How many bikes are too many?

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How many bikes are too many?

Post #1 by Pony Ruiz » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:20 pm

I know its a personal thing and we all have opinions and reasons....post em.

I've had up to 4 sitting around at one time. Which when I started down this path would have never believed that happening. Now I just have one.
But,
Being afflicted with MBS I feel it comin on again.

I'm thinkin at least one more maybe 2. not GL's this go round. bmw :mrgreen:

Then again.... I told myself no more bikes. That was 5 years ago. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #2 by 5speed » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:43 pm

what is this MBS you speak of? :mrgreen:

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #3 by Liam » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:25 pm

Here is someone we all know explaining how many bikes you can have. :-D :-D :-D


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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #4 by Lucien Harpress » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:22 pm

As many as you want.

...or at least until registration and insurance cost gets too painful. :oops:
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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #5 by Whiskerfish » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:47 pm

I have 3 registered and licensed. 3 more awaiting build. Shop is crowded.
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Post #6 by desertrefugee » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:02 pm

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #7 by low-side » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:15 pm

I've got 4 runners and 4 in queue. Some will definitely have to go. Eventually.

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #8 by wingrider » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:43 pm

I am currently sitting at 11...4 currently run, and the others are in various states of fixing. A couple are going to get fixed up and sold to buy another.
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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #9 by Liam » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:00 pm

OK Here is my list. Please don't tell anyone.

1975 GL1000 Red Running
1976 GL1000 LTD In line for reassembly
1976 GL1000 Yellow Being refreshed currently
1977 GL1000 Executive Running
1978 GL1000 bought as parts bike, will probably not be resurrected.
1980 GL1100 DX Running
1981 GL1100 Standard, in line for reassembly
1982 GL1100 Standard, in line for reassembly
1984 GL1200E Red in refurbed running condition
1984 GL1200E Red in rough running condition
1984 GL1200E Black in running condition on the way from USA
1984 GL1200A Black and Grey in parts. Wont be going back together.
1984 GL1200A Black and Grey in in running condition. Sold but still here.
1986 GL1200I Red in Parts
1987 GL1200A in need of refurbishment.
2000 GL1500SE, In top running order, my first Goldwing, will never sell.
2001 GL1500 Valkyrie In running order, needs some cosmetic work.
2006 GL1800 In top running order

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #10 by Liam » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:02 pm

I would like to get my hands on a 78 and an 83 Standard sometime. I am not in any hurry.

My reasons for having these? I love them.

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #11 by JBz » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:42 pm

i got at least 20. I said no more a few months back then a Ed Roth style v8 trike project somewhat similar to Asphalt Angel appeared. I must be a hoarder. Maybe I can thin out the herd????? jb
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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #12 by 5speed » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:46 pm

Liam wrote:OK Here is my list. Please don't tell anyone.

1975 GL1000 Red Running
1976 GL1000 LTD In line for reassembly
1976 GL1000 Yellow Being refreshed currently
1977 GL1000 Executive Running
1978 GL1000 bought as parts bike, will probably not be resurrected.
1980 GL1100 DX Running
1981 GL1100 Standard, in line for reassembly
1982 GL1100 Standard, in line for reassembly
1984 GL1200E Red in refurbed running condition
1984 GL1200E Red in rough running condition
1984 GL1200E Black in running condition on the way from USA
1984 GL1200A Black and Grey in parts. Wont be going back together.
1984 GL1200A Black and Grey in in running condition. Sold but still here.
1986 GL1200I Red in Parts
1987 GL1200A in need of refurbishment.
2000 GL1500SE, In top running order, my first Goldwing, will never sell.
2001 GL1500 Valkyrie In running order, needs some cosmetic work.
2006 GL1800 In top running order

I would like to take a moment to thank Liam for taking the pressure off all us husbands out there that get "the look" when we mention another bike. anim-cheers1 :mrgreen:
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #13 by Track T 2411 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:19 pm

I had to make a list to keep them straight in my head... When I bought my first GoldWing, I figured it was probably going to be the only bike I would own! lolol lolol lolol

Runners...
81 gl1100I "Grumpy" Daily rider
81 gl1100 Standard w/Hondaline bags, "Layla" refurb almost completed
76 gl1000 "Scarlett" survivor with a few mods

In progress...
78-79 gl1000 "The Jalopy" two into one mash-up
81 gl1100I "Quickie" not so quick collaborative build with my stepson
81 cb650 working on bits and pieces here and there

In the queue...
79 gl1000 custom. Lots of ideas bouncing around in my head, slowly collecting parts
82 gl1100 custom. Even more ideas, totally different direction
79 Yamaha SX750 Triple

Parts bikes...
77 gl1000 no title. My 'practice' frame, and parts donor
82 gl1100 good title, good engine, kinda rusty
2X gl1100 engines
1X gl1200 engine
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'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #14 by 77Gowing » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:58 pm

I love Liam's first post.
I'm married to an angel who will let me buy as many as I see fit.
I do believe I do need another project bike.
I'll never sell my first a 77Gl1000.
Worked my rear off on it and wore out a wallet.
I've no idea how much I spent. It was both fun and frustrating. As yall know I'm ham fisted. But I learned. If you aren't learning you aren't living hard enough.
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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #15 by pidjones » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:05 pm

Too many to park out of the weather.

I presently have three runners and one project. No room for more. Even at that, the Hunley is in the "family room" side of the basement. Planning to show Hunley one more year, ride the '79 in hot weather, ride the '06 in cooler weather. The '78 project in the garage now will be sold this summer.
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