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#1 SeizedBalt

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:29 am

If so, what model(s) and why?

 

I'm curious as for the first 10 few years of my riding I only had one bike. During summers off from studies I would get signed up as a courier in London save money for the bike expenses of the year to come as well as pay off the overdraft of the year gone by.

 

One year, I either couldn't find a company bike or could finally afford the insane insurance rates (can't recall which) and I got myself a fun XBR500 to deliver those oh so important documents from this office to that. From that point on, I pretty much had at least two bikes at any given time.  

 

Over here, (in Estonia), I took things down a slightly different route by having only one bike, but buying a Ural sidecar combination as, at the time, I knew I'd be climbing the walls if I couldn't get on a saddle for the whole 6 months of the year when ice and snow can cover the land.

 

So now I have that Ural (although its not been turned over for about 5 years), the TDM because I wanted something newer and more powerful, and my Transalp just because it is too good a bike to sell!!


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#2 Snowbird

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:58 am

I've had an xt600e for years that's barely ever used, just can't be arsed to sell it, I should sell really for a bit more space but happy to keep unless someone desperate offers silly money for it.

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 10:03 am

Mine are a Yamaha MT-07 and a Honda Rebel. Both different enough from each other to give me variety.
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Posted 21 May 2020 - 10:34 am

If a modest lottery win were to come my way and I could stomach giving the same dealership yet more of my money after the CCT debacle, then I will say they have a very nice Versys 1000 in there and a Guzzi Bellagio. Typically customs are not my thing, but the Bellagio is understated, yet stylish enough to catch my eye and I think that the 70-odd BHP probably come with enough torque to make for a very relaxing ride.

 

Would make a nice tourer with a unassuming screen fitted.

 

The Versys appeals because of the sheer power in a nimble set-up that doesn't require that I sit in a position that puts my backside further off the ground than my chin....



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 11:34 am

I have 1 working bike and another that hasn't moved in 10 years because I'm the world's greatest procrastinator, well I would be if I could get round to it

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 12:22 pm

 I'm the world's greatest procrastinator, well I would be if I could get round to it

 

I challenge you for the title: my girlfriend says my credentials in this respect are pretty impressive!

 

Out of curiosity what is the unused bike? And will it ever run again?


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 12:26 pm

One of these laid in the back of the shed - will be selling next year (was going to sell this year but na na na na nineteen put the squash on that).

 

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 12:53 pm

Got a Tracer, TDM900 and 2 Honda Dominators. Soon to be one dominator hopefully.


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 01:48 pm

 
I challenge you for the title: my girlfriend says my credentials in this respect are pretty impressive!
 
Out of curiosity what is the unused bike? And will it ever run again?

Kawasaki ZX7R in the best colour....red

I have promised myself it will run again sometime this decade.

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 02:50 pm

Nice bike Al.  You ridden it lately ?

 

 

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 03:19 pm

Not ridden lately - too fat to fit :lol:


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 04:26 pm

One of these laid in the back of the shed - will be selling next year (was going to sell this year but na na na na nineteen put the squash on that).

 

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That is beautiful!!  What engine size is it? 4-stroke, or 2?



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 04:35 pm

xs400 tracker and FZ600 in gulf colours


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 07:20 pm

600 Tenere for nostalgic reasons, goes off road very well. TDM 900 for long distance and a blast. 700 Tenere for sheer fun and grin factor.

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 07:32 pm

i did recently get up to 4 bikes due to  my laziness and a Triumph dealer making me an offer I couldn't refuse - but I've settled now on the TDM and a Tiger Sport. I tend to use the Tiger Sport for longer distance/holidays and the TDM was for commuting - although obviously that's changed recently and will do permanently as I''m retiring come the beginning of August. I'm thinking of a change but not sure what to.....if I had the room I'd keep the TDM especially as I don't believe it will be a sellers market for a while.


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 07:54 pm

Just sold my 1997 Ducati 900SS, watched it go up the road yesterday and confess to a lump in my throat and slight misting of the eye, those old V-twins don't half pump out the pollutants!

That leaves my Tracer 700, a Suzuki T350 from 1972, a Honda CB500/4 from 73 and a pretty little Honda NC24 VFR400R from 88. More than enough and all have different characteristics.


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:02 pm

:lol:


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:02 pm

 

That is beautiful!!  What engine size is it? 4-stroke, or 2?

500 4-stroke single


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:20 pm

a pretty little Honda NC24 VFR400R from 88.


NC24s!

Ive had 4 of those over the years!!

Great bikes, just a shame about the 16 front, IMO.

500 4-stroke single


Just like my XBR, but prettier!

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Nice!!

I do like those! Whatever colour!

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 10:00 pm

The shed is still as per my sig line. The venerable 98 TDM, my G/F's 96 DT 230 Lanza, a 93 CRM 250R and my wee Gas gas trials bike for gym work.

 

I had to decline a TDR 250 project bike awhile back, the bike was cheap as chips but extending the shed not so much.

 

The shed is also the reason I don't have a Beta 200rr and a T7.

 

In hindsight I could have achieved a lot more during lockdown if Jacinda had given me more of a heads up. All the toilet paper I have is not much use for building.


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