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Old 02-07-2011, 06:31 AM   #16
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Its hard to justify having only two, before school I had five singles (raced 125 and 250cc classes in MX and HS). Now just two (well, plus the wife's two plus the one that lives in Colorado). I make due with one as the trail rider/dual sporter and one as the MX'er. Don't know how I could get by with just one - really need to add another for going fast in the woods, ship one off to SoCal for baja runs and then a trials bike would be good as would a supermoto...
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:42 AM   #17
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Thumpers

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:20 AM   #18
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two thumpers ? yeah why not

I ride the 640-E when riding more slab, the 525EXC when I'll be more in the dirt. It' a good combo!
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:25 AM   #19
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Its important to have a backup bike for when one is broke...
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:27 AM   #20
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Fly rods

Bikes are like fly rods, you need a four weight for small streams and you need a 8 weight for big water.......

so a WR 450 out west is nice

and a F650 Dakar lets the GF ride along behind on gravel roads, and doesn't beat you up on the slab.

And that is barely enough, want to add a 2 smoke trials or YZ 125 for a feather weight (2 weight) someday
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:53 AM   #21
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KLR250; KLR650; now . . . I need next, a . . . oh, hello, dear!

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Old 02-07-2011, 08:48 AM   #22
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Justify? Fuck that I'm single.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:09 AM   #23
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I'd be willing to bet that more people own two or more than own just one.

Currently I own 3.

It's damn near impossible to keep a bike running all the time, so you need a backup bike. Then you see a good deal on craigslist and you have 3. Then you...

The point is that it just never really ends.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:31 AM   #24
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A while back I looked around the garage. Everything I owned was either a V8 or a thumper. At one point I think it was 6 V8's and about as many thumpers (although some were not transportation, pressure washer, hedge trimmer, etc.). I thought it was a little interesting tht I had nothing in between. As a note, they all ran too.

Now I am down to only 3 V8's (sold 4, gained 1), 1 V6 (new daily driver) and (lets see; 3 bikes, pressure washer, hedge trimmer, spare snow blower engine) 6 1-lungers of which 3 are bikes. I am sure that number will continue to change. I have a few spare engines that need to find new homes, and keep looking at now ones that I want in my home.

I am also happy my tire count is going down as well. Only have about 30 tires to maintain these days (includes trailers, bicycle, hand truck, anything with a valve stem). That is about half of what it was in the old days. Better then my friends 100+, and that was a heavy plus as it was getting closer to 200.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:50 AM   #25
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For several years I owned these three;
02 XR650R
03 KLR650
99 XR250R

Justification was the XR650R needed for Baja and semi long distance adventure rides with some rough sections.

The KLR650 was for easy adventure touring and local twisty road rides.

XR250R was pure dirt, haul bike to trail head.

Have since replaced with these three, only one thumper;
09 DR650
06 DL1000
04 KDX220

Don't really need any justification. At the time I just wanted all three but my idea of perfect stable is constantly changing.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:03 PM   #26
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just me but,
i'm using my one dr650 in a very wide range of settings.
except for hardcore singletrack and wide open paved roads, this 1 bike handles alot. i've run down the interstate keeping with traffic and gone over engineer pass fully loaded with gear on the same trip.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:09 PM   #27
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xr200 kids
drz400s honey
ktm690e new to me

more to come if i can figure out how to get a few more $$$$$$ out of the piggy bank.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:10 PM   #28
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No need to justify it at all...

Can you afford it?
Do you have room?
Do you want it?

If you answered at least two of the above as 'Yes'... thats all the reason you need :)

I've got:

'07 YZ250V [plated]
'97 CR500R [plated]
'98 CR500R
'01 FS650E [plated]

plus a couple of street bikes.. but those are boring in comparison :)
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:03 PM   #29
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klr 650
xr 400

Not sure if I will add another or not.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:19 PM   #30
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