number of my friends rode motorcycles during high school.
I got my license, but didn't have the financial basis to buy my
own. After my first year of college, I got a job in a
grocery store that afforded me some spare cash. In the
spring of 1971, I bought a used Suzuki 305 from a friend of
mine. I seem to think it was a '68, but it may have been a
'69. I only had it a few months. When I transferred
from Jefferson Community College to Oswego State University in
1971, it wasn't practical to keep a car and a bike.
Looking back, I can't believe that I had both as a college
This bike was a two-stroke parallel twin, with a 6 speed
transmission.. It was a great little bike at the time.
I really don't remember a whole lot about it except that I rode
the wheels off it that summer. The bike pictured here is
not mine. I can't locate any pictures of mine. I do
remember that mine was a reddish color, but not this bright.
It may just be that it had faded! Suzuki's
web site has some information on this bike.