Okay, covered before, Yes - Am I Bored on a WebEx, Yes - So, I started going back and looking up old bikes and such
Attached is what I started on - Age 5, got my first Mini Bike - Hand me down from older Bros - 3 hp Briggs & Stratton with no brakes (used my feet Fred Flintstone style) and a string over the bar as my throttle cable
Age 7 - 1973 Honda Trail 70 (3) Speed - Taught me how to shift
Age 9 - 1978 Suzuki RM 80 - First Bike that was MINE and not a hand me down
Not original pics of my bikes but exactly what I had - I miss being young and injury free
Ha, those 1st 2 vehicles are what I started on as well,
I had a few of those B&S and Tecumseh minibikes,
We put a Kohler 12 hp generator engine on one, that thing was F*ckin dangerous
I remember my mom always picking us up from the Addison/Halstead Police Station
Next was a the 125 version of this, Look at all that suspension travel
Got it from Champion Cycle as a basket case, Fixed it and rode it for a couple of seasons.
Then I had 3 of these wheelie machines in a row (73 RD 350) I think that was the only color scheme of that year.
Most of the bikes I had were broken in some way when I got them and we'd figure out how to fix them and ride them... I learned a lot about wrenching in those years.
I still have a soft spot for those RD's, I used to laugh at the guys on the 4 strokes, they never understood how they got beaten so bady by a little 350