+++Dream bike Garage+++

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by n8mandy, May 28, 2015.

  1. curtis6870

    curtis6870 Long timer

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    I really believe regret will make an appearance after the newness wears off. Unless you are doing some massive tours(which of course requires lots of time off work) its just not necessary. You could buy a gently used bandit 1250 and upgrade to a good touring seat, spending 25% of the price of a new or newish FJR. Then have enough left to get a badass toy, like a Ducati.
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  2. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    I told my GF that but she's stuck around.:evil
    Its gonna be atleast a couple years probaly before i can buy one so i would be getting a used bike and i know a sales guy that would let my do a weekend test drive with it. I might not even want one then and i figure if i didn't like it i could sell it and if i lose some money then it was a learning experience.

    Besides this is my dream garage so hopefully i'm a millionaire and work isn't a issue.:clap
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  3. Vertical C

    Vertical C Long timer

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    Can I have multiple garages all round the world?

    Like a Klr650 in Lima.
    A Ducati in Rome.
    And a Road King in Colorado.
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  4. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    Or just put a c130 in one garage to transport your bikes:lol3
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  5. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    I had a feeling someone would do this, sure, knock yourself out.
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  6. CJ3Flyer

    CJ3Flyer Long timer Supporter

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    Oh yes... :clap:clap:clap
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  7. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    As a pilot, you probably have an even better suggestion for the plane. I was just being lazy and went with teh cargo plane that I know.
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  8. dixiethedog

    dixiethedog Day tripper

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    Im lucky enough to have a nice workshop with welding gear,spray painting equipment,a milling machine,tube bender,lathe.... so I made a start on what would be a dream bike or two.
    My first idea of a dream bike was a (kind of )replica of a bike that got me interested in drag racing in my youth.
    Steve Burn's ultimate streetbike winning turbo suzuki from about the mid to late 80's. Showing my age now.:D
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    I have one of these bikes in storage,but for the project started with a frame,I then bought a gsxr11 donor for the engine and a few bit's,and I bought a turbo.
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  9. dixiethedog

    dixiethedog Day tripper

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    Then moving quickly on,I thought a turbo B(l)andit would be a good dream tool.
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    As well as the idea of a chopper....
    I couldnt get the supercharger to fit the frame,so went turbo...
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    Mock up with turbo
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    I wont bore you with other "what I thought would be dream bike's" that litter my workshop.:D

    My dream now would be that somebody would come along and take them all away from me and replace them with a BMW R1200RT or a nice shiney Yamaha FJR1300.
    Id now much rather be out on the road than inside a workshop!!!
    I have my Busa,but thats not a dream bike for me.
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  10. choppahead

    choppahead Been here awhile

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    I'll play...

    1) my Shovelhead
    2) my new Scout
    3) Mark Walker's "Big Ned"
    4) Steve McQueen's Indian Chief chopper
    5) Mickey Rourke's FXR from HD and the Marlboro Man
    6) custom Vmax streetfighter
    7) Custom '45 Knucklehead from Easyriders (1982)
    8) Vincent Black Shadow
    9) Victory Project 156
    10) Indian Larry's 'Wild Child'
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  11. MadMike32

    MadMike32 Stuck in a cage

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    Hm, need some diversity.
    1) Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré
    2) Aprilia SXV 5.5
    3) Bimota Tesi 3D
    4) Honda CBR600RR
    5) Honda RC213V-S
    6) BMW R100GSPD
    7) BMW R100S
    8) BMW R75/Zundapp KS 750
    9) Honda CBX
    10) Yamaha XJ650 Seca Turbo

    Gotta the adventure bikes covered, the fun street bikes covered, and the cool pieces of motorcycle history sorta covered. Really should probably throw in some more practical sport-tourers and city bikes, and probably a small dual-sport, but whatever. These are more fun.
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  12. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    I'll start with all 5 of the bikes I've ever owned.
    1. Ninja250 or 300
    2. DL650 - for when you have no idea what kind of riding you are going to do.
    3. WR250R - for when you want to explore and not worry about having to turn around
    4. VFR800 - because it is more than fast enough to get me in trouble but I can put plenty of miles on it.
    5. Ural ct - because I just bought one and to not include it wouldn't be right.
    6. DRz400 sm - because SuMo
    7. Bandit with a sidecar like pictured on the front of the yellow book because it is just so badass.
    8. R1200GS or 1290KTM just to see what the fuss is about
    9. Ducati Scrambler - fun lightweight modern UJM, but well European
    10. Duke 390 Because well, it will be awesome

    I know, no real sport bikes and nothing too hardcore off-road in there. I'm just not interested in going but so fast and I don't like stuff much rougher than two track forest roads.
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  13. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    Hmmm, dream bikes :)

    A Moto Guzzi....can't make my mind up as to which one though :) Can I have one of each?
    A HD 1200 sportster
    BMW R1200GS
    An Aprilia RSV4F Factory
    A Fireblade
    a BSA Gold Star
    A Ducati
    My Africa Twin
    A naked Suzuki 1100efi
    A Honda CB1000

    I need a bigger garage :p
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  14. bbagwell

    bbagwell Been here awhile

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    In no particular order:

    1) Yamaha TW200 (already own one) Just fun to ride in the woods and great to let the wife ride on the trails.

    2) Suzuki DR 650 (already own one) Just a good all around bike for most things.

    3) BMW F800GS - Longer rides, more comfort and power then the DR.

    4) Suzuki DRZ400 Supermoto - Fun hooligan bike around town.

    5) Ural - I just like the way they look, and like the idea of a sidecar.

    6) Husky TE250/310 - Fun trail bike. More power and suspension then the TW200.

    7) Kawasaki Vulcan or other cruiser style. My wife has a Vulcan 500, it is a fun and comfortable bike.

    8) Yamaha FJR 1300 - Long road trips.

    9) Ducati Scrambler - Look fun as hell.

    10) Suzuki TU250 - Look fun as hell to ride around town.
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  15. CSI

    CSI Long timer

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    1. Ducati 1199 Paningale
    2. Yamaha R1M
    3. Honda RC30
    4. Yamaha FZR400
    5. 75 Honda CB 125 (my 1st street legal bike)
    6. 88 Kawasaki Ninja 600 ( had one, and put 80k on it before selling it off due to kids.
    7. 2015 HD CVO Ultra Limited
    8. 2015 Anniversary Edition Wing (upgraded with Traxxion suspension
    9. BMW SS100R
    10. Aprilia RSV4

    Some are "just to have"...some are "because I had one in the past", and some would be for the joy of riding.

    I'd be willing to swap out either 9 or 10 for a good mid weight dual sport.
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  16. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    You've got to narrow it down a little at least, v3, Norge, ambassador, California classic, Stelvio, the new California... they're all pretty different:evil
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  17. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    3,4. and 10 are easy enough to look up, but my memory of Easyriders from 82 ain't what it used to be. :rofl
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  18. LeChatNoir

    LeChatNoir artiste

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    i'll play too.
    although i have the start of mine so far.
    1)Harley-Davidson XR1200X (check)
    2) SuperMoto (DRZ400SM- Check)
    3) Scrambler (Ducati Full Throttle Check)

    4) CB750 DOHC- (Check)

    5) Ducati SuperMono

    6) 1939 Indian Chief

    7) 1929 Excelsior KJ inline4

    8) Flat track (ProSingle or twin) bike for race day

    9) Tridays Triumph Scrambler

    10)DP Customs TopFuel II (with mags)

    honorable mentions- Triumph Rocket III, KTM 990 ADV, KTM 690 Duke,
    Ural because with 10 bikes i can have one.
    my old Suzuki GS500 twin...
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  19. svs

    svs Posts too much... Supporter

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    A smartly decorated office must compliment any garage!

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  20. stevo7706

    stevo7706 Been here awhile

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    Why no dirtbikes in the "dream garage"? Mostly lame cruisers, did anybody ride a yz80 when they were young?
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