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Re: What have you owned?
Reply #20 on: 04 March, 2021, 03:54:01 AM
Kawasaki Z500
Honda CBR 1100 Super Blackbird
Triumph Tiger 1050
BMW 1200 GSA
Suzuki DRZ 400
Triumph ST 1050
Triumph 1050 Tiger Sport

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Re: What have you owned?
Reply #21 on: 04 March, 2021, 12:49:56 PM
Not in order, just grouped by brand. Never made a list before, did not realize this many have come and gone in the 40 years I have been riding!

07 Ducati Monster S2R1000
68 Hodaka Ace 100 (someone gave it to me)
75 Honda CB360T (first street bike)
84 Honda VF500F Interceptor
90 Honda Hawk GT 650
99 Honda Super Hawk 996 (Firestorm)
01 Honda CBR929RR (Fireblade)
02 Honda CRF450R (off road only)
72 Kawasaki 350 S2 (two stroke triple)
88 Kawasaki ZX750 Ninja
96 Kawasaki EX500 Ninja
77 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans Mk1
96 Suzuki DR350SE
01 Suzuki SV650N
02 Suzuki SV650S
03 Suzuki SV1000S
03 Suzuki DRZ400S (converted to Supermoto)
14 Triumph Street Triple 675R
91 Yamaha FZR1000

Currently own:
08 Triumph Tiger 1050 (keeper!)
11 Suzuki DRZ400S (dirt roads and crap weather)
20 Moto Guzzi V85TT (Hamlin made me a deal I couldn't refuse :001:)
Last Edit: 04 March, 2021, 12:58:09 PM by gosling 1
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Re: What have you owned?
Reply #22 on: 07 March, 2021, 07:20:20 PM
Well not as many bikes as some of you..
1982 suzuki 50cc moped in Cyprus
Yamaha RD125 DX passed my test on it in 1984
1984 Kawasaki GPZ305
1978 Honda CB400T a tank of a bike with a full aftermarket fairing, worst bike i have owned  :004:
1984 Kawasaki GT550 shaft drive. Lovely bike..
Then 26 years break from biking
2007 Suzuki 650 Bandit.. for really uncomfortable riding position and very top heavy.
2010 Tiger 1050 SE (still got for a little while)
2019 Tiger Sport as of a few days ago..  :046:
Yam RD125 DX, Kwak GPZ305, Honda CB400T, 1983 Kwak GT550, Suzuki GSF650 Bandit, Tiger 1050SE, 2019 Tiger Sport .... got there in the end.

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Re: What have you owned?
Reply #23 on: 08 March, 2021, 07:58:34 PM
Wow - I feel so out of league with y'all. I "converted" from human-powered two-wheelers to engine-powered about 13 years ago and have owned only two of the later. I only have garage space for one at a time, and tend to keep my bikes for a long time. There are 3 bicycles sharing the garage with the Tiger (Kona MTB, Softride TT, Giant road bike). I suppose if I got rid of all the bicycles I might be able to fit another motorcycle...now there's a thought...

2006 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
2012 Tiger 1050 SE

I've had a bit of fly-and-ride rental time on others - I always come back to my Tiger with a smile on my face.

Harley Roadglide (3 days, 900 miles in Southern California)
BMW RT 1100 (3 days, 1000 miles in Nevada)
Indian Roadmaster (3 days, 1000 miles in Nevada & Colorado)
BMW 1200 GS (3 days, 1000 miles in Portugal)
BMW 1250 GS (5 days, 1200 miles in Spain & France)
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2012 Tiger 1050 SE

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Re: What have you owned?
Reply #24 on: 08 March, 2021, 10:08:00 PM
*Originally Posted by gosling 1 [+]
Not in order, just grouped by brand. Never made a list before, did not realize this many have come and gone in the 40 years I have been riding!

07 Ducati Monster S2R1000
68 Hodaka Ace 100 (someone gave it to me)
75 Honda CB360T (first street bike)
84 Honda VF500F Interceptor
90 Honda Hawk GT 650
99 Honda Super Hawk 996 (Firestorm)
01 Honda CBR929RR (Fireblade)
02 Honda CRF450R (off road only)
72 Kawasaki 350 S2 (two stroke triple)
88 Kawasaki ZX750 Ninja
96 Kawasaki EX500 Ninja
77 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans Mk1
96 Suzuki DR350SE
01 Suzuki SV650N
02 Suzuki SV650S
03 Suzuki SV1000S
03 Suzuki DRZ400S (converted to Supermoto)
14 Triumph Street Triple 675R
91 Yamaha FZR1000

Currently own:
08 Triumph Tiger 1050 (keeper!)
11 Suzuki DRZ400S (dirt roads and crap weather)
20 Moto Guzzi V85TT (Hamlin made me a deal I couldn't refuse :001:)

Probably shouldnt do it on this thread, but Id be interested in your thoughts so far on the Guzzi
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Re: What have you owned?
Reply #25 on: 08 March, 2021, 10:25:02 PM
Starting from 1966 …..

1961 James Superswift 250 – Villiers 2T 2-stroke engine, built-in smoke screen included.
1959 Triumph Speed Twin – in maroon, the ‘upturned dustbin’ rear end. Then 4-wheels offered greater commuting appeal for a while. Followed by:
1953 Royal Enfield 350 rigid – non-runner cost £2, fixed electrics and exhaust held on with wire.
1954 Norton ES2 500 single – ex-sidecar hack cost £8. Much repair work later, went round Europe on it in 1974. Still did 80 mpg, and side-stand was a wooden T-piece.
1970s BSA Lightning 650 unit twin – looked beautiful but vibrated so much that after one Euro trip I couldn’t uncurl my fingers. Quickly sold it.
1970s Norton Commando 850 Mk 2A – (only bike bought new) fantastic machine, gas-flowed the head so it would walk away from anything at lights. Wonderful Harley-like torque. But high-speed steering weave, so eventually changed to:
1970s Norton Commanda 850 Mk 3 electric start – no steering weave but ate camshafts! Rebuilt motor one winter in my bedroom in shared flat. Finally wanted something reliable, so:
1978 BMW R80/7 – bought with 900 miles so had to run in. This bike has been round north Africa and I still have it.
BMW R1100GS – very comfy, but only 5 gears and top heavy, I kept dropping it manoeuvering around back garden. Then went into a showroom and saw:
Honda VFR800 Mk 1 – in stealth black. Loved the sound of the exhaust, from low speed throb to high-rev crackle. Kept a few years but needed luggage for commuting to Brussels, so:
BMW R1050RT – six gears, built-in panniers, fully faired and wide seat, amazingly comfy for those long motorway trips. But not very exciting to ride, then:
2004 BMW K1200GT – this bike had it all, speed, comfort, fairing, heated grips and seat, panniers. In Navy Blue drivers often thought it was a plain-clothes police bike.  It could cruise all day at 100 mph, and I did absolutely nothing to it except ride - kept it for 10 years. But it weighed 360 Kg, and an absolute pig to push anywhere, so:
2009 Triumph Tiger 1050 – matt black and grey, really smart looking. 100 kilos lighter than the BM and almost as capable. But headlights crap, seat uncomfortably high and panniers tiny, then:
2014 Triumph Tiger Sport – the present machine, much modified from standard and still my all-rounder.
And lately, 1978 Moto Guzzi California 850 T3 – a bike I’ve lusted after, so when non-runner came up in Germany I took a punt. Spent the winter fixing up and learning about MG peculiarities. Now running, but still to test on longer rides. Prognosis not bad, considering 1970s technology.

Let me see – that’s about 54 years riding! Might be time for a seat replacement …..  :002:


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Re: What have you owned?
Reply #26 on: 09 March, 2021, 07:49:32 AM
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Starting from 1966 …..

Let me see – that’s about 54 years riding! Might be time for a seat replacement …..  :002:

More like time for a hip replacement..  :001: :164:

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Re: What have you owned?
Reply #27 on: 09 March, 2021, 08:15:56 AM
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
More like time for a hip replacement..  :001: :164:

 :745: And a knee for me.
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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Re: What have you owned?
Reply #28 on: 09 March, 2021, 12:01:14 PM
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Probably shouldnt do it on this thread, but Id be interested in your thoughts so far on the Guzzi

Picked it up late in the season, shortly before the weather turned to crap. Only about 1500 miles on it so far. I'll take some pictures and start another thread about it. :028:
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Re: What have you owned?
Reply #29 on: 09 March, 2021, 07:58:38 PM
*Originally Posted by gosling 1 [+]
Picked it up late in the season, shortly before the weather turned to crap. Only about 1500 miles on it so far. I'll take some pictures and start another thread about it. :028:

Yeah, that would be good, probably not the bike for me, but there is something about them that intrigues me
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