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Old 11-30-2016, 08:52 AM
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Only had one bike growing up, a 73 Honda CB350 that I bought used. It had purple metal flake paint and rarely ran. The starter was frozen up so it had to be kickstarted, and it generally didn't do that. I got completely ripped off because I was 15 and didn't know anything about motorcycles or mechanicals. That being said, when it ran I had a blast and I got the motorcycle bug.

Rode friends bikes when I could. We weren't a motorcycle crowd so this was rare until I went off to college and a couple buddies had bikes, so as soon as I finished college and headed off to the military I went to the Honda dealer in Orlando and bought myself a brand new 1989 CBR600F in silver and white.

Got a good Arai helmet but I was single and thought I might actually meet a girl someday who'd want to go for a ride. Surface Warfare School up in Newport, RI, needed some parts and popped over to the Honda dealer in Providence, only to see this sitting on the clearance table.

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Pretty cool. Bought it dirt cheap ($80 if I remember correctly) and it's been a decent shop helmet for the past ten years since I got newer helmets for riding.

Anyway, a bit of history I thought you might enjoy.
 
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Old 11-30-2016, 09:47 AM
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Cool old helmet, awesome story
 
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:23 PM
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Very class and classic
 
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:45 AM
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Good story. What are you doing in the shop that you need a helmet for? Testing??? (smile).
 
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Old 12-09-2016, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaybird180 View Post
Good story. What are you doing in the shop that you need a helmet for? Testing??? (smile).
I actually have a little Harley shop so I get to ride a lot of bikes. Sort of nice.
 
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