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Old 26th May 2010, 14:52   #211
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bikes have always been around and thanks for this thred.

1993 BSA Champ (learnt riding)
1995 Sunny
1996 Uncle's KB100, TVS Scooty
1998 Rajdoot (dad's bike , but was never allowed to use it)
2001 Kinetic DX (Y2K series , not a Honda)
2008 Jawa 353 (250 cc) grand dads bike
2009 Yezdi Model B (first bike that I bought)
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Old 27th May 2010, 16:35   #212
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Default My bikes

  1. Luna Double Plus(MJH-1520)My father owned it-1984-86,learnt my first two wheler stunts on this!)-SOLD
  2. Luna Super(MVO 330)(1986-1993)-SOLD
  3. Priya Scooter(1986-1998)-SOLD
  4. Yamaha Rx-100(1989-Still with me-21 years and still going strong!!
  5. 2 Hero Honda Streets(1998-till date)-One for my sister and father each
  6. Caliber 110(1998-2009)-SOLD
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Old 20th June 2010, 13:02   #213
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The first (and only) bike I have owned is a Yezdi 250D 1977 model. I used it extensively in Mumbai for five years daily commuting as well as short trips (Lonavla, Pune, Murud-Janjira etc). I kept it for another 10 years, despite having a company car, purely for riding pleasure.

A few endearing things about the Yezdi :
- You could ride it without a clutch cable. The clutch was built into the gear (cum kick-start) pedal. A bit of practice was needed to release the clutch for a start from dead stop, but once you got the hang of it, there was no issue.
- You could ride it without an accelerator cable. You could reach down below the gas tank and pull the throttle up with your hand.
- You could ride it with a punctured tire. Just put the punctured tire in front and sit as far back as you could so that minimal weight came on the front tire.
- Apart from the normal reserve in the gas tank, there was an "emergency" reserve. By laying the bike flat on its right side, you could get the last bit of gas to flow into the carb, good for another 10 Km.

I managed to get about 35-37 KM per liter in Mumbai city, partly because I kept four spark plugs. At every refill (about 350 KM) I would change the park plug, which took a couple of minutes. When all the plugs were "used" I would get them shot-blasted and re-gapped at a gas station near Opera House.

Pick-up was great if you managed to get the gear shifts going flawlessly. It could easily beat any other bike of its time (except the RD 350) when taking off at a traffic light.

But the best thing about the Yezdi was its sound. You had to remove a small perforated tube from inside each of its twin exhaust, and the broooom-boom-boom was resounding, settling down into a staedy throb at 80-90 Kmph on the highway.

Admittedly, it was a dirty bike. The 5% petrol-oil mixture produced a cloud of blue smoke. But those days it didn't matter !
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Old 17th August 2010, 18:03   #214
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Recently sold my first bike PULSAR 2003 model.It was really heart breaking event to let go my beloved and the loyal one . i didnt even knew that i was attached to it so much that i havent slept properly for alomost 3 nights.
Similarly i know my friend who has sold his bike but ready to rebuy if the new ownwer is ready to sell back. Crazy isnt it....

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Old 17th August 2010, 18:09   #215
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My first bike was a Silver Plus bought in 1986 and sold off in 1987 to purchase a spanking new Yamaha RX 100 which I still have to this day ! 24 years and 1.56L kms old and still going strong !
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Old 17th August 2010, 18:34   #216
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My first and only bike so far is a Bajaj Discover 125cc bought in Oct 2004. I bought it as soon as the Discover was launched and was among the first buyers in the city I was in back then. I don't think i will ever sell it off. It has been my companion through all the turmoils and happy events of the past 6 years. It has always been there for me and never let me down. So although i have moved to a car now, my bike will always have a special place in my heart for me.
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Old 17th August 2010, 18:41   #217
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1999 - Yamaha RXZ My first bike.. An Ongoing strong bond!
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Old 17th August 2010, 20:26   #218
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The first bike was Hero Honda CD100 (CTX 2828), this was my first hands to learn how to ride a bike.

Then came Kinetic Honda Marvel, followed by Suzuki Max 100.
(HH CD100, KH Marvel and Suzuki Max100 were owned by my Uncle)

Then comes my Dad's TVS 50, following Kinetic Honda Zx.

Finally, I got a Blue Suzuki Fiero 2002 Model, in the year 2008, and still own it. This will be with me till my last breath stays with me.

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Old 17th August 2010, 20:51   #219
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Very Happy to remember my childhood days
1. 1989 - BSA Champ
2. 1991 - Hero Ranger
3. 1993 - Street cat
4. 1994 - TVS XL
5. 1999 - Yamaha RxZ ( in my Engineering 3rd Year)
6. 2006 - Bajaj Discover DTS-i( This is my own first bike - not dad's money)
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1. Yamaha RX-100 . Brought in 1987 when I was an Engineering student at Chickmagalore. Still in good condition.
2.Bajaj 4S Champion.- Sold off.
3.Kinetic Nova 135.In use now.
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Old 30th April 2011, 02:07   #221
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My first bike was a Yezdi CL II 1988 model bought second hand from an Army Brigadier. Awesome bike and made a mistake selling it ... Then got a Hero Puch Turbo Sport 65cc 2 gear in 1992 and finally now have a 1995 KB100 RTZ Delta which I still have in almost mint condition
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Old 30th April 2011, 02:41   #222
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1988 RX100 - sold & got RD350
RD350 sold to finance my USA education trip (I regret till date, not my education but selling 350)
H-D 1200XL (sold to purchase a big V-twin)
2009 Dyna FXDC (Currently ridin in USA & bringin to IND in 6 weeks)
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Old 30th April 2011, 12:07   #223
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After plenty of scooters - Bajaj Super Excel & LML NV & Kinetic Honda - I finally saved up enough to allow my parents to buy me a Black CBZ ( with disc brake - which was a rarity 10 years back ! ). Costed me about 60,000 rupees or so and was the most expensive bike ( apart from the RE )

Loved it and loved to ride it - rode it to college only ( Also had a Santro ) - turned heads around at that time.

I was not even 20 when I bought the bike. Moved to Delhi at 21 and parents sold it when I was away and got me a Santro ( New ).

Now longing for a CBR 250 or maybe even a Ninja 650 - will buy 1 very soon.
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Old 30th April 2011, 16:33   #224
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Some pretty seasoned riders here!!

I got my first bike, a bajaj Avenger, last year in july. As of now, I have just about 2200kms of riding under my belt. Still learning the tricks of this trade.

After getting on to cars first. I had to make quite a few changes to my driving style, when I started riding the bike. Loving it no less, though!
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Old 30th April 2011, 16:48   #225
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If one has to includes bicycles, then this is the order

1. BSA Champ - When I was 7 yr old
2. Hero Impact - When I was 12 yr old.
3. Hercules MTB - When I was 15 yr old
4. Second hand Luna (used by cousin earlier) - when 18 yr old
5. Second hand TVS Champ (used by my sibling earlier) - when 20 yr old

Finally my sweetheart which I bought with my own salary my Pulsar 150 cc when I was 25 yr old. I am still loving it. Its my sweatheart.
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