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post #21 of 103 (permalink) Old 11-04-2015, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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You know, I don't remember ever having it off road!
I do know its top speed was 60 MPH, downhill with a tail-wind.
Don't feel so bad, I rode a pedal type moped for awhile in Junior College and it topped out at 25. Seemed slow but compared to a bicycle, man that was moving.

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I've posted this before in the lounge. I had the world by the tail with my '71 TR90 Suzi. At the ripe old age of 14 we had a special license in AB that allowed 100cc and smaller with the Code 7 endorsement. Then I turned 16, knew everything about everything and bought the Purple People Eater (Norton 750 Commando) that next spring. How it never ate me I'll never know but I never dropped it or had any close calls either. Once I got used to that manky right foot shifter that is; kinda exciting when you go to downshift and hit the brake; yeeouch, rear wheel skid time!
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First was a Honda 50cc then went to a Honda 90cc Sport. That was my back and forth to work bike for a few years. Great around town. This was about 1964.
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My first was a 1982 Yamaha Maxim 400. I bought it brand new in 1985 for $1333. My only mode of transportation for 2 years....Good times.

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1971/72 ?? Suzuki Trail 90 with a switch on the tranny for street. Used for deer hunting in Eastern Washington and exploring old logging roads in the N.W. corner with Betty uncle Oscar, when he died in 76 I lost interest till 91.

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I've posted this before in the lounge. I had the world by the tail with my '71 TR90 Suzi. At the ripe old age of 14 we had a special license in AB that allowed 100cc and smaller with the Code 7 endorsement. Then I turned 16, knew everything about everything and bought the Purple People Eater (Norton 750 Commando) that next spring. How it never ate me I'll never know but I never dropped it or had any close calls either. Once I got used to that manky right foot shifter that is; kinda exciting when you go to downshift and hit the brake; yeeouch, rear wheel skid time!
Ha! My problem was the opposite with learning to ride on an English bike. I started with the shift on the right and had to learn to use the left.

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Mine was a brand new Honda CT90 (Trail 90) that my dad bought to use on the deer lease.
I don't think he ever got to ride it as I pretty much had it gone most days.
Come to think of it, he (we) still have it tucked away and the last time I tried a couple of years ago, it started right up.

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Mine was too!Think it was a 71(blue with the silver inlays on the tank).Was a couple of years old when I got it.My buddy had a brand new 750.Both were scary bikes.
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Mine was too!Think it was a 71(blue with the silver inlays on the tank).Was a couple of years old when I got it.My buddy had a brand new 750.Both were scary bikes.
I rode it for about two years and then got a Yamaha 650. I learned early on I was not a speed demon.

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