My Life as a Motorcycle History
Welcome to the MX Bob Motorcycle Collection. Spanning seven and a half brands, and five decades, these tales of yore are threaded together with an eclectic collection of motorcycles. Although there is a continuous story thread throughout, feel free to explore the individual displays in any order that you wish.

These exhibits were originally created and displayed in MXBob.com. After being moved to this site, many of the displays were incomplete or in poor condition. Extensive renovations were done, completed late in 2017. It was then moved back to MXBob.com during the 2021 MXBob.com comeback.

Chapter
Years Owned
Make and Model
Type
Introduction
 
 
1. You Never Forget the First
1973-1974
1973 Chapparal 80 Minicycle
Dual Sport
2. Small but not Small Enough
1974
1974 Honda XL100
Dual Sport
3. Six Gears and a Panda
1975-1977
1974 Indian MX76
Motocross
4. A Marty State of Mind
1977-1978
1974 Honda CR125
Motocross
5. First Races and Tailgates
1978-1979
1978 Yamaha YZ125
Motocross
6. It's Not Easy Being Green
1979
1979 Kawasaki KX125
Motocross
7. Navy Life is a Big-Bore
1979-1981
1979 Yamaha YZ400
Motocross
8. A Section 8 Sure Sounds Great
1981
1981 Yamaha YZ125
Motocross
9. Bailey School on a Budget
1981
1980 KTM 250
Motocross
10. Racing the Fast Guys
1981-1983
1981 Maico 490
Motocross
11. Florida Winter Sand
1983
1983 Honda CR480
Motocross
12. The Epic Journey of 1983
1983-1986
1980 Kawasaki KZ400
Street
13. North Stars, a Pacer, and Trouble
1984-1986
1983 Honda XL200
Dual Sport
14. Not an Easy Start
1986
1984 Honda CR500
Motocross
15. A Great Escape
1986
1985 Honda CR250
Motocross
16. Fredericksburg Blizzards
1986-1987
1986 Honda CR125
Motocross
17. Distracted By It All
1987-1989
1982 Yamaha XT250
Dual Sport
 
First Intermission
1989-1998
The Drought
 
 
18. Vet Class Return
1998-2000
1989 Yamaha YZ250
Motocross
19. Kettle River and Kickstarters
2000
2000 Yamaha YZ426
Motocross
20. Humble Beginnings
2001-2003
2000 Honda CR250
Motocross
21. The Mankato Screamer
2002-2003
2002 Yamaha YZ125
Motocross
22. MX Bob Plimpton
2003-2006
2003 Yamaha YZ250
Motocross
23. Never Thought Id Be That Guy
2006-2008
2005 O'Hallee CRF180
Pit/Trail
24. Winning and Losing
2006-2008
2002 Honda CR450F
Motocross
25. Fading Out
2008-2010
2005 Honda CR450F
Motocross
26. Too Little Too Late
2010-2012
2005 Yamaha YZ125
Motocross
27. Roads to the Desert
2008-2012
1985 Honda 650 Nitehawk
Street
 
Another Dormant Phase
2012-???
1997 Fender Jazz Bass
Rock / Hiker