BARF - Bay Area Riders Forum

Go Back   BARF - Bay Area Riders Forum > Moto > General


Notices

View Poll Results: Which have you owned more of?
Motorcycles 44 68.75%
Cars/trucks 18 28.13%
Canít remember 2 3.13%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2020, 01:03 PM   #1
vaara
Veteran
 
vaara's Avatar
 
1 Rider Contributor

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SF
Motorcycles: 2018 V-Strom 650
Name:
Which have you owned more of: bikes or cars/trucks?

Sorry if this is a rerun - mods, please delete if necessary. (No idea which search term[s] to use for this topic.)

Anyhoo, I recently bought my ninth motorcycle, prior to which I had owned a grand total of 8 cars in my life, at least until I got rid of my most recent one in 2008. Curious to see how typical this is, or not.

Last edited by vaara; 10-04-2020 at 01:07 PM..
vaara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 03:20 PM   #2
Gary856
Are we having fun yet?
 
Gary856's Avatar
 
BARFie Winner 2021

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
Motorcycles: WR250F, 690SM, R1200GS, MTS1200, 950SM, XB12X
Name: Gary
I've owned 5 cars in 40 years of driving; 3 out of these 5 were given to me by my parents during high school and upon graduating college. 3 new, 2 used.

I've owned 15 bikes in 11 years of riding. All used.
Gary856 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 03:51 PM   #3
sckego
doesn't like crashing
 
sckego's Avatar
 
AMA #3283468
Mod Alumni
Contributor + + + + 12%

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Jose
Motorcycles: are fun
Name: Kegan
Motorcycles by far.

14 motos over 14 years; 1 car and 1 truck over 16 years. Even adding in my wife (since a few of those bikes were “hers”) would only add three more cars.
__________________
Kegan -- '12 MTS1200ST -- '18 FX-S --'18 GROM 125 -- '20 FS 450 -- IBA #41999 -- AMA #3283468 -- AFM #895
My Ride Reports! -- BARF Terms of Service
sckego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 04:57 PM   #4
gixxerjeff
Optimistic Underdog
 
gixxerjeff's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Santa Rosa
Motorcycles: Some fast ones and some dirty ones.
Name: Derp
Right now I own 8 motorcycles, 1 truck and one car.
I am old enough to have had time to own a lot of both. If I stopped to add them all up the numbers would be closer than you might think but the bikes would take the win.
If I had a garage large enough to hold 8 cars/trucks at one time things might have been different.
__________________
Luck is the residue of desire.

You must be fast because I was hauling ass when I passed you.

Rich Cox
I miss you Rich.
gixxerjeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 05:34 PM   #5
cheez
Master Of The Darkside
 
cheez's Avatar
 
Contributor ++

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Livermore
Motorcycles: I'm not picky.
Name: Dan
Quote:
Originally Posted by gixxerjeff View Post
Right now I own 8 motorcycles, 1 truck and one car.
I am old enough to have had time to own a lot of both. If I stopped to add them all up the numbers would be closer than you might think but the bikes would take the win.
If I had a garage large enough to hold 8 cars/trucks at one time things might have been different.
8? 8 is an INSANE number of motorcycles to own!

(I also own 8 right now, 11 over my lifetime.)

Plus two trucks, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, a VW Beetle, and two trailers.
__________________
2012 Honda NC700x (Meiko)
1997 Suzuki GSX600F Katana (Quasimoto the Dirtbag)
2013 Triumph Street Triple R 675cc (Sophia)
2017 Harley FXDB Dyna Street Bob (//SVART//)
2000 Suzuki DR650 (Dr. Bike)
2004 Yamaha FJR1300AC (The Pensive Parrot)
2004 Suzuki Burgman 650 (Ingrid Burgman)
2003 Honda VTX1800R (Punkin II- riding the darkside)
IBA # 57764 || Patriot Guard Rider || FCC: N0CHZ
cheez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 05:40 PM   #6
Kornholio
:wave
 
Kornholio's Avatar
 
Top Percent Poster
Contributor +++ BB

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hayweird
Motorcycles: Goldilocks
Name: Jason
(starts counting on fingers...)

I've had 16 owned automobiles and nine motorcycles in my lifetime including the current equipment in the garage.
__________________
I would hit it so hard, whoever pulled me out would be king of England. -MrIncredible

Being a bit of a dick is one thing. Being an ever-enduring cocksicle is another. -Hundo

I forgot that Yelp is a weapon for dumb people. -Stewie Griffin
Kornholio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 06:03 PM   #7
gixxerjeff
Optimistic Underdog
 
gixxerjeff's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Santa Rosa
Motorcycles: Some fast ones and some dirty ones.
Name: Derp
Quote:
Originally Posted by cheez View Post
8? 8 is an INSANE number of motorcycles to own!

(I also own 8 right now, 11 over my lifetime.)

Plus two trucks, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, a VW Beetle, and two trailers.
3 are dirt bikes and there are also 2 track bikes in that number, but yeah... still kinda hard to defend. Fortunately that number just went down from 9 to 8 as I recently sold my Triumph Daytona.
...and we have a trailer in common too. Your 8/11 number also rings true for me because like you, I tend to hang on to my bikes. There are some good running relics stuffed in that garage.
__________________
Luck is the residue of desire.

You must be fast because I was hauling ass when I passed you.

Rich Cox
I miss you Rich.
gixxerjeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 06:54 PM   #8
banshee01
Veteran
 
banshee01's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Bay, the Deep South
Motorcycles: 21 150xcw 21 300xcw 20 Te250i 20 150xcw 19 500excf 19fe501 04 bbr TTR150 01 kx 100 04 ttr125
Name: George
We have 8 motorcycles in the garage. 5 belong to my wife 1 for me.

2 trucks and 1 car.

Overall we have owned more motorcycles than cars/trucks. We keep the bikes less than 2 years but the vehicles we keep 5 years or more
banshee01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 07:24 PM   #9
Doc_V
Rookie
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alameda
Motorcycles: Yamaha Roadstar
Name:
20 vehicles and 9 bikes. Of those "vehicles" 3 were SUVs; don't know if those count as trucks or not.
Doc_V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 07:32 PM   #10
seadog
Veteran
 
seadog's Avatar
 
Contributor +++++++ 1%

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Benicia
Motorcycles: F650, Shiver, RSV4, ST3, Daytona 675, Wee Strom, VFR
Name: Kurt
43 years of driving. 6 cars/trucks. 14 motorcycles.
seadog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 07:34 PM   #11
Kurosaki
Akai Suisei - 赤い彗星
 
Kurosaki's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: (ಠ__ಠ)
Motorcycles: '09 600RR
Name: Axel Foley
5 cars, 2 bikes
Kurosaki is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 08:34 PM   #12
RVFRick
Veteran
 
RVFRick's Avatar
 
Contributor + 1%

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Palo Alto
Motorcycles: '16 FZ-07, '82 C70 Passport, '90 GB500TT, '90 CB-1. Projects: '94 & '96 RVF400, '94 NSR250R SE
Name: Richard
In my 40 years of driving I've purchased 8 cars (2 news) and 8 bikes.
I now own 2 cars and 7 bikes (3 work).

You guys with 8 bikes, do they run and get ridden?
RVFRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 08:34 PM   #13
RWMaverick
Rookie
 
RWMaverick's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Oakland
Motorcycles: 2013 Triumph Street Triple R, 1992 Honda Nighthawk 750, 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250 Track-Prepped
Name: Ryan
Been driving since 16 (11 years total) - 3 bikes and 0 cars
RWMaverick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 08:46 PM   #14
Butch
poseur
 
Butch's Avatar
 
AMA #: 1093637
BARF Moderator
Founding Member
BARFie winner 2014 & 2017
Contributor +++
Barf Dirtbike Political Advocate

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Jose, bottom of dirty 130
Motorcycles: '18 Alta SM025, Ď18 Alta EX006, Ď17 Alta MX019, 06R6, 05TM530 Black Dream, 01TM250 2T, 91ATK406
Name: Butch
Quote:
Originally Posted by banshee01 View Post
We have 8 motorcycles in the garage. 5 belong to my wife 1 for me.

2 trucks and 1 car.

Overall we have owned more motorcycles than cars/trucks. We keep the bikes less than 2 years but the vehicles we keep 5 years or more

Iíd say the wifey is a keeper.

But, on topic, Iíd have to count, but motos would win. Five motos and three cars right now.
__________________
Butch
Hodaka Ace 90. I've been riding these things too long. What can I say? How about that Combat Wombat?

Terms of Service:
http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/info/tos.php

and get a dirtbike! preferably a 2 stroke... Or... Electric!
Butch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 09:17 PM   #15
gixxerjeff
Optimistic Underdog
 
gixxerjeff's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Santa Rosa
Motorcycles: Some fast ones and some dirty ones.
Name: Derp
Quote:
Originally Posted by RVFRick View Post
You guys with 8 bikes, do they run and get ridden?
All but one of mine run and get ridden.
The one bike that's inop is my 1993 DR350. It has a permanent home in my garage but it's gonna be down for a while. I set it up for sumo duty and blew 2nd gear apart at Sears Point go-cart track. The case has to split for access so I might as well go through the entire motor while it's apart. It will take me a while to lean in to the notion of spending $3000 on a $1500 motorcycle but it's gonna happen and it will look and run perty when it's finished.
__________________
Luck is the residue of desire.

You must be fast because I was hauling ass when I passed you.

Rich Cox
I miss you Rich.

Last edited by gixxerjeff; 10-04-2020 at 09:18 PM..
gixxerjeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.