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

None
1 (0.8%)
One
34 (27%)
Two
35 (27.8%)
Three
20 (15.9%)
Four-five
17 (13.5%)
Six-ten
14 (11.1%)
More than ten (therapy is available)
5 (4%)

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Offline Swamprabbit1

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2014, 08:01:21 PM »
 It was my first built. With my daughter (7yrs). It will be hers one day. Single dad nothing like working with my favorite side kick. Some things like that recouping money is the last thought. She said no wrench gets turned with out her.





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Offline Wosmo

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2014, 10:17:30 PM »
I definitely know where you're coming from. Some things aren't about recouping $$$, saving $$$, or adding value... Some things are about sense of accomplishment, 'art' (a better word doesn't come immediately to mind), and of course...
It was my first built. With my daughter (7yrs). It will be hers one day. Single dad nothing like working with my favorite side kick. Some things like that recouping money is the last thought. She said no wrench gets turned with out her.
Sometimes it's just about a dad and his little girl (or guy... or not so little as the years go by)! Of course the 250 makes way more sense when you're building it for her to start out on. Cute kid, btw.
And Devil Doc USMC? Former Marine medic I'm guessing....

Either way, start a build thread. I'd follow it...  nice1

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2014, 06:56:59 AM »
I have build threads for everything from the shadow forward controls, highway hawk exhaust, ect all over on the Honda Rebel Forum. I can give you the links if you want. It's just I already cover 3 Forums with this bike. Due to help from each building it. Keeping all 3 current can be a pain sometime. Because someone is watching and learning. Don't want to leave nothing out because it might lead them the wrong way if I did.
Some people love their big bikes. So do I but, these little one are so much FUN. Just enough power to get you a ticket. (in a school zone) ridn2
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2014, 10:58:39 AM »
Ahh..now I understand...completely! Carry on! nice1
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2014, 01:04:36 PM »
My buddy and I bought an '81 KDX175 dirtbike which I figured I may as well drive to class so I signed up to get my training done since Texas requires a safety class. The day I finish my safety class he trades it for an '86 BMW car, so I started looking for a bike. Living in Austin provides ample amount of choices for bikes, but most were 250ccs. Stumbled across an ad with the most horrific pictures of a badly rattle canned white '92 750 with "loud ass pipes" (as per the ad), no front fender, cafe bars, and a homemade headlight fairing with no windshield. Instantly recognized a diamond in the rough being sold by a jackass, so I went and bought it for $830. Oh and it had a title. It's definitely a nice running project bike, and I've already had a ton of help from this forum. I'm not sure if it's haggard enough to have a build thread, but one day when I get it right I'll post the end result.

tl;dr I have 1 bike. A '92 Nighthawk 750 that I ride everyday class, but still needs work.

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2014, 10:11:46 PM »
I technically only have 1 bike.  I didn't vote because there was no "its complicated" option.  At any given time there will be 3-4 bikes in my 1 car garage.  I've become good at utilizing space.  I just cruise craigslist and anything thats stupid cheap, sometimes free,  I'll buy, fix, ride for a while and then sell.  I deal with cheap bikes.  I think the most I ever paid was $1k so nothings ever come up to challenge my 700s.  The 03 SV650 I just flipped was close.  If it was any other year it may have been a more difficult discussion. The 03 is the most crotch rockety of the SV's.  I recently started doing 4 wheelers and there is some serious money flipping those if you can find them cheap.  Its really not about the money only that I have to make money to buy the next one and keep the wife happy.  Its my therapy.  Especially in the winter when I can't ride.  I have a wife and 3 kids and just need to escape to the garage sometimes.  Crank up the tunes and start wrenching.  If I had more room I'd be doing cars but bikes are so easy anyways.  Right now all I have is my 700 and a 4 wheeler.  The 700 needs some minor work that I know I won't get to if I buy another.  Besides the best deals are in the dead of winter.

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2014, 04:33:29 PM »
Well, I only have the one ... but then, ALL my bikes are Nighthawks!
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2014, 09:30:39 PM »
Well, I only have the one ... but then, ALL my bikes are Nighthawks!

Well, actually you mean "... ALL my bike is Nighthawk!"

no plurals until you have more than 1....

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2014, 01:00:10 AM »
Well, actually you mean "... ALL my bike is Nighthawk!"

no plurals until you have more than 1....

OK, if you're going to get technical on a joke... every bike I own is a Nighthawk
93 NH 750
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2014, 09:30:39 AM »
Well, actually you mean "... ALL my bike is Nighthawk!"

no plurals until you have more than 1....

OK, if you're going to get technical on a joke... every bike I own is a Nighthawk

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It was a slow night.

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2014, 10:24:59 AM »

It was a slow night.

Jerry

And apparently a slow day too...since I called that a joke  :-)

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2014, 04:23:40 PM »
Currently three but it will be two next week.


Gonna part with my Nighthawk:



I'm still too young for a touring bike, but too old for a sport bike, and don't much care for riding the dirt.


I now have two Sport Tourers:

My SPORT Tourer, Gina Lolobrigida


And my Sport TOURER, Paula Dean


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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2014, 09:17:03 PM »
AS of today I have two bikes.I added a 2002 sabre 1100 .Traded a truck I wasn't driving for it.
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2014, 10:04:18 PM »
That Sabre 1100 is one ass-kicker of a bike!
Measure twice, cut once

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2014, 10:25:00 AM »
I have three:

     84 Nighthawk 650
     07 Victory Hammer
     81 Honda CM250 Custom

   The CM250 was a learner bike for my girlfriend. She was into it for awhile, then kinda lost interest. It's prolly gonna wind up for sale in the spring. It is a fun bike to ride though- feels like a toy compared to the other two.
Be careful...Have fun!

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2014, 04:08:23 PM »

And my Sport TOURER, Paula Dean



How do you like the Russell Day long saddle? (nice RT BTW!)

I'm planning on getting one for the K1300GT-


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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2014, 06:50:10 AM »

How do you like the Russell Day long saddle? (nice RT BTW!)

I'm planning on getting one for the K1300GT-


Best money I've spent on my FJR. Bite the bullet and you won't regret it.

The FJR is too well rounded for me to own another bike. Always thought I wanted a 700S sitting next to the FJR, until I rode one. All I could think of was that I wanted back on the FJR. I don't miss carbs, I like the storage, and the FJR just fits better for someone of my size. I might take a 700S out every now and then, but I'd have to wipe the dust off every time. Too many bikes are left sitting in garages, I refuse to add to it. 

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2014, 09:28:03 AM »
Too many bikes are left sitting in garages, I refuse to add to it.
I resemble that remark......
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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2014, 03:41:47 PM »
That Russell is every bit of the hype.

I actually just won an eBay auction for a Russell drivers seat built on a Corbin pan.

It's got a drivers backrest!

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2014, 06:30:49 PM »
only seven
'93 Goldwing se running
'84 Goldwing aspencade running
'85 cb450sc running
'79 cb750f running
'05 sunL 70 running
'79 cb super-K not running yet, next years project
'75 cb 750k not running

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2014, 08:41:55 AM »
Why the 250? Seems like a waste to do all that work to a bike you'll never recover.


Old thread I somehow missed :s

My 2 bits on that statement, if your build plan dictated by "costs you will never recover" is a poor attitude on vehicles.  That is unless you are a business.

250 or 1150 (I don't know rebel engines), the value is in getting what you want.  And there is always somebody willing to pay.  The thing about the 250, there is less demand, but you can always get your money back if you find the right buyer.  Somebody made a chopper 250, therefore somebody else might want it and be willing to pay to get it ride and ready.  I have easily over 3k plus my time into my 650 which I would be hard pressed to get over 1500 for it.

Worth every penny.

That said, three bikes with a fourth coming next year.  Two I ride about equal depending on the mood and where I want to go, the first bike is in rebuild.  I will ride em til their wheels fall off, and when that happens, I will completely rebuild the bike.

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2014, 01:59:51 PM »
1979 Suzuki GS1000L
1987 Harley FXR
1998 Suzuki GSXR750
1985 Kawasaki GPZ900, (for now)

 
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1984 Nighthawk S added last month


 

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2014, 04:39:07 PM »
Anymore pics of the original ninja?

I have an '86 ZX1000 Ninja

Along with my '85 Nighthawk S

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2014, 05:24:11 PM »

 

 

 
This is the one I'm hoping to trade for my old Nighthawk. Heres the link to the thread if you're not familiar:
 
http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php?topic=129.msg9721#msg9721

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Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2014, 10:33:56 AM »
Yeah I read the thread previously. That's a badass ninja.

 Good luck with the trade. I agree that the current owner if your 700 would be nuts to pass on that trade. Especially if the 700 is stock.

 

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