How many bikes are too many?

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #46 by desertrefugee » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:08 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:2005 sunL 70
1970 CT 70
1974 XL 70
1985 CB 450
1975 CB 750 k
1979 CB 750F
1979 Super-K
1993 GL 1500 SE
1999 ST 1100
2006 ST 1300a
2011 BMW R 1200 GSA
are all the bikes I have in the stable


Yep. Definitely too many.
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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #47 by Gowing » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:45 am

Evidently 7. This time of year is a little depressing, when I think about my 6 motorcycles in my stuffed garage. You see it’s not insulated and only heated with a little portable electric heater. Only 3 run anyway.
Plus I have one outside under two tarps and a foot of snow. For a total of 7. But I did get the carbs off my 75 sent out and just got them back. Yes 1 car and 6 bikes in a one car unattached garage is all I need for right now. As I search craigslist for the pristine $100 naked goldwing.
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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #48 by Valkryie » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:40 am

I hope I never have to find out...I have three now, and I will admit to saving for a fourth. I tell myself that four is enough. Of course, I said "three is enough" when I had two and was saving for number three. :IDTS:

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #49 by detdrbuzzard » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:18 pm

desertrefugee wrote:
detdrbuzzard wrote:2005 sunL 70
1970 CT 70
1974 XL 70
1985 CB 450
1975 CB 750 k
1979 CB 750F
1979 Super-K
1993 GL 1500 SE
1999 ST 1100
2006 ST 1300a
2011 BMW R 1200 GSA
are all the bikes I have in the stable


Yep. Definitely too many.

I've got a line on another CT 70 and i'm looking for a Yamaha DT 125 or DT 175
so maybe 14 is too many :)
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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #50 by 77Gowing » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:32 pm

Just bought my brother's 2009 Honda R1300 w low miles.
The only details I have on it is the miles are low? Jim "thinks" he'll never ride again as he is still at a low point after his open heart surgery. He's feeling very weak as anyone would (I was thinking the same way after they split me open). So, I'm going to keep it available for the day he's back on his feet. He hasn't even had rehab yet cause he's still on antibiotics. He doesn't believe he's coming back. He does not know that I intend to sell it back to him in a couple of months when he starts wishing he still had it.
Oh yeah it's a pretty metallic blue.
So, for now itl go in the western stalls with my other ponies.
I was wise to buy three mounts for my GPS when I bought my Garmin.
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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #51 by pidjones » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:29 pm

77Gowing wrote:Just bought my brother's 2009 Honda R1300 w low miles.
The only details I have on it is the miles are low? Jim "thinks" he'll never ride again as he is still at a low point after his open heart surgery. He's feeling very weak as anyone would (I was thinking the same way after they split me open). So, I'm going to keep it available for the day he's back on his feet. He hasn't even had rehab yet cause he's still on antibiotics. He doesn't believe he's coming back. He does not know that I intend to sell it back to him in a couple of months when he starts wishing he still had it.
Oh yeah it's a pretty metallic blue.
So, for now itl go in the western stalls with my other ponies.
I was wise to buy three mounts for my GPS when I bought my Garmin.
Funny how things work out. The lord has mysterious ways. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #52 by Liam » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:00 pm

I didn't know what a Honda R1300 was, so I had to google it.

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #53 by Liam » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:03 pm

Only joking of course in my last post. I am assuming it is a VTX 1300 R.

That is a noble thing you are doing for your brother. You're a good man.

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Re: How many bikes are too many?

Post #54 by 77Gowing » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:33 pm

Thanks Liam I love him and proud of him. I dont have pics because it's way down in Brownsville Texas 600 miles away. Hes recovering in Dallas.
Let's just say its complicated right now.
I'm booked till the middle of March so i will have to control my urge to go right out and get it. Yes it is a VTX1300R.
My brother is still a bit mixed up and just heard him call it an R1300.

I'll be sending pics out when i finally go and fetch it.
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It costs nothing to be nice or respectful.
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