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1995 HD XL883
1996 HD Road King
1998 CBR600
1999 Triumph Daytona 1200 SE
2000 Aprilia RSV Mille
2001 HD XLC1200

Six years of financially driven hiatus (I started college in 2001).

2010 Speed Triple
2015 Rocket X
1969 T120R Bonneville
 

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Ok, not a very long list, because I tend to keep bikes for as long as I can, and I took a break from riding while I was in graduate school.

Also, didn't anyone else start on dirt bikes? I had the DS long before I was road legal.

1. 1978 Suzuki DS100 (Several years of learning how to ride and fix motorcycles)
2. 1984 Honda CR250R (Shared with step-brother)
3. 1993 Kawasaki EX 500 E (Wish I still had this bike)
4. 1994 Kawasaki ZX-7R (Owned this for about ten years)
5. 1993 Springer Softail (Only very briefly -- did not like it at all)
6. 2012 Triumph Speedmaster
7. 2017 Triumph T120 (I think I will keep this bike for about ten years)
8. 2018 Triumph T120 (My wife's bike, so fun to ride with her)

Also, to Jay45. I got a membership to Eagle Rider (cost about 30/Month) and that gives me relatively cheap access to lots of bikes that I can ride for a day or two and not have to own. I have ridden Harleys, BMWs, and Moto Guzzis. All great bikes, but I'll stick with my T120 - most versatile bike I have ridden.
 

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  1. BMW R-65
  2. BMW R1100 RS
  3. BMW R1100 RT
  4. BMW K1200 RS
  5. BMW R1200 GS
  6. BMW R1200 GS
  7. BMW R1200 RT
  8. BMW R nineT
  9. Ducati Monster 900
  10. Ducati Monster S4R
  11. Ducati 748
  12. Ducati 998
  13. Ducati Paul Smart
  14. Triumph Bonneville
  15. Triumph Scrambler
  16. Triumph Bobber
  17. Honda VFR800
  18. Kawasaki K400
  19. Kawasaki KLR250
 

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Now we’re cooking with gas!
69 Kawasaki 100
70 and 72 Honda mr 50
78 Suzuki Gs 550
80 Suzuki Gs 750
79 Yamaha XS 1100 - two of those
85 Suzuki GS 1150E
85 Suzuki Gs 1150ES blue
85 Suzuki Gs 1150ES red Sucking up garage space currently and for sale
85 Honda VFR 1000R
04 Sprint RS
16 Suzuki GSXS 1000
02 Sprint ST red. Current ride
17 Speed Triple red Current ride and beauty queen.

My list of cars is in excess of 30
We all have a serious disorder with bikes, like beautiful days, can’t get enough.
 

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Also, to Jay45. I got a membership to Eagle Rider (cost about 30/Month) and that gives me relatively cheap access to lots of bikes that I can ride for a day or two and not have to own. I have ridden Harleys, BMWs, and Moto Guzzis. All great bikes, but I'll stick with my T120 - most versatile bike I have ridden.
That's good, how does that work, do you pay $30 membership then pay for the bike rental?.

I see a thing a while ago where you put you bike up for rental and pay a membership fee and create a pool so people can borrow your bike and you borrow someone else's.

Thought against it, though. What happens if they crash your bike, how they going to treat the bike, your always going to get that one person who ruins it for everyone else.
 

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My list is not that long, but I still own 3 of them.

2002 Triumph America (current)
2000 Triumph Legend Deluuxe (current)
1995 Triumph Sprint 900 (current)
1981 Yamaha XS-11rj
1979 Yamaha.XS-11 (parts bike)
19?? Yamaha 250 dirt bike
1969 Sears 124ss
 

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My list is pretty short, keep them along time, raising family stuff.

1971 Yamaha CT-175 first bike crazy dirt riding stuff
1972 Yamaha DT-250 Thought I needed bigger, Climbing bigger hills. (still have it in shed)
1972 Yamaha R5C 350 First street bike , made me love the crazy cornering
1975 Kawasaki Z1B 900 Worlds first superbike and I thought I needed one, rode it 23 years while raising family, etc
1981 Honda XLS 500 still have to have some sort of dirt bike (still have it)
1998 Triumph Thunderbird Got stuck on the 900 thing, got into ralleys and kept it 18 years
2012 Kawasaki Concourse 14 Thought I would ride this all over on retirement, It would do it , but not my back
2010 Triumph Thunderbird ABS Traded Connie for this with big bore kit and a ton of extras, Wife likes to ride on it so its all
Good!

This was fun

ride safe guys

Dan
 

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That's good, how does that work, do you pay $30 membership then pay for the bike rental?.
You pay an initial fee of $30.00, then $30.00 per month. Every month you get a point. Each point is used to pay for a day of rental. So if you've had a contract for 6 months, you can rent a bike for 6 days and only pay the taxes.

It's a big savings over just renting the bikes, but it is only good if you use it. Kind of like a gym membership.
 

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I have had a motorcycle of some sort since 1959 starting with a Moped. I was 14 yrs old - caught a bus to Sears in Nashville.

Salesman walked up and asked me if I wanted it?
Of course I said but I only had $25 for a $139 bike.
Do you have a job, he asked.
I said yes - a paperboy for 3 yrs.
He left and returned shortly thereafter.
Can you pay $12.25 a month for 10 months, he asked.
Yes, I said.
Sign here, he said.
I did.
Was delivered 3 days later to my home.
He never called my parents!
He never asked for my drivers license! (which Tennessee used to issue at 14 yrs of age if you passed the written and diving test)

Well that started the whole adventure!
Never financed another bike - but have owned more than I can remember.

(Can't believe you all can remember such details about every bike! At 73, my remember'er has experienced some corrosion!)
 

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I think this is it. First time I have ever really wrote down the bikes I have had. Started as a 8th grader in school with that first beat up old Yamaha I bought from a friend.

1. 1969 Yamaha 100 enduro stripped for MX
2. 1974 Honda MT125 Elsinore
3. 1974 Suzuki TM 125
4. 1975 Honda MT250 Elsinore
5. 1974 Honda CR125 Elsinore
6. 1975 Honda CR125 Elsinore
7. 1976 Honda CR125 Elsinore
8. 1977 Yamaha XS650
9. 1978 Kawasaki KZ650
10. 1978 Yamaha YZ250
11. 1980 Suzuki RM125
12. 1980 Kawasaki KX250
13. 1981 Yamaha YZ125
14. 1981 Suzuki RM125
15. 1983 Honda Nighthawk 650
16. 1984 Suzuki 550E
17. 1984 Honda CR250
18. 1985 Suzuki 550ES
19. 1985 KTM 250EX
20. 1985 Honda Magna
21. 1985 Honda XR350
22. 1985 Honda XR500
23. 1986 Kawasaki 650 Ninja
24. 1987 Kawasaki 1000 Ninja
25. 1990 Kawasaki ZX10
26. 1992 Kawasaki EX500
27. 2003 Kawasaki 400
28. 1993 Honda CBR900RR
29. 1998 Honda CBR900RR
30. 2001 Honda CBR919
31. 2005 Yamaha YZ250
32. 2006 Yamaha YZF450
33. 2006 Yamaha 1000 R1
34. 2006 Honda CBR1000RR
35. 2006 Honda 450X
36. 2011 Gas Gas TXT250
37. 2006 Gas Gas TXT300 Raga
38. 2002 Triumph Bonneville 790

Forgot one - 2001 Honda CR250

Few more that came back to memory.
1986 Suzuki GSXR750
1975 & 1978 Honda CL90 Trail 90's
 

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I have had a motorcycle of some sort since 1959 starting with a Moped. I was 14 yrs old - caught a bus to Sears in Nashville.

Salesman walked up and asked me if I wanted it?
Of course I said but I only had $25 for a $139 bike.
Do you have a job, he asked.
I said yes - a paperboy for 3 yrs.
He left and returned shortly thereafter.
Can you pay $12.25 a month for 10 months, he asked.
Yes, I said.
Sign here, he said.
I did.
Was delivered 3 days later to my home.
He never called my parents!
He never asked for my drivers license! (which Tennessee used to issue at 14 yrs of age if you passed the written and diving test)

Well that started the whole adventure!
Never financed another bike - but have owned more than I can remember.

(Can't believe you all can remember such details about every bike! At 73, my remember'er has experienced some corrosion!)
Those sears salesman were good. :smile2: About the same story but 2 years sooner!
You could get a motor cycle license at 14 in Michigan if it was under 5 hp.

1 Norton, 1 BSA, 2 Triumph. 4 Ducati, 2 BMW, 1 Zundapp, 1 Puch, 1 MotoBechaine, 1 Horex, 6 Yamaha, 3 Suzuki, 3 Kawasaki, 7 Honda,.Some keep for a dozen years or more, some gone within the month

All that's left is the 2000 Ducati bought new, and the New 2018 Bonneville T120
 

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1980 Suzuki 550L ( $850 for the old bike and the fever began)
1990 Honda Shadow Spirit (in hindsight probably should kept this one)
1995 BMW R1100R (loved the look but sitting position didn't fit me)
1998 Harley Superglide (kept it 9 yrs - record for me)
2002 BMW R1150RT (superb wind protection and ride - too expensive to maintain)
2010 Triumph Bonneville T100 Black (retirement bike - back-roads riding)

As he T.G.Sheppard song goes...."I loved 'em every one"
 

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chronological order (not including parts bikes):

Mini Bike (1980s)
Batavus Moped
Honda XL185
1973 Triumph TR7RV Tiger 750
1967 Triumph Mountain Cub
1972 Triumph Daytona 500
1979 Triumph T120D Bonneville Special
2001 Harley-Davidson 1200C Sportster
1959 Triumph T20 Tiger Cub
2003 Harley-Davidson Anniversary FatBoy
1944 BSA WM20
1980 Harley-Davidson bitsa Shovelhead
1971 Norton Commando 750 (current bike purchased in 2010)
 

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1987 Kawasaki ninja 600
1985 Yamaha rz 500
1977 Yamaha rd 400
1990 Suzuki gsxr 750
2001 Honda cbr929
2007 Aprilia Tuono
2007 Aprilia Millie
2007 triumph speed triple
2011 triumph speed triple
1984 Yamaha rz 350
2016 triumph speed triple r
 

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What the heck, I'll see if I can remember them all, listed in order of purchase.

Honda 305 Scrambler
Triumph 250
Kawasaki 750 H1(?)
Yamaha DT175
Norton 750 Fastback 1968
Norton 850 Commando 1973
BMW R100/7 1978
Ducati 900 GTS
Moto Guzzi 850-T 1975
Triumph Bonneville European Model 1979
BSA B50SS
Moto Guzzi LeMans IV 1985
Ducati 250 Scrambler
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 1974
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 1973
Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans 1976
Moto Guzzi Daytona 2 seat 1993
Moto Guzzi 1000S 1991
Norton Atlas 1967
Norton 850 Commando 1974
Buell X1W 2002
Buell XB9R Firebolt 2003
Buell S1 1998
Buell S1W 1998
Buell S3 1998
Buell Ulysses 2006
Buell S2 1996
2002 Buell X1W
Triumph 955 RS 2002
Triumph 1050 Sprint 2006
Triumph 955 Tiger 2006
Triumph 955 Sprint RS 2004
Triumph Sprint GT 2011
BMW K100 1986
Triumph 955 Sprint ST 2004
Triumph 955 Sprint RS 2003

I think that's the lot. Some I sold and missed so bought another one.
Not as many as I thought.
 

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I have had a motorcycle of some sort since 1959 starting with a Moped. I was 14 yrs old - caught a bus to Sears in Nashville.

Salesman walked up and asked me if I wanted it?
Of course I said but I only had $25 for a $139 bike.
Do you have a job, he asked.
I said yes - a paperboy for 3 yrs.
He left and returned shortly thereafter.
Can you pay $12.25 a month for 10 months, he asked.
Yes, I said.
Sign here, he said.
I did.
Was delivered 3 days later to my home.
He never called my parents!
He never asked for my drivers license! (which Tennessee used to issue at 14 yrs of age if you passed the written and diving test)

Well that started the whole adventure!
Never financed another bike - but have owned more than I can remember.

(Can't believe you all can remember such details about every bike! At 73, my remember'er has experienced some corrosion!)
That's an awesome story! Love it!!!
 

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Here's my list. I've owned a lot more cars but was without a bike for nearly twenty years so that slowed the growth of this list. I also tend to only own one bike at a time.

68 Rupp Minibike - 1970-? (we got this when I was 10. Tecumseh engine blew up and I put on a Briggs)
74 Yamaha XS500 - 1979-80 (first bike that I owned and I dumped it on the test ride. Bought it)
78 Hondamatic 750 - 1980-82 (funky automatic. Good bike for the highway. Poor mpg)
82 Honda V45 Sabre - 1982-83 (very fast with the addition of a Kerker header and carb work)
82 Harley FXR - 1983-90 (I worked the engine on this Shovelhead. Super torquey. It would lift the front wheel going into 5th by a foot! Rode this bike coast to coast. Great bike!)
74 Honda 750 - 1985-86 (bought while my Harley was in storage in Montana and I was in Maryland)
74 Norton 850 Commando - 1987-88
05 Kawasaki KLR650 - 2005-09 (return to riding bike. Rode from Cal to Montana and traded while there)
04 Victory V92TC - 2009-10 (another torquey bike. 100 HP/100 ft-lbs from a 92' engine)
01 BMW R1150GS - 2010-2015 (rode this one all over the US, Canada, and to Honduras and back. I sold it with 83K on it because I thought I was done riding. I wasn't. Just long distance riding)
08 Yamaha XV1900 Stratoliner 8/15-7/17 (another return to riding bike. Torque monster but it didn't make me want to ride all the time)
18 Triumph Bonneville T120 7/17-present (fantastic motorcycle! I'm riding around 6K per year and enjoying every mile!)
 

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In chronological order:

at age:
12 - Vespa Motor Scooter
13 - Honda 70 Scrambler
14 - Honda 90 Scrambler
16 - Honda 350 Scrambler (and 71 Challenger RT, 383, power steering, no air)
17 - Triumph 500 Twin
21 - Honda 750-4
24 - Honda 500 Shaft Drive
28 - Honda 750-4
33 - my son was born, and wife convinced me I needed to stay off my bike because she knew how fast
and hard I liked to ride. This no bike time period lasted until he was in college and I soothed my
need for speed with a couple of Vettes and fast boats.
50 - Triumph Trophy 1200 - fell in love all over again
58 - Kawasaki Concours - only lasted 18 months
60 - Triumph Trophy 1200 - may be the last one for me - love everything about it - bottomless torque, fast
acceleration, stability and glued to the road feel at speed, don't plan on ever
getting rid of it.
 
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