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How many bikes do you own?

lieu910

Moped
I'm currently at 2, and considering a 3rd. The third bike would be kept in Chicago for use when I come visit family (every 4-6 weeks). My current bikes (GS & K16) deliver on what I need from a bike. The third, if there is to be one, would be a fun bike.

Something in the naked bike category. Ducati Monster, or the Vmax.

Any other suggestions? 
 

SteveJ

Member
Member
I'll play. Two bikes, '15 650 Versys and '98 650 KLR.

A Naked Versys would be my suggestion, 650 or 1000. The 650 wheel base is a bit shorter. Also, Tracer GT or that 1000 Beemer like McFly just bought. Nothing wrong with that Duc, either. Happy hunting.

On TDY near Cuba.......

NM.
 

rwulf

Guest
Guest
I am down to two! So much space in garage I can now move one bike around
without having to move everything else. I do miss the other 4 bikes ???
 

killingbugs

Member
Member
Well I'l play

2015 C-14 GREEN
2016 Versys 1000LT GREEN just bought it
2004 ZRX 1200r Red
2010 Z1000 black and titanium (sold pending payment)
1985 GPZ900 red not running but complete
1985 KLR250 new upper end working on it

hw wife has a 2013 Ninja 1000 Whit with flash and Yoshimura exhaust
 

HeavyRotation

Guest
Guest
Three right now, which is the bare minimum. A 99 steely YZ250 set up for GP so i can run track and woods and the occasional XC race. A Husqvarna 701 Enduro for all the tweener action, DS rallies, pure hooliganism and light ADV/BDR touring. C14 for riding with my more aged friends, road trips, occasional quarter mile fun and mostly used as a heavy duty sportbike. Every surface pretty well covered. I have a track only SV650 too but it's been out of commission for the better part of a decade.
 

Stasch

Member
Member
Running and see regular use:

00 Kawasaki ZG1000
94 Suzuki DR350se
93 Suzuki DR350s
87 Yamaha TW200

Rescue Project in process:  (these keep following me home for some strange reason)
79 Honda CX500 Custom

Rescue Projects on deck (or future Parts Bikes):
82 Honda GL1100
84 Honda VF1100 Magna

Parts Bikes:
94 Kawasaki ZG1000
99 Kawasaki ZG1000
 

Bud

Member
Member
I own three.  Well four technically.  Forgot the 1982 GS1100G parts bike.
1982 GS1100GK
1983 GL650I Interstate
2005 ZG1000 Concours
I've been riding my son's C14 quite a bit lately. I also hop on my son's 1987 ZG1000 with ZX9 forks and 17" wheels front and back, from time to time.  I should have never gotten on that C14.  I'm probably gonna end up owning that one in the future.
 

lather

Member
Member
4 that run and two that dont.
2017 Ducati Multistrada 950
2015 Yamaha YZF R3 mostly track days
2009 Kawasaki KLX 250S dual sport
2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 with blown motor parts bike
2008 Kawasaki Concours 14 sport touring ride
1974 Yamaha TY250 Trials in pieces
 

BS mechanic

Member
Member
Never met a motorcycle I didn't like!
Running:
1988 Kawasaki ZG1000
2018 Honda GL1800
1984 Honda GL1200
1998 HD 883 Sportster
1995 Honda CB250
1969 Honda CB160
1971 Honda CB350
1971 Honda SL70
1966 Bridgestone 90
1972 Honda Z50
1967 Bridgestone 350 GTR
1971 Honda CB100

Not currently running, but complete:
1967 Honda CL300
1966 Honda C300
1975 Honda GL1000

 

wayne-o

Guest
Guest
Two . 2014 Yamaha FZ09 & 2015 Concours14 in Chicago. I may buy a bike to ride & keep in Arizona as I intend to winter there. This maybe easier than shipping a bike there and back yearly.
 

Mercer

Member
Member
Hodaka 100B
Hodaka Dirt Squirt
Moto Morini 500 V
Norton 650SS Featherbed
Dunstall Norton
Norton 750 Roadster
Norton 750 FastBack
Honda CX500
2-Yamaha Virago
2-Kawasaki ZG 1000

Sounds good aye?????? Not so fast........

How many can run the road right now, today?
Two

How many could run the road after lots of money and time.
All

How many ever will run again? Pray for them one and all.

Do I luv them running or even not?
You betcha!

Hell I still luv the ones that got away too!
 

m in sc

Guest
Guest
10.

all run but one, which is the grom and i broke a rod in it, new motor coming for it, but its an lt250r quad motor .. thats right, 2 stroke.

list:
c10
cb1100
70r5
72t500(needs crank seal but runs and rides fine)
74 lc hybrid rd350
74? lightweight rd350 . (245 lbs ready to ride)
14 honda grom undergoing motor transplant
67 kawi C2tr
70 yamaha Hs1
71 g3ss with cr85 motor and full race fairing.

+ 5 cars, 3 which are vintage. 

all plated, insured, ready to go (except grom as mentioned)

;D

ive owned many, many more but 10 seems manageable and i like my small bores by choice.  :motonoises:
 

Ranger Jim

Guest
Guest
I currently have 4:

2012 Honda GL1800 Goldwing (It's my wife's bike; I'm just the driver)
2014 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS (my 1-up rider/tourning bike)
2017 Kawasaki Versys X-300 (my ADV bike)
1969 Honda CT90 trail bike (not running, project for the winter)
 

m in sc

Guest
Guest
recently, my gf was looking up plans & listings for garage houses, she was particularly interested in a 16 bay one with the house above it.  :eek: Bit ridiculous  :rotflmao:  but i do see a 4-6 bay one possibly in the future. (i'm a lucky guy that way, she gets 'the disease'). 
 

dcstrng

Member
Member
Only one... have owned two when I was commuting 35-40K a year on them; one bike (C10), one boat (sail), couple of airplane projects -- none getting done very fast, so I got the C10 for a manageable pastime for instant gratification -- so far so good... 
 

ZXtasy

Member
Member
for your third naked bikes rule! Kawi Z-1000, FZ/MT-09, that yammie triple is a hoot, unless you are stuck on those exotic finicky brands... :))
 

mr t

Street Cruiser
  I've got 3. An 02 C10 which I keep in FL for my use in the winter. In NY I've got my baby- an 06 C10 with 133K which I bought new and an03 Suzuki DRZ400 dual sport so I can relive my racing days of yore.

        Tom Taylor COG#7173      P.S. See Y'all at the National.
 

MAN OF BLUES

Guest
Guest
at one point, 11..
sadly now down to 3... well, not sad about them, just all the ones I sold... my sig line shows a few. minus COGZilla.

all in all; 27 iirc. I regret every one i sold.
 

Jpd11958

Member
Member
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. )
 

TireguyfromMA

Member
Member
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... ;)
 

Kelly E

Moped
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:
 

rogracer

Member
Member
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.
 

Tim R

Moderator
Staff member
Member
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.
 

1965soda

Member
Member
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! 
 

mnofpeace

Scooter
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:
 

MizzouMike

Rain Magnet
Member
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....

 

gsun

COG# 9127 CDA# 560
Guest
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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56taskforce

Guest
Guest
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.
 

rain dancer

Member
Member
Guest
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!
 

texasdw

Bicycle
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.
 

kzz1king

Member
Member
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.

Wayne

 

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sterba43

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Member
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. :'(
 

robertv

robzilla
Member
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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