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    Default Not a fan of bike collectors myself…

    I dunno, maybe this saves them from squid destruction?
    Judge for yourself…
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    Shop teachers equivalent of the confiscation drawer?
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    That's hoarding, but with more money than usual.

    My Dad had a fair dose of this particular mental illness, but without the money or motorcycles...
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    Wow! Lots of cool bikes there. I can sort of see why someone would want to do that. Maybe they consider it an investment (buy low, sell high?). At least they're out of the weather. While I'd like to have several of those, I can barely keep up with maintenance and tires on the two I have. I can't imagine trying to keep all those bikes in good order. You'd have to have an army of mechanics.
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    It would be a great money venture...having owners pay storage fees. That’s a huge hangar!

    How many bikes are there...guess, anyone?

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    I've been wondering if this pic was photoshopped? But even then the original photo would have included up to half what is shown here.
    "Only fe' collected the old way, has any value." from His Majesty O'Keefe (1954 film)
    1982 GS1100G- road bike, body, seat and suspension modded
    1990 GSX750F-(1127cc '92 GSXR engine) track bike, much re-engineered
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo Bill View Post
    I've been wondering if this pic was photoshopped? But even then the original photo would have included up to half what is shown here.
    I think it’s real... the photo has been around for a while on the internet
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    Let's see, I think I want to ride that red & white one today, yes the one in the 11th row back, on the lower deck, yeah, 17th from the left end, that's it. Get it out for me while I get my boots & gloves on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rphillips View Post
    Let's see, I think I want to ride that red & white one today, yes the one in the 11th row back, on the lower deck, yeah, 17th from the left end, that's it. Get it out for me while I get my boots & gloves on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwringer View Post
    That's hoarding, but with more money than usual.

    My Dad had a fair dose of this particular mental illness, but without the money or motorcycles...
    There's a guy near me with an obsession for Volvo, any kind of Volvo. Had over a 200 covering his property, just drove them into the weeds wherever there's room left, never to be moved again.
    Local curiosity/eyesore for some years
    Township made him sell or remove most of them:
    Story link: https://www.harborcountry-news.com/n...7f5ff26fb.html
    "Only fe' collected the old way, has any value." from His Majesty O'Keefe (1954 film)
    1982 GS1100G- road bike, body, seat and suspension modded
    1990 GSX750F-(1127cc '92 GSXR engine) track bike, much re-engineered
    1987 Honda CBR600F Hurricane; hooligan bike, restored

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