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It's a sickness but it beats hanging out in Girly bars.

1984 Yamaha Virago 1000
1983 Honda V65 Magna
1984 Honda V45 Magna
1984 Honda V65 Sabre
1975 Honda CB750F Super Sport
1983 Honda CR80
1975 Honda TL125 Trials
1990 CR500
1985 Honda V45 Magna
1984 Kawasaki 750 Spectre
1983 Yamaha Venture Royale
1982 Honda CX500 Turbo
1983 Honda CR250
1987 Honda CB1000 Hurricane
1987 Honda VFR700R
1992 Honda CR125
1986 Honda VFR700R
1985 Honda GL1200 Aspencade
1987 Honda VFR750F
1986 BMW K100RS
1987 Honda VF700 Magna
1987 BMW K100RS
1993 Honda ST1100
1991 Honda ST1100
1988 BMW K100RS
1993 BMW K100RS
1999 BMW R1100S
2002 BMWK1200LT
2008 Yamaha FJR
2014 Yamaha FJRES
2017 Honda GL1800
2005 Honda ST1300
2005 Honda ST1300 (yep 2 of them)
2002 Buell S3T POS!!!!!
1995 BMW K1100RS
1985 GL1200 SEI
2003 Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird
1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100
2003 BMW R1100S
2001 BMW R1100S
2018 GL1800
You are my hero. :whistle:
 

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I made this sometime back, and I think it's complete. The 1st one was bought in 1966. I still have the FJR and the ZRX.

1. ’65 Honda CB160
2. ’66 Yamaha 305
3. ’65 Honda CL72
4. ’65 Bultaco Sherpa
5. ’69 Suzuki 500 Titan
6. ‘71 Suzuki 120
7. ’70 Suzuki 90
8. ’68 Kawasaki 120
9. ’72 Suzuki 125
10. ’73 Suzuki 185
11. ’74 Yamaha XS650
12. ’75 Yamaha RD250
13. ’77 Yamaha XS400
14. ’78 Yamaha XS750
15. ’76 Yamaha 650 Special
16. ’74 Yamaha DT400
17. ’75 Yamaha 250 motocrosser
18. ’79 Yamaha RD400
19. ’80 Yamaha XS850
20. ’83 Suzuki GS550
21. ’86 Yamaha FJ1200
22. ’92 Kawasaki Voyager XII
23. ’99 Kawasaki ZRX1100
24. ’02 Honda Gold Wing
25. ’13 Yamaha FJR1300
26. ’06 Burgman 650
 
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No way I can list all of the various pieces of junk I have owned through out the years but I can list off some of my favorites and the ones that made me into the squid I am today.
Most memorable bike I ever owned was the Yami TW 200 as a kid. I took that thing to places nobody should have ever tried to take a bike and I beat the hell out of it but it would never die.
My brother in law gave me his 80 something Gasgas 325 trials bike when I was about 13-14ish and that was one of my favorite machines of all time, it let me get into places in the Adirondacks that most dirtbikes/ATV's would never have a shot of getting to. I once got escorted a few miles out of the ADK park in the 90's by DEC for taking it on showshoe trails. Good times.
If it had a CR, XR, XRL or XT sticker on the side in the front of its cc's I owned more then one at some point. I saved every dollar earned and lunch money in secret to buy a buddies uncles CR 500 because my parents were adamant that I should never have a bike that powerful. That was the first time I was forced to respect a bike because it will kill you. Only bike that reminded me of it was a friends CR 250 that was a pure race bike but I felt more in control on the CR 250's then I ever did on the 500.
Shadows, CB750's-900's a phase where I thought trading my CBR 600 at the time for a Gixxer 750 was a good idea. It wasn't and I stand firm in my belief that Suzukis (and Kawi's) are trash.
A CBR 1100 XX I lost my license on. Great bike for someone not 22 years old and invincible.
Went through a Supermoto phase before it was cool. Had a DRZ (trash) and a YZF and then spent a bunch of time at the Vermont DMV and money converting a CR with Off Road title to an on road vehicle. Sold it for a great profit and bough a Ducati HyperMotard because I thought they looked cool. They indeed look cool but that's about all it had going for it. Bought a Husqvarna SMR 510 and had a lot of fun with that lil bad boy and still own it. Had a 03 GW 1800 and loved it but had a kiddo and thought I was giving the bikes up. 5 years later and I needed the wind again. I wanted a sportbike engine on a bike that could be ridden the distance of the GW. Here I am.
 

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Hmmm, a little foggy on some of the years. Some were owned concurrently....

1975 Honda CB350 Scrambler
1976 Honda CL360
1982 Yamaha Virago 600?
1978 Honda CB750K
198? Honda CB750F
198? Harley 883 Sportster
1992 Kawi Zephyr 750
1995 Kawi ZX6 E2 Ninja
1999 Kawi ZRX1100
2006 Yami FZ1
2006 Kawi 636
1987 Yami Venture Royale
2006 Honda ST1300
2015 Yami FJR1300
 

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It's a sickness but it beats hanging out in Girly bars.

1984 Yamaha Virago 1000
1983 Honda V65 Magna
1984 Honda V45 Magna
1984 Honda V65 Sabre
1975 Honda CB750F Super Sport
1983 Honda CR80
1975 Honda TL125 Trials
1990 CR500
1985 Honda V45 Magna
1984 Kawasaki 750 Spectre
1983 Yamaha Venture Royale
1982 Honda CX500 Turbo
1983 Honda CR250
1987 Honda CB1000 Hurricane
1987 Honda VFR700R
1992 Honda CR125
1986 Honda VFR700R
1985 Honda GL1200 Aspencade
1987 Honda VFR750F
1986 BMW K100RS
1987 Honda VF700 Magna
1987 BMW K100RS
1993 Honda ST1100
1991 Honda ST1100
1988 BMW K100RS
1993 BMW K100RS
1999 BMW R1100S
2002 BMWK1200LT
2008 Yamaha FJR
2014 Yamaha FJRES
2017 Honda GL1800
2005 Honda ST1300
2005 Honda ST1300 (yep 2 of them)
2002 Buell S3T POS!!!!!
1995 BMW K1100RS
1985 GL1200 SEI
2003 Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird
1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100
2003 BMW R1100S
2001 BMW R1100S
2018 GL1800
I had an '86 V65 Magna bought second hand in 1997 (? I think) with 3 K miles on it. I added about 70K miles onto it before I traded it in for the (then) all new 2003 FJR1300. I loved the sound and toque of that 1100cc V4. Never had any issues with it - I just wanted a more suitable bike for long distance rides with my wife as a pillion and luggage space. The FJR1300 fit that bill perfectly, and since last year I am riding a 2006 model which I bought with very low miles.
 
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There's a strong Yamaha pattern here...
Here are the street legal ones.
(Although a few were track only)

1978 Yamaha DT 175
1982 Yamaha 750 Virago
1986 Yamaha Fazer 700
1992 Yamaha V-Max 1200
2002 Yamaha YZF-R1
2003 Honda GL1800 Goldwing
2006 Yamaha FZ1
2008 Honda CBR1000RR
2003 Yamaha YZF-R1
2004 Yamaha YZF-R6
2003 Yamaha YZF-R6
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R
2003 Yamaha YZF-R1
2015 MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR
2006 HD VRod Street Rod
2016 BMW S1000RR
2005 Suzuki DRZ400
2014 Yamaha Zuma
2008 Yamaha WR250X
2020 Yamaha FJR1300ES
2003 Yamaha YZF-R1
2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 60th

And countless Yamaha atvs, dirt bikes, watercraft, snowmobiles, and even a guitar. 😄
 

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Got started late in life (early 30s).
1. 2007 (or 2008?) Suzuki Boulevard C50
2. 2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650 (still in the garage, may just keep it??)
3. 2007 Yamaha FJR1300A
Sell the Suzuki's before they cost you more then you can get. Buy something else Japanese. Profit.
 

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There's a strong Yamaha pattern here...
Here are the street legal ones.
(Although a few were track only)

1978 Yamaha DT 175
1982 Yamaha 750 Virago
1986 Yamaha Fazer 700
1992 Yamaha V-Max 1200
2002 Yamaha YZF-R1
2003 Honda GL1800 Goldwing
2006 Yamaha FZ1
2008 Honda CBR1000RR
2003 Yamaha YZF-R1
2004 Yamaha YZF-R6
2003 Yamaha YZF-R6
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R
2003 Yamaha YZF-R1
2015 MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR
2006 HD VRod Street Rod
2016 BMW S1000RR
2005 Suzuki DRZ400
2014 Yamaha Zuma
2008 Yamaha WR250X
2020 Yamaha FJR1300ES
2003 Yamaha YZF-R1
2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 60th

And countless Yamaha atvs, dirt bikes, watercraft, snowmobiles, and even a guitar. 😄
I can tell you learned your lesson from the DRZ. Mine was shit too and all my buddies had the same problems.
 

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I grew up in the dirt, but switched to street legal models in 2006.

Some owned concurrently with the current garage count at (3), that includes my (1) and the wife's (2).

2006 Yamaha VStar 1100
2007 Yamaha FJR 1300
2008 Honda CBR 600RR
2009 Yamaha Raider
2011 Yamaha WR 450 with a street legal kit
2012 Kawasaki Concours 1400
2013 BMW R 1200 GS
2016 BMW R 1200 GS
2022 Yamaha FJR 1300

Wife's Current
2016 BMW R 1200 GS
1994 HD Dyna Low Rider
 

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Okay

Pretty serious motorcycle ownership here

Question

Our son, 25 is thinking about his first real street bike. Rides a 125 Yamaha Vino to work, raced desert so has riding experience.

Budget under 5k

Local commuter bike SoCal
 

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Okay

Pretty serious motorcycle ownership here

Question

Our son, 25 is thinking about his first real street bike. Rides a 125 Yamaha Vino to work, raced desert so has riding experience.

Budget under 5k

Local commuter bike SoCal
Its hard to beat a Ninja 400 right now. Used price is surprisingly reasonable. Insurance price is good. Sporty performance with a billion replacement/aftermarket parts. Only drawback is if he is a taller chap.
 

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Okay

Pretty serious motorcycle ownership here

Question

Our son, 25 is thinking about his first real street bike. Rides a 125 Yamaha Vino to work, raced desert so has riding experience.

Budget under 5k

Local commuter bike SoCal
You might want to start a new thread asking for starter bike recommendations. I always suggest an SV650.
 
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74? Kawasaki KX250 (dirt)

77 Yamaha YZ490 (dirt, what a beast! So hard to hang onto this thing when twisting the throttle!!)

73 Yamaha R5C (grandad to the RD's)

74? Yamaha RD350 (wheelie king)

77 Yamaha RD400 (my favorite nostalgic, wheelies for days!)

82 Yamaha Seca 550 (first off the showroom floor street bike)

02 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

08 Yamaha WRF460 (dirt, also a beast)

Last but not least 21 FJR
 
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1 - 1966 Honda 305 Scrambler. (Bought in 1970, sold in 1972 when I was drafted into the army.)
2 - 1976 Honda CB 750. (Bought in 1977 and still have it.)

37 year break from riding 1984-2021.

3 - 2021 Yamaha FJR1300ES

I also have an early-70s Honda QA50 that is like new.
 

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1 - 1966 Honda 305 Scrambler. (Bought in 1970, sold in 1972 when I was drafted into the army.)
2 - 1976 Honda CB 750. (Bought in 1977 and still have it.)

37 year break from riding 1984-2021.

3 - 2021 Yamaha FJR1300ES

I also have an early-70s Honda QA50 that is like new.
I envy your CB 750. Such an iconic bike that is only just now starting to receive the attention it deserves.
 

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I envy your CB 750. Such an iconic bike that is only just now starting to receive the attention it deserves.
I’ve written up the various cars, bikes, cameras, tape machines, etc. that I’ve owned over the years. The CB750 story is here:

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