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How many bikes do you own? (projects included if they are mostly complete)

None
1 (0.8%)
One
34 (26.8%)
Two
35 (27.6%)
Three
20 (15.7%)
Four-five
17 (13.4%)
Six-ten
15 (11.8%)
More than ten (therapy is available)
5 (3.9%)

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Offline Captainkirk

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Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« on: August 21, 2014, 01:03:54 PM »
Me; I have 3 riders:
Nighthawk S
Buell M2
Yamaha Seca 550
also, 3 projects
'83 VF750F Interceptor
'81 GS1000 (chain drive)
'77 KZ1000
for a total of six. I've bought and sold a few others as well.....
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 03:44:40 PM »
Does a scooter count? How do people feel about those anyway? I have one because I live in DC and it serves a unique purpose. It's a 2-stroke Kymco with a 70cc kit, so I feel a little more manly about it. It would be better if it weren't a twist-and-go, e.g. a classic smoker with a clutch would be nice, but it might take more time and upkeep money than I would like. Anytime on two wheels is better than four in my mind, even if it's a scooter. Plus, there are times when I don't want to hassle with the bike and firing up the scooter is much more appealing than my truck, and I love my truck.

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 05:00:10 PM »
I said 4 though one really is HOKS. However, my name is on the title and I occasionally ride it  muhaha2
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 05:54:59 PM »
Got an awful feeling I fit the "therapy" category ...

All are absolutely complete - but technically projects :-

Suzuki GZ125
Suzuki GS500E
Suzuki GS650GT
Suzuki GS850G
Honda CBX250RS
Honda XBR500
Honda NTV650
Honda Nighthawk CB750SC
Honda VF750F
Honda VF750 V45
Yamaha XS750
Kawasaki KZ550
Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
BMW R65


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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 05:58:49 PM »
Got an awful feeling I fit the "therapy" category ...

Oh, yeah. Und how long haff you been havink deez feelinks?
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 06:24:30 PM »
I have 3 1/2. My '85 700s daily rider, a running '79 cm400t, a '76 Goldwing loooooooooog term project, and a 700 parts bike.

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 08:00:18 PM »
I am up to  20 right now.I have a long list.

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 06:10:29 AM »
CaptainK       :shg:

   Only since I retired (although I'm in the UK I used to work for IBM) ..  Decided fixing bikes again was great mental exercise and I like 'saving' bikes that are about to be hacked into trikes (VF750 V45) or worse ...
Many of mine were sitting in sheds/barns for years but have only very minor problems.

Been fond of shafties since I had a Sunbeam S8 many years ago.

Glad to see a forum member with 20 bikes though - makes me feel much better!

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2014, 11:31:57 AM »
 I currently have 10 bikes with my name on the title...Ok some of them are my kids bikes but they would not have them if it was not for me.  haphap

83 Yamaha Venture
83 Yamaha XJ750 - Wife's bike
82 Yamaha XJ1100
82 Yamaha XJ1100 - ok it's my wife's too
81 Yamaha XS1100 - daughter's
80 Yamaha XS1100 - Son-in-law but still in my name
80 Honda CB650 - Son's once he is finished getting it road worthy
78 Yamaha XS1100 - Currently building this one for my son-in-law that lives in Colorado
72 Suzuki TC125 - 15 year old daughter's bike
71 Yamaha J2 60 - 12 year old daughter's bike
3-XJ1100's
2-XS1100's

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2014, 08:47:32 AM »
I have 3 bikes at the moment, & will be retiring just after the first of the year.
95 Nighthawk 750
93 Goldwing 1500
02 ST 1100
All are good bikes for different reasons.
As I'm getting older the heavier bikes are getting harder to handle, in tight slow places.
So the Nighthawk will stay and the other 2 will have to go.

Rusty      og2
Florida's Treasure Coast

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2014, 01:16:23 PM »
You all must have some big garages :)

 I refuse to let a bike sit outside and my "garage" is actually a 10x20 shed holding my '84 700s and an '04 Sportster (along with a riding mower and other "stuff") I occasionally get a project bike to fix and sell but it gets like an obstacle course trying to wrench.

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2014, 11:23:36 PM »
Got mine stashed all over the place..... :naughty:
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2014, 11:25:15 PM »
Five -

2009 BMW K1300GT
2011 KTm 990 Adventure Dakar
2008 Kawasaki KLX450R
1982 Honda CT110
1983 CB1000 Custom (in pieces right now)-

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2014, 12:51:34 PM »
4, but only 1 is a street bike. The other 3 are dirt bikes for me and my 2 youngest daughters.
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2014, 05:55:37 AM »
Two car garage, 3 bikes,  tools, compressor, table saw, other assorted junk.
Needs a good cleaning, if SOQS would stop putting her stuff in it, would be a lot better.
I tried to tell her that she had the whole house for her stuff, that didn't work.
Oh Well such is married life.

Rusty     og2   
Florida's Treasure Coast

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2014, 06:36:37 PM »
There is one key to my garage. One. Guess where it is?
SOQS will soon lose interest if she can't get in and move on to other rooms in the castle....if you live that long.
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2014, 06:53:19 PM »
6, but can this # be rationalized to come off as a reasonable number?

2009 Aprilia SC250:  Errand runner
2012 Can Am Spyder RT-S:  Work bike; 2-3 days per week
1984 Honda CB700SC:  Weekend ride
1983 Honda GL650I:  Weekend ride; middleweight solo ride or occasional 2 up
1990 Honda PC800:  Weekend ride; middleweight solo ride or occasional 2 up; nonop, currently in pieces
1986 Honda VF700:  Lake house queen; nonop, currently in some state of disassembly

The order of recovery:
1.  GL650 to be sorted out (suspension, brakes, and rear rack) the rest of this year - but the bike is still rideable
2.  VF700 to be reassembled; probably to be sold
3.  PC800 to be put back together and sorted out to be an active bike in the stable

So that will leave me with 5-6 running bikes and boored by next summer... 

Jerry

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2014, 07:00:14 PM »
Currently I have 2, 97 DR 650 and 03 FZ1. I have had as many as 5 or 6 at one time and over 20/25 in my life time, that includes dirtbikes and ATV's.
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2014, 12:50:32 PM »
1985 Honda Rebel 250 Chopper (under contruction USMC bike)


1993 Nighthawk 250


1983 Nighthawk 650

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2014, 08:52:40 PM »
1985 Honda Rebel 250 Chopper (under contruction USMC bike)


But, why........?   hmmmm2
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2014, 05:56:42 AM »
Back down to one. Sold my first bike and constantly looking for next project bike.

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2014, 07:02:44 AM »
Mine only has 21 speeds....

horsepower and torque are a bit low on this one, depends on how many carbs I've eaten!
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2014, 12:36:52 PM »
Ahh, one o' dem multi-carb bikes!
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2014, 01:02:41 PM »
1985 Honda Rebel 250 Chopper (under contruction USMC bike)


But, why........?   hmmmm2

Why the 250 Chopper or the USMC
Rather chop a $200.00 bike than a $1000.00 bike for my first self chop.
Took it back apart. It has HD split tank and currently building a Girder for it.
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2014, 06:54:48 PM »
1985 Honda Rebel 250 Chopper (under contruction USMC bike)


But, why........?   hmmmm2

Why the 250 Chopper or the USMC
Rather chop a $200.00 bike than a $1000.00 bike for my first self chop.
Took it back apart. It has HD split tank and currently building a Girder for it.
Why the 250? Seems like a waste to do all that work to a bike you'll never recover.
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