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With 14 motorcycles, my "fleet" has migrated from a blessing to a burden. It's just too many to maintain. I've a few that haven't been ridden in a year or so.

So.......time to clear out a few. How many? I'm not sure. No set number. Any "sacred cows"? Yes....my '03 Heritage and my 910R for sure. Any others? I don't know....probably the yellow Vespa because it's fun and cheap and the Ruckus because we use it nearly every day. I don't know where I'll end up.....maybe 6-7 or so.

For sure on the way out: both of the little cafe racer Hondas (CB175 and CB350-4) because I never ride them, Jackie's chrome VRod because she can't ride anymore because of health issues, and the Monster S4RS because I'm keeping the Brutie and don't need two hot rod bikes.

On the fence: both of my investment bikes.....the CBX and the R100S. Why? In part because they're likely to bring blood, and I've not put 50 miles on either one in over a year......the Sportster 48 and the Kawasaki Concours. Why? Ambivalence mostly. I like both of them, but I don't love either of them.

So, that leaves Lee's Green Monster and the '34 Harley. IF I sell the Green Monster, David's got first dibs. As for the '34, it's really not a motorcycle....it's historical industrial art. I could happily end up keeping both or maybe sell both......this is a very cloudy vision.

Prices? I've no firm ideas. I don't NEED to sell anything, so I'm not forced to sell. That being said, I'm not planning to hold anyone up, or give any thing away. Carl and Beth have offered to help me navigate the EBay arena.

Most of the bikes are in my album. Take a look, and PM me with any interest.
 

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Clarifying the "why" question......I've got a couple of very different vehicle plays in the works......1953 Ford F100 and the 911-50. Both of these are stupid, stupid, stupid economic decisions that would be somewhat mitigated by raising some cash. Jackie is so very indulgent of my foolishness, but even she has limits.

Additionally, the Guzzi V7 Racer, and the Honda CB1100 retro bikes are very interesting to me. Turning a 1700 mile CBX that I'm afraid to ride into a CB1100 that I'm not afraid to ride doesn't necessarily make fiscal sense, but it might make motorcycling sense.
 

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Hi Randy.
I appreciate you noting that IF you decide to sell the Green Monster that you'll let me know before entertaining any offers.

That CBX is incredible.
 

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Selling a child right now for the CBX Randy, it will be nursed every Sunday.
Not good to hear you selling some of those great bikes man, you need a friend to take you with on rides, where's Carl ! ?
 

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That CBX is the jewel in the herd, but glad to know you're keeping the 910R. It's really a nice riding bike.
 

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Randy you do not need to sell your bikes. I am keeping my F4, you will not need those funds:stickpoke
 

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Carl is busy insuring the populace has enough ammo to win the war.

Randy, I rode a Confedrate Hellcat in Daytona with a giant S&S engine just like the GM.....the hydraulic clutch was light as a feather.....I'll get you some details.
 

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not that i could afford it right now, but put me in line for the green monster too. I don't want to see it going to a stranger..... ever.
 

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That CBX is the jewel in the herd, but glad to know you're keeping the 910R. It's really a nice riding bike.
have to agree CBX and 910R what else can you need
 

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have to agree CBX and 910R what else can you need
A track bike, a standard, a supermotard, a cruiser, a dual sport, a dirt bike, and a tourer. Of those seven categories, I'm not really interested in a cruiser right now, and am past my dirt bike days, but would be interested in a sport tourer and a supermotard.
 

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have to agree CBX and 910R what else can you need
Jackie bought my '03 Heritage as a 50th birthday present. I could never sell it. The tag reads "50THBD". I'm keeping the Brutie as long as Ed'll keep it running right. There's a certain amount of gravitas that comes with owning that bike and being able to tweak F4 Weenies.

The '79 CBX was bought several years ago with 650 miles on it. It currently has about 1700 miles on it. If it's not the lowest mileage example on Earth, it's got to be close.
 

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I don't want to see it going to a stranger..... ever.
Me either Al.......that'll always be Lee's bike, and I'd really want it to go to someone that loved him like I did.
 

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There are a very few of us on Earth that qualify for that distinction.
 

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FWIW, my test rides on the CB1100 were quite enjoyable, typical Honda, smooth, fun, but little "personality"

GLWS of whatever moves.


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FTR, it appears that the "Green Monster" either chose YOU or it's builder did. Some things money just can't replace, nor should it
 

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A CB1100 is no CBX. I wouldn't sell the Big Six. Same for the R100S.

In:
910R, CBX, R100S, HD VFD, Lee's Greenie.

Necessary:
Heritage, Vespa, Ruckus

Out:
S4RS, CB350f Cafe Racer, CB175 Cafe Racer, Chrome V-Rod, Sportster 48, Concours14.

But you'll want some kind of "bagger" if you broom the Connie. And you can always further thin out the Ins after brooming the Outs.
 

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Yep, he'll want a Turismo Veloce......
 

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Hmmmmm.... I have some unfinished business with that CB175 ... might be interesting to add MVs biggest (and pretty much only) rival during the 60's golden period to the collection. '

Food for thought....................................................
 
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