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Hi all,

I have noticed that some members list some or all of the bikes that they currently own, or have previously ridden, as part of their signature to posts.

Is this useful to other members? Does it help?

Or could it be seen as a form of bragging or intimidation to others less confident or who don't have the means?

I am not trying to spark a riot,:stickpoke just would like to hear other members views.

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I always figured that the bikes a person owns says something about who he is.....

Never really thought of it as bragging, but I guess it could be.
 

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<---- Previous bikes: 2003 Buell XB9R LE :blah: :lightning :blah:

<---- Current bikes: 2005 Mv Agusta F4 1000s :smoking:

<---- Future Bikes: (See current bike) :violin:
 

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I don't see it as an issue.

We are all individuals, some have more money and can afford more/exotic bikes, some have little money and scrimp and save just to buy whatever they can.

Whatever your circumstances we all share a love of bikes and if we feel we want to share our biking history then we should do so without embarrasment.

One of my first ever bikes was an NSU Quickly. I was so proud of the bike/moped (whatever), I love to tell people about it.

Tell all, if you want to I say.

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Not bragging, more sharing. Sometimes I encounter people who owned the same weird widget I had and it gives us something in common.

It will at least tell you I'm not a squid who bought a blahblah as his first bike.
 

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Yeah sounds like bragging if your like me, poor! But I guess if you have it flaunt it. I also see it that the bikes I've had have taught me how to work on and recognise faults so I don't get stranded and can sort out most problems. Previous bikes : rd50mx, fs1e, ty50, mbx80, rg125, rd2/350lc, rd250dx, nsr250, gsxr250, gsxr400, gsxr750 (slabby), zxr750h1, yzf750, gsxr1000 k1&k2(2off), zx10r c1&d6(2off)&d7, r1 4xv(2off) 5jj(2off).
Current bikes : r1 4xv (track bike) 5jj (rebuild)x3, and of course MV 750 1+1 2001 (track bike)
I'm not rich just trying to make some money out of parts unlike most which seem to have a golden goose!! Future bike : sure they'll be loads of cheap and cheerful, but what i have learnt is that expensive doesn't necessarily mean reliable or better, just more expensive for the same quality of inferior products! Think a BMW S1000RR is next!!!
 

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I'm not rich either. I just spend all my money on my bikes. It's my no. 1 passion and it's the one thing I never compromise on.

Couldn't afford a car if I wanted one (which I don't).
 

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I think it's cool - it reminds them of the past & there's nothing wrong with that.

I don't really understand 'bragging' I see more as sharing, which is a good thing on a site of (mostly) like minded people.

I must admit when I see see sigs with all the bikes in them, I like to read them and wonder whether that was the particular order & whether that order tells me that the person has evolved or devolved - lol which of course, is merely a matter of opinion and in good fun. ;)
 

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...ok first bike aged 11, Maico 250, then aged 15, Kawasaki H2. Sold the Maico (idiot :thewife::thewife:) still have H2 plus another 73 triples mainly 750s but a sprinkling of 500, 400, 350 and 250, 3 Z1s, MV 125, MV 750 Sport, Ducati 750 Sport ('73) 2 750 Supersport '(74) Senna lll, D16RR, 2 Laverda SFC, Honda RC30, NR750, some dirtbikes and the 5 Modern MVs (F3 Oro, Tambo, Senna 750, Brutale Oro, F4 Oro) plus 2 more lovelies on the way (that I discussed with The_castle ) and I will list these when they are actually in my possession. Probably missed a few :stickpoke
 

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I never really thought of it as bragging. Especially if they are selling one bike to buy another. Besides, for some people motorcycles are their main hobby and for others it is just one of many interests. And everyone has different priorities for how they spend their money. Hopefully nobody feels bad when they see other people's bikes because most everyone is lucky enough to have something special when you look at the entirety of life (money, spouse, health, intelligence, talents, etc.)
 

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Just having fun here. I like to see other's bikes listed. When I see something interesting, I'll inquire publically or via pm to the owner to discuss their bike.
 

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My list in chronological order: '93 Suzuki Katana 600 aka Canatuna, '95 GSX-R750, '95 CBR600 F3, '98 GSX-R750, '00 R6, '01 GSX-R1000, '03 R6, '04 R1, '08 1098, '07 F4 1000R, '96 916. The F4 is the only bike I still currently own.
 

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Can't list all the bikes ridden or owned......can't remember some of them, and just too many (especially when it is bikes I have ridden, but not owned)...just listing the ones I have now.
 

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I knew I'd forget a few.....one of the more memorables that I forgot was a Harley XR750, bought and sold a fair while ago, also a 955 Corsa built for Doug Polen, now that was fun, and a few TZs, some of which I stupidly sold, but kept a handful thankfully
 

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I've been back and forth posting mine, partly because of responses by a few others when I had all my bikes in my sig at intermittent times. It's not a contest or comparison. We all love motorcycles.

If others post their rides, I always peruse the list. Mine aren't currently posted here, though my Ducs are listed at ducati.ms. I'd relist mine if I finished my previous aborted attempt to get all the MV LEs. I suppose I could anyway.

I like seeing some of the kewl stuff others have or had. One member has a Laverda 1000 Jota. Randy has a CBX and some other great bikes. Another member has a Duc 888 SP4. Balz has an 888 SPS. There's some notable stuff in various garages. sfarson is liquidating, but has a D16RR, 1098R, and an HP2 Sport among many others. Castle has the CC and Tambo. drmasis has a CC, Oro, and Senna 750. It's easier than having to look in the registry for everything; and the registry is only for MVs.

All good, I say.
 

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I've been back and forth posting mine, partly because of responses by a few others when I had all my bikes in my sig at intermittent times. It's not a contest or comparison. We all love motorcycles.

If others post their rides, I always peruse the list. Mine aren't currently posted here, though my Ducs are listed at ducati.ms. I'd relist mine if I finished my previous aborted attempt to get all the MV LEs. I suppose I could anyway.

I like seeing some of the kewl stuff others have or had. One member has a Laverda 1000 Jota. Randy has a CBX and some other great bikes. Another member has a Duc 888 SP4. Balz has an 888 SPS. There's some notable stuff in various garages. sfarson is liquidating, but has a D16RR, 1098R, and an HP2 Sport among many others. Castle has the CC and Tambo. drmasis has a CC, Oro, and Senna 750. It's easier than having to look in the registry for everything; and the registry is only for MVs.

All good, I say.
Be a devil and post 'em up mate
 

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ive owned over 100 bikes over the yrs
3 x BSA BANTAMS
2 X A65 BSA
1 X BSA A65 CHOP
1X TRIUMPH SAINT 650 EX NODDY BIKE
2 X LE VELO NODDY BIKES
1 X BSA ROCKET 3
TRIUMPHS
2 X TRIDENTS T150
2 X TRIDENT T160
2 X SLIPPERY SAMS FULL RACE REPS
2 X T120
3 T140
2 X TSS
NORTONS
2 X 750 FASTBACKS
3 DOMMIES
3 X 850MK2A
2 X 750 MICK HEMMINGS TUNED FULL RACE
2 X JPN NORTONS
2 MK 3 ES NORTONS
1 X NORIMP HOME BUILT
2 X NORVINS HOME BUILT
MATCHLESS
5X G5
1 X INTERCEPTOR
7 X AJS
VAN VEEN
HESKIETH
2 X CCM 250
1 X TS 185 SUZI
3 X GT 750
2 X GSX 1000
2 X GSXR1100
1 X GSX1100 KAT
2 X GT 250
1 X HUSTLER 250
6 X GS 550
1 XGT 380 SHEENE REP (DUNSTALL)
1 X GT 550 SIGNED BY STEVE PARISH
RG 500 EX ACER MOISE
1 X GS 850 SHAFT
4 X Z900A
2 Z900B
4 X H2 750
2 XKH 250
1 X KH 550
HONDAS
1 XCBX 1000STD
1 X CBX MOTO MARTIN
1 X CBX 1000 TWIN TURBO THEN SUPER CHARGED THEN NITRO ED
1 X GL 1000 GOLD WING 77
1X CX 500
2 X CX 550
1 X CX650 LEAD WING
1 XCB 200
2 X XL250
2 XCB 400 4
1 X CB 400 4 POP YOSHI
2 X CB 550
2 CB K2 750
YAMS
7X FSIE
3X RD 250 TI A
2 X RD 350 TI A AND 2 X B
1 X EX STEVE POTTER 500
1 X1.1 BLACK PRINCE
3 X LAVERDAS 1000
2 X JOTAS
3 X MONJUICS
1X 1200 LAVIE MIRARGE
1 X FORMULA 1200(LE MANNS REP) MIRARGE
4 X 900 SS DUKES
2 X DESMO 900
1 X 900 MRH (THE REAL ONES)
1 X BENNIE 250 4
1 X 900 SEI 6
1 X T5 GUZZIE
2 X 850 LE MANS
3 X FANTIC CHOPS
2X GILIRAS
4 X VESPAS
2 X LAMBO GT COMPLETE WITH SHITLOADS OF MIRRORS REAL MOD MACHINE
1 X BMW R65
1 X WD HARDLEY HAND CHANGE
1 X 80 FATBOY
1 X MV BRUTE 910
5 BIMOTAS
4 DUNSTALLS
2 RICKMAN
2 HARRISES
4 MOTO MARTINS



THERE,S ABOUT 50 MORE
 

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LOL IT SIEZED up 3 weeks after i got it from the auction but it went well till then
got it for 700pound sold it for 500
the heskieth was a pile of shite
 
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