Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Just Like My Little Yellow 1970s Bike!

1970s Kawasaki 100 1970s Kawasaki 100Over the last couple of weeks, I've taken a renewed interest in the idea of motorcycling again.  I have pretty much decided that I'll get a new Kawasaki Vulcan S after we get back to British Columbia for the summer.  Getting a motorcycle doesn't make a lot of sense, but I'm determined to not let that dissuade me. 

I have not ridden a motorbike in many decades.  During one change in driver's licence jurisdiction, I somehow lost my motorcycle endorsement too.  I'll be taking a BC motorcycle operator's test as a 61-year-old dude.

I couldn't remember much about my small, high-school era bike.  In the 1970s, my dad provided me with some motorized wheels to get around. I knew that the machine was a 100cc Kawasaki and I remembered it as being yellow.  

Thank you, Internet!  These pictures came up when I did a little search.  Yellow must have been a popular-selling colour. The images brought my memories of it into a much clearer focus.  Yikes, and wiping-out on a sharp corner on Lake Avenue now comes to mind as well!


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