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May 12

Posts: 111

LearnerRider says:

First bikes?

So what where your first bikes guys?  (50s/125)

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Aug 09

Posts: 6887

stevedeejay says:

first bike

suzuki ts100 (1979) oooohhhhh the power :laugh:

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Sep 11

Posts: 1103

entus says:


YB100 when I was 17. Took the baffles out and it was noisy as furk but went like a bastard. Got knocked off that by one of our uninsured asian bretheren then, 20 odd years later, got a CG125 and got through my test on it. I like to take my time over things.:blink:

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Jul 12

Posts: 3

AlanBLD says:

First bikes?

Fist bike was a Jincheng M50 Monkey bike - upped it to 75cc. So much fun. It's still rusting away in the garage. 
Soon after bought a YBR 125 which I had for 6 months.

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Feb 10

Posts: 1137

kawathrasher says:

First road bike

Yamaha DT125 R...... Great learner bike plus it had my initials on the tank (My Real name not log-on :wink:)




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Aug 02

Posts: 2730

spondonste says:

125cc bike

I never personally owned a learner bike as such. I passed my test on a CG125 but that was rented from the bike training school I went to. I bought my partner a second hand CG125 to learn on and used to ride it to a deserted parking lot with her on the back so that she could learn there (I did similar for a friend with a yamaha RX100).


Whilst I lived in italy I owned a Honda NES125 scooter as that was best for commuting through the city due to the traffic congestion. I ended up blowing the engine (snapped con rod) as it was a UK spec bike with uk spark plug. With the weather being so warm in italy in the summer (35-42 Deg C) it should have had a cold spark plug fitted. Engine obviously got a bit warm and eventually let go.

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Mar 07

Posts: 1464

joeslow says:

CB125 -

- early 70's 6volt electrics - crap headlight & dodgy generator, kickstart spring always breaking.

Changed to Yamaha RD 250 - 350 bikes, so much fun for a bloke in his twenties, really lucky to have lived through that era of motorcycling.


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Aug 02

Posts: 808

steveb says:

There are an awful

lot of old codgers on here who learnt to ride on 250's.

Being a youngster, my first bike was a CB100N 28 years ago.

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Nov 09

Posts: 317


Bantam, 175, late 4-speed model. 13 previous owners, completely knackered, 30 mph flat out, sixty quid. Followed by 30 years going back to pedalling myself, then a CG125 and DAS and the rest is history.

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Jan 10

Posts: 3373

Beelady says:

D14/4 Bantam.

Showing our age here. :huh:

Mine cost £11 and my insurance also cost £11.

Didn't spend a lot of time riding it, but did learn a great deal about fixing it. I was also pretty good at long distance bike pushing.

How I longed to upgrade to a C15 :biggrin:

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Feb 10

Posts: 4003

halftank says:

My 1st bike

was a 1976 Yamaha TY50, got it to ride to school on. Had to pedal it home once ... man what a ball ache that was ... :biggrin:

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