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Old 11-06-2008, 08:24 PM   #31
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And a 96 ss/sp in progress. Trick is get rid of first wife get bikes then get new wife.


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Old 11-06-2008, 08:55 PM   #32
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I got...

Suzuki Wee-Strom DL-650, RM-250, DRZ-400, GS-400, Honda CR-125, CB-650, Kawasaki KX-80 and half of a Suzuki GS-750. (All the parts salvaged from my first bike which I wrote off.) And I have a Ural Sidecar.

I've only hit my limit since I've ran out of room in the garage. :)

I say you can't be a biker with just one bike. :) Actually I like working on bikes in the winter.

Oh I think I can make some room for a trials bike, they're small.

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Old 11-06-2008, 10:16 PM   #33
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Right now I have two bikes. A 78 Honda Xl125 and a 99 X4650L I got both of them last year, and I am hoping to have a third one by the time I turn 21 in two years.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:26 PM   #34
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I have 7 that are licensed, and 2 old track bikes that I just quit riding a little over a year ago.

This is my Italian collection:
Beta 525RR
Aprilia CapoNord
Aprilia Falco
Aprilia Falco
Aprilia Futura

The 08 KLR 705 is not in the picture.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:38 PM   #35
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Peter Eagan wrote an article about 5 being the perfect number of bikes. One for each essential category.
1. Sportbike (full on sport bike, like a track bike)
2. Sport Touring
3. Cruiser type bike
4. Dirtbike (his definition was pretty loose, trail/MX/dualsport/enduro...)
5. Vintage, "an old crock"

He mentioned that its okay to have more then 5, but for him much more then 5 and they start to get overlooked and unused. He felt that the Vintage category was the one where it is probably best to have extra bikes, all the other categories really only needed one.

At the time I read that article I had only one bike and it triggered such an explosion of thought about what my categories would be and how many bikes did I need, how many would I actually use, ect...

At the moment I feel my categories would be:

1. SportTourer/commuter: something for my long highway commute, and riding two up

2. Dualsport/motard: I feel the supermoto type bike is all the "sport bike" I need for backroad blitzing. I also feel they make great exploreing bikes for light dualsporting.

3. Hard Core Trail/Enduro: A good bike for more hardcore trailriding, or enduro/harescrambles competition.

4. SideCar rig: Not sure why, but I'd like to take my dog along sometimes, or my son when he's a little older.

At the moment I only have the first two categories covered.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:05 PM   #36
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One. A 2008 Yamaha WR250R. Does everything I want it to and probably some stuff I'll never ask it to.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:36 AM   #37
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I have 3 bikes.

My Vstrom 1000 does my city commuting duty and my runs into BC/Northern US.

My 08 KLR is in permanent storage in Tucson Arizona acting as my "I need to get away from the damn snow" bike

My 02 XRR 650 is my I need my arms pulled out of their sockets dirt toy.

I'm happy with these bikes, I spent years going back and forth to get the right combination. I would like one more bike to leave in the Vancouver area but I don't think thats going to happen

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Old 11-07-2008, 05:38 AM   #38
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I have two. The Ulysses is my commuter and long-distance choice, and the KLX250 is my backwoods toy. I used to take the Uly off road a lot, but after dropping it once or twice, (once in the middle of nowhere by myself) and getting it stuck in the mud, I decided I needed something a little more purpose-built for "exploring", but not necessarily "adventure-touring".

I want a Triumph Daytona 675. I think that bike looks bad-ass, but there's no way I could justify buying it. The sole use for the bike would be to go out and tear up the roads, and I can already do that on the Uly. Plus the Uly has locking bags and works great as a commuter, as well as a two-up distance tourer. So the 675 is basically a "if I had a million dollars" bike, and couldn't even be a replacement for the Uly.

Oh, by the way, I think it would be great to have that 675 - then I'd have a thumper, a twin, and a three-lunger. Eventually I'd have to get a four-cylinder to complete the set...

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Old 11-07-2008, 06:34 AM   #39
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I have three bikes. A naked SV650, a Wee-Strom, and a Bandit 1250. I rode the Wee to Arizona earlier this year so I would have something to ride when I'm out there visiting my folks. I had thought about selling the SV after picking up the Bandit, but now that the Gladius appears to have kicked the naked SV out of Suzuki's lineup, I'm more inclined than ever to keep my SV. (No offense to the Gladius, but I like my SV's light weight and purposeful aluminum frame. Also, Suzuki needs to rethink some of the Gladius color schemes.)

My goal for the winter is to turn the Bandit into a serious sport tourer -- I'm not quite sure yet what that will entail, other than to make the seat more comfortable, add some luggage, and maybe raise the bars an inch.

I don't think I'll buy a brand-new bike in 2009, but I am resolved to scanning the classifieds for something interesting and different in the used department (Daytona? VFR? CBR600F4? ST4?)
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:25 AM   #40
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12 or 13

By this weekend, I will have 11 or 12, depending on how I count them. Two plated runners: '07 GSAdv and '85 Honda XL600R; three or four Yamaha IT465s for tinkering; High Hope's R90 for a track bike (later to be on the street); 2 Honda CL350s in boxes and on wheels; 1 Honda CB350 for vintage class racing (with parts from the CL350s); and two '81 BMW R80 G/Ss for sentimental reasons.

Oh, and a very kind person whose garage I use and need to tidy up.

Originally Posted by High Hope

Is that OK so long as its "The Swiss Army Knife of Bikes," i.e., a 1974 Puch moped? Just kidding. Though it is just one, since Cordless has agreed to buy my old clunke...I mean classic.

How do you cheese-whizzes afford the taxes and insurance and registrations for multiple bikes? Keeping my old XR650L for one year in MA cost more than the bike was worth. Forget about cool bikes like Duc MS, Nortons and the like...I give up, will have only one bike, and spend my time on Flea Market. Thank you for listening.

PUI. Its been a long week.

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:14 PM   #41
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Even though I actually got rid of one this year, another took its place.

So here's whats spread out between Susan's garage and mine:

1980 Vespa P200
1981 Honda CB750 w/modified Velorex 562 sidecar (Metallic Waste!)
1981 ratty Yamaha XV920 Eurosport w/ Vesco Rabid Transit fairing
1985 ratty Kawasaki KLR250
1988 BMW K100RS (5 gallon cell, Hellas, yada yada)
2004 Ninja 250 (Susan's, but I've been commuting on it)
2006 Genuine Buddy 125 (also Susan's)
2006 Geunuine Rattler w/70cc Malossi kit, variator and Prima pipe

The '73 Yamaha TX650 left and was replaced with the KLR Jr.

In the past couple of years I sold/traded/got rid of:

1972 Yamaha DS7
1975 BMW R75/6
1980 Harley Sportster

Garages are getting pretty full...

I really, really was trying to get down to three: BMW, Vespa and hack.
I would be happy with that combination.

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:19 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Cordless
By this weekend, I will have 12 or 13, depending on how I count them. Two plated runners: '07 GSAdv and '85 Honda XL600R; three or four Yamaha IT465s for tinkering; High Hope's R90 for a track bike (later to be on the street); 3 Honda CL350s in boxes and on wheels; 1 Honda CB350 for vintage class racing (with parts from the CL350s); '81 BMW R80 G/S for sentimental reasons; and an orphan Honda CB450.

Oh, and a very kind person whose garage I use and need to tidy up.

Now I need to find someone to kick me in the a$$ so I can finish an IT and take it on the ice this winter.

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The future is no place to place your better days. ~ DMB

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:21 PM   #43
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An R1150RT as my commuter and general touring bike and an F650GS which is ridden occasionally as it is being prepped for a ride to Prudhoe Bay in June.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:48 PM   #44
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I have serial monogamy with bikes, it's one at a time... I tried desperately to get my wife to take up riding so I could keep the DRZ when I got my Wee, but she's not interested in riding... it's probably best though cuz it's hard enough trying to find parking for two cars and a bike around here.
Current - Wee strom K7
Previous - DRZ400SK4
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:23 PM   #45
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I dunno. Time to count. Nobody, however, has more than Judd.

I have (in order of age):

72 Honda 350 vintage racer
79 Kawi KZ1000 MKII
83 Kawi KZ 550
97 KTM 620 Enduro
2002 Zook DRZ400e (set up for flat track)
2003 Hayabusa
2004 Kawi KLR 650
2006 KTM 950 Adventure
2007 KTM 560 SMR
Because it is there.
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