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My Vintage Motorcycles

 1. I got my minibike (1963) at 12. I am amazed how far I rode it and never got stopped by the police. My younger brother took it over and it blew up when he added cooking oil to the crankcase
2. My first motorbike (1964) was a Honda 90. I was 13 and limited to 5 horsepower by law so it came with a leather gasket in the carburetor which restricted gas flow. It took me about a week to get it out. Pulling the muffler off made the little 90 sound like a stock car
3. Next (1965) I got a Honda 150 Dream. I thought I was cool and my handle was "THE ANGEL" as seen on my windshield. Helmets were not required, which was good since my hair was more important to me than a motorcycle. Seeing Elvis in the movie Roustabout was a pivotal moment for me. I was a member of a "Gang" R.A.T.S (raising all types stuff). We rode Harley Scats, Cruisaires, Cushmans and assorted japanese bikes. We scared the local police into starting a gang unit and coming to the school assembly to warn the students. Green Hills Hoods, too funny and naive. My younger brother actually had a Cub 50, but he thought it was lame so he borrowed a Sport 50 for the picture under #3.
4. I was still 15 when I traded up to a Honda 305 Dream. It was big and I added lots of lights to make it look more like a Harley. I put lots of miles on that bike year-round.
5. The police finally caught me and I traded down to a Honda 160. I went a new direction adding scrambler bars and mufflers, painting the silver parts black and placing a big tachometer on the handle bars. In 1966 the helmet laws came in and I decided to go to 4 wheels which were better at the drive-in.
6. In 1974 I got a Honda 750. This was the largest Honda offered and it seemed way ahead of it's time. It seemed kinda clumsy compared to a 500cc. I liked the feeling of a smaller bike that I could manhandle.
7. In the mid-80's I got a used Kawasaki LTD450 to run around on. Not a bad bike at all. I don't have a clue what eventually happened to it.
8. In the mid-90's I got a Honda Ascot 500 Twin. I rode it some and eventually one of my sons took it.
9. The very last picture is the Honda 150 after my younger brother (Picture 3)wrecked it. Note the crash bar bent back which injured his leg badly and required a hospital stay. He died in his sleep a short time later at home from a probable blood clot. He was 14.
Of course my kids got their own bikes. 2010 will be my 60th birthday and I hope there's a Harley Cruiser in my future. Please visit my Nashville Websites and my other photo galleries

1. 1st taste of freedom
1. 1st taste of freedom
2. Honda 90
2. Honda 90
3. 1966 Honda 150 and brother's 50
3. 1966 Honda 150 and brother's 50
4. Honda 305
4. Honda 305
5. Honda 160
5. Honda 160
6.  Honda 750
6. Honda 750
7.  Kawasaki 450 LTD
7. Kawasaki 450 LTD
8. Honda Ascot
8. Honda Ascot
9. Honda 150 after my younger brother wrecked it
9. Honda 150 after my younger brother wrecked it
Totaled
Totaled
Elvis hair changes to Beatles bangs
Elvis hair changes to Beatles bangs
CB160
CB160
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Honda 305 100MPH
Honda CB160
Honda CB160
Scott's Suzuki Dirtbike
Scott's Suzuki Dirtbike
Scott's Yamaha Racer
Scott's Yamaha Racer
Scott's suzuki
Scott's suzuki
Mom and Scott on her Yamaha 125
Mom and Scott on her Yamaha 125
Skip's Honda Z50 minibike
Skip's Honda Z50 minibike
Honda brochure
Honda brochure
Honda 1965 poster
Honda 1965 poster
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Honda 1964 Poster
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Honda Benly 150 Ad
Honda Benly 150 Ad
Honda CB160 Ad
Honda CB160 Ad
Honda Dream
Honda Dream
Honda 1974 Ad
Honda 1974 Ad
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1964 Motorbikes
1964 Prices
1964 Prices
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Ascot
Bobby Greer
Bobby Greer
Bobby on my mini bike
Bobby on my mini bike
Bobby's Honda 160
Bobby's Honda 160
Yamaha DT125
Yamaha DT125
1963 Harley Scat
1963 Harley Scat
Cruisaire
Cruisaire
Cushman Eagle
Cushman Eagle
Bridgestone
Bridgestone
Cushman scooter
Cushman scooter
1966 Sears Vespa
1966 Sears Vespa
Sears Allstate
Sears Allstate
Ducati (check out the engine)
Ducati (check out the engine)
Yamaha
Yamaha
Yamaha
Yamaha
1966 Suzuki
1966 Suzuki
Sears Allstate Scooter
Sears Allstate Scooter
Kawasaki 1966
Kawasaki 1966
Triumph Tiger Cub
Triumph Tiger Cub
Bultaco Matador
Bultaco Matador
Honda Cub 50 started it all
Honda Cub 50 started it all
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Ratfink 60's Mascot
Ratfink 60's Mascot
Hondells Little Honda
Hondells "Little Honda"
Beach Boys Little Honda
Beach Boys "Little Honda"
Scramblers Little Honda
Scramblers "Little Honda"
1965 Honda Dream 305
1965 Honda Dream 305
Triumph
Triumph
t4%2f80%2f149580%2f4%2f52114244.bike2.jpg Groovy Yamahas
Groovy Yamahas
t4%2f80%2f149580%2f4%2f52114247.bike5.jpg Bridgestone A Go Go
Bridgestone A Go Go
t3%2f80%2f149580%2f4%2f108640786.HOgtlNwa.jpg t3%2f80%2f149580%2f4%2f108640788.5z4jpRjE.jpg
t4%2f80%2f149580%2f4%2f52114249.bike7.jpg t6%2f80%2f149580%2f4%2f72916278.xsO3QAQz.jpg t4%2f80%2f149580%2f4%2f52114250.bike8.jpg Harley gets cool
Harley gets cool
Big bad Harley
Big bad Harley
Where are their helmets?
Where are their helmets?
BSA
BSA
BSA
BSA
Suzuki
Suzuki
Yamaha
Yamaha
Whizzer
Whizzer
Minibike
Minibike
Erik Von Zipper
Erik Von Zipper
Honda Hawk
Honda Hawk
t1%2f80%2f149580%2f4%2f97596937.Ldpsu59Z.jpg Boswell's Cafe Nashville
Boswell's Cafe Nashville
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Honda CA 90
Honda CA 90