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Offline Carlo DeSantis

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2008, 10:26:21 AM »
Chuck - I would clean up that "rat"....looked a mess, then she could retire in a nice air conditioned garage in FL.  What a way to go!   :D :D :D

Really Chuck, you know we all love that thing!

Bob

Hell, I'D like to retire to a nice air-conditioned garage in Florida!  What with the Wall Street follies over the past couple of weeks, however . . .

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2008, 10:32:58 AM »
All of them
that I have had, I have owned.  :)


When I get really old, I hope to have had more.








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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2008, 10:43:01 AM »
Riding legally since '74, since then, in order:

73 Honda 350-4
75 GL1000
80 Yam 850 (factory touring model)
75 850-T
87 1000 SPII
had all these at once then sold all but the SPII
97 Concours
90 Cal III f/f
had the last 3 at once then sold the Connie
80 Suzuki GS1000G
1990 Cal III f/f  "Il Duce' III"
1987 1000 SPII "Il Duce' II"

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2008, 10:59:06 AM »

Sometimes I think my key contribution to this board is to give all the "mechanical guru's" and "seasoned riders" a good laugh!  ;D

Unfortunately, I never owned a motorcycle until about 11 years ago.  I grew up in a family of women and remember these oldies but goodies:

1. "You can't have a BB gun, you'll shoot your eyes out!"
2. "Motorcycles are dangerous, you'll get mixed up with wrong crowd, and end up in prison!"
3. "You can't play football!  You're to small and they'll break you in half!"

 :D ;D

Well, I covered all the bases above as a kid (Barring a trip to prison!  :D) under due protest except for the motorcycle.

My "tour-of-higher-education" began at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington along with my first brush with the "wild ways" of two wheeled motorized transportation.  The school, UNCW, is 6 miles from the beach!  A location I learned that was well suited for fun...but not for education (at least for me).  Anyway, I had a car so I just bought a yellow '78 Honda Hobbit to cruise around the sand dunes and beach houses.  When spring came, in my first year, the ocean was calling and I sold my moped for a surf board.

Fast forward 10 years later and I've finished under grad, grad school, have a little money in my pocket, no responsibilities, and plenty of friends to get in trouble with.  So, my first bike is a harley davidson.  A black '94 Harley Davidson FXLR for those of you that may be into the HD alphabet soup.

After 5 years of the world of HD I was ready for something else.  I really enjoyed it, but I like to try new things and had been traveling europe for several years with a steady exposure to european bikes.  Sold the harley, test road everything, and ended up on my yellow '01 California Special.

Maybe I'm still channeling the moped, because when I bought it I just wanted something fun, different, and I can fix myself (Well, maybe I'll be up to the repairs after a few more years of watching Wayne!  ;)).  Anyway, the Cali Special seems to meet all of that criteria and it's yellow!  Hmmmm.  Regardless of the connection, I doubt I'll trade this bike in on a surf board.

:D

Robert Lockhart
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2008, 11:02:14 AM »
Ya'll,

   I've been riding for 37 years, so my memory is a bit fuzzy...

Suzuki T-350
Triumph 650 Tiger
Kawasaki 500 Triple
Honda Ascot VT-500
Kawasaki 1000 4
Kawasaki 1300 6
Kawasaki 400 Single
Honda Goldwing 1200
Honda Goldwing 1800
TWO KLR-650's
Suzuki Bergman 400
Yamaha Road Star
Yamaha Venture
BMW R75/5   I built
BMW R100RT
BMW K100RS
Moto Guzzi 850-T  I built
Moto Guzzi SP-1000  I built
Moto Guzzi Stone
Yamaha RD-350 - I built
Suzuki 500 Titan  - I built

  there are many others that I just can't recall at this time....   Ah, the memories  
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2008, 11:12:42 AM »
27 MOTORCYCLES OWNED & RIDDEN in >40 years (From 1967 through the present) - Updated October 28, 2008 :) 8)


1.   1965 Yamaha YG1-K Rotary Jet 80cc single (My very first motorcycle)
2.   1966 Honda S-90, 90cc single
3.   1967 Kawasaki F4 175cc single
4.   1971 Yamaha RT1-B 360cc Enduro single (First bike I bought brand new)
5.   1974 Yamaha TX-500A, 500cc 8-valve twin
6.   1975 Kawasaki H1-500cc, triple (My first 3-cylinder bike)
7.   1977 Yamaha RD400, 400cc twin
8.   1978 Yamaha XS-750 Special, 750cc triple (The first/only bike ever stolen)
9.   1978 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans MKI, 850cc V-Twin (My first European bike and first NEW Guzzi)
10.   1980 Yamaha 850 Midnight Special, 850cc triple
11.   1981 Kawasaki GPz 500, 500cc 4-cylinder (My first 4-cylinder bike)
12.   1975 Laverda SF2, 750cc twin
13.   1975 BMW R75/6, 750cc opposed twin (My first Beemer)
14.   1983 BMW R80RT, 800cc opposed twin
15.   1988 Harley Davidson FLH-S, Electra Glide Sport, 1340cc V-Twin (My first Harley)
16.   1992 Harley Davidson FLH-S, Electra Glide Sport ,1340cc V-Twin (My first NEW Harley)
17.   1995 Harley Davidson Road King, 1340cc, V-Twin
18.   1975 Norton Commando 850 Interstate MK III, 850cc vertical twin (My first British bike)
19.   2001 Triumph Bonneville, 800cc vertical twin
20.   1959 Cushman Eagle, 8hp single
21.   2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans, 1100cc V-twin
22.   1999 BMW R1100S, 1150cc opposed twin
23.   2002 BMW R1150RT, 1150cc opposed twin
24.   1993 Triumph Trident 900, 900cc in-line triple
25.   1993 Moto Guzzi SP-1000-III, 1000cc V-twin
26.   2007 Harley Davidson Road King FLHR, 1,584cc, V-Twin**
27.   1983 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans-III **

** Current bikes
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2008, 11:14:04 AM »
1960 Vespa with Manual hand twist 4 speed transmission, 150 cc two stroke engine (In Italy)
1982 Kawasaki LTD440
1994 Honda shadow 650 Sold
1995 Honda Magna
1997 Moto Guzzi California Anniversary Edition Sold
1997 Kawasaki Voyager Sold
1999 HD Springer Softail Sold
2003 Moto Guzzi EV
2007 Moto Guzzi Norge
2008 Aprilia TuonoR

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2008, 12:33:23 PM »
Lets see I bought my first bike in 1976 when I was 20.
75 Suzuki GT380
77 Yamaha XS650
75 Honda 550K
74 Moto Guzzi 850T
80 Yamaha XT250
77 Moto Guzzi 1000SP
80? Yamaha RZ350
81 Moto Guzzi LeMans lll
71 BMW R60/5 Toaster tank
80? Moto Guzzi 650SP
77 Moto Guzzi Converted Convert (5 speed)
97 BMW R1100RS
91 BMW K75S
75 Moto Guzzi 850T3
76 Moto Morini 31/2
76 Moto Morini Strada
77 Moto Guzzi 1000SP (like them SPs)
85 Moto Guzzi Lemans 1000
77 Yamaha SR500
97 Triumph Sprint
77 Moto Guzzi Lemans 850
71 Honda CB350
87? Ducati Paso 750
2001 Kawasaki KLR650
2006 Buell Ulysses XB12X

 Some I got to know, others came and went.

So many bikes so little time.

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74 Eldorado
98 EV1100
97 Centauro
78 Robin Moped-2
2006 Buell Ulysses
75 F7 175 Kawasaki
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2008, 01:21:13 PM »
1997 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100I
1982 gs1100e close to stock
Had
1975 175 yamme
1978 650 yamme
1982 gs750S made from a E
1979gs1000s
1981 gs850g



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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2008, 01:41:12 PM »
Hey do bycicles count?  >:( Jees, you guys are definately sick. Me only one: 2006 Breva 750. Goes to show you: only need one when it's the right one!  ::)

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2008, 01:55:34 PM »
Quote
only need one when it's the right one! 

Wow - lots of rationalization going on with that quote! 

 :D

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2008, 01:57:38 PM »
Let's see:

1968 Honda 305 Scrambler
1974 Suzuki GT380
1974 Honda 750
1972 Honda 750 with a 75 engine
1981 Honda 750
1980 Yamaha XV920 Eurosport
1978 BMW R80/7
1995 Triumph Sprint 900
1994 Honda ST1100 sidecar rig
2007 Norge
'14 Stelvio

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2008, 02:07:47 PM »
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HE problably thinks that about women too   

Hey, I only have ONE too, but I know I WANT more!!

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2008, 02:10:03 PM »
Geez.  Some of you guys are real collectors!

I posted this on the other thread, but it seems more topical here.
I can't remember all my bikes, but here's a partial list . . . appearing in order of age, not ownership.

'49 BSA ZA10GF  (golden flash 650 pre-unit twin, plunger frame, FB/M magneto)
'51 BSA ZA10GF
'51 WLP trike (pic around here somewhere .  .gotta find it)
'56 Triumph T-bird (650)
'56 sporty  (Chain of Fools)
'62 BSA A65T
'63 (I think) Norton Dominator
'65 BSA 441V
'68 BSA A65L
'68 Triumph TR6R
'71 Triumph T100R  (oiler frame)
'69 Ambassador
'70 BSA 500V  (too big for a thumper)
'71 Ambassador (Rollonda)
'72 Eldorado
'74 Eldorado  (civilian FB)
'74 CZ 250 enduro (my favorite dirt bike!)
'74 Honda 175 SL (I think -- high pipes)
'78 Yamaha 250 enduro
'79 Suzuki 70 (for the kids)
'75 Convert
'76 Convert (Rodekyll)
'77 Convert
'04 EV (Evil Twin)

So that's all I can think of offhand.  The Rodekyll has stuck with me through the years, as did the CZ.  I sold the CZ recently to a kid who I made complete automotive shop class at the local high school before I'd sell it to him.  Poor guy came to me with every report card and progress report to show he was worthy . . . .

I've owned way more VWs. .  . .at least 20 vans, two Karman Ghias, and more type 1 and 3's than I can hope to sort out.  That's what happens when you wrench for a living.  In a way I'm glad I'm out of it professionally now, although there are days when I miss having the shop tools at my disposal. 
 
 

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2008, 02:49:43 PM »
I started riding in 1979, and have about 18 years of actual riding between then and now.

I order of appearance:

1979 KZ750 twin - rode it to Dallas Texas, and back to Indiana, two up.
1981 Goldwing - Never really went anywhere on it, traded it in on a new car in the fall of 81 as our first child was on its way.
1986 Suzuki Intruder -  Back on two wheels, but after 60 miles, I would be in pain.
1987 BMW K75T - Are bikes suppose to feel this good?
1989 HD Sportster - Long story, should have kept the beemer.
1990 HD Electraglide Sport - Now I know why they call them Hogs, should have kept the Sporty, or went back to BMW.
After a break in riding again, I pick up my 1976 CB750A, the Hondamatic in '95.  Rode it for part of a season and sell it.
Without a bike, other than my C100 Honda pit bike, until 2001 and buy the Hondamatic back.  Been riding it ever since.

Now I am in the market for a two up touring ride, and my search has brought me here after a test ride on a sexy red Norge.
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2008, 03:42:19 PM »
Started riding 1970.
1969 Kawasaki 250 Sidewinder (F4)
1966 BSA Lightning 650
1970(?) Honda CL450
1973 Suzuki GT750
1965 Honda 305 Superhawk scrambler
1974 Honda CB750
1996 Honda ST1100
1998 Honda 1100 Aero
2000 Kawasaki W650
2000 Guzzi Bassa
1998 Guzzi Centauro Sport
1997 Guzzi Cal 1100i w/ Ural Sidecar
2000 V11 Sport
2000 Quota
1973 Eldorado (two of them)
1972 Eldorado (two of them)
1971 Police Ambassador
1993 SPIII
1976 V1000 I-Convert
1991 Cal III fully faired
1955 500 Falcone GT
1972 500 Nuovo Falcone Military
1978 Robin (two)
1981 G2
2004 Breva 750
2006 Breva 1100
2007 Norge

2008 Can-Am Spyder GS Roadster (SM-5)
I might have missed a couple along the way. ;)
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« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2008, 04:32:33 PM »
1967 Honda CB160
1970 Yamaha 250 street/off road
1975 CB 400F
1976 CB400F
1980 CBX
1980 V45 Sabre
2000 Jackel

Didn't know much about Moto Guzzi until the Jackal came along last fall, didn't really need another bike but was attracted by the V-twin design and M-G history as much as anything else, low end of season Jackal price didn't hurt either. Now I can't get enough Moto Guzzi. This is one great bike. I've learned lots from the people on this forum who are the best forum guys around,

John

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2008, 04:52:24 PM »
1973 Yamaha 350RD 1975-1977
--break fo 25 years--
2002 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Deluxe 2002-2003
2000 Moto Guzzi Jackal 2003-2005
2004 Moto Guzzi Breva 750 2005-2006
2006 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 20006-2007
2007 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 2007-present

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2008, 04:53:49 PM »
owned way too many to remember them all. most notable tho are a Hallman TT500. a '76 HD MX250, this one had what looked like front forks on the rear  for shocks and disc brakes stock. A 750 trackmaster Triumph, 750 triumph ice racing sidecar rig couple Beta trials, TY 250 a few BSA B50MX TM 400 Suzuki  lots of Bultacos MX, enduro and flattrack, several HDs, Hondas, Yamahas. currently have 2 '76 T3s, a R1200RT, a '79 bonneville special and a RED Norge. You can't have too many bikes. You can only have not enough room to keep them.

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2008, 05:01:17 PM »
1966 Lambretta
1970 HD Rapido 185
1974 Benelli Tornado
1975 Honda CB 500t
1976 Benelli Sei
1982 Suzuki GS750 ES
1986 Suzuki GSXR 750
1983 Guzzi SP1000
1984 Guzzi V65C
1995 Guzzi Cali 1100i
2002 Yamaha V-max
2004 Guzzi Titanium
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #50 on: October 29, 2008, 05:13:41 PM »
Wow, this makes me feel old and tires my brain trying to remember all the bikes :-\

Briefly, started in 1960 at age ten.  In 48 years of ownership, I can't remember a time that I didn't have atleast one bike.......

#1   Cushman "Highlander"?  looked more like a Vespa than an Eagle. Probably a late 40's or early 50's model.  John Fields and I went in together on it.  Can't remember if we paid $20 total, or we both put in $20.  We always had to ride it together because whenever we came to a slight upgrade, one had to jump off and run along side pushing it.  It died finally and I upgraded to a worn out Allstate Moped with a clothes pin holding the wire on the spark plug. Rattle can black..........

1st new bike:  1965 Honda CB 160  (not counting a brand new Bird 3.5 hp mini bike with ape hangers and banana seat)

Best Bike:  1980 GS850G Suzuki with full vetter fairing, bags and top case

Worst bike:  197? JS (or JT) 185 Suzuki.....2 stroke dual purpose that burned holes in pistons frequently ( I was smart enough to be able to change a piston, but not smart enough to figure out (at the time) why it kept burning holes in the top of them :-[)

Wildest bike:  street--1974 Yamaha RD 350 or dirt--197? Honda 250 Elsinore..........I'm surprised I survived these two :o

Sexiest bike:  1996 Guzzi Sport 1100 oversized "full" floating brembos, staintune exhaust, K&N pods and RED!!! Folks would come over just to hear it idle!!!

Can't think of any other superlatives right now.........Ciao





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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #51 on: October 29, 2008, 05:29:20 PM »


Worst bike:  197? JS (or JT) 185 Suzuki.....2 stroke dual purpose that burned holes in pistons frequently ( I was smart enough to be able to change a piston, but not smart enough to figure out (at the time) why it kept burning holes in the top of them :-[)


the js / jt is probably a ts185 - i like 'em! but then again i like most of the old suzuki/yamaha enduros...




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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2008, 05:38:38 PM »
Just realized - I left out my Triumph Speed Triple on my list.

Now that is just WIERD, since it tried to kill me....

How spooky is that?

OK - The Truth - kept riding faster and faster and couldn't SLOW DOWN - it finally caught up with me. Damn hooligan bike....

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Ex Eldorado
Ex Quota - parts live on after crash
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EX 1996 California 1100i
2006 Big Breva
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2008, 05:50:10 PM »
I wrote out a list, hard to remember all the bikes but it's a shorter list than.........
Been riding 30+ years and had over 40 bikes that ran and I actually rode a bit. Plus a handful of parts/project bikes.
Still have:
75 T
76 raT-3
71 Ambo
68 Ambo? project.
96 XT350
02 Enfield Bullet military
78 SR500 chopped
72 Harley Sprint
Couple of dirt bikes.

A few from the past that I loved:
67 Junak with hack.
70s Cezet
Mulitple CX500/CX650 Hondas, favorite was the 78 standard
A few Kaw triples, 400 to 750
Yammie 750 triples
My Eldo and SP

My least favorite?
98EV!!

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2008, 06:06:34 PM »
Some Yamahas (10) - still have the RZ 350 Kenny Roberts Full Race Replica ...
Some more Hondas (15) XR Trail stuff mostly, Three(3) Hawk GT's - still have an XR 400 R... (For Sale)
Couple of KTMs (Penton)
A few scooters - Still have the Honda NC-50...
One (1) Dalesman Trials - still have it
A HUGE bunch of Triumphs, probably Twenty (20) - still have one
Sixteen (16) Guzzis - Still have Four (4)

I'm probably forgetting a few...  ::)


Hey Chuck,
How much for the Hawk...?

Best,
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2004 EV Touring
'99 EV Hack
'76 V1000 'Vert
2013 Harley FLHTC
'75 Triumph T-160 Trident
'78 Triumph T-140 Bonneville
'71 Triumph T100R Daytona
'78 Yamaha XS 650
'74 Honda CB 450 DOHC
'88 Honda Hawk GT
'89 Honda Hawk GT
'84 RZ350 KR Replica
'71 Dalesman Trials


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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2008, 07:25:11 PM »
Started in 1965 at the ripe old age of 14 with a 1942 Harley FL Knucklehead, bought from the farmer next door for $62 and rode it home.

1948 Harley FL 
1951 Harley FL
1948 Indian Scout Sport Dirt tracker
1957 Harley STU Ice Racer (My stupid Year!)
1937 Harley UL, I owned this one one day.  I rode it from Antigo to Milwaukee, about 200 miles on 30 year old weatherchecked tires.  I blew out the front one, slid under a semi trailer and sqeezed it under a guard rail on Silver Spring, less than 2 miles from home.  This also happened during my Stupid year.
1942 Harley WLA, actually owned 4 of these at once.  My brother and I talked a bunch of friends into splitting a volume purchase from GoldFish Surplus in Milwaukee.  Of course, when the bikes arrived half of them didn't have any money.  I think they ended up costing us something like $40 each.
1946 Harley WL Servi-car  (trike)
1956 Harley KHK
1952 Triumph Thunderbird
1958 Harley FL
1960 BMW R60/2
1978 Maico Blizzard
1965 Harley FLH (My first sidecar bike)
1959 Triumph Bonneville
1976 Harley FLH with a sidecar
1974 Honda CB750
1976 Goldwing
2 1978 Goldwings
1980 Yamaha IT175G and 1983 IT490K hill climbers (Dumb year two!)
Chrome tank Ducati 250?  I don't know what year it was, we never licensed it.
Same with a BSA 441 Victor.  They were strictly off road toys.
1986 Aspencade with a HitchHiker sidecar
1986 Tourglide with Lehman Trike conversion.  I'll never own another trike, EVER!
1987 Honda TransAlp, really this and the Valkyrie are the only ones I would want back.
1989 Honda Hurricane
1996 Harley Road King with sidecar
2 1980 XS 850 Yamahas, one with a Dnepr sidecar.
1981 XS1100 with a Dnepr sidecar
1998 Honda Valkyrie with a Ural sidecar
1999 Guzzi V11 EV with a Motorvation Formula II sidecar

and coming soon;

a 1981 Goldwing,
another Motorvation Formula II sidecar,
and a 1974 Guzzi 850T.

I'm guessing there's another half dozen or so that I've forgotten.

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #56 on: October 29, 2008, 08:00:16 PM »
Started riding in '66:

CL 90 Honda - actually dad owner two different ones and grandpa had one. (my learner bikes)
125 Stornello
Twin jet 100 Yamaha
250 Big Bear scrambler
V700 (grandpas bike)
V750 Ambassador (grandpas bike)
850 Eldorado (dad's bike)

Bikes I owned (in order)

75 850 T (bought in 78 with 1,500 miles on it)
78 1000 Kawasaki (police bike) *
305 Honda Scrambler
250 Husqvarna CR
250 Suzuki RL (trials bike)
360 Yamaha DT
250 Honda Elsinore
750 Honda (over cammed)
350 Ducati Diana
84 Cal II *
85 650 Cagiva/Ducati Elefant *
87 SP II
74 850 T
96 Cal 1100i *
00 Quota * (bought new in Dec 99)

I had 9 in my garage at one time, but sold off the dirt bikes when I was put in a wheel chair and quit riding for 6 years. Still have the first T, Elefant, Cal 1100i & Quota.

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #57 on: October 29, 2008, 08:58:47 PM »
Started riding in 1974. Here's what I've owned since then.

1974 Kaw. KZ 400
1974 Suz. GT 750 Water Buff.
1966 Rokon Trail Breaker
1977 Moto Guzzi Convert, Still have it, tags expired in 1980
1979 Honda CX 500
1977 Honda CB 750
1984 GL 1200 Goldwing
2001 Moto Guzzi California EV
1979 Moto Guzzi Convert
1976 Moto Guzzi Convert
2006 Aprilia Scarabeo 500 GT


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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #58 on: October 29, 2008, 09:13:08 PM »
2006 '06 Aprilia Scarabeo Scooter (first motor attached to 2 wheels)
2007 '05 Guzzi Nevada
2008 '82 Guzzi V50

If I keep up this pace, I should have a pretty good list in a few years.
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #59 on: October 29, 2008, 09:24:41 PM »
Only 2 not on the list below;
1974 TX500
1970 CB175...more eletrical problems than any other..and bone stock! (yes its a Honda)
Every one gets my fun endorsement.
Basket cases do not count but...
RD250
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'03 EVT
'87 Cagiva
'72 Commando
'71 Commando
'04 Troybilt
'00 Tundra
'90 Miata
'16 Mustang
'76 Puch   (moped)

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