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Dad how many bikes have you owned?

Heather, my oldest daughter asked me this once. So here is the list. 28 so far.

Started in 1979 with a

Yamaha RX125 (Long gone)

Suzuki GSX250 (Long gone)

Yamaha XJ650 (Long gone)

Honda FT500 (Destroyed in a head on)

Yamaha SR500 (Parted out)

Honda CB250T - I have no photo of the one I owned. So took this one from the net. (Long gone)

Honda CB125 (Long gone)

Honda CM250 - This was such a horrible bike I have no photo of it. So took this one from the net. (Long gone)

Yamaha XV1000 + sidecar (Long gone)

Yamaha XV1100 + sidecar (Long gone)

1953 Matchless 350 G3LS (SOLD)

MuZ Skorpoin 660 Traveller (SOLD)

BMW R100LT (Parted out)

Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit (SOLD)

Currently own - 1971 Honda CL450

2009 Triumph Speedmaster. (SOLD)

1980 something TS185s x 2 (SOLD)

1979 CB650Z (SOLD)

1986 BMW R80RT (It's naked no fairing) (SOLD)

1999 Gilera FXR Runner. 180cc 2 stroke scooter. (SOLD)

1987 Honda Transalp XL600VH (Zombie Slayer) (SOLD)

1967 Sears Gilera 106SS

1981 Suzuki DR500 (SOLD)

2007 Yamaha Scorpio 225 (SOLD)

1951 BSA D1 Bantam factory hard tail with 1968 4 spd 175cc engine.

2002 Hyosung 250 (SOLD)

2008 Kawasaki Z750


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