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32 minutes ago, J. Jackson said:

First bike was a Hodaka Wombat. It was pretty tired when I got it but still had a blast.

Friend as kids had an Alsport Steen that had a Hodaka motor and swing arm front suspension.

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7 hours ago, ckf said:

Mine was a Honda CT 70.  :ashamed:

A buddy has one sitting in the machine shed that they rode the hell out of as kids, has very little compression lol. 

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It was known in my house that the kids were not allowed to drive our parents cars.  Get a job. So after stocking produce for a year at Ruggles thrifty grocery @16 I bought a 6 yr old 1980 dodge d150. With a 360 4 barrel. It was a long bed 2wd and was the king of Smokey burnouts in the Cumberland farms parking lot!  It had a bench seat and column shift so there was a lot of room for activities.It was 2 tone maroon and white. Great rig with ram hood ornament!

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2 hours ago, J. Jackson said:

First bike was a Hodaka Wombat. It was pretty tired when I got it but still had a blast.

Wasn’t my first, but I had a Hodaka Dirt Squirt back in the day. 

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3 hours ago, Shifty said:

It was known in my house that the kids were not allowed to drive our parents cars.  Get a job. So after stocking produce for a year at Ruggles thrifty grocery @16 I bought a 6 yr old 1980 dodge d150. With a 360 4 barrel. It was a long bed 2wd and was the king of Smokey burnouts in the Cumberland farms parking lot!  It had a bench seat and column shift so there was a lot of room for activities.It was 2 tone maroon and white. Great rig with ram hood ornament!

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my nova with the 230 would not spin the tires. we would leave school, guy in the car behind me would jump out and lift my quarter while i power braked. get that bias ply dunlop 70 smokin' , then it was on. my buddy had a mercury comet , 302 with a 3 on the tree. that was the king of burnout. robin egg blue 4 door. smoked many cars , and the look when a robin egg blue 4 door comet beats you. i later put a 250  in my nova and it burned all kinds of rubber. cumbys around here are small. donuts with that truck is badass

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and we never drove our parents vehicles. we had a yard of chevelles, nova, pontiacs, impalas , mostly ss big blocks. as he sold them off the last one was a 70 nova ss. red and black, rally wheels, 350  . i pleaded with him , please sell me that car . he never answered but one day said " i'll have to bury you in it" . he was probably right , but that was 100% my mother telling him not to sell it to me. 

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1 minute ago, nascarmike said:

My first, and I still have it. I got the the original sales reciept also from my grandpa.

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my neighbor had one of those with a 2 stroke , i think 125. thing ripped. his girlfriend wanted to try it, flat on her back in an instant

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4 minutes ago, Tomas. said:

My first bike was a 1989 KLR 650 that I bought in 2019

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Nice! Did you get it sorted out or am I thinking about someone else?  :dunno:

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4 minutes ago, Tomas. said:

My first bike was a 1989 KLR 650 that I bought in 2019

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Cant kill those things.

I kinda want to get another one to just bomb around town and hit the gravel roads. My KTM is too much a dirtbike. 

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27 minutes ago, ckf said:

Nice! Did you get it sorted out or am I thinking about someone else?  :dunno:

No, that was me. It got sorted out when I was on my first trip out of town and about an hour into the ride a gear on the right side of the case decided to loose a couple of teeth and fuck up a lot of shit so I replaced it with a 2005 KLR with 10,000 miles for less money than I had into that KLR with 55,000 miles lmao.

26 minutes ago, EvilBird said:

Cant kill those things.

I kinda want to get another one to just bomb around town and hit the gravel roads. My KTM is too much a dirtbike. 

See above lol.

I have wanted to upgrade for a couple of years but it doesn't make sense money wise just for a but more power.

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2 minutes ago, Tomas. said:

No, that was me. It got sorted out when I was on my first trip out of town and about an hour into the ride a gear on the right side of the case decided to loose a couple of teeth and fuck up a lot of shit so I replaced it with a 2005 KLR with 10,000 miles for less money than I had into that KLR with 55,000 miles lmao.

See above lol.

I have wanted to upgrade for a couple of years but it doesn't make sense money wise just for a but more power.

Yeah 55k holy shit ! 

2005 is what I had also . 

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On 2/5/2024 at 6:55 AM, sleepybrew said:

hey that 2.3 engine stood the test of time

2.0 but she ran great. The rest of the car was a rust bucket with wheels. Ran her for 2 years with no issues.  

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