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Mar 14th 2019, 10:19 AM   #1
 
  Sep 2017
  Tigard, Oregon

  Tiger 800XCx,’07 Daytona 675,’01 CBR929RR,’05 YZ125, ‘89 RM 250
So how many motos is “too many?”

As in description.

I’ve a 1.5 car garage out here in Suburbia and like most, it isn’t full of car but junk. A fifteen-plus year war with medical supplies in my case, but for most I’m sure it’s just clutter. The tools I use to fight the spread of the supplies are all motos and moto-related things such as a lift table, an electro-mechanical Hoyer lift re-purposed as a motorcycle head lift and no less than seven (7!) motorcycles, 6 of which are plated, three of which are Triumph triples.

Hello my name is Richard and I have a problem.

Not enough space in the junk for proper moto usage.

So what says everyone? How many bikes sit in relative comfort at YOUR house while your car shivers outside in the night air? My Wife seems to think seven is enough, especially since I plated my RM, but what are you folks’ experience?
Mar 14th 2019, 10:30 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S, Suzuki VStrom 650, Yamaha Radian, MZ 125SM
Hi Richard!
N+1=motorcycles in your garage. N is the number of mc's you currently have.
Hi, my name is Brad and I have an addiction. I just acquired a 6th mc a couple days ago. My 11th overall. See my signature line for the mc addiction prayer.
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Edited by Flyboymedic on Mar 14th 2019 at 10:34 AM
Mar 14th 2019, 05:32 PM   #3
 SilvieFox's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
you my method. get tent garages then you can store all the crap in them and one for projects then all the finished bikes in the real garage... im up to 9 ATM + a co workers project in my garage >.>
Mar 14th 2019, 06:36 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Owned over 80 and have 6 now with a high of 9 owned at one time. Getting the itch for another though! I seldom loose money on them so that is how I can justify buying, fixing, riding and selling them.
Mar 14th 2019, 06:43 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

Is there such a thing as too many?

I think I have 9 with current tabs. Hard to keep track.
Mar 14th 2019, 08:12 PM   #6
 
  Sep 2017
  Tigard, Oregon

  Tiger 800XCx,’07 Daytona 675,’01 CBR929RR,’05 YZ125, ‘89 RM 250
That what I’m talking about!

Only problem is the damned cars.

Got six of the damned things not counting my Son’s Camaro or the Honda Quad. And one of them is actually useful as it hauls all the other crap, but when I move I’m thinning the herd.
Not the motorcycles, God forbid, but the damned Sport Coupes. I’ll keep two of those and the rest are gone. My ZR1 and Mama’s ‘71 Chevelle and the rest can go to new homes.

Oh well, right now they’re “tangible assets” shall we say and I’m in court so we’ll see what we see.

But in my version of Heaven I’ll actually have room to work on one without needing to push at least three of them out of the garage. Damned rain.
Mar 14th 2019, 08:34 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

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Originally Posted by Flappy
But in my version of Heaven I’ll actually have room to work on one without needing to push at least three of them out of the garage. Damned rain.
Amen! I know that pain!
Mar 14th 2019, 08:43 PM   #8
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  Feb 2016
  Tri-Cities

I find eleven to be the right number.










Today, at least.
Mar 14th 2019, 09:32 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flappy
That what I’m talking about!

Only problem is the damned cars.

Got six of the damned things not counting my Son’s Camaro or the Honda Quad. And one of them is actually useful as it hauls all the other crap, but when I move I’m thinning the herd.
Not the motorcycles, God forbid, but the damned Sport Coupes. I’ll keep two of those and the rest are gone.
I quit doing cars at right around 50 owned. Have three newer ones and not much desire to do the old ones any more. Still have a HiPo 327 with a steel crank, clutch and 4 speed under my bench though. Bunch of other performance stuff in the attic.
Bikes take up much less room. And are generally faster. And generally handle better. Not to mention insurance is less.
Mar 15th 2019, 09:20 AM   #10
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
What is this word 'enough' you speak of?

Enough is just a number. If another bike you must have, then buy it you must. Regardless of some artificial total number.

I currently have a bunch of bikes. More than I care to admit. Oldest is 2001. They are all mine, all running, all paid for, all in Pristine condition with low mileage, and I am the original owner of all but a few. I rent industrial storage space as cheap as I can get it, and all the bikes are hooked up to Battery Tenders.

I got to this point because I constantly read about guys who 'wished they never sold their XYZ bike' and I decided not to become one of those guys. Also, bikes make me happy, so more bikes will make you more happy! The wife was not making me happy, so I let her go.

At this time, I am willing to let go of a few. My other theory is that every running bike eventually reaches a support price of $5K. This seems to be the intersection of how much the buyer will spend and now much the seller will accept, regardless of make, model, mileage, etc. For example, I own a 2001 Hayabusa, 12K miles. I'll sell it for $5K.

Seeyabye.

Edited by motoman on Mar 15th 2019 at 10:12 AM
Mar 15th 2019, 10:08 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
Originally Posted by motoman
I got to this point because I constantly read about guys who 'wished they never sold their XYZ bike' and I decided not to become one of those guys. Also, bikes make me happy, so more bikes will make you more happy! The wife was not making me happy, so I let her go.
Interesting thing about the "I wish I had never sold..." thing. Nearly every vehicle I have gone back and done a second time it was not as good as the 'memory' had it. Things seem to get better the longer it has been since we had them.
Well, except the first wife!
Mar 15th 2019, 12:32 PM   #12
 Suzuki Stevo's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
Pix: 2010, 7 all turnkey, right now I am down to 5 <sadness

Thinking about getting a Zero.....hummmmm

Mar 15th 2019, 12:43 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
One is enough but only while riding it.

If you are worried about covered parking, you can always expand your parking area or put up a tent...
Mar 15th 2019, 02:06 PM   #14
 
  Jan 2016
  SE PDX

When you have to leave one bike outside, exposed to the elements.

You have one bike too many.

When you have to leave your wife's car outside, exposed to the elements.

You have room for four more bikes.
Mar 16th 2019, 08:50 AM   #15
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Its a simple equation of extra sqft divided by disposable income and if your disposable income is high enough it allows more sqft
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