike. Right?

    My grandad had a triumph tiger cub - the one that seized for no real reason.
    I have a Honda Spada. I learned on a gb500.

    What was yours?

    Reminisce, tell us all the good and bad.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    5th December 2009 - 12:32
    Bike
    A red one
    Location
    Te Mosgiel
    Posts
    2,659
    I had a blue one.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    21st December 2017 - 11:43
    Bike
    2000 Ducati 996S MY01
    Location
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Posts
    466
    Committing to the bit, Berries! Respect!

    You can see mine in here

    Good ol' 2007 Kawasaki GPX250R (EX250F).. Possibly the perfect learners bike.. Easy, not enough power to kill you, and quick enough on a twisty rd to keep up with (then) modern 600's once you master the art of mid-corner speed.. I honestly miss it a little but still see it running around the city every now and then. Still nice and shiny!

    2001 Ducati 996S || 2008 Yamaha CygnusX
    FaceBrick

  4. #4
    Join Date
    10th June 2006 - 18:35
    Bike
    KTM
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    352
    1990 RGV250 (~60hp, all black, killer powerband) when I was 19, picked it up from a dude in Palmy, hadn't ridden a road bike before, stalled it 4 times just getting down the street. The guy ran after me and asked if I 'knew how to ride a bike'

    Ran out of gas two times on the trip back to Welly

    crashed it the next day riding out to Makara, broke the front brake lever so just used the rear until...

    a week after I got it it was stolen off the street in Roseneath

    probably good, really, I would have killed myself on that thing, fucking good intro to throttle control tho.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    22nd October 2002 - 11:00
    Bike
    2019 KTM Duke 790
    Location
    Coromandel Harbour
    Posts
    4,073
    Suzuki 50 in 1964. My grandparents bought it for me passing the UK equivalent of School C. Bless their hearts, it had leg shields and a windscreen with the frontal area of a house. With about 5bhp on tap, it could hardly be described as nippy. Can't be too ungrateful though as I had mobile independence and it opened decades of 2-wheeled enjoyment

  6. #6
    Join Date
    25th March 2004 - 17:22
    Bike
    RZ496/Street Triple R/GasGas/ etc etc
    Location
    Wellington. . ok the hutt
    Posts
    16,560
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Sichoe View Post
    1990 RGV250 (~60hp, all black, killer powerband) when I was 19, picked it up from a dude in Palmy, hadn't ridden a road bike before, stalled it 4 times just getting down the street. The guy ran after me and asked if I 'knew how to ride a bike'

    Ran out of gas two times on the trip back to Welly

    crashed it the next day riding out to Makara, broke the front brake lever so just used the rear until...

    a week after I got it it was stolen off the street in Roseneath

    probably good, really, I would have killed myself on that thing, fucking good intro to throttle control tho.
    Maybe this LAMS thingy was aimed at you?

    My first bike was a 1/2 share in a PE175 that got stolen from wainuitomata other owners shed having ridden it once.

    The XR250A with worn knobblies and no wof or hope of getting one was replaced by a RD350B with the obligatory 250 stickers.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    13th July 2008 - 20:48
    Bike
    K1600GTL
    Location
    Rangiora
    Posts
    3,854
    CB250N.

    Gutless thing, in hindsight, but it taught me lots.

    My mates CB250RS was more awesomer.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    25th January 2017 - 15:25
    Bike
    ajs 350 trials
    Location
    whitecliffs
    Posts
    39
    Suzuki t 125 high pipe in gold with inbuilt fork flex! soon to be replaced with a rd 350b a true 100mph bike.
    riding history into the future since ages ago.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    9th August 2005 - 19:57
    Bike
    dr650 fj1200 xr200!
    Location
    napier
    Posts
    1,107
    First bike i had was a suzuki AC50 which was stripped down to a trail weapon () kids in our neighborhood rode at the local river, that bike opened the door to the feeling of freedom and ive never really lost it... most keenly felt when i havent ridden in a while.
    first road going bike was a honda cg125 at the age of 15, being on the road and able to go further afeild really cemented the motorcycle affliction
    'the stickiest situation since sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun'

    Cpt Edmund Blackadder

  10. #10
    Join Date
    25th March 2004 - 17:22
    Bike
    RZ496/Street Triple R/GasGas/ etc etc
    Location
    Wellington. . ok the hutt
    Posts
    16,560
    Quote Originally Posted by robajs View Post
    Suzuki t 125 high pipe in gold with inbuilt fork flex! soon to be replaced with a rd 350b a true 100mph bike.
    Awesome. Have a T125 I am restoring but got distracted near the finish line.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  11. #11
    Join Date
    21st March 2010 - 13:28
    Bike
    2000 kawasaki zzr1100, 88 1500 goldwing
    Location
    Riverton
    Posts
    993
    learnt to ride on a Kawasaki KM100 then TM125 then YZ250, YZ465, CR250 elsinore (that fucker pet me in hospital) all of which were mates bikes. after coming out of hospital and a 5mnth recovery period my dear old dad told me he would assist me in to my first vehicle, I found a DT250, he said no, not helping you to become a temporary citizen (he was a voluntary ambo driver/officer at the time) so I found a 3.3 cresta and he said no it was to big and powerful. last time I ever asked for financial help from him again and went and found me a XR250z, was quite handy really as I used it when I went working on a farm.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    19th November 2007 - 13:39
    Bike
    1994 Triumph Trophy 1200
    Location
    All over NZ
    Posts
    2,330
    TC100 and we had bigarse firebreaks across the road. Kick it into low ratio and at about 5-10 km per hour it went up anything the bigger bikes couldnt get u. Brilliant bike!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Katman
    If you only view one side, your view can hardly be called balanced.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    13th February 2006 - 13:12
    Bike
    raptor 1000
    Location
    Dunedin
    Posts
    2,840
    ts 185 suzuki road legal trail bike, good times

  14. #14
    Join Date
    25th June 2003 - 13:54
    Bike
    Triumph Sprint ST
    Location
    The Huttness
    Posts
    1,669

    Suzuki Impulse

    Great fun while it lasted, however my example was a molested pile of poo and suffered fall apart

  15. #15
    Join Date
    17th June 2010 - 16:44
    Bike
    bandit
    Location
    Bay of Plenty
    Posts
    2,841
    BSA bantam

    1949 Competition model with a 1963 125cc engine - I had to strip it and rebuild it before I could ride it ..
    "So if you meet me, have some sympathy, have some courtesy, have some taste ..."

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •