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skooli
03-12-2016, 9:32 AM
Just curious how many out there are 2nd generation riders. Post of some old school pics. I grew up around British bikes. Pops never really was into Harleys. He still says he doesn't see why I like them. He had a few crazy bikes (one BSA chop in particular), but most were just simple bolt on mods. He even had a couple of Hondas when I was really young. Anyway, here he is on one of his BSAs in New Orleans way back in 1976:


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/skooli/IMG_2981_zpstb0egngb.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/skooli/media/IMG_2981_zpstb0egngb.jpg.html)

BlackCloudSalvage
03-12-2016, 9:20 PM
My dad told me he had bikes when he was younger but I never saw any as part of my life. Then when I got older I got my first 72' CB350 and when I showed him he said he had one just like it. Eventually I had him give it a go for the first time in 20 something years, in the grass, and I totally thought he was gonna spill. He did good though. It's cool to imagine him as a young man experiencing the same feeling I get now.

skooli
03-12-2016, 9:53 PM
My son is 8 and he's already got the bug. He has a little crf50 dirt bike and rides the shit out of it. My wife and I have muscle cars but he doesn't care. He digs our Harleys. I can't wait to ride with him when he's old enough.

53Bash
03-13-2016, 1:20 AM
No, but dad was into the custom van thing big time (had a 1976 e350 done up in red, white, blue, with a bed in the back, fridge, and CASSETTE tape deck) and also bought mayo jars full of weed, so there were usually folks with bikes around. This was after he divorced my mom though, so I only met a few of em.

None
03-13-2016, 1:39 PM
... holds up a hand for the 3rd generation.

RedemptionMotorcycles
03-20-2016, 11:16 PM
2nd Gen here. My father rode a Cushman Ice Cream scooter for the Joy Boy company in Milwaukee in the early 50's and when he was 16 in 1955, he had enough cash saved up to buy a 1948 Indian Chief. He rode Cushman's but never a big bike, so it was fun to hear him talk about learning to ride on the Indian in the first week. He immediately 'bobbed' it. He had 7 or 8 bikes and choppers until 1973. I was 4 years old and on April 3rd, he brought home a '73 FX. I remember it clearly as it's seared in my memory. I rode on the back of this bike with him for thousands of miles all over the midwest and learned to ride on it. I lost my father in November 2014 and am the caretaker of the bike until I pass it on to my boy Travis, Gen 3. Gen 4 grandson is due in 2 weeks!! The 1st pic is the Indian circa 1955 and the 2nd pic is my father on the FX, still riding at 72 years old! He had a bad heart and couldn't kick it, but I'd kick it over for him 10 times a year and he'd roar off like he was 18 again. I was fortunate to ride wit hhim many times and cherish those memories today.

Make time to ride with your family. Time is short.

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cggorman
03-21-2016, 8:34 AM
I don't have any pics but my mom and dad both ride/rode. Even got a pic in Easy Rider one time. Harleys since the 60s. My uncle collects and restores old Harleys. He's always got a couple knocking around the shop. Right now he's putting around on a mid 60s electra glide. My son is working on his first bike now, so he'll be third gen.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BC6E7aSCHbL/

skooli
03-21-2016, 8:49 AM
I don't have any pics but my mom and dad both ride/rode. Even got a pic in Easy Rider one time. Harleys since the 60s. My uncle collects and restores old Harleys. He's always got a couple knocking around the shop. Right now he's putting around on a mid 60s electra glide. My son is working on his first bike now, so he'll be third gen.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BC6E7aSCHbL/

That's killer. I can't wait for my first two-wheel road trip with my kid

BurnoutNova
03-22-2016, 3:16 PM
2nd Gen here. My father rode a Cushman Ice Cream scooter for the Joy Boy company in Milwaukee in the early 50's and when he was 16 in 1955, he had enough cash saved up to buy a 1948 Indian Chief. He rode Cushman's but never a big bike, so it was fun to hear him talk about learning to ride on the Indian in the first week. He immediately 'bobbed' it. He had 7 or 8 bikes and choppers until 1973. I was 4 years old and on April 3rd, he brought home a '73 FX. I remember it clearly as it's seared in my memory. I rode on the back of this bike with him for thousands of miles all over the midwest and learned to ride on it. I lost my father in November 2014 and am the caretaker of the bike until I pass it on to my boy Travis, Gen 3. Gen 4 grandson is due in 2 weeks!! The 1st pic is the Indian circa 1955 and the 2nd pic is my father on the FX, still riding at 72 years old! He had a bad heart and couldn't kick it, but I'd kick it over for him 10 times a year and he'd roar off like he was 18 again. I was fortunate to ride wit hhim many times and cherish those memories today.

Make time to ride with your family. Time is short.

6785667857


That is awesome that you still have the FX. My old mad had lots of cars/bikes over the years but they are all gone now.

krb
03-22-2016, 7:35 PM
No pics but my dad started with a Honda 305 Superhawk back in the day.

Vinson
03-23-2016, 7:34 AM
My dad rode various Jap bikes until he got run over in Austin in the late 70s. Fast forward 40ish years and I'm typing this laid up in the hospital after being run over riding in Austin. Like father, like son (I'm not done riding, however).

RedemptionMotorcycles
03-23-2016, 9:06 PM
That is awesome that you still have the FX. My old mad had lots of cars/bikes over the years but they are all gone now.

Thanks man, I treasure it. The memories flood back when I ride it. Hard to hold back the tears sometimes.

74Ironlung
03-25-2016, 11:05 AM
My old man was stationed in Germany back in the early 70's and went and picked up a brand new Triumph and rode around Germany and France on it. Even went to Amsterdam to see Pink Floyd play. Bought his first Harley back in 98, which is what I grew up riding.
http://i64.tinypic.com/5pooyf.jpg
Riding with my old man and my uncle back in the day

http://i66.tinypic.com/i5oth0.jpg
The day I bought it from him, bastard wouldn't even cut me a deal haha. Rode from Wisconsin to N.C. the next day. Obviously not a chop, but it's my baby.

http://i66.tinypic.com/rvkb4g.jpg
Alot has changed with it since I got my grubby mitts on it though.