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View Poll Results: how many bikes owned over your lifetime?
1 1 3.33%
2 3 10.00%
3 11 36.67%
4 1 3.33%
5 1 3.33%
6 2 6.67%
7 2 6.67%
8 1 3.33%
9 2 6.67%
10+ 6 20.00%
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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how many bikes have you owned?

it seems like most bikers have owned multiple bikes over their lifetime. the rational chart would probably show an increase in bikes owned over increasing years riding. how many bikes have you owned? which was your favorite? least favorite? i've had my license since 2001, bought my first bike in 2009-the 950, and it's the only bike i've ever owned.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 05:26 PM
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Let's see, Honda Z50, Honda XR75, Honda Rebel, Honda XR500 (seeing a pattern here? lol) then a Yamaha FZ600, and onto my current ride, a VStar 1100. As to my favorite, the Z50 was my introduction so it will always hold a place in my heart, but I outgrew it pretty quickly. As a 13 year old I had a ton of fun on that XR75 (5 of my friends had one too). The 500 was a blast in my 20s, as was the FZ. But I love my VStar too. Hard to pick a favorite - I guess it depends on where I was in life.

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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 06:13 PM
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Great poll. Yamaha RD 350, BMW 600, Honda 750F, 900F, 1100F (sport days), Kawasaki KZ 900, Suzuki GT 750. I think that's all I've owned. Had others on long term loan. This was were from 1972 to 2005?, I'm guessing on the 2005, that's within a year or 2. Went from 2005? to 2013 without bike. Then bought my Yamaha 1100 in 2013. Overall favorite was the Honda 1100F. Least favorite was the BMW, had no power. Would not want it now due to sport riding position. I now love my cruiser.

Forgot the Suzuki GT 380.

2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
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Two. Both current - 2002 XVS1100 Classic and 2007 BMW R1200RT

2002 V-Star 1100 Classic
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 06:37 PM
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Hmmm...I think this is all of them. Honda CL350 and 2 CB 750F's, Yamaha XS650, Venture, Warrior, and Stratoliner, Buell X1, HD Street Glide. I really enjoyed every one of them. I guess I just like motorcycles.
Still have the Stratoliner and Street Glide. And yes, I wave to metric riders when I'm on the Harley, and Harleys when I'm on the Stratoliner.
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 09:16 PM
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3 wins!

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I voted "3" Bikes....

I've made my Driving License in 1984, but only for Cars. Made my License for Motorbikes in 1997. My first One was a 1997 Suzuki Intruder VS800. Bought it brandnew and sold it, when my Daughter was born in 2001.

10 Years later, I bought a 2002 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Custom. I loved that Bike. Was very reliable. Sold it also in 2015, as I also have played the Bass in a Band who has often Gigs on the Weekends...Family, a House, a Band with Rehearsals and regulary Gigs and a Job with Shiftwork....There was just no Time to ride and so I gave it to good Hands.

Meanwhile I've quit playing in that Band. I only play Bass for myself and teach some young Players... and so it goes, that I came back to Bikes, riding and my new (to me, bought it used) and wonderful Drag Star (V-Star) 650 Classic.
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 09:32 PM
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Rd350, Honda cb750four, 2 Visions an SX Eleven, Kawasaki Z1, Honda Shadow 650, Virago 1100, Custom 1100 and my favorite 2010 Strat Deluxe. I'm sure I'm forgetting a couple.
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I think air cooled VWs should count as two motorcycles strapped together

change mine to 27!
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 10:22 PM
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Just three bikes in the last 38 years... my two current rides, (2014 650 Custom and 2014 Honda CB500FA) and almost four decades ago my brand-spanking-new 1980 Kawasaki KH100EL which had allowed me to travel all over the province of Ontario when I was just a teen. It had single-cylinder 100cc motor that put out a whopping 10 HP! Had a top speed of about 55 mph. (with a good tailwind, that is) Check out my cool riding gear... an ancient snowmobile helmet with sexy plastic chin strap, brown corduroy pants with matching jacket, sneakers with no socks, no visor/eye protection, and no gloves.

Jeez, I wish I had that fun little bike today!!

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Xelement leather jacket
NexGen riding boots
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