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How many is "Too Many"

Joined
May 21, 2008
Messages
215
Location
College Station, TX
First Name
Tony
Last Name
Watson
So with the new bike comming and the Norton in the garage, my wife gives me a funny look when I make mention that I need a dual sport and a dirt bike. I told her they will fit perfectly under the lean to in the back yard.

This begs the question...
How many is too many? I personally feel that I should have one for each type of riding at least.
 
Joined
Sep 7, 2009
Messages
417
Location
Aubrey, TX
First Name
Peter
Last Name
D'Addario
My wife says more than 1 is too many, my opinion as many as you can afford.
 
Joined
Mar 25, 2007
Messages
11,837
Location
COS
First Name
jason
Last Name
bohac
I can't remember who it was but, a sig that I always thought was funny

"If she's right I have too many, if I'm right I need a bigger garage"
 
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
2,227
Location
Ten Sleep, WY
First Name
Justin
Last Name
Smith
My wife successfully (unfortunately) uses the budget argument on me. She can't use the "too many" argument, given how many (mountain) bikes she has (and the fact that one of them cost more than my DR650...)
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2007
Messages
1,159
Location
North Dallas, Texas
Don't ask my dad, his current count is...

2005 V-strom
2008 VFR Anniversary Edition
2008 VFR Dark Red color
2006 KTM 450 enduro
2005 Gas Gas Pro
2005 Gas Gas Pro

He keeps telling me he wants a cruiser too, so I am expecting the call any day now that he pulled the trigger on a VTX.
 
Joined
Jun 13, 2006
Messages
4,965
Location
Lewisville
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Smith
I believe I've defined "too many"... 2 more than I have is too many. Right now I have 2. So 4 is "too many." If I get a 3rd, then 5 becomes "too many."
 
Joined
Feb 4, 2009
Messages
274
Location
Lavon, Texas
First Name
Wayne
Last Name
Meuir
I must be getting old, no I am getting old. I am going the other way. Was up to 13 bikes a year ago, now down to 5. All of them are at least 25 years old except the '09 Wee Strom, and all but the Strom are 2 stroke street bikes.

Wayne
 
Joined
Jan 1, 2004
Messages
6,454
Location
Hippo town
First Name
Daryl
Last Name
Tschoepe
When the wrenching time to keep them running exceeds the available riding time, that's too many.

It's a variable...
 
Joined
Feb 4, 2009
Messages
274
Location
Lavon, Texas
First Name
Wayne
Last Name
Meuir
Chirpy has it figured out! That is why I have started selling off many of the bikes I had. The maintainence/restoration/repair of them became so overwhelming that I was not getting to ride much. I just traded a near pristine KH400 for an 74 Kawasaki H2 that I intend to sell, and that will leave me with 4 bikes and maybe then I can ride more and work less.
Bad news, of the 5 bikes I own, three of the old ones are running great, one is half way restored waiting on me, and the '09 Vstrom (which is supposed to be my daily rider) is in the shop broke down (under warranty, so I will let them fix the darn thing) with someas yet unknown electrical gremlin.

Wayne
 
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