Originally Posted by rider76
I have been riding for 18 years snce i was 10.I got my first sportbike in 95. I got a new RF600 with my enlistment bonus. I haven't had any tracks days, but Gateway International Raceway is 25 minutes from my house so this summer I will try the 1/4 mile.
I'm new to the forum also. I found this link on www.jenningsgp.com
first bike: ninja 900 (dunno the year, crashed it every weekend)
fixed and repaired and traded it for a 86 gixxer 750 limited edition (funny dry clutch).
In 1989, I totaled the gixxer doing clover leaves with a group. I replaced it with a brand new 1990 gixxer and it came with a free suzuki track day. O what fun.
Then came my strange dayz. I used my college fund and started a collection.
CBR 600 Hurricane
CBR 600 F3 (trackbike)
Yamaha FZ(R) 600/400
Yamaha ysr 50
Ninja 250 (for my gf)
'91 ZX7R limited edition (aluminum tank and tall gear ratio). factory solo seat was pretty. it was stolen before i got it broke in. the insurance co. gave me $9k and i replaced it with a '92 ZX7 (the one on my avatar).
a few years later, I let another friend ride it... you can guess what happened.
in 1994, I quit racing and sold all my bikes....
this past christmas, my wife surprised me with an '05 Gixxer 750 20th anniversary. she also told me not to even think about hitting the racetrack.
There you have it, I'm an old timer... I'll tell you about my racing career in another thread.