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#4782570 - 06/09/18 09:31 PM Biking in 1990
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
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Loc: PNW
Old scanned photos of when I bought a new ZX-11 in 1990 when the bike first came out. Geared up for the ride home 300 miles back home from the dealer. Still remember that bike, quite the machine in 1990. Ended up wrecking it a couple years later on a fire road on Mt St Helens. Only road bike I ever crashed. Dislocated collar bone only, so got lucky.

What were you riding in the "good old days"? Post up some photos and memories.




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#4782573 - 06/09/18 09:46 PM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
My fave bike was my 1986 Honda CR500
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#4782593 - 06/09/18 10:18 PM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: aquariuscsm]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
My fave bike was my 1986 Honda CR500

those were gnarly. The cr480 with a sticky throttle was always a fun ride lol


Edited by Chris142 (06/09/18 10:19 PM)
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#4782602 - 06/09/18 10:28 PM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Registered: 05/26/03
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Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
I had a 1990 Katana 750 and a 1989 RMX 250 back in the mid 1990ís
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#4782607 - 06/09/18 10:32 PM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 6318
Loc: MI
LOL, it seemed so big back in 1975:

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#4782610 - 06/09/18 10:34 PM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: Chris142]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada

I had an 84 yamaha IT200. Not the fastest beast, but never lost a drag race to any 125mx bike, but no where near a 250mx bike in the early 90's. Good all round bike though, low 1st for picking your way on a washed out trail, and a high 6th for the road, and it just ran for years without any major work at all.
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#4782679 - 06/10/18 01:11 AM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: aquariuscsm]
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Registered: 07/22/10
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Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
My fave bike was my 1986 Honda CR500.


I rode a CR500 in a dirt field and the huge knobby rear tire would throw a rooster tail about 10 ft high and 20 ft long. Torque galore.

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#4782701 - 06/10/18 03:07 AM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: 'Stralia
Had a YZ80 in 1990...for a handful of months.
Rode my Bro's RG250 a few times (no road licence).

That's been it for motorcycles.

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#4782730 - 06/10/18 05:20 AM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4683
Loc: New Zealand
1990 ? I'd been riding for 20 years by then, and not many photos. In 1990 I had more running bikes before or since. A PW50, a C50 stepthrough, Guzzi Stornello, '81 XR200, KT250, TS400, '71 XS1, GT750. There were more that came and went...people just used to give me bikes they didn't want.

I turned the TS400 into a TM400 hybrid and raced it on our rough dirttrack at Waiheke Island. Here I am, out front as usual.



This is our dirttrack, not an oval so you needed brakes. Not an aerial photo, this is taken from the top of a hill...and we used to ride our dirt bikes to the top.



I had the XS1 for 15 years, and was one of only 5 bikes I bought back to the mainland.



So that's 1990 or thereabouts.
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#4782771 - 06/10/18 06:43 AM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12414
Loc: The Old North State
Didn't own a bike in 1990, but owned one of these in 1979, CM400T same color. First bike, bought new. Also came in an auto, CM400A. Sold it in excellent condition.

http://honda3valves.blogspot.com/2010/01/honda-cm400-brochure-1979_3754.html

As an aside, though never owned a Honda 350 Street Scrambler shown above, family member did and I learned how to ride on one.



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#4782785 - 06/10/18 07:14 AM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32892
Loc: ME
That orange lens on your helmet is mega-sweet. Someone should re-pop it as "retro". (Yeah I'm sure you can buy orange for a more modern lid but the whole package makes it.)

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#4782812 - 06/10/18 07:59 AM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6189
Loc: Waco, TX
My regular rides in 1990:

1983 Yamaha 550 Maxim:


1980 Honda CR250 Elsinore:


1974 Honda XR75:
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#4782813 - 06/10/18 08:01 AM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Out of those... the one I really wish I had back again - is the XR75!
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#4782815 - 06/10/18 08:04 AM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6189
Loc: Waco, TX
Out of ALL the bikes I had...

the only one out of 53 owned that I want back more than ever is my 1991 Husqvarna WXE 610

(The "E" is the enduro... same as "X" but with a headlight & tailight)

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#4782903 - 06/10/18 09:41 AM Re: Biking in 1990 [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 3052
Loc: Midwest, Illinois
I was on a Suzuki 600 Katana when the ZX-11 came out. Went to the dealer for a test ride, they refused. I was ready to buy that day, but wouldn't unless I could take it out and be sure it was a fit for an upcoming trip.
I got a call a couple weeks later where they offered the the test ride. I'm sure they sold it, just not to me, I was already on the big Kat by that time and preparing for a BlueRidge trip.





Edited by beanoil (06/10/18 09:44 AM)
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