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post #1 of 24 Old 10-10-2012, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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What would you have in your 5 bike stable?

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You have a wealthy distant relative, suspected to be a motorcycle nut, who left you a motorcycle account in his will, because you, as a rider, did not participate in the "donor cycle" jokes at last family reunion.

The money can only be used for motorcycles.

You may buy 5.

Rule edited: You already get to keep the bikes you own. The funds must be used for 5 more.

They have to be roadworthy/offroad bikes that can be ridden, not museum pieces for "investments".

You have to know how to start them.

You must not hijack this thread into a "my choices are better than your choices" please.

If money-for-bikes was no object, but you could only buy these 5 bikes, what would be the top 5 bikes in your "5 bike stable" ?

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post #2 of 24 Old 10-10-2012, 07:53 AM
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I will say that I would have ....not knowing the brands....or being too specific.....
1:KLR..the one I own now....lol
2:a small street legal 125 cc dual sport....just for cruising the neighborhood.
3: a trials bike.
4:a top of the line 2 up adventure bike for the wife and I to see the world..
5:a reverse 3 wheeler which I would make....mid range cc size 400 or below

Sorry not to say a brand as I haven't seriously looked or cared about something I know I will never have....all except the reverse 3 wheeler. That keeps me up at night thinking of the best way to achieve the goal.

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post #3 of 24 Old 10-10-2012, 08:28 AM
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So I already own my KLR and get to keep it!

Now I get to buy Five more bikes!

Not in any specific order and nothing too exotic.

1 - BMW GSA (one of the really big suckers)
2 - KTM 990 Adventure
3 - Suzuki DRZ400 (the dirt model not the SM)
4 - Honda NX650 (Dominator)
5 - Husky SM610 (or maybe one of it's little brothers)

Darn it.. Only Five??
Left off my list is -
Honda Transalp / Africa Twin
Yamaha Tenere (one of the 80's models)

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post #4 of 24 Old 10-10-2012, 09:47 AM
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Ah what a predicament to have put upon you!

1) new Goldwing to replace my 08
2) Stratoliner
3) Tenere
4) Victory
5) Another KLR (old school)

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post #5 of 24 Old 10-10-2012, 10:07 AM
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post #6 of 24 Old 10-10-2012, 10:17 AM
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In 1988 we rode through Raton New Mexico on the Wing and there was a brand spankin new twin turbo sittin on the floor of the local Honda Dealer. This is motocross/quad country and was a odd thing to see there.Those bikes were sleek and sexy. They wanted to make me a sweet deal on it but alas it was not to be!

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post #7 of 24 Old 10-10-2012, 11:07 AM
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Ninja 300 - commuter
Tu250x - grocery getter
tiger 800xc - riding group bike
ninja zx14r - 200 whp motorcycle why not?
klx250s when they FI it - trail bike
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post #8 of 24 Old 10-10-2012, 12:20 PM
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post #9 of 24 Old 10-10-2012, 12:41 PM
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Here's one of them

Kawasaki KLR650 - Adventure Lite
Tagged KTM250XCF-W - Rocket
Tagged KLX300 - Trail Tractor
'84 XR250R - Retro Ride
RMZ250 - Dirty
CRF80 - Kids
CRF70 - Kids
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post #10 of 24 Old 10-10-2012, 01:08 PM
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1000cc V-Strom For longer trips, the work commute.
Ural with a sidecar For fishing/shooting/Winter riding, etc.
A Rokon Always wanted one.
Early 80's GPZ1000 Again, always wanted one.
Honda CRF450R "Emergency Room Bike"

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