What was your truly first bike? [Archive] — S.E. Asia Motorcycle Touring…

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29th July 2008, AM

Age 15, BSA Bantam 150cc — it did serivce on hunting and fishing for quite a while. My first bike was purchased in 1971, a BSA C11 single. Bought it off an old guy where I it was a …-heap bike that constant lavishment of mechanical to tighten things up, join together, and almost daily of oil due to the myriad places it was able to from. -)

My buddy and I did a lot of deer and it was not suited to the old logging roads we One evening, whilst trying to it across the crown of the road to a big, deep puddle, the wheel skidded and dumped us. The cap came off and somehow my buddy had up under the bike with gurgling and gushing onto his -) He was not particularly happy about the way felt, and was terrified a spark ignite him — his response was to wiggle clear and leap the puddle I’d been to avoid. -)

Soon thereafter, traded it in on a Suzuki Sierra — an amazingly reliable bike were, especially compared to the bikes in normal use back Triumph Tiger Cubs, Speed Twins, BSA Bonnevilles, Commandos, Norton Atlas Kept the TS185 for a long and it went into some rugged terrain, carrying loads of venison back


It was possible to drape a (70kg) deer carcase the tank, neck over the legs tied to the footrests. and the bike to the game buyer’s — this was a big money for us lads back then!

29th July 2008, AM

My first bike I got when I was 15 a friend wanted to buy a new Puch because the old one was too slow. I got it very it was an old Goericke, looked absolutely but had a SACHS engine. The nice about that engine was it had a two-gear automatic, which a Puch, KTM nor Peugeot or Ciao had. So I took the cylinder to a friend who bored the restricted to the header, changed the plug to a one and reassmbled everything.

Next day I blasted by the guy with his Puch Maxi S who didn’t what happened to his old bike.

Zündapp GS 100 Scrambler
Zündapp GS 100 Scrambler

was a decent CB450 Nighthawk for sooth three-valve engine, power, I did my first trips it, San Francisco, San Louis Obispo, 101. Great memories!

a XS 650, loved the vibrations, 50 cool looks. Had two more later. Discovered a black one at a shop in Honolulu, sitting in a dusty, flat tires. I it and checked it out — it had only 500 miles on the clock! Asked the of the shop about it, he told me the brought it in years ago, it had sitting, didn’t start.

He cleaned the carb, put a new batterie in, but the never came back. I got it for no papers. It cleaned up very a ’81 model.

Lots of polish and elbow grease, new and vinyl and it looked like Bought an old ’81 for $350, it out, got my money back, the frame and put the stickers on the good Had it for years, put about 5000 on it, never a problem.

Bit heavy, though.

Zündapp GS 100 Scrambler
Zündapp GS 100 Scrambler
Zündapp GS 100 Scrambler
Zündapp GS 100 Scrambler
Zündapp GS 100 Scrambler
Zündapp GS 100 Scrambler


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