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post #1 of 17 Old 03-31-2019, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, my name is Craig & I'm a cycle-aholic.

Owner and rider of multiple bikes. My beautiful and loving Bride thinks I have an issue because of the seemingly constant purchasing (and selling). However, when I compare motorcycles to women's shoes, the scale seems to balance out. Currently in the garage are a 2002 ST1100 (2nd one), a 2017 Triumph Trophy SE and now a VERY low mileage 2004 DL1000 (hence my joining of your great forum)! Actually the DL1000 has only been paid for, but is in a trailer somewhere between it's old home and mine. Live near Houston, Texas and enjoy being on two wheels. Haven't perused the website yet, but will so I can see what the "stromtrooper" life is all about.
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-31-2019, 03:55 AM
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Welcome to the Forum, Craig. Congrats on your K4 Vee. You'll find that most of your question about your Vee have already been addressed on this site, in one form or another. Another site that also has information on your model Vee is https://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php. Ride safe.
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post #3 of 17 Old 03-31-2019, 09:51 AM
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Owner and rider of multiple bikes. My beautiful and loving Bride thinks I have an issue because of the seemingly constant purchasing (and selling). However, when I compare motorcycles to women's shoes, the scale seems to balance out. Currently in the garage are a 2002 ST1100 (2nd one), a 2017 Triumph Trophy SE and now a VERY low mileage 2004 DL1000 (hence my joining of your great forum)! Actually the DL1000 has only been paid for, but is in a trailer somewhere between it's old home and mine. Live near Houston, Texas and enjoy being on two wheels. Haven't perused the website yet, but will so I can see what the "stromtrooper" life is all about.
Show my list of previous bikes to your Bride so she knows you’re not the only one.

Welcome!

Previous rides:
Suzuki 80cc Hillbilly
Honda 500 Twin
1975 Gold Wing
Suzuki Volusia (same bike twice)
HD V Rod
HD Sportster (3 of them)
HD Dyna
Aprilia Futura
Honda Magna 750 (3 of them)
Honda 750 Nighthawk
Triumph America
Triumph Thunderbird
Triumph Speedmaster
BMW R1150R (2 of them)
BMW F800ST
BMW K1200s
BMW K75
Yamaha 1100 Cruiser
Suzuki SV650

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Welcome. A beautiful and loving bride and three motorcycles. Can it get any better?

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The formula for the number of motorcycles you need is x+1, where x = the number of motorcycles you currently have.

I don't want a pickle, I just want to ride my motorsickle. A. Guthrie.
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Welcome. A beautiful and loving bride and three motorcycles. Can it get any better?

Yes it can......win the powerball.
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post #7 of 17 Old 03-31-2019, 10:53 AM
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Hola, most of us are guilty of multiple bike needs. Some all one brand, some fickle and will buy whatever is pretty and shiny.
I've had a garage full of BMW's at one time, now only 1 bmw and two Stromms.
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My problem is I buy new bikes but fail to sell the old ones....up to 5 now
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"There comes a time in the affairs of men, when we must take the bull by the tail and face the situation."
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I'm right there with the OP .
3 in the garage, and a 4th is my son's awaiting for me to tear into the carburetors...like 2 of mine.
'81 CB750K + '00 ZRX1100 + '99 SV650= 10 carbs to play footsies with by the end of this month. Meanwhile, my Vstrom sits in the garage looking at the other 3 and laughing at them.
When I told my wife I was buying another bike as a retirement present for myself, I got the expected."You already have 2--how many do you need?" spiel.
I asked her how many shoes and purses she needed. No answer.
When bike shopping she she alternated between being disinterested and pissed-off. FJR1300, Versys 1000, Super Tenere, and Africa Twin were all being considered
Until... she saw the stupid-cheap price I negotiated for my leftover/new '14 DL1K.
Then..all of a sudden, she brightened up and was all smiles. It wasnt that I was buying a bike that did that--it was that I was getting a bargain! She was all on-board with that!
Wwe've been together 51 years, married for almost 44. I'm still learning...
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