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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #60 on: October 29, 2008, 09:26:21 PM »
I will try to go alphabetical, from 1962 to current: BMW R100GS, K100RS, R100T,R1150, Bridgstone 50cc, 350cc,BSA B 50, B25ss,& B25, 441,A10, Gold Star 500 (not all there), Bultaco, 250 pursang, 350 pursang, 250 SherpaT, 250 enduro,Canam 125 tnt, 125 mx, 175 tnt, 250 MX,CCM 600 flat tracker, Cooper 250MX,CZ 400, 250,  Ducati 750GT, 900 GTS,900 Darma, Harley 250 MX,Honda 55 super cub, 125 CB92, 150 CB 93, CL 250 (4or 5) CB250, CB305 Super Hawk, CB 450,TL 125(2), 125 Elsinore, 250 Elsinore,FT 500T (2) CX 500,Husky 450, 250 MAg, Kawasaki 750 cruiser??, 400 twin, KLR 650, 250 trials,W650, Montesa 350 MX, 250 MX (4or5) MOTO GUZZI 1100 SPORT, V11 LE MANS, 750 BREVA, 1100 BREVA Ossa 250 Stelleto, (3or4) 250 enduro, Puch 125 MX, Pointer 125,Rickman montesa, Rickman Zundapp, Showa 125 ( first bike) Suzuki, 125 twin, SV 650,DL 650, Triumph T100R, 900 Tiger, Yamaha 80cc, 250 MX, DT1 250, RZ 350, RD 350, 500 four stroke single, Maxum 650, FJR 1300, DT 350,SX 650 (3)Yamaguchi 50cc, About 40 more that I can't recall, and I'm sure more in the future.
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #61 on: October 29, 2008, 09:40:30 PM »
I started riding in 1966 at age 17, why, I don't know, I didn't know anybody while growing up that had a Motorcycle.
First bike was a '66 Suzuki T10 250cc, had it for about three months and traded it for a
'66 Suzuki X6 Hustler, sold after getting drafted in '68
'69 Suzuki 305cc, Traded in for a
'69 Triumph T100C Trophy 500, would love to have that one back.
'71 Honda CB500, Windjammer Fairing
'72 Yamaha 100cc dirt bike, Traded both the Honda and the Yamaha in on a
'74 BMW R90/6, over 41,000 miles in just over two years, was done in by a Gremlin, literally, I was rear ended by one, totaled the bike.
'77 BMW R75/7, had this one for 15 years till I had to sell for financial reasons.
'78 Honda CM185 Twinstar (ex)wife's bike, sold at the same time as the BMW.
12 years gap with no Motorcycle "92 to "04
'04 Moto Guzzi Breva 750 now has 28,000 miles - Current
'06 Suzuki Burgman 650, my current touring bike, can no longer get on a regular Motorcycle if it's all loaded up with camping gear and stuff.
09 V7 Classic
'13 Honda NC700X

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #62 on: October 29, 2008, 09:56:11 PM »
I didn't technically own it, but I sort of "appropriated" my dad's Sears (rebadged Vespa) scooter when I got my learner's permit.  (At the time, that was legal in South Carolina.)

Fast forward a few years, and the first real motorcycle I really owned was a 1972 Honda CB450.

Traded that on a used 1978 CX500.  It went through 2 engines, but was still running on the 1983 650 engine when I sold it 20 years later.

Only new bike I ever bought is my 1996 Sport 1100.

Had a 2000 Suzuki 1200 Bandit for a few years, while rectifying owner-induced stupidity with the Sport.

Officially contracted MGD (Multiple Guzzi Disorder) with the acquisition of a 1998 Centauro.

That's it for me.

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1998 Centauro

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2008, 10:06:19 PM »
Rode Dad's Cz 175 and Benelli  65cc
then:

60s Suzuki 120 Dual sport
175 Dt Yamaha
68 Tr6r
63 Tr6r
78 Bonnie
74 Tr5t
bonnie chopper (x 2)
71 Tr6r OIF
76 Bonnie
305 scrambler
2001 Bonnie
250 DTmx
250DT dual sport (2x)
Suzuki Dr350
Yamaha 600Xt
yamaha xt225
yamaha dt400
yamaha xt350 (x2)
yamaha xs650
yamaha radian
78 SR500
honda cb750 2 valve
honda cb750 4 valve
honda xl125
honda xl75
Honda cb 350
honda helix 250
honda elite80 (mama)
Ural tourist
Sportster883 hugger
BMW 90/6
BMW 75/6
Bmw K75
ducati GT750
Suzuki GT185
Norton/matchless scrambler hybrid project (2x)
Cotton scrambler w/Villiars engine
71 Ambo
68 V700
74 Eldo (2x)
80 something 1000SP
V7 Sport
83 Lm III
93 Cal III
73 Eldo (2x)
850T   (3x?)
76 Convert

No doubt forgot a few  I got CRS

Bikes in my future?   Another K75 beemer, hopefully.  Probably another Guzzi tug for the sidecar.   

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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 #64 on: October 29, 2008, 10:29:36 PM »
Younger dude, shorter list.

(2) Honda z50 Mini Trail  (dad owned, still have them)
1987 Yamaha SRX 250 red/white....kinda like a Ninja 250 if ya never seen one, first bike, bought with money I made raising a calf and selling it. Still have it but doesn't run atm
1976 Moto Guzzi 850 T-3 cafe red - Previous owner had cobbled it together, had problems but really cool being that I was 18 when I got it.  Since traded in on the.......
1998 Moto Guzzi V11 EV black/black wrecked one week after purchase, also still have it hope to do something with it someday
2001 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport gray/black  bought with the insurance check from the last Guzzi.  Currently loving it and at 30k miles.  Looking to make some changes to it's stock-ness and putting lots more miles on it.

Also have owned two Honda ATC 110 three wheelers and a home built minibike that was never completed.  All I still have. 

Spent time on but never owned 1958 HD Duoglide (grandpas) BMW K100 (dads) 1996 Moto Guzzi California carb (dads).  The rest are friends of mine's bikes that I have spent time on:  '82 Yamaha Maxim 750, '82 Honda CB 900C, Honda Nighthawk 550, Moto Guzzi Strada, Moto Guzzi California Special, Moto Guzzi Quota, Suzuki DR 350, Kawasaki GPZ, Moto Guzzi V50, Moto Guzzi Jackal, BMW R75, Kawasaki Ninja 500, Kawasaki ZR7, Honda Magna, Yamaha Virago 750, Polaris 350 2wd atv

I have many many years ahead (I hope) to ride and own many many more. 
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1998 V-11 EV
2001 V-11 Sport
2007 Breva 750

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2008, 11:12:25 PM »
Started riding in 1978

74 BMW R90/6 (blue)
69 BSA Rocket III
76 BMW R90/S
72 Moto-Guzzi 750 Ambasador
76 BMW R90/6 (black)
74 Moto-Guzzi 850 LAPD
80 Moto-Guzzi V50II
75 Moto-Guzzi 850T (Orange w/SP Fairing)
69 Triumph 500 Daytona
69 Moto-Guzzi V700
82 Moto-Guzzi V50 Monza
80 Moto-Guzzi 1000SP
75 Moto-Guzzi 850T (Maroon)
87 Moto-Guzzi V65 Lario
80 Moto-Guzzi 1000SP  (owned same bike twice, three years apart)
85 BMW K100RS
82 Honda GL500I (The deerslayer, still own and ride)

I'm not counting parts bikes or anything I did not actually ride.  I'm currently in the market for another Guzzi... :o  The GL500 Honda only ended up in the fleet when I sold the BMW K100RS to finance an ill-fated custody battle.

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #66 on: October 30, 2008, 01:28:38 AM »
I started riding motorcycles 25 years ago at the age of 15, and had a 10 year break.

Suzuki 50 ER 21
Suzuki DR 125
Suzuki DR 650 RSE
Kawasaki 500 GPZ
Honda 400 CX
Honda NTV 650 Deauville
BMW R 1150 GS
Guzzi V 65 GT Sessantacinque  x 2
Guzzi V 50 Mk 3
Guzzi V 35 Imola
Guzzi V 65 TT
Guzzi V 75 4 valves
Guzzi California 2 with side car
Guzzi V 700
Guzzi V 10 centauro
Guzzi V7 Sport x 6 (1 current)
Guzzi 750 S x 2 (1 current)
Guzzi 750 S3
Guzzi 750 Breva IE (current)
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2008, 01:44:50 AM »
Rode my first in 1957 :             riding for 51 years.
Got my license in 1960 :           riding on the street, legally, for 48 years.
Bought my first bike in 1962 :   owning for 46 years.

It's late, so I'll spill these out in no particular order:

small blue Bridgestone single
250 Zundapp
Honda Super-90
Honda CB77 Super Hawk 305cc
Honda CB-160
Triumph single-carb 650
Triiumph 500
BMW R60
Yamaha 650 vertical twin (Triumph copy)
250 Yamaha single -- dirt bike (forgotten the model)
Honda 350 "scrambler"
Several ATV's
Many, many bicycles
Several other bikes of shared ownership, and likely 2 or 3 forgettable bikes that I've (duh!) forgotten.

And my good buddy Oso, my 2000 Jackal


I must say that factoring in rideability, length of ownership, and the times in my life when I owned them,
my favorites were the CB-77, the 500 Triumph, the Super-90 (!!),
and of course Oso.  (Oso's more of a partner than a possession, as was the CB-77.) 

It's been a wonderful 51 years of riding. 
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2008, 07:40:31 AM »
Alright, I'll bite!..... I'm a new rider....only 10 years, but have always been interested in machinery. I remember mounting a 3 1/2 horse lawnmower engine in an engineless Harley Servicar my neighbor pals had, when we were about 12. It worked! Worked in a Foreign car repair shop from 13-17 ('66-'70)....a great experience! Saw my first Beemer there..../2 Earles fork....thought it was the coolest thing. Always was interested in bikes, but didn't get around to owning for quite a while.....now my wife calls it my "sickness that can't be stopped".

                     Gone:                                                    Still hangin' around:
                                                                   
           '65 Puch SVS175 Twingle (2)                       On the road; '00 V11Sport                         Projects; '74 Eldo
           '76 BMW R75/6                                                             '00 Jackal (for sale)                              '78 T3
           '84 BMW R80ST                                                            '95 MZ Saxon 500 Country                    '84 V65C
           '78 Yammie SR500                                                                                                Aermacchis--'67 SS250
                                                                                                                                                      '70 SS350
                                                                                                                                                      '73 SS350
                                                                                                                                        Hondas--  2 CX 500's
                                                                                                                                                      2 CB 175's
                                                                                                                        (dunno how those Hondas got in there)

Tomorrow I'm takin' a road trip to pick up somethin' I've been after for a while......Guzzi single!.....info will follow....


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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2008, 08:26:29 AM »
Got motorcycle license in '73, kept it every since.

1972 Kaw 175
  64 Yam 90
  68  Kaw 125
  71  Yam 125
  74  Hon   80
  78  Hon  400
  78 Yam  175
  80  Hon  450
  81  Hon  500 single - sold in '94
              life got in the way after 94, but now I am back...
  06 Breva 1100
06 Breva 1100
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2008, 09:17:34 AM »
Honda 250  1975-1985
BMW R 100  1985-2003
Moto-Guzzi RealBreva 2003 - ?

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Breva V 750 ie "Rossinante" '03. Running fine ever since.
For sale. Not me but the bike.

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2008, 09:30:36 AM »
Quote
only need one when it's the right one! 

Wow - lots of rationalization going on with that quote! 

 :D

HE problably thinks that about women too  :D ;) :D

That's right big shots, still riding the same wife after 25 years  ::) That's what I call reliable and she ain't Japanese either!  ;)

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2008, 10:00:25 AM »
1976 BMW R90S  silver smoke (first bike - crashed)
1978 BMW R100S  smoke red
197? Triumph Bonneville *
197? Yamaha RD350 Kenny Roberts *
1984 BMW R65LS red (crashed)
198? BMW K100 red; standard
1980 Yamaha XT600
198? Kawasaki 250 Ninja
198? Honda NX250
198? BMW K75S kalahari yellow; great underpowered bike
1988 BMW R100GS bumble bee
1992 BMW R100GS red
1993 Guzzi 1000S green frame (current - 3000 miles) *
1995 BMW R100R Classic (current - 3000 miles) *
1999 Ducati Monster
2000 Ducati MH900e (torture rack); bought via internet - sold on ebay
2002 BMW R1150R
2003 Guzzi V11 sport

All bike were purchased new with the exception of the ones with *.  Will hopefully add a V7 cafe in a year or two.
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2008, 10:10:09 AM »
Minibikes,Asian bikes, Harley's,Norton's and Guzzi's. Still have this:


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1976 Lemans
1981 CX-100
1993 1000S
1997 Daytona RS
2007 Red Norge

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« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2008, 11:36:12 AM »
Started riding at 17, so 28 years or so.

1975 (I think) Kawasaki 400 triple, brought home in the back of Mom's station wagon and disassembled in the basement before she got home from work so I wouldn't be forced to take it back.  Half-ass paint and a re-build, and I bombed around Oregon and Washington for quite a while on that puppy.  Loved it.

1983 Honda Interceptor.  Owned it a year, it got stolen.  Still makes me angry when I think about it.  Great bike.

1982 Honda CBX.  Great bike, brand new in a crate for $2995 (they were almost $7k when new).  Sacrificed for tuition.  The only one I sold that I want back.

1982 Yamaha YZ490.  My only dirt bike, learned a lot on it, became a better street rider because of it, and permanently damaged my right knee with it.  Hated to sell it, but I couldn't ride it with a bum knee so I sold it to buy a Jeep.

1980 Kawasaki 750 LTD- only cruiser I have ever owned.  Bought it for $550, rode it for about 30,000 miles, sold it for $550.

1984 Honda Interceptor.  Supertraps, braided steel brake lines, perfectly sorted suspension.  Loved that one, too, but eventually the cams spalled (sp) and I sold it.

198? Suzuki GS750.  Had it a short time, neighbor's kids knocked it over in my parking space.  Moved it to the sidewalk, they knocked it over again, but with the added height from the curb to the asphalt, this time they shattered the instrument panel and cracked the case.  Sold for parts.

199? Suzuki Katana 750.  Nice, a bit buzzy, but a decent sport tour.  Sold it.

1983 Suzuki GS1100E.  Loved this bike.  Fast as hell, easy to launch, and with the long wheelbase it was easy to paint long, dark stripes around the on-ramp on my way to work.  Could work through a tank of gas in no time, though, so not a good bike for remote twisties!  Sold this when I was unemployed.

2002 Moto Guzzi LeMans Tenni.  A permanent fixture.  I may someday have a second bike, but this one stays.

Happy memories while typing this list.  Thanks!

Garsdad

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2008, 01:01:32 PM »
Been riding gas powered since 1982 when I was 12.  Here is what I have owned:
  • Honda Trail 70
    Suzuki RM 125
    Honda Rebel 250
    Honda 250 NX250
    Kawasaki LTD 550
    Kawasaki LTD 750
    Honda CB 650 Custom
    1988 Harley Sportster 883
    Moto Guzzi V65C
    Moto Guzzi Centauro
    '72 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
    '73 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
    '76 850 T
    Moto Guzzi Quota
    Moto Guzzi V11 EV
    '09 Moto Guzzi Stelvio
    01' Moto Guzzi California Special (LaSandra's bike)

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #76 on: October 30, 2008, 01:05:35 PM »
Started riding at age 9, got my license at 16.

In order mostly, all that I can remember, complete bikes only, updated May 24th, 2011:
'73 Honda Z50 (shared with my bro')
'6? Benelli Fireball 50
'72 Yamaha JT-2 60
'71 Honda CL100
'73 Jawa 90 Trail
'?? Rockford (ended up with the Jawa engine in it)
'?? Lambretta 150
'68? Montgomery-Wards (Benelli) 350
'72 Yamaha YDS7 250
'76 Yamaha RD400
'72 Yamaha XS2 650
'72 Yamaha XS2 650 (modified)
'?? Gina 175 (Gilera built in Argentina)
'76 Moto Guzzi Convert
'79 Moto Guzzi 1000SP
'80 Moto Morini 500 Strada
'76 Triumph Bonneville
'86 Moto Guzzi LeMans 1000
'86 Moto Morini 350K2
'80 Moto Guzzi 1000 G5
'75 Moto Guzzi 850T
'62 Capriolo 100
'57? Zundapp Suber Sabre 250
'72 CZ 175 Trail
'72 Benelli 650 Tornado
'72 Benelli ? 50 (minibike)
'89 Moto Guzzi Mille GT
'78 BMW R100RT
'69 Moto Guzzi 750 Ambassador (still have)
'87 Cagiva 350 Ala Rossa
'71 Moto Guzzi 750 Ambassador
'72 Moto Guzzi 750 Ambassador ("Sophia")
'71 Moto Guzzi 750 Ambassador ("Barney")
'74 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
'75 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado
'95 MZ Saxon Country 500
'73 Yamaha TX650
(2) '70 Moto Guzzi 750 Ambassadors (one parted out, one sold to Scott Breese).
'91 Yamaha XT350
'77 Yamaha XT500 (still have)
'78 Honda XL125
'75 Honda Z50 Mini-Trail
'91 ATK 604 DS (current project)
'75 Moto Guzzi Convert
  
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #77 on: October 30, 2008, 01:46:54 PM »
I started riding in 1978

1976 Honda CB 360
1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
1979 Yamaha 1100 XS Special
1972 Harley Sportster
1978 Harley Electra Glide
1948 Harley Panhead
1978 Harley Super Glide
1982 Honda ATC 200
2002 Zongshen GY 125
1980 Suzuki GS 550 *
1980 Suzuki GS 550 *
1987 Harley Heritage Softail *
1999 Moto Guzzi Bassa *
1980 Yamaha XS 400
1981 Honda CB 650 *
1981 Honda CB 650 *
1980 Honda CB 650 *
* = bikes I currently own.
The Bassa is my all time favorite, the Heritage is a good long distance tourer and use mainly for 2 up.

1996 1100 Sport RED
1987 Blue&Cream Heritage Softail
1983 Honda CB 1000
12013 Artic Cat Red 500 ATV
1980 Suzuki GS 550 (1)
1974 Honda CL 360
1977 Honda CJ 360 T

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #78 on: October 30, 2008, 03:36:22 PM »
I've been riding since about 1980 and have only owned two bikes.  My first was a 1977 Benelli 750 SEI.  I loved that bike and rode it up until about 4 years ago until it got to the point that every time I rode it, I ended up repairing one thing or another and most of the time had to scrounge for weeks to find parts.  Sold it on Ebay to a guy in Florida.  Didn't do too bad.  Rode it for over 20 years and sold it for a couple thousand more than I paid for it.

I went bikeless for about 1 1/2 years, but couldn't resist the itch and bought a '97 EV.  I still have it and ride it every day that weather allows.  Up here in the frozen tundra, our riding days are dwindling down, so I'm trying to squeeze as many miles in as possible.

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2008, 06:06:22 PM »
Got my first bike when I was 19.

84 Honda     CM200T
74 Yamaha   TY250
72 Guzzi       750 Ambassador  ex-Texas State Police
78 Honda     XL 175
78 Honda     XL 125 (rebuilt and gave to a friend)
78 Honda     CB750F
72 Guzzi       750 Ambassador ex-Texas State Police (same one)
75 Guzzi       850T   for parts
72 Guzzi       750 Ambassador ex-Texas State Police (STILL SAME ONE)
93 Harley     FXRP  1340
91 Harley     FLHSTC 1340


The Guzzi 750 Ambassador I have owned 3 times.
1)
I got it from my dad for graduation, traded it back to him for a 1964 Olds Cutlass Convertable.
2)
Dad put the Ambo in the shop and I sold a car to get it out.
3)
Dad sold it and I bought it from the guy he sold it to.

I still have it!!!!

11 motorcycles in 23 years.

I have no plans to get rid of my Ambo.

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2008, 06:47:58 PM »
Started in 1976.

My short list, in order:

Unknown/Can't rember Ratty Machine (It was the '70s, after all.)
1974 Yamaha MX400
1975 Kawasaki Z1B
1989 Honda Hawk GT
2001 Yamaha TW200
1979 Guzzi 1000SP
2007 Suzuki SV650

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2008, 07:33:23 PM »
  Riding since 1974 (13 years old)

in approximate order of acquisition....

  1964 Honda 90
  1966 Ducati 125 Bronco
  1968 Ducati 250 scrambler
  1975 Honda CB450 (glad it's gone)
  1975 RD 350
  1966 Triumph Tiger T100 (really wish I still had :'()
  1964 BSA C15
  1969 Ducati 450 Jupiter (still have)
  1966 Triumph Cub (still have)
  1958 Royal Enfield 500cc
  1973 Triumph Tiger 750
  1972 Norton combat commando
  1969 Honda Super 90
  1973 Norton Commando
  1960 BMW R26
   -   Break for 13 years for marrige, kids, debt building
  1981 Yamaha XV920
  1975 850T Guzzi (still got it)
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2008, 08:07:15 PM »
74 Eldorado
85 California II

That's all.  I bought the Eldorado in '78, gave it up a couple years later with a damaged gearbox, and it was my first and last motor vehicle until something like '94.  The California II came along a couple years ago.

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2008, 11:14:34 PM »
I've been riding since 1977, age 12, so 31 years as well.

In order of ownership:

1971 Yamaha CT1 175 Enduro
1977 Yamaha IT250
1982 Kawasaki GPZ550
1980 Kawasaki KZ1000
1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100
1977 Kawasaki KZ1000
1977 Ducati 860 GT
1983 Suzuki GS1100E
1983 Moto Guzzi LeMans (Still Own)
1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross
2000 Kawasaki KLR650 (Still Own)
1977 Yamaha YZ400
1976 Moto Guzzi Convert

Project Bikes I never rode or got around to fixing:

197? Kawasaki 500 Triple
1970 Honda CL350
197? Yamaha XS650
197? Husqvarna 125 Cross


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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #84 on: October 31, 2008, 11:18:46 PM »
Sears Allstate sabre 50, black


Honda CT90, yellow


Yamaha enduro 175


kawasaki KH400 triple


And now my 2001 Jackal

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #85 on: November 09, 2008, 12:45:55 PM »
 okay will try

riding since 12 yrs. old on the road anyway

1969 honda 175
1974 xl175 honda
1976 kz400
1979 kz750
1980 kz1300
1986 kaw voyager 1200  X2
1985 kaw voyager 1300
1978 kz1000z1r   ;D
1978 suzuki gs1000 turbo :o
1993 gl1500
1998 gl1500
2001 gl1800
2000 gsxr 1300  ;D
2000 honda super hawk
2003 fjr1300 yamaha
2005 st1300 honda
2004 honda rune :-[
2007 ktm super duke
1998 moto guzzi centauro ::)
1990 lemans 1000 v  :)
2000 moto guzzi quota
2003 ktm sxc625 dual sport
2008 gl1800

 I think that is  it  want more though!
ride whenever you can
2003 stone� 
2008 1200 sport
2012 Yamaha super tenere
2019 Honda Goldwing Tour
2020 v85 tt
2005 Yamaha fjr
2017 Motus mst
2008 ktm super duke

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #86 on: November 09, 2008, 02:58:25 PM »
Been riding since the early eighties

1970 Triumph Daytona
1971 Norton Commando
1970 Triumph Bonneville
1980 BMW R65
1951 Norton Model 7
1979 Moto Guzzi Sp 1000 (still have her)
2003 Honda VFR
2001 Moto Guzzi California (my one true love)
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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #87 on: November 09, 2008, 03:35:18 PM »

I had a 4-stroke NSU 125 cc Super Fox for a couple of years in my teens  -  only 40 years ago.
It's being restored (not by or for me) and I hope one day to get to ride it again.

This is not my bike  -  mine used to have a saddle, not a single seat.
I had several mufflers, one noisier than the other. The "megaphone" was my favourite, made a wonderful sound!

Then way later I've had a 535 cc Yamaha Virago - reliable and nice, but my butt couldn't take more than an hour without a good rest.
500 cc Guzzi (borrowed one whole season) - V50C I believe.
1998 California EV, a really nice all-purpose bike.
Presently a Guzzi roadster I can't see how I could part with.

Guzzi HTMoto Roadster "Verdina"
2009 Griso 8V "Weißgerät"
Norge-man - introduction #ca 198 shown Guzzi #195

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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #88 on: November 10, 2008, 06:43:45 AM »
My list is not nearly as impressive as these but I've only been riding for three years.  Here's what belongs to me in the garage.

2005 BMW F650GS   (The Bee)
2008 MG Norge   (Georgie)




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Re: What Bikes have you owned in your time as a motorcyclist?
« Reply #89 on: November 10, 2008, 08:36:12 AM »
My list is not nearly as impressive as these but I've only been riding for three years.  Here's what belongs to me in the garage.

2005 BMW F650GS   (The Bee)
2008 MG Norge   (Georgie)


The list may not be long, but those are two seriously good bikes.  And a pretty good pairing, IMO.

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