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Offline Dick63

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2019, 07:41:33 PM »
My meager little list is below.  Seems I keep them longer than many do, too.

1972 Suzuki GT 250 (Purchased 1973)
1974 Suzuki GT380 (1975)
1977 Suzuki GT550 (1980, est)
1983 Suzuki GS750E (1985, est)
1992 Suzuki GSX750F (1993, my first "new" motorcycle.  And I DID ride it for 17 years.)
2009 BMW F800ST  (2010, new)
2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer (2015, new)   I may keep this one longer than the Katana ....   

 
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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2019, 10:56:27 PM »
1958 BSA A10 650
1963 Triumph T100 500
1969 Yamaha DT-1 250
... 39 year hiatus ...
2008 Triumph Bonneville
2008 Triumph Tiger 1050
2010 Suzuki DR650
1999 Triumph Trophy 900
2011 Triumph Tiger 800 xc
2011 Triumph Sprint GT 1050
1999 Triumph Daytona 955
2002 Triumph Sprint ST 955
2005 Ducati ST4s
2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 xrt

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2019, 07:01:58 PM »
My 'list' started back in 1987...

Kawasaki KH100EX
Honda H100S
Yamaha RD350YPVS
Kawasaki Z1000ST
Kawasaki Gpz1000RX
Suzuki GSXR1100L
Honda CB750F (later converted to a 'Fighter with a GSXR750L engine, amongst other things!)
Honda CBR600F4
Kawasaki ZXR750L2
Suzuki GSXR1000K1
Suzuki Bandit 1200
Yamaha FZR1000RU EXUP
Kawasaki ZX10R ('04 model)
Triumph Scrambler 865
Triumph Speed Triple 955
Triumph Trident 900
Kawasaki KLE500
Yamaha RXS100
Triumph Tiger Explorer (current)

Some of those above were owned at the same time but currently just have the Explorer. Been looking for a newer 'replacement' but can't find anything I prefer so, I'm on the lookout for a smaller '2nd' bike to join it! Or maybe a classic, another RD350 or I've always fancied a nice Gpz900r...
It never ends!  :001:
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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2019, 08:18:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dick63 [+]
My meager little list is below.  Seems I keep them longer than many do, too.

1972 Suzuki GT 250 (Purchased 1973)
1974 Suzuki GT380 (1975)
1977 Suzuki GT550 (1980, est)
1983 Suzuki GS750E (1985, est)
1992 Suzuki GSX750F (1993, my first "new" motorcycle.  And I DID ride it for 17 years.)
2009 BMW F800ST  (2010, new)
2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer (2015, new)   I may keep this one longer than the Katana ....

Another Suzuki lover like me  :169:

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2019, 08:20:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by RaglandT [+]
1958 BSA A10 650
1963 Triumph T100 500
1969 Yamaha DT-1 250
... 39 year hiatus ...
2008 Triumph Bonneville
2008 Triumph Tiger 1050
2010 Suzuki DR650
1999 Triumph Trophy 900
2011 Triumph Tiger 800 xc
2011 Triumph Sprint GT 1050
1999 Triumph Daytona 955
2002 Triumph Sprint ST 955
2005 Ducati ST4s
2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 xrt


It is not exactly my business but how do you manage

... 39 year hiatus ...

39 years without a motorcycle ?

R.

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2019, 09:19:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by R. [+]

It is not exactly my business but how do you manage

... 39 year hiatus ...

39 years without a motorcycle ?

R.
If the answer is anything like mine, it would be one word: "children".  :038:
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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2019, 09:41:56 PM »
Yamaha YZF 600 Thundercat
Honda Blackbird.

That's it folks.  :002:
Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly.

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2019, 10:53:14 PM »
Well, I'm sure I may forget a few from the 70's. I quite often had multiple rides back then & would usually buy a new one every year and occasionally add a used one. I don't recall all the model years, but I'll take a stab at it. My first one was home made. A late 50s Montgomery Wards bicycle that I fabbed in an early 50's vintage twin cylinder model 72 Maytag 2 cycle gas engine. I think it was in '64 that I put it all together. I don't recall how many times I rebuilt it, but it was broken down about as much as it was running. I finally put it to sleep in 1968. I wish I hadn't dumped the old Maytag in the burn ditch...

My first new bike was a '73 Honda CL200, then...
74 Honda XL350 Honda
1975 KE250 Kaw
1976 TS185 Suzuki
1977 GS400 Suzuki
1977 TS250 Suzuki
1977 TS185 Suzuki
1978 PE400 Suzuki
1978 RM250 Suzuki
1979 SP370 Suzuki
1982 DR400 Suzuki (One of my all time favorites... Wheelie King)
1980? CR250 Honda
1981 GS850 Suzuki
Long dry spell...
2008 KLR650 Kaw
2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer (TEX)

Worst bike I ever owned was the RM250. I hated riding that bike & only owned it for about 2 months.
Best bike ever is my current ride, the TEX, followed closely by my GS850, and the DR400.
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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2019, 04:08:06 AM »
1980 Kawasaki 80 KDM
1975 Kawasaki F9 350
1984 Kawasaki KLR 600
1986 Yamaha XT 350
1990 Kawasaki KLR 650
1996 KTM 690 RXC
2006 Triumph Speed Triple 1050
2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1215
2016 BMW S1000XR
2018 Triumph Explorer

I have been on several Suzuki, Honda, and Ducati even though I never owned them but did ride them for a while.

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Re: Previous Bikes
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2019, 07:30:05 AM »
[quote Originally Posted by R.
It is not exactly my business but how do you manage

... 39 year hiatus ...

39 years without a motorcycle ?

R.[/quote]
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
If the answer is anything like mine, it would be one word: "children".  :038:

Worse.  Horses ...

 


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