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My first ride from 1960= 1964 was a 1954 NSU Quick







I wish I still had her - but the oldest bike I presently own is my 1968 tc250 Suzuki







My most recent rebuild is a 1974 BMW R90S









Awaiting work is my 1978 Yamaha SR500 - I love single cylinder motorcycles









Of course there is a wheezer for me - an old geezer a 1981 Honda CB125S







My all time favorite ride is a 1989 Suzuki Savage S40









My usual highway ride is a 1990 Suzuki 1400 Intruder







and finally of course saving the most useful for last - my 2004 TW 200

 

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Polar Pilot,



Very nice collection of bikes.



I particularly like that R90.



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Although I'm a big BMW fan, I really like the TC250. I'm thinking about buying a new TU250. The CBR is also very sweet.
 

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Its obvious that those in the far north have time to restore bikes while others are distracted by sunshine, solar calories, and members of the opposite sex with flesh exposed. There is something to be said for both lifestyles. As someone who discovered that motorcycles had virtues rather late in life, I'm envious of the stable of rides that you have experienced. I was driving a 1937 Chevy coup when you were driving newer motorcycles (now collectibles). My 37' still exists and has been restored and hot rodded, but not by me. I'd love to buy it back but vicariously enjoy seeing it once in awhile in its restored glory. Thanks for doing the historical review - its not obvious that all are in your garage at present, but even if they are not, you have had fun that some of the rest of us have not. Cheers, Tom
 

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The only one still not in the shop is the NSU - and I sure want one of those.



By purchasing older motorcycles and keeping them for long periods of time you can build up a stable of bikes - without investing a lot of cash in any of them



The TC250 cost $850 new and is worth more than that now - the BMW which was rough and took 4 years in the shop to have rebuilt cost 2500. The only expensive (for me) bike was the Intruder at #6000
 

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I had an S40 a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I'm a thumper fan, too. Ended up trading it for my ST1300 (which I still have). A couple years later began to experience thumper withdrawal and bought my DR650 (which I still have). And now, a year later, added the TW200 to the stable. All are great bikes, but I like the thumpers best.
 
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