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zvette
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114 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  8:24:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back when I was a kid (eons ago) we started with 410 shotguns, 22 rimfire rifles, and Honda 90's.

After decades of motorcycle riding I still think some of the best fun I had was riding a Honda Super 90 and I still to this day enjoy shooting a nice .22 as much (or even more than) any other firearm.

It seems like many young folks these days want to start off with a motorcycle that can go 180 mph and a high powered semi-auto or at least a 9MM handgun. I guees a good part of this is peer pressure.

I have found that introducing non-shooters to target shooting with a .22 bolt action is the best way to get them out of the "scared of guns" mindset. Several couples we are friends with, I introduced to shooting that way said they finally "get it" and had a lot of fun shooting cans and targets.

Same goes for small displacemnt motorcycles, so I personally see some parrallels there.

Horse Plains Drifter
Advanced Member

Botswana
31445 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  8:34:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mine (our's shared with my brother) was a Stephens single shot 22. First mc (also shared with my brother) was a Honda trail 50. We were humble, my roots grow deep, still humble.


81st FA BN WWII...Thanks Dad

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savage170
Advanced Member

25028 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  8:41:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First gun that was my own was a old Savage single shot 410 and first bike was a Hodaka dirt squirt

"Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you."
-- Benjamin Franklin
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Ricci Wright
Advanced Member

USA
5703 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  8:43:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marlin 39A and a Honda step through 90.

"Fight like the third monkey on the ramp of Noah's Ark"
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Big Sky Redneck
Advanced Member

Kuwait
17257 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  8:50:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First gun was a H&R Single Shot Combo gun, 30-30 and 20G barrels.

First bike was a Kawasaki 3 cylinder two stroke 500, if I knew then what I know now about that bike..............
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The Jaeger
New Member

USA
68 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  8:54:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My dad bought me a Spanish 20 ga SxS in 1969. In 1973 I bought my first motorcycle, 1972 Suzuki TS-125 Enduro. I got a $500 loan from my grandfather to purchase the bike. Today the gun is in the safe and the motorcycle is in the garage
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ChrisStreett
Senior Member

USA
1930 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  8:54:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stevens 12ga single that my dad bought when he was a teen. Hodaka.

"...dying ain't much of a living boy..." Josey Wales
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khornet
New Member

USA
86 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  8:55:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
$15 Winchester 62a and a Honda 50
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Big Sky Redneck
Advanced Member

Kuwait
17257 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  8:56:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ChrisStreett

Stevens 12ga single that my dad bought when he was a teen. Hodaka.



Hodaka, that is a name I haven't heard in years! I had a Hodaka dirt bike for a short spell but just had to have a Kawasaki KX so I traded up
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The Jaeger
New Member

USA
68 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  9:01:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Was it a Hodaka Wombat 125 by chance?
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The Jaeger
New Member

USA
68 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  9:05:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry....I see it was a Squirt....
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scooterdriver
Junior Member

USA
462 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  9:08:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Honda XR75 and a 12 gauge Browning BPS. Great memories.
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Dads3040
Advanced Member

USA
13714 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  9:23:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Savage Model 99 and a Honda Minitrail 50. Next MC was a Steens 100. Hodaka motor. Swingarm front suspension.

The Object in Life is not to be with the Majority, but Rather to Avoid finding Oneself in the Ranks of the Insane. Marcus Aurelius
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TrinityScrimshaw
Advanced Member

USA
9289 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  9:29:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bridgestone 90, and a Winchester 16 gauge model 12 pump shotgun with a Cutts compensator.

Trinity +++

"Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it."<BR>(Proverbs 22:6)
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jimdeere
Advanced Member

USA
16814 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  9:35:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Revelation .22 bolt and Honda Dream.

ďThe ungodly are ...like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment...Ē

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4205raymond
Member

959 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  9:44:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
513T Remington, Harley 125cc and 165cc. Could not afford battery so used 6V lantern battery till it died and got another. Anything to keep that plug firing and the ride going.
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35 Whelen
Advanced Member

USA
14119 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  9:59:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marlin Little Buckaroo, and a Suzuki JR50.
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EVILDR235
Advanced Member

4214 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  10:16:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winchester model 67A and a Sears Allstate moped. Still have the model 67A the moped is now part of my friends landfill. I do have a big scar on my left leg to remind me of the moped. Should have put the flywheel shield back on. Ouch.

Jose.

Two types of people drive old cars.Rich people because they want to and poor people because they have to.
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pingjockey
Senior Member

USA
1169 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  10:16:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An old 16ga sxs hammer gun and a shiny new cb
160 in 66.
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merlinn
Senior Member

USA
1290 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  12:05:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote




Remington single shot bolt action and a Cushman Hiawatha scooter. Around 1956.



"What we've got here is, failure to communicate."
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JamesRK
Advanced Member

USA
26305 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  12:50:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Horse Plains Drifter

Mine (our's shared with my brother) was a Stephens single shot 22. First mc (also shared with my brother) was a Honda trail 50. We were humble, my roots grow deep, still humble.


I'm kinda proud of being humble too. I've had several people tell me I have a lot to be humble about.

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spasmcreek
Advanced Member

36159 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  05:05:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
colt lightning series 22lr pump...still have it and still need a cover and hold down screw for the action
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mjrfd99
Advanced Member

USA
3576 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  06:03:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Big Sky Redneck



First bike was a Kawasaki 3 cylinder two stroke 500, if I knew then what I know now about that bike..............


1st- Stevens .22 and Kawasaki 125
1st a H1 ???
Like Russian roulette with M/C's. raced 'em - wrecked 'em.
750 H2 = widdowmaker
500 H1 = kiddie killer.
Never knew at the green which way it would launch
Left -right or straight UP! Last one restored:

Edited by - mjrfd99 on 04/16/2018 06:08:55 AM
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84Bravo1
Advanced Member

10510 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  06:28:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Savage 24 (.22mag over 20ga.)

Yamaha RD 200. (Not counting my mini-bike when younger.)
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sprint
New Member

63 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:01:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stevens 410 bolt & 1941 Indian Chief.

Sprint
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ChrisStreett
Senior Member

USA
1930 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:14:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BSR, not sure how long they were around, but I rode that old bike right into the ground. It wasn't all that and a bag of chips, but it was mine, I was twelve years old, learned to ride just about anything anywhere on it and was so proud of that scooter. Keeping it running was a real learning experience as was an old Harley Sprint that found it's way to my younger (now deceased)brother a year or two later. There wasn't much money around back in those days and I know how hard my dad worked to subsidize buying it. Some things ya never forget.

"...dying ain't much of a living boy..." Josey Wales
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NeoBlackdog
Advanced Member

USA
10741 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:31:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've never owned a motorcycle. I've ridden quite a few, the first being a Honda Trail 90, the rest of 'em wouldn't go slow enough so I swore off of 'em.
First gun that was all mine was/is a Savage 220L-E single shot 12 gauge. It needs some work now but parts are hard to come by!
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allen griggs
Advanced Member

USA
32570 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:41:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My first gun was a Marlin .22 semi auto. First bike a Honda 175 Scrambler. Had the high pipes so you could ride on street or trail.
That little bike would haul ass but in that year, 1970, it was a pretty big bike, the biggest Honda that year was the 450.
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Heavy Chevy
Member

USA
796 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:46:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I was 9, Dad bought me a brand new Mossberg .22. Like an idiot I later traded it for some Gun. Regrets, wish I had it and Dad back!
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RobOz
Advanced Member

8084 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:49:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mossberg bolt 22 and a Yamaha 60cc
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Big Sky Redneck
Advanced Member

Kuwait
17257 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  08:54:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mjrfd99

quote:
Originally posted by Big Sky Redneck



First bike was a Kawasaki 3 cylinder two stroke 500, if I knew then what I know now about that bike..............


1st- Stevens .22 and Kawasaki 125
1st a H1 ???
Like Russian roulette with M/C's. raced 'em - wrecked 'em.
750 H2 = widdowmaker
500 H1 = kiddie killer.
Never knew at the green which way it would launch
Left -right or straight UP! Last one restored:




Iím wanting to say it was an ES?? Could be wrong but that damned thing when the points were set right would flat out run like a raped ape. Once it went above 3000rpms you had better be hanging on! Too much bike for a 14 year old kid!! My parents were never so happy as they were the day I got rid of it, wish I still had it.
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allen griggs
Advanced Member

USA
32570 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  09:36:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When the Kawasaki Mach III 500 was introduced it was the fastest production vehicle in the world. I think, it was 1969.
My brother bought one.
Bike was 2 stroke with oil injection, it had a separate oil tank and you poured a quart of oil in there, when you filled up with gas.

My brother let me ride it one night in 1971, I was 20 years old, I got it up to 125 on the Atlanta Perimeter. That was weird, to be passing a guy going 60, and it is like he is standing still because you are going 65 mph faster.

I did that for about 2 minutes, and even in my dumb little brain, I asked myself the question, "What if you hit a brick, or a 2x4, at this speed? Answer, You Will Die."

I spooled it down to 65 mph, rode it back to brother's house and parked it and never got on it again.
Three months later, brother tboned a lady on Peachtree St, she pulled out in front of him and she got the ticket.
No kidding, she didn't see him, he was doing 70 mph in a 35 zone. But nobody could prove that.

Brother did a flip over granny's car and landed on his back in the middle of Peachtree St. Got up a minute later and walked away without a scratch.
Thank God, the Hell Bike was totalled, and, Thank God, my brother had the brains not to go buy another Kawasaki. He bought a used VW bus instead and that is why he is alive today.
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zvette
Junior Member

114 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  09:47:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Big Sky Redneck

First gun was a H&R Single Shot Combo gun, 30-30 and 20G barrels.

First bike was a Kawasaki 3 cylinder two stroke 500, if I knew then what I know now about that bike..............



OK, THAT IS scary. Now that I think about it the Kawi 2 strokes 500/750 triples make the "first bike crashed" list for several of my friends. I rode a 500 one time (only, thank you) and it went vertical in second gear when it came on the pipe, even though I was warned it caught me by surprise to say the least.

Still have my Remington Model 34 bolt action that my mom gave me, and it still shoots a tighter group than a new heavy barreled target (and expensive) .22 I bought last year. My Honda Super 90 is long gone of course, but I think about picking one up and restoring it (Honda still has a good supply of NOS parts for many of their bikes).
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drl50
Senior Member

2428 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  10:08:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At about age 10 I got a JC Higgins single shot .22. Got it at sears for about $20. In 1967 I was 16. I bought a new Yamaha 100 for about $475. The monthly payments were $19. Both were decent products that served me very well at the time

Edited by - drl50 on 04/16/2018 10:30:21 AM
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spasmcreek
Advanced Member

36159 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:02:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
when custom cutter came from Nebraska in late 60's one boy had a new Kawasaki Mach 3...supposed to be first 100mph quarter miler ..i rode it once ...WHEE holy moly
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wpageabc
Advanced Member

USA
7767 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:41:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sears single shot .22 and 350 honda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u99Q7pNAjvg
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Don McManus
Advanced Member

USA
26385 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:47:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First firearm was an S&W 686, 6" barrel.

First bike was a Yamaha 360 Enduro. Single cylinder two-stroke, a fairly lousy on-road bike and a fairly lousy off-road bike, but it got me to and from work as a lad.


'Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.'
Brad Steele.


'The Constitution that was actually enacted and formally amended creates islands of government powers in a sea of liberty. The judicially redacted constitution creates islands of liberty rights in a sea of governmental powers.'
Randy E. Barnett


CA #3

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XXCross
Senior Member

USA
1296 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:49:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

"MY" first gun...Remington 722 in 222. First motorcycle, 1970 Moto-guzzi 750 Ambassador. Loved them both.
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Brookwood
Advanced Member

USA
5277 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  12:00:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My 50cc Bridgestone had both a kick starter and an electric start button! It was not a speed demon but it beat the heck out of the old Briggs & Stratton powered mini bike!

First gun was a Mossberg 410 pump. Did have a single shot bolt action 22 but my older brother stole it from me the day after I bought it! He traded it away for who knows what!!

Rat buzzard did the same to me with my first car! A 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood 4 door.

I did not get mad......just EVEN!
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fugawe
Senior Member

1459 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:09:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My first gun was a Glenfield 60. I burned through box after box of ammo with it and one summer traded it for an Ithaca 49 single shot. That made hunting a totally different world. I've loved single shots ever since.
First bike was a new'77 GS750 Suzuki when I was in the Navy. Five months later a woman turned left in front of me. Destroyed the bike and broke me. My current bike is a '79 KZ1300 6 cyl. It's slow but it gets crappy gas mileage.

If a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman to hear him.....is he still wrong?
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Mr. Perfect
Advanced Member

52230 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:42:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First gun: Remington ADL 30.06
First motorcycle: KD 100

"When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." -Jesus

"Also he [David] bade them teach the children of Judah [the use of] the bow" -Samuel

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Col. Jeff Cooper

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Some will die in hot pursuit and fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain

G1
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Ricci Wright
Advanced Member

USA
5703 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:52:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry Allen but Iím pretty sure I remember a Honda CB750 in 1969.
quote:
Originally posted by allen griggs

My first gun was a Marlin .22 semi auto. First bike a Honda 175 Scrambler. Had the high pipes so you could ride on street or trail.
That little bike would haul ass but in that year, 1970, it was a pretty big bike, the biggest Honda that year was the 450.


"Fight like the third monkey on the ramp of Noah's Ark"
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Ricci Wright
Advanced Member

USA
5703 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  4:00:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry Allen but Iím pretty sure I remember a Honda CB750 in 1969.
quote:
Originally posted by allen griggs

My first gun was a Marlin .22 semi auto. First bike a Honda 175 Scrambler. Had the high pipes so you could ride on street or trail.
That little bike would haul ass but in that year, 1970, it was a pretty big bike, the biggest Honda that year was the 450.


"Fight like the third monkey on the ramp of Noah's Ark"
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84Bravo1
Advanced Member

10510 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  4:01:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ricci Wright

Sorry Allen but Iím pretty sure I remember a Honda CB750 in 1969.
quote:
Originally posted by allen griggs

My first gun was a Marlin .22 semi auto. First bike a Honda 175 Scrambler. Had the high pipes so you could ride on street or trail.
That little bike would haul ass but in that year, 1970, it was a pretty big bike, the biggest Honda that year was the 450.







Yep. Four pipes. Had the double page photo/poster on my wall. A breakthrough bike. Man were they nice.
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Old-Colts
Advanced Member

USA
23125 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  4:07:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First Firearm: Winchester Model 1904 bolt action, single shot 22. Still have it; it belonged to my parents and they gave it to me on my 8th birthday.

First Motorcycle: Hasn't happened and probably won't at this point!
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asop
Advanced Member

5615 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  6:17:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rem. mod. 58 I believe, 12 ga. from Mongomery Wards! Cushman motor scouter. Rebuilt it myself at age 15
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dcon12
Advanced Member

Georgia
29415 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  6:22:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marlin Model 89c and the motorcycle was a 125 Montesa. The first street bike was a 125 Kawasaki that I wrecked within six hours. Never had another. Don
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Maalox
Advanced Member

USA
5013 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  7:08:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ruger 10-22 which I still have and a Honda Trail 50 which is long gone.

MAALOX

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zvette
Junior Member

114 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2018 :  09:50:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Maalox

Ruger 10-22 which I still have and a Honda Trail 50 which is long gone.



I had a Trail 55 and then a Trail 90 back when they both had a very large year sprocket that fit over the "road sprocket". You would unbolt the large diameter sprocket then slide it out and bolt it to the small sprocket and then add a link of drive chain that was in the toolkit, for the super tight and steep trails. Both the 55 and 90 also had large rear racks and a long-gun mount on the front fork (pretty sure they were factory/dealier installed options). Later Honda went to a 2 speed reduction box on the Trail 90 where you just flipped a lever I think.
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discusdad
Advanced Member

USA
10427 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2018 :  12:02:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
my first gun i bought on my own was the montgomery ward barrel sale, sporterised enfield .303. $12 paid for with grass cutting money from all summer.

my 1st motorcycle came 9 years later, HD XLCH 900cc. kept it long enough to realise i could kill myself fairly easy on that thing. kept it maybe 4 months and sold it. never again was i on a motorcycle
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ruger41
Advanced Member

USA
11843 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2018 :  12:11:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My first firearm was a single shot Ithaca 49 Single shot .22LR. My first motorcycle was a Honda Trail 50.
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