My obsession with motorcycles started
in early childhood as endless wistful scheming. At what seemed like the hopelessly
late age of 14, and without parental knowledge, I procured my first
minibike for the sum of forty dollars. It was powered by a Victa 125
two-stroke lawnmower engine. It had one gear, no suspension, and (usually)
no clutch. I modified and polished the ports, and raised the compression
till it became pretty darned exciting to ride. I eventually sold it
for, I think, the same forty dollars, and put together a similar minibike
with taller gearing and a hot 160cc Victa engine.
My first real motorcycle was the XL100 pictured first in the album below.
Take the tour if you dare.
Also, see my dedicated R1200GS page, my Virago / XV / TR1
page, and my KDX page.