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    What bike did you own that you wished you had back?

    I always think about a small RD Yamaha 350 I had that was fun as heck to ride. Top speed was low but getting there will make you smile. I actually took my Motorcycle license test on it with Basanni pipes and drag bars....

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    Tough question, but for now I can narrow it down to 2:

    04 Kawi 636 - Prob favorite street bike I ever had, that was also capable on the track (today I would upgrade suspension and front brakes)

    98 RM250 - Such and easy to ride 250 (for a 2 stroke) that was still fast and had great suspension
    2007 BassCat Pantera II w/ Yamaha SHO
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    It'd have to be the very first one that my dad brought home when I was eight years old, a 1969 Italjet Kit Kat. I thought I was easy rider on that mini bike. No way I could ride it now, but could give it to my grandaughter that's due in March.

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    A Honda 305 Scrambler that I rode to Florida when I was 17 years of age. The year was 1969. It was red and silver in color, what fun back in the day!

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    Honestly for me, I have yet to have that feeling, but maybe I haven't been biking enough for that. I loved my old bikes but was always happy to upgrade and I LOOOOVE my current FLSTC, it's my first Harley :)
    "Early to bed, early to rise, fish like hell and make up lies!"

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    1973 Honda CL350 , my dad bought for me when I was 15 years old. Red with white trim. I see them on Craigslists every now and then but the wife says no way.

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    1954 AJS 500cc twin I rode in S.E.Asia. Gave it away when I rotated back to the States.

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    1951 Mustang, rode that thing on a morning paper route two years to pay for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by heybaylor View Post
    1951 Mustang, rode that thing on a morning paper route two years to pay for it
    Mustang ? was that a bicycle?
    Googled it. Cool little bike. Had never heard of that one before..

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    I had a 78 Yamaha XS Eleven Special, had a blast on that scoot.

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    1991 Harley Soft Tail Custom that I purchase through Military sales when I was in Korea. Great bike!

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    Would be my 1980 KZ 750 red in color. Still wish I could have that one back. Traded it in on a new
    1991 KDX 250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleyway View Post
    Would be my 1980 KZ 750 red in color. Still wish I could have that one back. Traded it in on a new
    1991 KDX 250.
    But that KDX was one hell of a ride as well I bet...

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    79 Honda CB 750F.

    The guy had owned it since it was new. And he owned a polishing company. Rims and motors parts were removed and polished. I bought it and traded it 2 years later for a convertible mustang. Stupid of me. I miss that bike.
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    2002 DrZ 400sm for my solo days on the backroads it was hands down the best turn bike ive ever owned. I own a Yamaha Roadstar now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cape cod basser View Post
    But that KDX was one hell of a ride as well I bet...
    KDX was a great ride. But we are talking about one bike we could have back. I would like to have the KDX back also and the 1984 YZ 490 and the 1977 IT 400. My 1983 V65 Magna. My honda Interceptor .My 2001,GL1800 my 1975 KZ 900.
    Heck the list goes on . I would like to have all the bikes I've had.

    I only have five right now.

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    My brother had the IT400. That thing was a BEAST for torque.. Never see those around anymore...

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    Street, 1974 [I think] Kawasaki mach 3. Dirt would be either my 86 kx 500 or my 07 KTM 400. Had a bunch of different engines in that from the 400 up to a 555. Great bike. CJ
    2002 X19 200HP OX66 HO Vmax,HPDI lower, it lives, thanks Hydro Tec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elm creek View Post
    I had a 78 Yamaha XS Eleven Special, had a blast on that scoot.
    My next door buddy had one of those brand new. I think they detuned them a tad for the 79. I believe the 78 model was the quickest production bike ever built to date. I know that it was all you could do to hold on in the old upright position.

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    Wouldn't mind having my 79 YZ 400 back. Don't know what I would do with it other than kill myself be'n it is near 40 years later.

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