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Old 04-02-2011, 03:15 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by NJ-Brett View Post
I would love to have a pile of bikes.
I would need to win the lottery, retire, buy a place with a BIG garage/workshop first though.
With working, having limited space, I need to have only one bike, which also allows more riding time and less time working on bikes.
I like working on bikes, but I only have so much time and money, and would rather ride one bike in good shape then work on a bunch trying to keep them running instead of riding.

After I win the lottery, when its not nice riding weather, or I get tired of trips to where its nice riding weather all the time, I would love to restore old vintage bikes.
Old Triumphs, Harleys, old dual sports like the xl250/sl350/etc.
Maybe even build custom bikes, something like an old Triumph Daytona with a smooth engine and a 5 or 6 speed trans.

Any day now.....

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Old 04-03-2011, 08:59 PM   #92
I can't ride where?
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OK,OK it's the same one with 2 sets of wheels. Does it still count?

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:02 PM   #93
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I had two KLRs. My 2005 was being repaired and 685'd so I bought a 2003 while waiting. Sold the 2003 after the 2005 was back on the road. I thought about keeping the wheels and parting out the rest but it was a nice running, shifting, and riding KLR.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:24 AM   #94
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Why stop at two?

F650 - My "street" bike.

KLX400 - In town commuter (mostly for work), woods basher, ect.............

TE610 - Wanted to have something in between the 650 and the 400.

The Husky puts the biggest smile on my face and I was going to sell the KLX after I bought it, but that little 400 fits me like a pair of old comfortable jeans
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:30 AM   #95
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Comes down to $ and room.

I got 2. TW200 & LC4 640e. Fun around town bike and a big street legal dirt bike.

Also have a V4 as well as a V-twin.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:46 PM   #96
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:52 PM   #97
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Its important to have a backup bike for when one is broke...
Now I almost have one of my two unbroken! Shop mechanic, never again!
Okay so I'm not Super Man. I'm just the jack of many trades, master of some yet to find and as the world turns that would only be for a matter of time.

Okay, screw it, stop the world I'm getting off.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:00 AM   #98
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just picked up a lil ttr 125l for my nephew

Two thumpers to ride, one street/trail, the other just trail. The TTR is for learning, thought a smaller easy to handle bike would be a good choice. Got a good deal on it, and will not lose much money when I sell it for a larger dual sport.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:19 AM   #99
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Two here:

'08 TE610 - My Baja bike

'07 KLX250 - My woods bike

I'm not counting the two TT-R110E's that my sons ride.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:42 AM   #100
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2 thumpers

I feel so common here

'08 KLR My 3rd KLR about 92000 miles total

'08 WR My riding buddy from Berlin loves to ride it when he's here.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:21 AM   #101
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3 thumpers

I have a heavily modified dr650 for dual sport and trails. A 650 v strom for touring and street.

My wife has a wr250r and a plated ttr125, she also has an sv650.

I keep looking at craigs list and saying "I do not need another bike''.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:26 AM   #102
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Why only 2 ????????
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Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote" Ben Franklin

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Old 12-16-2011, 12:01 PM   #103
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Originally Posted by Wylie View Post
Now I almost have one of my two unbroken! ....
Same here except I have thrre broken. It is killing me waiting on parts and missed what might be our last two relatively warm weekends for quite some time. Of course, my MXC200 isn't technically a thumper. But given that it is a street legal single, it counts for me.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:09 PM   #104
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4 Thumpers here, cuz I like 'em and cuz I can :) (granted, one of them is my wife's ride)

2002 DR650 - Commuter/touring/trail bike

The Wife's 2008 DR-Z400SM - also her commuter/touring bike. She doesn't like the gravel so much, tho... yet

The woods/mx/dirt missile - 2000 KTM 520 - this bike truly scares the begeebuz out of me sometimes. Custom graphics by yours truly

And the latest addition, because I needed a winter project to work on. A coworker was ready to take this to the junker so I picked it up for next to nothing - a 1998 (I think?) TW200
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:13 PM   #105
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My two thumpers....


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