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Old 11-20-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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HD owners please list bikes you have or currently ride.

I think it would be interesting to find out what other bikes Harley owners have enjoyed or currently also ride. I'll start it off.

I mean, there has to be a reason why a Harley owner would be a member on an Adventure Rider forum...

'79 Yamaha Daytona Special
'79 Kawasaki 650
'81 Suzuki GS850
'82 Yamaha RD 350 LC
'84 (?) KX 500 Thumper
'85 Yamaha 700 Maxim X
'07 HD Fatboy

'90 Yamaha RZ350
'93 Yamaha FZR 1000
'05 HD Ultra Classic
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:15 AM   #2
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If I made a list like that I would get the: TLDR (too long didn't read)

I have never owned (held title to) A Kawasaki. No reason for that. There are plenty I like... I have ridden MANY. I have sold Many... Just never owned one.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
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I've had several HDs.
Current list is:

2010 HD Ultra Ltd
2007 BMW R1200GSA
2000 Ducati 900SS
1975 BMW R90/6

I now have an appropriate tool for every task except dirtbiking. Since I don't have a car, a bike that can't be ridden there doesn't do me much good.

They all are great bikes IMO and ride them fairly equally but for different purposes.
2007 BMW GS Adventure / 2000 Ducati 900ss / 2010 Harley Ultra Limited / 1975 BMW R90/6 / 2006 DRZ400S
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #4
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Just bought my first Harley, a 2013 Road Glide Ultra. Also have a 2005 Triumph Tiger 955i.

My first bike was an SL100 Honda in '73, have had too many since then to list right now, but...

Best over all bike thus far = 2005 R1200GS (only BMW I've ever owned)

Most functional = 1989 Pacific Coast Honda

Most fun to ride = 1982 IT465 Yamaha
If you're gonna dish it out make sure it tastes good.

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Old 11-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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'83 Yamaha Maxim
'95 Triumph Thunderbird
'73 Honda CB350
'71 Guzzi Ambassador
'68 BSA Lightning
'06 HD 1200R

'68 Honda CT90
'63 Honda Dream
'76 RD400
'12 HD Switchback
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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Had 03 1200 Sporty

Home assembled softtail, Kraftec frame

Home assembled rigid, Kraftec


94 FXR

FL 4 speed build, Kraftec again

13 G650GS

73 Norton Commando

I really miss the Sportster.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #7
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Had= List too damn long

Have= Roadking with sidecar
Two Reflex scooters
Yamaha SR500
Yamaha TTR250

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Old 11-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #8
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Dang where's that list?
The crows seemed to be calling his name, thought Caw.

2008 Buell Ulysses
2008 Triumph Scrambler
2004 HD Heritage Softail
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:54 PM   #9
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Currently, licensed and insured, in order of acquisition. No working man has enough time to ride and take care of 6 bikes, much less realistically think I will ever get one of the XS 650's built. Thanks for reminding me I am crazy.

'02 BMW R1150R
'08 KLR
'08 TW 200
'87 BMW R65
'96 DR 200

and a Chinese scooter

'75 XS 650
'77 XS 650
'mid 80's Suzuki TS 185

If I could only have one I would keep the KLR, second choice R65. If I sold any, it would be a toss up between the HD or the R1150R which would go first. Both are nice bikes but neither really suits the kind of riding I like to do.

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Old 11-21-2013, 04:14 AM   #10
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Location: Red Five standing by
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Currently insured and registered: 03 Road Glide, 08 Buell Lightning

Running but uninsured and unregistered: 94 Ninja 600c, 76 kz750b, 73 cb750, 81 cb650c

Not running/in pieces: 73 cb500, 75 cb750, 76 cb750 chopper

I would like to have a dirtbike, I'd put studded tires on and hit the ice.

Bikes I used to own: 80-something KZ440, 94 Ninja 600c, 08 ZX14, 03 Blast.
Originally Posted by dogjaw
I'm a bike slut, I love them all

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Old 11-21-2013, 06:44 AM   #11
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Current rides:

2009 Road Glide
2013 F800GS


1988 XL1200
1992 FLHS
1993 R100R
2006 KLR650
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:18 AM   #12
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'89 FXR
'10 Road King Police model (going away next spring)
'00 Road King Classic

In the past? I dunno, the only non HD's I've owned were these

'83? Ascot (too small!!)
'69 XS650, (nice enough bike, but the Sportster that replaced it was nicer)
66 250 Suzuki twin two smoker. (quick, fun bike. Small too but I was 16 and limber, made it work)
'64 Honda 50 Scrambler (Had a lot of fun on dirt roads with that bike!)
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:28 AM   #13
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Thumpers and V-twins is all I have ever ridden and all that I probably ever will.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:45 PM   #14
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1960 Panhead Duo-Glide
1953 Indian Chief
1924 Indian Big Chief
1972 Ducati 250
2001 Buell S3
2004 DRZ 400
2008 KLR 650
2013 Super Tenere

2011 Ninja 1000
2008 Buell Super TT
2003 Ducati 620 Monster
1985 Ninja 600
1939 Indian Sport Scout
1937 Indian Sport Scout
1915 Indian 3 speed
1960 BMW R50
1951 BMW R51
1969 Royal Enfield Interceptor
1941 Indian 741 Military
1931 Harley VL
1984 Moto Guzzi LeMans
1983 Moto Morini 500
1980 Moto Morini 500
1981 Moto Morini 350
1982 KDX 250
1973 Bultaco Pursang
1968 Triumph 500
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #15
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2005 HD Road King
2003 Honda XRL 650
1974 Yamaha TY 250
1974 Honda CT 90
1972 Honda CB 350
1974 HD Z 90
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