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    bliss of youth

    The factory was on strike. No gaskets were available. cereal boxes were cut up and used. Used re-refined oil as it leaked so bad and a 6 volt dry cell flashlight battery as it was cheaper than the normal one. (65 BSA C15).

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    I still don't need heated seats, heated grips, GPS connection and cell-phone integration via bluetooth on my motorcycle(s). Fortunately 15 of my bikes do not have it. Only the K16GT does because everything came in a package and I had to take it, although I didn't want it. The biggest grin on my face I am getting is when riding my 1973 Kawasaki H1 2-stroke Triple...and it doesn't even have electric start....

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    When I started riding....

    ...my only training was riding on the back of a Honda Cub. But the BSA dealer wasn't worried when he sent me onto the streets of Baltimore with a lesson consisting of "That's the key, there's where the lights turn on". Probably par for the course in 1967.... Jeeze!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoriaMac View Post
    ...my only training was riding on the back of a Honda Cub. But the BSA dealer wasn't worried when he sent me onto the streets of Baltimore with a lesson consisting of "That's the key, there's where the lights turn on". Probably par for the course in 1967.... Jeeze!
    But, did you have a plank?
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    This is silly. They all(MC's except for the biggies) had banana seats back then. This plank stuff doesn't float! Steel tractor seats and hard bicycle seats yes, wood, no
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    I killed the battery in my first bike learning how to use the clutch. I kept releasing it too fast, stalling and eventually couldn't start the bike until I let it sit for a while. I then got going, took a corner and narrowly missed hitting a bus head on. I could not understand why the bike would not turn where I wanted it to. A friend who had given me some armchair (actually it might have been a bar stool) directions on how to ride forgot to mention counter steering!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    This is silly. They all(MC's except for the biggies) had banana seats back then. This plank stuff doesn't float! Steel tractor seats and hard bicycle seats yes, wood, no
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...9QEwAA&dur=273
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    When I started riding1954. To complete a school project. Learned on a 1947 Indian Scout. dropped it on the third turn. I rode OPB (short for Other Peoples Bikes). My first bike was a 1961 NSU super max 250 single. Next came a HOG (1937-38-39) all the years someone joined together for a bike to ride, cost 1-1939 Plymouth 4dr sedan.

    1st BMW was a 1962 R69S, next was a 1971 R75/5, then on to a 1974 R90 and my ride now 2000 K1200 LTC.

    That my HISTORY AN I am STICKING TO IT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MThelmet View Post
    When I started riding1954. To complete a school project. Learned on a 1947 Indian Scout. dropped it on the third turn. I rode OPB (short for Other Peoples Bikes). My first bike was a 1961 NSU super max 250 single. Next came a HOG (1937-38-39) all the years someone joined together for a bike to ride, cost 1-1939 Plymouth 4dr sedan.

    1st BMW was a 1962 R69S, next was a 1971 R75/5, then on to a 1974 R90 and my ride now 2000 K1200 LTC.

    That my HISTORY AN I am STICKING TO IT.
    Just a small tidbit that I learned from reading Businessweek magazine.......................The stock market symbol for Audi on the Frankfurt Exchange is "NSU"
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    When I started riding....
    You had to know how and be willing to work on a bike if you were going to ride it very much. Every bike came with a tool kit that had just enough tools to fit all the nuts and bolts to get you home from the side of the road. You could stop beside the road to adjust the points with out worrying about getting plowed over by some kid on a phone because the cars us kids had to drive took every ounce of attention and strength to get it down the road.
    WOW, I'm not even that old and it seams so long ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Just a small tidbit that I learned from reading Businessweek magazine.......................The stock market symbol for Audi on the Frankfurt Exchange is "NSU"
    DKW was the last remaining part of "Auto Union", the brand with the four rings. (The other three were Horch, Wanderer and Audi). DKW built cars after WWII and used the name "Auto Union" and "Audi" for some of their models.
    After the volkswagen group who owned, DKW Auto Union since 1964, bought NSU in 1969, they formed a company officially named "Audi NSU Auto Union". Main factories were in Ingolstadt (Audi) and in Neckarsulm (NSU), where, among others, the Porsche 924 was built.

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    When I got my first bike it didn't run. So I pushed it everywhere I wanted to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na1g View Post
    So I pushed it everywhere I wanted to go.
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    You had wheels? I had to drag mine, while I saved for wheels..........
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    It all reminds me of my favorite T-shirt that syas: The older I get, the faster I was.

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