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When i was a kid, my dad had a 72 honda cb350. in high school i wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle, but at that point, his bike had been sitting outdoors for a number of years, and my parents weren't really keen on the idea of me riding a motorcycle, and then i kind of forgot about bikes. then in 2008 I bought an old '78 moped, and for the next 6 years or so, fixed, restored, modified, and tuned vintage mopeds. after I sold my last moped, i decided that I wanted to get my first motorcycle, but having never ridden anything with a manual gearbox before, I was a bit nervous. I ended up buying a '74 honda cb125s from a friend, and immediately fell in love with it. figured out riding and shifting, and it was great on gas and really fun to tool around town on. Then i decided i wanted something with a little more power, because most of my riding is commute-oriented, but i would like the option of getting out on the open road without holding up traffic, so i went to my local honda dealer. the only bike they had on the floor that was smaller than a 500 was the cbr250. one of the guys mentioned that they just received two of the new 300's, so we went out back and opened up the crates. the first crate he opened was the black/yellow color scheme, and as soon as i saw it, i said "i'll take it."

this image is fresh out of the crate, before the dealer put on the yellow wheel decals
 

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Congrats on the new bike. I like the black and yellow scheme best too.

Have you got to take your new toy out on the street very much yet?
 

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well, well, well. Proof that motorcycling is in fact a potent virus that can lay dormant for years never indicating when and where it may rear its ugly head. ;)

AHAHA welcome to the boards, good story, glad you eventually got around to it :D Bikes a beauty too!
 

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When I bought it, it was about a 20 mile ride home from the dealership so I had a more experienced friend ride it home for me, and then it rained for about a week, and then I was out of town for a week, but now that I've been back I've ridden it as often as I can. I plan on bundling up and riding until the snow starts falling. Over the winter I'm going to try rebuilding my dad's old cb350. It's been sitting outdoors for 20+ years at this point, but my dad passed away 6 years ago, so I'm going to try like **** to get it going again.
 

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When I bought it, it was about a 20 mile ride home from the dealership so I had a more experienced friend ride it home for me, and then it rained for about a week, and then I was out of town for a week, but now that I've been back I've ridden it as often as I can. I plan on bundling up and riding until the snow starts falling. Over the winter I'm going to try rebuilding my dad's old cb350. It's been sitting outdoors for 20+ years at this point, but my dad passed away 6 years ago, so I'm going to try like **** to get it going again.
That sounds like it would be a really cool project. Would be an interesting way to reconnect with your dad too. If you do take up the project, be sure to post us up some before and after shots.
 
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