What is one bike you owned from the past you wish you would have kept?
How high of high miles? Asking because everyone has a different opinion of what high miles means.None yet. I drove most into the ground from high miles. I'm keeping my 08 and learning how to replace the things I wear out.
Most of my first bikes were cheap Hondas, Yamahas, and Suzukis that didn't make it much past 60k before needing repairs that were more costly than the bike at the time. My room mate and I flipped motorbikes through college, we'd pick up good deals, turn around and sell them for a few hundred more, and we did that 1-3 times per week if we could. The ones I kept, I drove until they weren't worth fixing and then sold them to a small Indie shop for parts - usually in exchange for tires or parts I needed.How high of high miles? Asking because everyone has a different opinion of what high miles means.
The first bike I owned along with my older brother was a 1964 Honda CB 160 twin carb. I was in my senior year of H.S. in the Baltimore, Md. area and we shared the bike but my brother already had his driver license, so I rode the bike much more than he did. Back then you only had to be 16 in Md. to ride a bike and didn't need a license. Although I was 17 then, my father would not put me on his insurance policy so I did not get my license until I was 18. I got that old parent line, "your brother will drive you wherever you need to go. Sucks being the younger brother. I rode the hell out of that bike. The Baltimore suburbs back then had great riding areas with foothills and winding roads. I turned the bike into a motocross bike and rode it on a railroad right of way that local bikers made into a track, that was in the Sudbury Park suburb. We also rode along a electrical high power line right of way near the Liberty Dam area. In 1965 I graduated H.S. went to Univ. of Md. for 1/2 of the freshman year, then quit to join the Army Jul.1966 for 3 years and spent the entire time in Vietnam, Dec.1966 to Mar.1969, except for the 8 weeks of Basic and 8 weeks of AIT. After the initial year, I extended my tour 3 times at 6 month intervals but on the last extension Congress passed the 5 month early out so I only spent 2 years and 2 full months in country. Sorry for the long bio, but I told you that because while I was on my last tour, my brother sold the bike for a down payment on a new 1968 Mustang convertible, without telling me and wouldn't let me drive it when I got home. Older brothers, huh.. Those experiences on the Honda are what started my love for bikes.What is one bike you owned from the past you wish you would have kept?