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    #46
    Holy two stroke Batman !
    That's probably 47 - 48 or so years old now !!! Mine looked almost exactly like hers ... same livery, frame and forks, even the crank case looks the same , my expansion chamber was simular, but technical " off road only " but that never slowed me down. Well yeah it did actually, got pulled over by a Berkeley cop who said he didn't need to see me he could hear my going through the gears several block parallel to me and follow the sound. He gave me a warning, I'd try to stay off the pipe in town or close to the cop shop. I rode it like John Connor, around town , or more so up in the Berkeley hills. We had a MX track down at the Marina and trails up in the hills as well.
     
    "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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      #47
      That's the swoop in the tank I was seeing ,JSpeed. I loved all the little smokers.We picked up one of the little Kawis with the 2 range tranny...years later.Still a fun thing.

      Here you go 1973 between motos at SouthCairo NY....my Penton Berkshire 100 (sleeved from 125cc to run the 100cc class)I was 13.

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        #48
        behindthetimes scary resemblance to me in that photo at the same age ... Couple of bookends , lost at birth ?
        "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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          #49
          Originally Posted by BillnOroville View Post
          When I hit 15 1/2 California license allowed riding solo on Motorcycle in 1963. My dad gave me his 1941 74 Cubic Inch Harley (knucklehead OHV engine) with suicide clutch and stick shift.
          Your first bike... at 15... was a knuck. Just, WOW.
          1988 "BlackHawk" project
          1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
          1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

          I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
          People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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            #50
            Originally Posted by jspeed53 View Post

            So for for the fun of it ... hereís mine to start this off ...
            That's a damn nice chop, John. Cool photo!
            1988 "BlackHawk" project
            1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
            1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

            I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
            People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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              #51
              Originally Posted by SPA View Post
              behindthetimes scary resemblance to me in that photo at the same age ... Couple of bookends , lost at birth ?
              Doppelganger.They say everyone has a lookalike.Or.....twin bruddas from different muddas?

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                #52
                Originally Posted by dagus View Post

                Your first bike... at 15... was a knuck. Just, WOW.
                Thanks dagus. I sold that 41 and next 74 was a 1950 pan head 74 with full sidecar that set me back 500.00 which was a lot of money. I would pick up my girlfriend on the way to High School. She loved the sidecar. I liked it around town but not on the freeway much. Sidecar was detachable but not quick and easy to do. I did not have reverse installed in the transmission so had to watch how I parked it. Picture below is just like it but not sky blue in color like I had. I was short enough that when the cushions in the sidecar were laid flat I could sleep in it. I actually did one night. Notice the two up seat on the bike. Huge does not fully describe it.

                bike2wSc.jpg
                Bill,
                89 Red Hawk GT, 97 Magna, FZ-09. Past in reverse order:, 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 tripple, Honda Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, Honda Cb550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

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                  #53
                  Hawk here....
                  88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction
                  89 Red Hawk GT - Still on the shelf and in crates
                  2000 DR650 (Thumper)

                  2002 DL1000 V-Strom

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                    #54
                    Originally Posted by BillnOroville View Post

                    Thanks dagus. I sold that 41 and next 74 was a 1950 pan head 74 with full sidecar
                    And a Hawk guy. Damn, man, you pick nice bikes!

                    1988 "BlackHawk" project
                    1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                    1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                    I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                    People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                      #55
                      First gen SV650 here! Loved that bike and leaned a lot about riding on it.
                      I still have the factory gel seat, hoping to get one cheap someday.

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                        #56
                        Here is my first twin! 1997 VTR1000. Wheelie prone, canyon carving, Super Chicken! I loved this bike. I mainly wanted it because of the V-twin sound, but I never expected the bike to be as bad-ass as it is. Most of the guys I rode with had inline's (CBR's, R1/6's, GSXR's), so no one could ever hang with me in the canyons. This bike is the reason I'm on a Hawk now.

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                          #57
                          My first twin was a 2003 Buell XB9R in white. I don't have any pics of it, because I only had it three weeks before I was hit by a drunk driver. A year-and-half later, when I could ride again, I bought a 2004 XB9R in blue. Very sexy bike, with an impressive torque-to-weight ratio.

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                            #58
                            Alright it's not a twin but occasionally one of the coils would spark out so it would only run on two cylinders. Anyway, gpz550 - first bike. 250,000 miles before it finally died.

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                              #59
                              First real bike after a Yamaha FS1 50 was this 86? Honda vtz250. Has the inclosed front cast iron disk at the front. Fotor_152153425967629.jpg

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                                #60
                                My first was an old Italian, 75 Ducati 860GT with cafe-ish look. Saw it years later on CL in Reno!!
                                Lynn
                                ATGATT

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