View Poll Results: How many motorcycles are too many?

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  • You can only ride one at a time!

    2 2.90%
  • You only really need 3-5 at the most

    30 43.48%
  • Bacon

    12 17.39%
  • Never say too many!

    31 44.93%
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Thread: How many motorcycles is enough? One mans collection

  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    The actual formula to determine the proper number of bikes a person should have is: N + 1 (N = the current number of motorcycles owned)
    Can confirm.
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  2. #32
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    "Too many" is when you run out of room. Our one car garage has 5 motorcycles and a mini-bike in it, including a work bench, beer fridge, etc. We have three bikes under the deck, and a mini-bike in the gardening shed. Officially, no more room.
    Kevin
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  3. #33
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    I have 2 currently, the GS and the CB900f. I'd like an enduro or dual-sport, an older Triumph 650, and maybe a Moto Guzzi Cali 1100. Not sure whether I will have all of them concurrently.
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  4. #34
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    At least two more besides my 750. The FJ1300 for my touring and maybe 81 GS1100E with a built engine....oh and a 450 enduro to go riding off road with a couple of my girl friends, they are still bugging me to get one yet lol. Just no extra cash yet sigh.
    MrBill
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    I picked up a 1977 CB550 Supersport over the weekend. Single owner with 7,000 miles for $500 and it runs. When I saw it I couldn't help it but I'm up to 5 now and my buddy's garage is getting pretty full...
    1981/1982 GS450 Beater
    1977 GS750 - Fixing up to tour on 2017
    1977 CB550F SuperSport

  6. #36

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    How many is enough, you ask? One more.

  7. #37
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    I had a DR650 as my only bike for the longest time. At first i thought it was awesome that that bike could do everything, but after a while I realized that it kind of sucks at everything, too. Now I had a Honda for my dirt needs and a GS for my street needs.
    '82 GS1100GK

  8. #38
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    I have two bikes at the moment. In a way it feels right, but having only 1 garage spot for 2 bikes and a car makes me wonder what I'm doing...
    Joe G
    '82 Suzuki GS1100G
    '16 Suzuki GSX-S1000F

  9. #39
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    How many bikes a person would like is one question. And the answer to that is based on how many different riding styles and riding conditions.... and at how many locations ... and distances in between those locations.

    But there there are other questions also:
    - How many available spaces to keep a bike?
    - How many insurance policys?
    - How maybe many loan payments?
    and....
    - How many batterys to maintain.

    And when you exceed one of those, THAT is too many.

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  10. #40
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    Minimum of 3.
    A daily user.
    Somthing special.
    Some sort of project.
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    Honda CB400F 1976

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