How did you come up with your number for your bike?

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11/13/2014 2:37 PM

For me, I was at a NMA race back in 1985 at Swan mx in Tyler Tx and the NMA assigned me #433. Funny thing is, that the track in Tyler is on country road 433 and the first three numbers of my social security number are 433.
How did you get your number?

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11/13/2014 2:39 PM

My dads number was 93, so I had to have the same one.

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11/13/2014 2:40 PM

Walked into Del Amo Motorsports in Redondo Beach back in the summer of 1997 looking to get some race numbers (before pre-printed numbers, kids) and just spur of the moment picked 563. Been running that ever since.

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11/13/2014 2:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/13/2014 7:49 PM

I was #8, and i chose that number becuz it was the number of change.
Now i'm #11, and i chose that becuz i told myself , i was gonna try and go, 1-1 in all my motos, so the number 11 is a reminder of the goal i set and to do my best.
Also chose it cuz it looks cool.

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11/13/2014 2:48 PM

#77
First dirt bike was xmas 1977
Suzuki DS-80
Hooked ever since!

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11/13/2014 2:48 PM

When I started racing years ago and sent in to get my membership card, I was assigned the number. Kept it ever since.

Shane

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11/13/2014 2:50 PM

Was the first number I was issued when I got my first adult race licence then lost it the year after but was randomly reissued with it the following year and have kept it ever since 21 years now.

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11/13/2014 2:54 PM

Cool question.

I was simply assigned #74 when I joined my first mini club, and had lots of different numbers over the years (the main club I raced with had ranked numbers for club championships, and I raced a lot of enduros too, which had random numbers assigned). I had a many years off due to injury and recently started doing the occasional race here and there. So I've gone back to my roots, and am honouring a friend who died from Leukemia when we were 18. His race number was 8, so I now use 874. Puts a smile on my face every time I look at my bike because it reminds me of the passion I had for bikes as a kid, and of course of my good friend.

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11/13/2014 2:59 PM

The number assigned at my first LL's is still with me 24 years later.

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11/13/2014 3:03 PM

My anniversary....614...June 14th.

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11/13/2014 3:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/13/2014 5:26 PM

Did you search this out here? I know the search sucks but come on there Must be 10+ thread on this subject

Edit: HAR! I even started one back when. Off season can be long for some of us.
http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/What-is-was-your-race-number-and-why,1233569

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11/13/2014 3:07 PM

#104.....Roger DeCoster's number the last few years he raced the Trans-Am series in the states. It looks pretty good on my 2012 RMZ450. Sorry no pic.

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11/13/2014 3:33 PM

My mom despised motorcycles so when I got my bike, I had to number it after her birthday. It started off as a bit of a jab at her but then she actually liked it. Now I consider it a nice gesture towards her.

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11/13/2014 3:34 PM

603...
Highest I placed as a local pro was 3rd. 6 is a favorite number of mine and at this point I like the look of three digits so... 603

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11/13/2014 3:36 PM

I showed up to a wera race in Texas and they told me my number was 34, I said NO WAY am I running Kevin Schwantz' # in Texas. I've been # 30 ever since. Even though 34 was one of my national numbers in dirttrack I just couldn't run that number in Kevin's home state.

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11/13/2014 3:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/13/2014 3:44 PM

922 = The first digit in my top three all time favorite riders.

DV 934
CR 22
MC 2

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11/13/2014 3:39 PM

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11/13/2014 3:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/13/2014 3:42 PM

Daughters birthday. 5th November 2013

Before that it was number 12, Huffy was my guy back in the day on his RM125.

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11/13/2014 4:01 PM

My first Bmx race when I was 4 (I think), they gave me 485. Been running it ever since and put it on damn near everything as a kid. Shoot I still put it on pretty much all my stuff, anyone who knows me knows it's mine. I'm actually pretty superstitious about it, I hate if I have to take it off or change it for a race for some reason.blink grin

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11/13/2014 4:11 PM

Cool stories, thanks!!!

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11/13/2014 4:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/13/2014 4:38 PM

first number was 216. the bike I bought had 219 for a number and the closest number available in membership at my first race was 216 so I bought a 6 at the track and put it on.

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11/13/2014 4:40 PM

Hell yeah, the 563 story was pretty great, sometimes a gut feeling just works and you get attached. I can dig it. That's kinda how I got mine, 19. No pros or really even famous athletes were using it at the time I'm pretty sure and that was important to me.

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11/13/2014 4:44 PM

When I was young lad, I raced with 20 and 11. Johnny'O was my favorite rider in the mid 1980s so I loved number 3.

My number is 231 (first numbers of all my bikes)

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11/13/2014 4:48 PM

Started racing at age 8.... Ran #8 for about 3 years.... Decided I need a triple digit number so I add 2 #1's and got #118...... Won more races and championships with that number..... Plus everyone took my number in my district (11) after lorettas (Zach Ames ran #8 for a while) so Thats why I moved it to 118...... The most funny thing about my MX Number, I broke my T11 and T8 Thus ending my MX Career....

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11/13/2014 4:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/13/2014 4:51 PM

I was 3 years old my dad bought me a QR50 and it had #4 on it, when i started racing a year later i wanted to race with #4 because i was a RC fan but top 5 numbers go to the pros, next choice #14 for K-Dub was also taken so i combined them for #414

i've never run anything else, I could run #5 this year but im too attached to 414
I would only change for a #1
I'd consider running #4 as poetic justice for not being able to run it 14 years ago though

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11/13/2014 5:00 PM

My junior year of highschool bball I somehow managed to get last pick for my jersey number and ended up with 11. Turns out I love that number now and have been running it on my bike ever since.

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11/13/2014 5:02 PM

I came home from school one day and my Dad was slapping a #45 on my turd bucket of a LEM. Ran that number with different variations over the years. Only time it ever changed was at Lorettas and Mammoth one year when I got to run number 3, or if I was on a bike of Kyle's and just ran his number for the weekend. I think Kyle's 44 in the amateur days came from one of the Petty's NASCAR number, and I ended up with 45 because it seemed logical to the old man. Dad was a huge NASCAR fan. And if I remember the story right, Jasons 727 as an amateur came about due to my dads fascination with the plane at the time.

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11/13/2014 5:05 PM

If my 3 yr old twins decide they want to race they were born at 1:21am(Bailey) and 1:22am(Hayden), so it has already been decided by the stork.

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11/13/2014 5:17 PM

MX4EVR wrote:

#77
First dirt bike was xmas 1977
Suzuki DS-80
Hooked ever since!

Wow that was my first bike too, got it used in fall of '79. Orange metal tank matched my orange windbreaker.
I asked for #7 when I first joined NEMA in 1981 but single digit #'s were reserved for top ten in points. They said I could have #70 and I've had it most of my life.

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11/13/2014 5:28 PM

7 is my favorite number, and what I ran on mx XR70 prior to racing. At signup for my first race I combined mine and RC's number. The 9 got tacked on the following race and I have run it ever since.

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