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Old 11-06-2008, 10:43 AM   #1
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How many bikes do you have?

I have two, both purchased this summer. I found that once I bought the 2nd I no longer rode the first--until this past weekend. Of course, that's understandable because the first is a 152cc scooter and the other is a 696cc Nighthawk S (1984 cb700sc). The 'hawk can go places the scoot can't, and usually does it much faster. But the rides I took on the scoot reminded me how fun it is to sometimes just "twist and go". Rush hour commutes on that are actually easier than on the 'hawk, too.

Even though I'm happy with the two bikes I have I still look at others. The sport tourers like the ST1300 or FJR1300. BMWs like the F650GS. Naked bikes like the SV650 or the Gladius.

I like pretty much anything--except for cruisers. It's an addiction, isn't it?

The more I learn about my 'hawk the more I realize it'd be a mistake to replace it. The maintenance free engine is solid--and the damn thing only has 9500 miles on it! So, if I indulge in a new bike, it'd be in addition to the two I already have.

So how many bikes do you have? Do you rotate through them regularly?
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:54 AM   #2
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I own three bikes.

A 99 Yamaha Venture, 05 Honda ST1300, and a 06 KLR.

The RSV is my two up bike. When the SO wants to ride we take this bike for all local and LD riding events.

The ST is my LD commuter, IBA rides, & weekend boys only bike. This bike is my solo ride for all the rides the SO does not participate.

My KLR is my favorite for local running around, trail blazing, and general fun street bike!
It too runs the back twisty roads with ease!
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:13 AM   #3
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Two bikes.

One is for my wife to learn on, and I use it for around town commuting...the laughingstock of the cruiser world, a Honda Rebel 250. Turns out I like it more than I thought I would. At 75MPG and enough power to get around, I can't complain too much.

The other is my all-around bike, a '95 CB750 Nighthawk. Pretty nice for a 13 year old.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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I currently have two, a DR650 and a Ninja 650R.

Next year I'll likely sell both and buy a KLX250SF and an FJR1300.


One is never enough. If I won the lottery, a barn full.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:38 AM   #5
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:55 AM   #6
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Five and counting!

I think I may just have hit my practical limit, though, until I have some sort of outbuilding or can expand my garage. I don't want to have to cram stuff in; in my book each machine must be accessible to be ridden without having to move others. Right now I've got that; any more and it'd be hopscotch city.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:00 PM   #7
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Five and counting!

I think I may just have hit my practical limit, though, until I have some sort of outbuilding or can expand my garage. I don't want to have to cram stuff in; in my book each machine must be accessible to be ridden without having to move others. Right now I've got that; any more and it'd be hopscotch city.
Accessibility is important to me, too. This past weekend I spent many hours cleaning out the garage and purging old crap. I still have several hours left before both cars and both bikes can fit. I think I have it planned so I can get either car or either bike out without moving stuff around. I'll know for sure this weekend, if all goes as planned.

My garage is pretty big for a 2-car--30ft deep x 24ft wide, but with two 8ft over head doors it's still a challenge. My neighbors live on the corner and have a side entry garage (of the same size as mine), that'd really help for storing the bikes on the sides of the vehicles.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:06 PM   #8
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Three if you count my MX bike.

05 ZX10R Kaw
08 WR250R Yam
05 125SX KTM


I have been through a 94 900rr, 99 ZX11 and an 07 Buell Ulysses as second bikes since I bought the 10r and leading up to the WR250 (traded the buell on that.)

And a few bicycles as well, skateboards, rollerblades.
Wheels and/or a motor and I'm in.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:17 PM   #9
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Holding at four:

Kaw ZX-14
Kaw KLX-300R
Tri Legend TT
Yam XS650

Need to get back into the dual sport game.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:24 PM   #10
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Hawk GT 650
V-Strom 650
Ducati ST 4
Aprilia RST 1000
FJR 1300

that's not too many....
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:25 PM   #11
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Shouldn't this be a poll?
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:14 PM   #12
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5 is the perfect amount of bikes but I only have 2. An '05 R1200GS and a '97 KTM 620 RXC. Lately I've been jonsin' for an enduro bike or a trials bike.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:11 PM   #13
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Buell(in process of tearing apart and either turning into a streetfighter or gonna mount the motor/forks on a hardtail chopper frame)
Kawasaki 220 kdx dirt bike
Yamaha Grizzly 700 power steering
Yamaha TTR 90 kids dirt bike


Still want a dedicated sport touring bike.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:29 PM   #14
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2 at this time,but I want to build a cafe racer or a street tracker. Winter is here and I needed something to work on.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:10 PM   #15
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Down to one and have no regrets. I find that the GS does everything I want it to, so even when I had the Aprilia it just sat. Plus I don't like having to pay the extra insurance, etc. My shop has loaners so when the bike goes in for service I'm not bike-less.

I think it depends on your stable and riding preferences. I personally hate having things sitting around that I don't use.
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