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What bikes have you bought twice?
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Nortoon Offline
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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RE: What bikes have you bought twice?
2 650cc BSA Lightnings

The 1966 model I made into a café racer with parts from Britain.
Sold it when the Kawasaki H2 Mach IV became available.

The 1971 model I bought second hand was a quasi chopper.
I restored it except for the original paint which was hideous.
I painted it glossy black.
Sold it to buy a Yamaha XS1100 which I equipped with a Vetter fairing, saddle bags and trunk for touring.

Something about those two that I will always appreciate.

2017 CB1100 EX
08-01-2017 09:30 PM
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Randy B Offline
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San Jose CA
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RE: What bikes have you bought twice?
3 1993 750 nighthawks. To be fair I killed the first one 8 days after I bought it and the ins company replaced it for me, but that still counts. Big Grin
08-01-2017 09:42 PM
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MM300 Offline
1st Service Completed

Pennsylvania
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Post: #13
RE: What bikes have you bought twice?
Two

Kawasaki ZRX x 3

Harley Davidson Low Rider x 3
08-02-2017 12:36 AM
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The A-man Offline
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North Carolina
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Post: #14
RE: What bikes have you bought twice?
Two CB 350 Fours (my wife's bikes) and two CB 750 Fours. A friend still owns the last 750. Wish I had all of them back today.

2014 CB1100 DLX s/n 166
08-02-2017 03:56 AM
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ClassicVW Offline
High Mileage

New Jersey, USA
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RE: What bikes have you bought twice?
Two CB550F about 35 years apart
Two Honda NT700V about 2 years apart.
Two Triumph Bonnevilles. Now. At the same time. One is FS in the classifieds.
I also had a CB360T and a CB400T. I consider them so similar to be the same model BikerBiker

--George
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day that you find out why" -- Mark Twain
08-02-2017 05:00 AM
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XSCBT Offline
Break-In Period

Mississippi
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Post: #16
RE: What bikes have you bought twice?
3 Harley Davidson Road Glides. 2005, 2007, 2013
08-02-2017 06:37 AM
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Nortoon Offline
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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RE: What bikes have you bought twice?
(08-02-2017 03:56 AM)The A-man Wrote:  Two CB 350 Fours (my wife's bikes) and two CB 750 Fours. A friend still owns the last 750. Wish I had all of them back today.

While attending a vintage motorcycle rally a few years ago, I was admiring a pristine Norton Commando that was for sale. To my eyes the early 70s model with the black paint and gold lettering was the most handsome British motorcycle ever made.

Sitting around the Commando in the shade of the large trees were a number of vintage bike owners. The owner of the bike suggested I buy the bike. I though a bit, and then replied. "Old motorcycles are like old girl friends. You always wonder why you gave them up, until you meet them again. The you say to yourself, NOW I REMEMBER." Everybody within earshot laughed.

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08-02-2017 06:50 AM
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Macduff Online
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NE UK
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Post: #18
RE: What bikes have you bought twice?
2 Ducati 900 Superlights.
1st almost new 94 MkIV for which I was the Ducati QA debugger, mostly snapping Cylinder head studs with the odd Crank gallery plug back out (into case bearings).
2nd a 93 MkIII which has all the "new" Ducati issues ironed out but is now on the downward slide into old age, purchased a few years ago and I still own but rarely ride, some day it will get a (light?) resto and could be a pension investment.
PS both were or are in the last ones case yellow.

2017 CB1100RS (1st service done), Puig Engine Bars.
(This post was last modified: 08-02-2017 07:15 AM by Macduff.)
08-02-2017 07:13 AM
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Django Online
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Germany
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RE: What bikes have you bought twice?
@Nortoon: Thumbs Up

I bought a Yamaha RD250/350 3 times:

1. Was my first motorcycle at all, bought it 1977, rode it 5 years, sold it with 92,000 km on the clock. I knew every single screw of this machine by name.

2. 1983 I had a Honda CB500T, but stumbled over a used RD250. Bought it as a second ride, rode it, remembered, why I liked the CB500T more and sold it a year later to my brother.

3. 1988 While my main ride was a Yamaha XS650, I bought the RD250 back from my brother as I still was taken with it. I built it up to the 350 ccm displacement but rode it very seldom. I sold it 2007, when I was divorced.

No regret to sell it. I really enjoy, when I see a RD on the road or at a gathering. However, I'm perfectly happy without owning one.

It's like Nortoon says...

73 Django -- IBA #59882 -- Django Tours -- Django on CB1100
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08-02-2017 07:22 AM
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Nortoon Offline
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RE: What bikes have you bought twice?
(08-02-2017 07:22 AM)Django Wrote:  I bought a Yamaha RD250/350 3 times:

I have owned more than a dozen bikes of all types during my 27 years of motorcycling. The four I remember most fondly were my two BSAs, a 1982 Goldwing Aspencade (the Cadillac of motorcycles), and a 1971 Yamaha 350 R5.

I transformed the R5 into a café racer by simply turning the handlebars upside-down. It was light, quick, nimble and would do "the ton". I put 10,000 miles on it the first summer I bought it. It was very reliable and easy to maintain. I could do an oil change, chain lube, and tune-up in a morning.

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(This post was last modified: 08-02-2017 07:42 AM by Nortoon.)
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