Luis Hector San Juan's Member Page
Member: luishectorsanjuan
Name: Luis Hector San Juan
From: Londrina, Brazil
Gender: Male
Age: 80 years old
Riding For: 64 years
Member Info: I made-up my first "bike" by myself, in the year of 1950, starting from a LEGNANO bicycle frame and adapting on it a DUCATI-CUCCIOLO motor - 4 strokes - 48 CC - 2 gears - also a pantographic shock absorber at the front wheel and two spring absorvers at the rear wheel. After that begin I had several different and beauty bikes, between the best one is my present bike, the HONDA-CBX-750 FOUR, which I bough in 1989 and have till today.
 
 Current:
1989 Honda CBX 750

Photos: 7
Purchased: May 1989
Info: That bike, even not having a modern style has a excellent mechanical concept and ergonomic design. Everybody can be sure that it’s really fantastic! For these reasons I strongly recommend it, especially for people that have more than "sixty" and like to get a road riding in long journeys, as me...
1975 Honda CB 500

Photos: 1
Info: Some sunday of the year 1975, in Sao Paulo city - Brazil - riding with my son Luis Alberto (Jimmy)
1990 Honda CB 450

Photos: 6
Purchased: Jun 2007
Info: That''s a pretty bike, very easy to ride on the city streets and also very confortable to drive in short distances on the road. I''ve got this bike just now with an excellent state of maintenece, which is not easy, because it is a model 1990. I''m very happy with my litle "new" bike.
 
 Past:
1950 Ducati Cucciolo 48cc

Photos: 3
Purchased: Nov 1950
Sold: May 1955
Info: This was my "first bike", projected, designed and made-up by myself in 1950, starting from a Legnano bicycle frame and adapting a CUCCIOLO motor - 48 cc - 4 strokes - 2 gears (It was the cheaper motor make by DUCATI and sold as a spare part). The whole story of this small bike was included as a first page of “Cucciolo Club” of Phraga (www.cucciolo.wz.cz/cucciolo.html – link “KLUB”)
1953 BSA B 25

Photos: 3
Purchased: May 1955
Sold: Oct 1957
Info: (ARGENTINA) The BSA-250cc (made in England, from the Birmingham Small Arms Co - Motorcycles Division) had a very good motor over a strongly bike frame.
1957 Gilera 150 Sport

Photos: 2
Purchased: Oct 1957
Sold: Nov 1962
Info: (ARGENTINA) This Italian bike, was full made in Argentina in the second half of 50''s years. It was a very interesting product under the "best buy" concept, that is: low price against high quality and a very low maintenance cost.
1973 Honda CB 360

Photos: 2
Purchased: May 1973
Sold: Aug 1974
Info: (BRAZIL) Our family had migrated from Argentina to Brazil, in 1962. So, after 11 years living in Brazil without any bike at home, I bought my first HONDA... The first ride on this bike was a fantastic and happy moment!
1974 Honda CB 500 Four

Photos: 2
Purchased: Aug 1974
Sold: Sep 1976
Info: The change from a two cylinders bike to a HONDA FOUR was really impressive!
1976 Honda CB 550

Photos: 2
Purchased: Sep 1976
Sold: Aug 1981
Info: The Honda CB 550 FOUR was one of the most comfortable bikes I’ve had, especially to get a route to ride a log distance. However, some governmental restrictions about parts importation, during the second half of 70''s years, in Brazil, had became very expensive the maintenance cost of that bike. So, I sold it.
1981 Honda CB 400

Photos: 1
Purchased: Aug 1981
Sold: May 1989
Info: In 1880, with several governmental restrictions to import spare parts in Brazil, the Honda CB 400, made locally, was a cheaper and good solution. After a few years, HONDA do BRASIL launched to the market the model CBX-750 FOUR at an acceptable price. So, in 1989 I bought the one of mine.
1977 Yamaha L5 100

Photos: 2
Purchased: Dec 1977
Sold: Dec 1982
Info: I gave this little bike to my second son, Luis Alberto (Jimmy), when he finished the high school. Till that time, he also had learned how to ride a bike, using his brother bike.
1973 Suzuki AC50

Photos: 1
Purchased: Dec 1975
Sold: Dec 1979
Info: That little motorcycle was the first bike that I gave to my oldest son, in order he learn how to ride a motorcycle, but only into the limits of a friend farm.
1954 Lambretta D 125

Photos: 1
Purchased: Jan 1954
Sold: May 1955
Info: That model of LAMBRETTA was manufactured in Argentina by SIAM DITELLA SA - the most important manufacturer of refrigerator of the country - in a commercial agreement with INOCENTTI - Italy.
1982 Cagiva SXT 125

Photos: 1
Purchased: Dec 1982
Info: One similar off-road bike (made in Brazil by AGRALE and painted in white color) I gave to my third son when he finished the high school.
 Personal Photos
Personal Photos
Info: Some photos of me and my family
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