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Yep....my '05 popped my cherry...

...well, I actually did ride quite a few mini bikes and small motorcycles as an adolescent/teenager, but none of them belonged to me.
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I bought this baby in 1993 and it was my first bike. I actually broke my bike in at the msf 3 day course. It was quite fun bucking around the course. It was kind of ironic when I went to class because the instructor told me he would not allow harleys for the beginer class if it was up to him. By day 3 I had scored the best score possible on the test and a convert was born. Great first experience with my bike.
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As a kid I had this thing called a "tote goat". It had a 2 speed hand shift behind the seat, along with a high/low range gear case. The thing would climb a tree in low gear. from there, I rode my dads cb750 once, but mostly rode my friends rm250 and once even a yz425 (?)... Fun times. But my sporty is my first legitimate street bike..

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As a kid I had this thing called a "tote goat". It had a 2 speed hand shift behind the seat, along with a high/low range gear case. The thing would climb a tree in low gear. from there, I rode my dads cb750 once, but mostly rode my friends rm250 and once even a yz425 (?)... Fun times. But my sporty is my first legitimate street bike..

I grew up in Oregon, and remember one of our neighbors had a Tote Goat. Haven't heard the name in 40 years. I wonder if it's a northwest thing.
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Back in the 60's we rode really old Hondas in the dirt in L.A. and out in the dessert. No one had one penny to put against another back then. One kid had a bike with a frame made from rebar and a Mac chain saw power head for a motor. My first bike was a Honda 160 Scrambler that I paid 100 bucks for, a real big deal! Then I got a 305. I finally bought a new Honda 650/4 and could carve the canyons on Glendora Mountain road and ride to the beach.I moved to an island in Puget Sound Wa. and rode the wheels off my 650, took a break and bought my 12R.I'm bad, I'm nation wide.
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My first bike was a 4hp Rupp some 32 years ago........similar to this restored beauty.........i won't bore ya with the rest!!
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As a kid I had this thing called a "tote goat".
I remember the Rupps and the Tote Goats,both very cool back in the day.

I was get'n my kicks back in 1966 on my brand new Bonanza.

Just like this one..........



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I remember ads for bikes like the Rupp and Bonanza in Popular Mechanics, Populare Science, and other such magazines when I was a kid many years ago. Unfortunately, never got either one.

But my first and second bikes as an adult were Sportsters. An '03 883 and then an '06 1200L.

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My first bike was a husqvarna dirt scoot about 30 years ago...broke my first bone on that thing..should I say falling off and under that thing.
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First bike was a Hodaka super rat 100 at about 12 or 13.

First street bike was a CB175 as soon as I got my license. My Best friend had a CB125 so I had to get one faster than his.
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