Hello & Welcome to our community. Is this your first visit? Register

Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 567
Results 61 to 64 of 64
  1. #61

    Default

    Wow interesting reads here. I'm 52 now so the memory is a little foggy on exact dates.

    Let see started riding around 12 on a 1973 on a 50 cc Yamaha.

    Around 1974-1975 Dad bought me a Suzuki TS 185 duel sport. Road it on trails all over the small logging town I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Stated doing offroad poker runs. I learned a lot on that bike with its limited suspension and all and crashed it a fair amount on dirt. I put a lot of had miles on this bike.

    Around 1976-1977 bought a nearly new 1975 MX 250 Yamaha. Basically a YZ250 with a wide ratio tranny for going fast in enduro mode. I got along with that bike real well did Poker Runs, A couple Enduros, a hill climb. A few Motocross races. Before I started running it at local arena short track events. I really liked trail riding and arena short track. But racing got to expensive replacing broken parts. Ended up selling it when I was 17.

    When I was 19 I bought a new KZ650 street bike. Had that about 4 years.

    Bought another duel sport, a XT500 Yamaha. Had that around 8-9 years. Road on and offroad.

    Around 2000 I bought a KTM 380 EXC Still have this offroad beast.

    A year later I bought a TTR125 and modified it a lot. Still have it.

    Than I bought a Yamaha 2005 FZ1 still have.

    A couple years ago picked up a clean Honda 919 still have this one.

    This year I picked up another duel sport a Honda CRF250L.

  2. #62

    Default

    Am 56, been riding for 38 years, other bike is a Kawasaki Z1000J ( bought new) of which I kept.

  3. #63
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Grande Prairie Alberta Canada
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Starting riding in 1986 on a 1983 Honda XRL 350. Next bike was a CB450 around 1988. Rode that for some time then bought a 1981 Yamaha 1100 Maxim. Took a few years off with family obligations and so forth then got on a 2001 Honda Firestorm. Summer of 2005 purchased new in the crate 2003 SV1000s with lower fairing installed, tank bra, and higher windscreen all in for $8250. Dealer had brought in a dozen or so and was blowing them out for Suzuki.
    Sold the SV and got a 2005 Hayabusa. Rode that till 2012 and switched to a 2007 ZX14. The ergos on the ZX were much more forgiving than the Busa. Have just recently sold the ZX and am picking up a mint 06 Yamaha FZ1. Can't fold onto the sport types any more.

  4. #64
    Senior Member JEFFKISTHENAME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    209 Valley/510 Bay Area, California
    Posts
    140

    Default

    My Motorcycle Riding Career:

    Started: September 2015

    Total Years Riding Experience: 1.6 years (as of this post)

    Mileage on Bikes:

    - Yamaha FZ-07 (approximately 30,000 miles as of this post)
    - Yamaha FZ1 (approximately 1,200 miles as of this post)

    Total Mileage Riding Experience: 31,200 miles (as of this post)

    Typical Riding Conditions:

    - Commuter (more than likely rain or shine)
    - Canyon Carver (This is done usually once a month, highly dependent on work schedule)

    Note: I do want to learn to track ride. I may be converting my FZ-07 into a FZ07R and starting my track riding with that machine. Before motorcycles I was big into cars; the Mazda RX-7 specifically. Now that I'm into motorcycles, it's very hard to consider ever going back to Autos as a hobby (way of life), because it's just too expensive on four wheels. Now that I'm a family man, I can't foresee myself spending the kind of loot I used to.
    Current Bikes:

    - 2014 Yamaha FZ1
    - 2015 Yamaha FZ-07

    Check out my Build Thread:

    http://www.998cc.org/forum/fz1-fz-10...ne-growth.html

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Rider to Rider Communication
    By CrazyBiker in forum Touring and Traveling
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-28-2010, 04:50 PM
  2. New Rider...
    By ajay in forum FZ1/FZ-10 General Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-14-2009, 12:22 PM
  3. New rider and new FZ1 owner
    By Meatsicle in forum Main Lobby / New Member Section
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-28-2009, 06:04 PM
  4. Installing Tom tom Rider
    By JimmyT in forum Gen II Tech
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-08-2009, 07:05 AM
  5. New FZ1 Rider Frm KL
    By zackfz1 in forum Main Lobby / New Member Section
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-06-2008, 12:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:00 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.5
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.


Copyright 2008 , All content is property of 998cc.org All Rights Reserved. The opinions and posts on this site do not necessarily reflect those of the site owners or operators. Yamaha FZ1 and Yamaha rights are property of Yamaha Motor Company. 998cc.org is not associated with Yamaha in any way. We are an enthusiast site dedicated to the Yamaha FZ1 motorcycles. Our goal is to offer a place for Yamaha FZ1 owners to discuss rides, events, mods, maintenance, purchasing, etc.
vBulletin Skin By: PurevB.com