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Old Aug 12th 2017, 6:20 am   #61
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I won my first "bike" - a Honda 50cc via a competition in the Sunday Post. I had to choose from a list in the correct order 10 reasons why motorcycling had become more popular.
From little acorns, ..........
My very first bike (in 1968 I think) was a Honda 50cc step through which in those days you were allowed to take your test on! Around the streets a few times,on your own, and an emergency stop, a few highway code questions and that was it......passed.

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My very first bike (in 1968 I think) was a Honda 50cc step through which in those days you were allowed to take your test on! Around the streets a few times,on your own, and an emergency stop, a few highway code questions and that was it......passed.

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you are even older than me!
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you are even older than me!
I have met him and can affirm that he is absolutely ancient.

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I have met him and can affirm that he is absolutely ancient.

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You've all heard that well known and completely true saying "They old ones are always the best"

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I hate cheeky kids!!
You just made my day, thank you kind sir.

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My very first bike (in 1968 I think) was a Honda 50cc step through which in those days you were allowed to take your test on! Around the streets a few times,on your own, and an emergency stop, a few highway code questions and that was it......passed.

Simple times...
BSA Bantam in 1958
But not on the road.
Fined 10 shillings at junior court for failure to put name in log book
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Yeah, my mates and I "shared" an old Post Office Bantam to go around the fields and a place we called the 'hills n hollows'. I think the Bantam was an introduction to bikes for many young lads!!
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Ahhhh, yes.... I love the smell of frying cork clutch linings in the morning! Me and my mates kept an old CZ 2 stroke (I think it was, or an MZ even) 'hidden' near some mine workings away from our homes. Bloke in the village gave it to us, that was the start. It was indestructible...........
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My first legal bike was a brand new BSA D175 Bantam. It vibrated so much that I was lucky not to become impotent! The piston rings tended to weld themselves to the piston on occasion. Thank God engineering and quality control has moved on.

My first non-legal rides were a Dianna Durkop 200cc scooter with a sidecar, a Triumph tiger 100cc? scooter and a old Ariel 600cc, VB side valve. I had an old Norton Dominator 600cc single carb' at one point. Most of these bikes had had several owners and were butchered to the point that just sitting on them was an exercise in self induced risk!
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That reminds me of an old advert

"Piston broke, we can fix it!"
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