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We have a winner!

Nice work mate. Looks like a lovely collection of interesting bikes. I see that you too have a token scooter. I love my old scooter.

I 've never taken all the covers off the bikes and taken a photo of them lined up. You have inspired me to do so.

I gave up alcohol 6 months ago to pay for more bike parts. My wife now wonders if it was such a good thing because it ended up being more bikes. Lol.

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Wife knew I was into 2-wheel vehicles before we got married and she loves me for it.
I have a few scooters.. ideal for NYC metro that I frequently ride before COVID:
Burgman 650 is triple digit speed capable & has enough understeat storage for two full face helmet, also my designated two-up ride with the wife:


Vintage scooters are for fun local grocery runs, I plan on riding one to the Arctic Circle one day:
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They all look like they are in pristine condition too. I love the his and her CBRs.

And you have my old R1100s. I loved that bike. My first BMW.

Arctic Circle on a scooter? Now that's a worthy adventure in my eyes. Good on you. There aren't too many true adventures to be had nowadays. Here in Australia you think you are off the beaten track doing something super adventurous miles from civilisation then you turn a corner and come across a group of old age pensioners with their caravans drinking cups of tea..... lol. Or half the country is on fire and you have to go the long way to get to have your adventure. The long way here can be a very long way....

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Another set of his & hers:


All of my bikes are purchased used, I specifically look for those that are close to stock used bikes.
Over the last 22 years or so, I think I's bought & sold nearly 80 bikes.
Some rare gems just so I can say that I've ridden them, sold them because I enjoy riding over cleaning or maintaining them.
Nowadays, mostly keep the rock solid, reliable, utilitarian bikes in the garage.

The Honda CTs are likely the easiest engine to work on, require the least maintenance and likely be able to survive more rough conditions than any other bikes.
I can pretty much rebuilt the whole bike roadside if need to.
It offers a different riding experience close to cycling on a bicycle, people are more friendly when they see you ride a Honda Postie bike.
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They look great. I wouldn't mind an sv650 for around town. I'm guessing you are in Australia because I don't think anywhere else refers to CT Hondas as postie bikes.

I keep looking at them but they hold their value too well which is good if you have one.

80 bikes! Now that's a lot of bikes. I've always had one or two but the total is nowhere near a quarter of that.

The most impressive thing for me is that they all look cherished. I know people with bike collections and they always have a parts bike or three, old hacks and a project or five. You, on the other hand just have a lot of very nice bikes. Congratulations!

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A garage tidy up today so out in the sun all together the only bikes I have bought in the last 20 years...

Closest to stock is the KTM its the only one with original wheels(currently..) and come to think of it the only one with a stock map or no Power Commander.

The 1100/Tiger/XR have Dymags,the K1200 BST's and the 660 Yamaha... phew has Aprillia wheels and discs the net said they were easy to fit!!! yea right...

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A garage tidy up today so out in the sun all together the only bikes I have bought in the last 20 years...

Closest to stock is the KTM its the only one with original wheels(currently..) and come to think of it the only one with a stock map or no Power Commander.

The 1100/Tiger/XR have Dymags,the K1200 BST's and the 660 Yamaha... phew has Aprillia wheels and discs the net said they were easy to fit!!! yea right...

WOW what a lineup ..is that the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT?
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It is,bought the 1100s in 2000(secondhand) the Tiger 955 in 2001(new) 660 Yam and K1200 in 2009(secondhand),XR 1000 in 2017(new) and the GT in 19(secondhand)

Everything except the GT run either Wilbers or Ohlins

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That's a serious collection Chris. Congratulations. If I was the jealous type I'd be very jealous.

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It was never a plan,just too tight at the thought of loosing money on them so bought another,ironically the XT660 has nearly doubled in price in the last 3 years so keeping them at the back of the garage might not be such a bad idea after all....
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I like your strategy.

I have been buying them when they appear to have bottomed out and have stopped deprecating. All except for the R1150RT which is still on its way down before hopefully I climbs back up.

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All my bikes were purchased under $3k (USD), with exception of R1200S at $6500 & CBR XX at $3.5k. Some of them purchased under $2k.

Most of my previous owned bikes were each sold at a profit, hence I keep buying & selling.

I think with COVID, the market may have dropped out.

Luckily I've gotten to a state that I really like the bikes I currently have and they are likely to stay reliable for a while with minimal maintenance.
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I donít think it will happen with the others but my XT660 has doubled in value in the last two years since they stopped making them,but I am running out of space but with no intention of buying another bike for some years iíll Worry about then
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Any thoughts on what I should buy next to add to the collection? I'm after something that will appreciate as your xt660 did. I was thinking a ducati 916 but they seem to have held their value well. I sold my ducati 900s2 for 5k 15 years ago and people want 25k for them now. So I am looking for the next version of that I suppose.

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Blimey that’s like asking for next weeks lottery numbers...,I nearly sold my XT a couple years ago as by 2000 after 31 years i’d Given up all things Japanese and as soon as Yamaha stopped production the price went up.

Here in the UK nearly all elderly Japanese bikes are imported from the States,not meant as derogatory but when it comes to collectible bikes they are always some years behind us Brits,we never had the Suzuki Cobra(highly collectible) we had the T500 and now crazy money as early Kawasaki triples are ridiculous money.

If I was looking at collectibles for the future very early Triumph triples,as for Japanese stuff phewww could be anything try the shaft drive XS750.

Later stuff Ducati Monsters particularly S4RS.
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Talking of collectables just had a couple of these turn up

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Blimey thatís like asking for next weeks lottery numbers...,I nearly sold my XT a couple years ago as by 2000 after 31 years iíd Given up all things Japanese and as soon as Yamaha stopped production the price went up.

Here in the UK nearly all elderly Japanese bikes are imported from the States,not meant as derogatory but when it comes to collectible bikes they are always some years behind us Brits,we never had the Suzuki Cobra(highly collectible) we had the T500 and now crazy money as early Kawasaki triples are ridiculous money.

If I was looking at collectibles for the future very early Triumph triples,as for Japanese stuff phewww could be anything try the shaft drive XS750.

Later stuff Ducati Monsters particularly S4RS.


Did well out of my Tricolore
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Now that is a work of art worthy of being kept inside the house.


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Here's my little collection. I got the 640 new in '06 and the "Priller new in '08 I think, the others used.The '99 R1100S I only got lucked into last August.



My 525 is getting a makeover, right now it's sitting under where the first photo was taken from waiting for its motor to come back.


This little guy has the 70 kit and the motor was ported and polished and case matched. It blew up a couple of years ago and is still in the shop.


Don't see myself giving up alcohol but I am getting into home brewing to save a few $$ plus I'm going into 5 weeks dry for the job I'm on. But yes I could save a lot of dosh if I didn't drink.
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