After first starting out in the MC world with a minibike, that kinda morphed into a small bike with a Harley Z90 engine transplant, my first legal bike was a 1974 Honda MT250 that lived in the stable for years. Then there was the '84 XR350r, what a friggin mistake that one was, always blowing up. Ended up on a 1980 XR500 that I drove until eventually the crank crapped out. There was a 76 CB360, Kawasaki GT380, CT175, DT250, and a Yamaha dirk bike that had a metal vacuum cleaner hose for an exhaust pipe. The one I owned the longest so far was my '99 Intruder 1400.
My sister was shopping for a camp trailer and I went with her to help check it out. Got into a conversation with the guy and found he had 2 bikes for sale. Saw the R* and fell in love. Didn't expect to find it but darn glad I did.