What was your first bike ?
Posted December 04, 2000 - 05:57 PM
Got it used. It had electric start, and man was that a great tool while learning how to hill climb. Saved my butt more than once! I remember it had a compression release much like our WR's. Only thing was I thought it was like the ones on semi trucks, and used to use it to slow myself down on long downhills! Never seemed to hurt anything! I laugh my head off thinking about it now!
My first "new" bike was a 1978 Yamaha DT-175 Enduro. Bought it when I was 15. Great little 2-stroke. Used to ride it to high school in the snow so I wouldn't have to ride the bus! Then came the '79 IT175 (a real upgrade over the DT in the dirt), followed by an '89 XT600. Wow, guess I was a Yamaha fan! I've only had two street bikes: Started with an '82 Kaw GPZ 550, and now currently ride an old '83 Honda V45 Sabre (cherry condition though).
Wonder how my '00 WR4 would compare to the V45 in the 1/4 mile???
Posted December 04, 2000 - 10:29 PM
Posted December 05, 2000 - 03:13 AM
If any one knows where I can find a Trail Boss please email me. I would like to have one to restore.
00 in Calgary- Are you really giving it away?
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.
Posted December 05, 2000 - 04:19 AM
Mine did not have anything in common w/ that bike.
Oh, and I DO NOT WANT ONE TO RESTORE !!
'99 WZ with all YZ mods, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat.
Posted December 05, 2000 - 04:45 AM
Posted December 06, 2000 - 02:52 AM
79' YZ80, 84' KX80, 84' CR125.
Previous street bikes:
89' ZXR750, 95' GSXR1100, 97' TL1000S, 98' GSXR600.
Posted December 06, 2000 - 05:06 AM
oh how i miss her.
Posted December 09, 2000 - 10:26 PM
Dan in Washington
[This message has been edited by Dan Bruland (edited 12-10-2000).]
Posted December 10, 2000 - 09:11 AM
'00 DRZ E
Where is the kickstart on this thing....
Posted December 11, 2000 - 03:15 AM
Posted December 13, 2000 - 07:00 PM
My dad got it from a guy in Tijuana, Mexico. When he told me about it, I envisioned a big ol Harley. My friends (they didn't know anything either) thought it would be cool. We're we in for a surpise. We rode it around in 2nd or 3rd gear cause we didn't know how to hand shift it to first. We could only ride it for about 10 minutes and then the rear sprocket would fall off. As for an air filter, I strapped one of my dad's dress socks over the carb (it kept the rocks out).
After awhile it ran out of gas, so we put some more in. Funny thing is that it's tiny chrome pipe would glow like lava. We didn't know you were suppose to put oil in the gas. I told my buddies about it and they said regular car oil would fix it. I poured a bunch 30 wt Penzoil in and it smoked like hell. Everywhere I went, it was like Petty Coat Junction (the train). My friends could tell for miles around that I was on my way to our favorite riding spot.
Anyway, after a few days, I showed it off to local junior high crowd. I arrived from the bottom of a big steep ditch pushing it up. It stalled on top, right in front of where they were sitting on their fine Hodakas 90, Kawasakis and Taco Mini Bikes. They all got a big laugh and asked me what the hell it was. Talk about embarrasment!
Anyway, things are much better now. I can afford a helmet and bitchen WR 400.
Posted December 14, 2000 - 09:23 PM
Posted December 14, 2000 - 11:35 PM
Posted December 15, 2000 - 01:34 PM
Proud Member of Racers Under the Son (www.ruts.org)& District 37 Desert
98.5 Dodge 2500 24v Cummins 4x4
00 Yamaha WR400
99 Yamaha PW80
99 Terry Fifth Wheel
Posted December 15, 2000 - 10:22 PM
Wish I still had it.Used to race all the QA50's.Next a Honda 1977 TL125 trials bike.Weirdest thing owned.Then got serious and got a 78 Suzuki RM125,what a rocket!Then a well used 82 CR 250. Took 10 years off playing on street bikes and boats,before the bug got me again and got 98 WR400F.
99 Suzuki sv650
y2k Donzi 27
Posted December 15, 2000 - 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Desertbob:
At 12yo my first bike was a new Hodaka ACE 90. Had a license plate and a chrome fenders and the famous chrome toaster tank. I rode this bike for couple of years and traded up to a Hodaka SuperRat. Loved that bike and it hooked me on dirt bikes forever. Love my 00 WR almost as much.
Posted December 04, 2011 - 07:12 PM
My first bike was a 1974 RM125.