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Thought it would be Cool for everyone to share their first road bike experience. My first Road bike was a Brand new 1974 Harley Z90. Topped out at 57 mph. I bought it with the money I had saved from working on the Farm. I was only 14 at the time. I will post a pic when I scan picture to send from work.
 

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Mine was a Kawasaki 400 LTD. I put a sticker on the back of it: "Ass, Gas, or Grass - No one rides for Free" That was a long time ago, like 1978?

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Wow Dejablu, Nice first bike and you definately got the picture addition thing down! Wish I did!
 

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This is a fun post for me to read. Better yet with any pics you may have. Come on- I even showed my long hair 70's look with my bike!
 

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I had to do the same thing and then just scanned into computer.
 

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Aw man, big wheels were awesome! Especially if they had that
rear brake lever. How about the green machine?? Now that was cool.
 

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When I was in the 6th grade (way too big to ride a big wheel), my friends and I found one in a parking lot where one side of the handlebars was missing. So we tied it to our bikes with a long rope and would build up speed and then pull on the single handle bar and yank on the brake and go skidding out of control. It was a blast! Only having half the handle bar made it a lot harder to steer, so it was a bit of a test of skill.

Oh and it was missing the seat too. It had to. We were all too big to fit otherwise and we'd have to cross our legs or kneel so they didn't hang off the sides.
 

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Great Story Ares, Thanks for sharing that one!!

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Gee what started as a bit of a joke really hit others memories :) I remember that after a period of time of using the brake and to much skidding, the front wheel would develope a flat spot. Then it would feel like you had a block of wood for a front wheel. :eek:

And I do remember the green machine. I think I was a little to old by the time that came out to fit in it. ::)
 

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dejablu110 said:
yeah, it was sure loud though. I had alot of fun on that thing!!
Hey Deja- did you like the footboards? I have been thinking it would be more comfy for my legs and feet, but havent actually ridden a bike with them on.
 

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yes, I did like the footboards alot!! I swore I wouldnt have another
bike without them.....BUUUUUUUUT, there is no way I can put those
on my raider so, I made these ;D ;D ;D
 
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