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    Quote Originally Posted by Idon'thaveoneyet... View Post
    My 1st riding experience was way back in April 2019 when i bought my tw. Mobbed it around some back roads for about 300 miles, then got my license and still riding! Seems like only yesterday...
    Now you need to change your name to Gotonenow.
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    F'real.

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    Sure beats Ihaventcrashedyet.
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    Well, technically it's accurate...
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    We'll wait ....
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    Dude, I'll change the front tire when I get home!
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    My first true riding experience was on my 1973 RD350. I bought it prior to having a license, so I had a friend test ride it for me and give me the okay, and then I would ride it around my parent's neighborhood until I had my license—in hindsight, that was a terrible first bike I still LOVE that bike (the sound and smell of 2-strokes will have my heart FOREVER), but because it's 40 years old and constantly needed love, I didn't get to do as much riding early on as I would've like, and then the biggest thing is that it's a maniac and you can accidentally go to one wheel in basically any gear. That bike can rip your head off, so was a lot for someone with no other experience. I survived though, hah... actually I have never even dropped that bike. It's currently in pieces in my garage unfortunately.

    I had a few other bikes after that. Ninja250 for a min, then the SV650 as a daily commuter for almost 2yrs. Unfortunately that bike was totaled when a lady decided to not see me or yield and turned into me just as I was passing. Two years later (with no running bike or riding during that time) brought me to the TW and this forum. The TW is the shit. I love this little bike, as it's whole purpose if fun and enjoyment, and at slower speeds! This bike will be in my stable forever.

    I still feel like a fairly new rider a lot of the time. We'll see how things progress. I hear my RD calling for me to revive it
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    The RD350 was the only bike that would go as fast as you could twist the throttle (in its time)

    Good memories ….
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple View Post
    The RD350 was the only bike that would go as fast as you could twist the throttle (in its time)

    Good memories ….
    Haha, for sure. When mine was running, it still did. Neck jerkin' ludicrous speed! Also, terrifying ... there isn't anything quite like that 2-stroke power band on an RD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tylermoney View Post
    Haha, for sure. When mine was running, it still did. Neck jerkin' ludicrous speed! Also, terrifying ... there isn't anything quite like that 2-stroke power band on an RD.
    My first street bike was a new 1978 Yamaha RD400. It was stolen in SoCal during my 1st 2 weeks of ownership LOL. Insurance covered it. I was 18 years old and had to take out a 21% HFC loan to get it. No easy credit in those days...

    Everything you said about the 350 goes for the 400...
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