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Norton model 18 500cc OHV . Year 1931 . Petty fast bike for that era surprisingly good brakes as well , and a 1949 matchless 350 .
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I had a '66 Honda Sport 50 when I was 13. I got a new 1969 Honda CL350 when I was in high school and still have it.

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I had a '66 Honda Sport 50 when I was 13. I got a new 1969 Honda CL350 when I was in high school and still have it.

A few of my friends had that bike: a popular bike around these parts. I rode Suzuki.
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I was given a 1960 CL-160, was in pretty good shape with a little over 3500 miles..I was working Nike back in the late 80’s and this manager of marketing needed to get rid of it by his wife’s request..” if another bike comes in this garage, one of them has to go”, it ran pretty good for its age....I had a problem in this garage I kept that and other bikes...rats...so I kept the seats of all 3 of my bikes in the house....I came home from work one day back in 2004 to find my house I rented for a month under 21 years had burnt down, all three seats were toast, the CL-160’s seat was just a metal frame with springs...the house had been vandalized after the fire and many things were stolen, even the bike from the garage, back in 1996 I sold a 1982 Honda VF-750 Sabre for $1.00 ..it had issues...and I didn’t want to put any time and money into it.
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1951 DOT with 125cc 2 stroke Villiers motor. Tore it down to the last nut and bolt to overhaul it but never got to put it back together. Life got in the way. My father gave the boxes of parts to a neighbour who did put it back on the road though. This was back in the early 70's.
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My oldest sled was a 1964 Sears Allstate 250 made by Puch of Austria. Black paint, 2 cylinder with a common combustion chamber, cloth wrapped wires, that were oil soaked. Suspension like a Caterpillar Bulldozer. Use to ride it in poker runs, sure winner of Rat Bike trophies. Always made it home. Gave it to my Dad, he threw it under a blue tarp, and forgot about it.
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Oldest bike I’ve owned was a 1934 BSA Blue Star converted for grass track racing in the late 40s or early 50s. Sold it to a BSA collector who put it back into road trim, I saw it subsequently at a rally and didn’t recognise it..

Oldest road bike, a 1938 BSA 250 B22, one of the very first BSA with foot shift. I didn’t have that long, but I had several M20 and a couple of WLA at various times - still have one under restoration.
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Of the 8 bikes I've owned, 5 of them were 1981. Not on purpose, it just worked out that way.
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