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Offline JPD

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2019, 03:54:44 am »
I am up to four, plus my son's one I can ride.

1982 GPZ 550 just for fun and nostalgia
1999 C-10 our main ride
2005 C-10 the wife said we needed a spare
2013 Versys 650 commute to work bike

My son has a 2003 Vulcan 750.

Gone but not forgotten  are a 1978 HD 125. Traded for a 1980 new KZ 550. 27,000 miles later traded for a new1982 KZ 550. 85,000 miles I gave it to my brother in law in 1993. He gave me a 1993 Vulcan 750 in 2003. I sold that one in 2017 after I got the Versys. I went 10 years without a bike not a good time.

How many bikes do you need? 
Answer : (1 more than you have now. )

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2019, 10:01:44 am »
Just the 2001 C10.
And good memories.
And dreams of a bigger garage or shed.
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2019, 02:41:25 pm »
Only two but many fond memories of bikes past.

2003 C10 well farkled
2009 Burgman 650 scooter

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2019, 04:42:58 pm »
5

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2019, 10:05:11 pm »
How many bikes does a MOTORCYCLIST need?  One more.  ;)
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2019, 10:06:46 pm »
What do you count as bikes? I can now be called 5Bikes.  :rotflmao:
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2019, 10:57:38 pm »
One that works for all my needs.  ;)

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2019, 11:54:27 pm »
2 bikes for now.

2019 Kawasaki z900rs
2008 Suzuki c50t

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2019, 12:42:12 am »
I'm holding at four.  Garage is full.

2010 Concours 1400, 28k miles, flashed by Shoodaben, PATHFINDER LED's, Clearwater LED's on the fork legs, Sargent seat, I ride this one the most.
2002 Honda ST1100, 28K miles, Sargent seat.  Love this bike and can't part with it. Ride it weekly
1998 Honda VFR800, 45k miles, Installed a A&A Performance Supercharger about 6 yrs ago, still in perfect condition. Try to take it out for a spin every week.
1975 Honda CB125S, Just 4.5k on this garage princess.  This has been a on going restoration project.  All done now and it's in showroom condition now.  Only ride this a few times a year. It's got a 6V electrical system, kick start.  I get more people stopping me to talk about this bike than any of the others.  This bike was so many riders first bike.

Ride safe everyone... ;)
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2019, 01:39:42 am »
Three at the moment. :) My 74' Honda CB550 Four is still being built. It will be a mild cafe build with great suspension and a comfortable riding position. I am currently sanding the first coat of black on the frame. I am maybe halfway done with the bike. I should be done with it by next spring. :great:
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2019, 02:49:49 pm »
To expand on what Ranger Jim said, I've always been told that the optimal number of motorcyles to own is given by the expression:

N opt = N + 1

where N equals the number presently owned.

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2019, 11:21:51 pm »
Two. 75 Z1B 900 and 09 ZG1400. If I could figure out how to sneak it by the wife a I think a H2 triple would be fun to restore.
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2019, 04:18:06 pm »
Hi Jacquelyn.  Since you mentioned the Ducati Monster....I will chime in.

One of the bikes under my guardianship is a 2001 M900 S4.  First year Ducati put the liquid cooled, 8 valve, 916 L-twin motor in that chassis.  It is a riot of a bike.  I will say it is very compact, light, and I would describe it as requiring attention to ride.....it falls into corners at the slightest of leans and the front lifts with just the slightest effort.  Please don't let that put you off as it is a honey of a machine, has tons of character, makes me smile whenever I start it (Termi's are a must on a Duc), and people seem to absolutely love it.

Have fun hunting for the right bike! 
Currently in garage: 2011 C14, 2007 FZ1, 2001 M900 S4, 1983 900 Seca, 2003 ZRX1200, 1982 650 Seca, 8? Husq 430
Rides of the past: 2002 ZRX1200, 1986 900 Ninja, 1999 Ducati 900ss, 2002 R6, 2005 FJR, 1998 C10, 1998 VTR1000, 1989 1100 Katana, 1983 CB1100F, 1985 900 Ninja, 1983 900 Seca, 1982 Seca turbo, 1982 CX500 turbo, 1982 750 Seca, 1983 550 Vision, 1974 CB400F, mid 70's Rupp :-)

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2019, 02:13:37 pm »
my turn my turn

TWO TOO

2009 C14 (obviously)
2007 ZX10r trackbike

these are my 7th & 8th bikes so far...
3 x CBR 6's
2 x Yammies (YZF600r & R6)
1 x Suz SV650 (trackbike)
2 Kawis

life aint too bad...    :great:
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2019, 06:21:40 pm »
Currently three (and that seems to be one too many)
2013 HD Ultra - Two up touring is it's primary function
2014 BMW GS - This bike is what replaced my C-10 / KLR Combination.  Not as comforatable as I would like, so not sure what the future holds for this bike
1971 BMW R60/5 - This was a recent opportunity that I was not expecting, but couldn't pass up.  I just recently got it running again, and I need to sort out a few items, but hoping this will be a goofing around town and riding to vintage events kind of bike.

The times before that I had three, it always seemed to be one bike too many, and maintenance / riding never was happening at the level that I wanted.  Primarily this was a trade off between the C-10 and KLR, and one always seemed to be needing something worked on....

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2019, 06:31:01 pm »
What a bunch of hoarders... :rotflmao: (two here)
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2019, 11:01:07 am »
Three, with two running and ridden frequently ('95 Connie and a '02 KLR). Simply don't have the room.
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2019, 03:41:15 pm »
One 2008 C-14 and a 1986 Yamaha FZR 400 Genesis Japan import that is just about ready for the road.

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2019, 12:09:01 am »
Sold the C10 so down to 1 and maybe 1/4 the project. However looking hard at an  FXDR to fulfill my alter ego , kinda like to have a polar opposite to the C-14.
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2019, 02:50:58 am »
Besides my Connie I have a Honda Metropolitan II "step through" and a 74 Suzuki 185 two stroke that I keep down at the farm.
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2019, 08:24:13 pm »
Wow, some impressive machines on here. Did you decide on your next bike Jacquelyn?

I currently have 5; 2004 FJR, '97 C10, '82 XS650, '80 XS11, and my first bike, a '74 DT250.  None of them run right now, and pretty sure all will be for sale next year.  My wife has 3, '78 KZ200, 2009 FZ6, and a 2019 Z400. She, however, will be keeping her bikes!
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2019, 12:11:44 am »
I have a 2019 HD Road King.  I bought that one new at the end of April and I have a little over 12,500 miles on it already.

Just picked up my Concours a few weeks ago.  (This is the second time I've owned a C14, and I always regretted selling my first one years ago.)  Looking forward to putting some miles on the Connie.
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2019, 07:44:27 pm »
In addition to 2010 Connie I have a 74 hot rodded Z1.  Built a cafe 900 out of my collection of parts for my son and have enough for another KZ project.Looking at a KLR or Versys but never pull the trigger. Classic iron always gets me interested.

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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2019, 09:18:51 pm »
Two, a 1999 C10 & a 1999 Harley Electra glide classics. C10 is my favorite, hands down. Wish I had a select few-of the ones I have owned over the 60 years of riding. :'(
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Re: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2019, 11:03:58 pm »
Like 4bikes, what do you count as "bikes"?  If its bicycles, i have 7.  :) If it's motor-bikes, only 1 at the moment. Need to part with a few of my racing road bicycles, TT bicycle and mtn bicycle to maybe get another motor style. Heck one of my carbon fiber bicycles can definitely equal a good C14 or equivalent!  >:D
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