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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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We know that you MOrons are a diverse bunch, but we really want to know what kinds of motorcycles you’ve all owned. In fact, we’re sure that you come in as many shapes and sizes as motorcycles do. So, we decided to do a little investigating – just for yucks. So, humor us, if you will, take a look at the survey, and vote for all the kinds of bikes you’ve owned.
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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 10:09 PM
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First bike in 1992 was a 81' Yamaha Seca 650 with 68K miles on it. Second bike and first new bike was a 94' Ducati M900 Monster.
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Main Motorcycle: 2010 Triumph Thunderbird
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First bike, '74 Yamaha 500: then a '78 Honda CB750: then a Yamaha XJ (?)1100 briefly; then a 2001 Honda Shadow 1100; then 06 Victory Jackpot; then my 05 Triumph Speedmaster (R.I.P.), and now my 2010 Triumph Thunderbird.

05 Speedy is lost to the universe. Just had a reunion with its big brother the 2010 T-Bird, so decided to make it mine. Much thanks to Team Triumph of Janesville.
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post #4 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-14-2016, 05:09 PM
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Other Motorcycle: kawasaki zzr 600
first bike?at 14 yrs old Honda c 70,jump to 16yrs old vespa 50,at 18 vespa p200e,then various scooters till 1996,bought a Kawasaki zzr 600 in 2014 and Daytona 600 in 2015
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post #5 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-15-2016, 08:43 AM
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First bike 98 cc James built 1949 payed £7/10 s in 1963'passed test on it then 125 & 175 BSABantam
Velocette Valiant 200 ,triumph tiger cub ,Itom 50,Triumph Twenty One,Triumph Speedtwin,Honda 175, Hona 350 K4,Honda 400/4,Honda CX500,Kawasaki GT 550,Yamaha XJS 900 which I had for 14 years ,Honda Dueville ,Triumph Bonneville SE and now Triumph Street Twin
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post #6 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-16-2016, 04:56 AM
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Lightweight/entry sportbike, middleweight sportbike, middleweight supernaked: Ninja 250, Ninja 650, Street Triple. I was looking at middleweight supersports, but I liked the ergos and vastly cheaper insurance of the Striple. I got a reply to a youtube comment today from a guy in Washington state. Dude is close to my age and rides a GSXR-750. He pays more for insurance per month than I pay for a year. What does the future hold? It depends on what the manufacturers decide to make. I like like and nimble. I like fast but much over 100 hp for the street seems a waste. Cost is a big consideration and comfort is a moderate one.

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post #7 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-14-2016, 11:40 AM
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Main Motorcycle: 2013 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
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Other Motorcycle: 2013 KTM 250 SX
Extra Motorcycle: 2007 Suzuki SV650 Race
Since the age of 10 (1980) and pretty much in order of ownership:
~1970's something with a lawn mower engine
~81 Honda CM400C
~83 Honda VF750F Interceptor
~87 Honda VFR700 Interceptor
~86 Honda VFR750 Interceptor
~88 Yamaha FZR400
~86 Honda XL250L
~89 Honda CR250R
~94 Yamaha FZR600
~89 Kawasaki ZX-10
~93 Kawasaki ZX-11
~94 Kawasaki ZX7R
~99 Yamaha R1
~2000 Suzuki TL1000R
~2000 Honda RC51
~2002 Yamaha RD Warrior
~2004 Honda ZX10R
~2004 Honda CBR1000RR
~2005 Suzuki RMZ450
~2007 Suzuki GSXR750
~2007 KTM 450SXF
~2007 Suzuki M109R
~2003 Suzuki SV650
~2009 Honda CRF450R
~1998 Yamaha Royal Star
~2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES
~2007 Suzuki SV650s race bike (currently own)
~2013 KTM 250SX (currently own)
~2013 Honda CBR1000RR
~2013 Triumph Tiger 800 XC (currently own)

...to name but a few. Not including various supermoto race bikes, motocross, and one or two track bikes I may have forgotten.
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post #8 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 06:56 PM
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I started in March of 1964 on a brand new Honda CA110 50 "Sport" (OK, OK, it actually belonged to my older brother, but he almost never rode it). Then it was a Triumph Tiger Cub 200 that almost never ran. On to a '68 Honda CL350 during the high school years. Beat the crap out of that one, but had fun doing it and, as a side bonus, learned how to split cases and replace transmission gears. To this day, I think I have as much fun working on bikes as I do riding them.

Next came the Motocross years: A '72 Yamaha MX360, a '74 MX250 for starters. A couple more used MXers: a CR250 and RM400 along side a friend's Montesa Cappra that dated back to about 1970.

Also had a '68 Bonneville during that time. Great bike that I wish I still had (along with the Tiger Cub), even though it had lost its soul to Lucas, Prince of Darkness. Pushed it a lot, but when it ran...

Got married and "retired" from Motocross - not exactly my idea - but it didn't last long (the marriage, that is). Next wife is a keeper. Had her own '78 Honda Hawk and, later, a hot little GS250 Suzuki. I picked up a new 1980 XS650 Special II. That was fun for a while, but was quickly replaced in '83 when the XJ900 Seca appeared as the answer to my sport-touring dreams. Still have that one - Eclipse soft luggage and all - but the bike is in resto/project mode at present. My Sprint ST is the daily rider and how I love that motor. My son and I swap bikes sometimes, though, and riding his Street Triple reminds me a lot of my old 360 motocrosser. They both have about the same power to weight ratio!
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post #9 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-26-2016, 09:31 PM
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Other Motorcycle: 2012 Harley Road King
1970 Honda CT 70, Harley Road King, Yamaha RD350, Yamaha FZ 1, Kawasaki KZ650, Triumph Tiger 800


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post #10 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-30-2016, 12:58 PM
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1968 Honda CL175
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1982 Yamaha Seca 750
2006 Triumph Tiger 955 (Last of the Girlies)
2012 Yamaha VStar 950 Tour
2013 Bonneville America
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