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Anyone else have this desease?
I have two spare engines and frame for one giro bike, one spare engine and frame for the other, three spare engines for the race bikes, about 8 spare cranks (even though I've never, ever seen a 175 crank fail), five spare heads, multitude of engine covers, cylinders and gear boxes etc.
I'll never use all this stuff...but I also know I'll probably never sell it till I sell the bikes.

Why am I thinking of this....cause I'm moving the 68 GTO in the shop for the winter....guess I'll get it back on the road in a couple of years.
For the winter I'll have two bikes in the house, two in the shop, one in the shed, three in the trailer.
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Looks like you have a good sart on things. After I retired from racing 15 years ago, I got rid of almost all my stuff. Now I am having to rebuild my collection. I only have 3 CB350s, 1 spare motor, 2 stock front ends and 4 extra wheels. I don't have any spares for the Yamaha 550 except for a swingarm and some wheels. I just need to get rid of the MG Midget so I can have more garage space for bikes. Anybody need a 77 MG Midget? Runs good.Will trade for a cool bike.

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I have three currently running cb750s, only one is currently registered for the street. I have 5 whole bike from whit to rob parts from, not counting the 2 spare F front ends, 2 spare gold wing front ends, and 6 crates full of misc cb750 parts that I have gathered over the years. Oh yeah and a couple of big bore kits pulled from friend's bikes. To be fair 2 of the "parts bikes" are nice original bikes that need the typical service after 5 year hybernations (carbs cleaned, tires, seals, brakes, etc) to be runners but my policy only allows 4 bikes so they will stay till I sell more stuff.


Kawasaki triples? Have 4 bikes in various states from running to "oops I forgot to fill the oil tank before that 50 mile ride". for these I have 5 spare engines to rob for parts. 6 sets of chambers in addition to the ones on the bikes. I even have a whole H2 750cc two stoke motor for when my drag kh500 was going to blow - they closed the track long before I blew it up (actually the slick blew, the motor is still good). I could build another 3 bikes out of the parts I have. At one point I hat 20 sets (set = 3) of stock h1 mukuni vm carbs. I even have a prostock laydown h2 frame that set an NHRA record in 73.

T500s? 2 Bikes - 4 spare engines. I am fast running out of spares because I have ground up rebuilt one and started to fix the tranny on the other.

I don't even own an fzr600 anymore and I have a spare engine and spare rear bodywork. I keep thinking I am going to buy another one but I never see one for what I would like to pay.

Box of jawa parts I picked up before I even owned a jawa - not I have the bike and luckliy the parts matched.

I love talking about my stuff.
 

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for honda 350's i have 3 spares of everything; except motors, i have seven of those.

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besides the cb racer.... between me and my father in law...we have about 7 cb 350s. don't want to talk about all the other shit. my basement looks like a cb swap meet.

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y'all know Steve Baker? Jeez, you should see his yard and garages. I think he has 6 mgs . . . .
 

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I've raced my XT500 for 9 years. 4 full seasons of 12 to 14 races, plus 5 years of selective racing 4 or 5 races. In that time I've had a spare clutch cable, 19" inner tube, and a used set of points. I would've loved to have some other stuff, but I never even used the stuff I had, except once I loaned the tube to a guy. He gave it back to me at the end of the night when he was done with it.

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chris tom and bucky have 3000 sq' shop and i have most of my shit there. in addition to chris' basement, my shop, my garage at my house. buckys garage is filled to the point that you have to walk across the tops of bikes to see stuff. its a 4 car. his house is filled with bikes, (ducati, guzzi, a beeza, and i cant remember what else but they are all nice and in his living room.). and his basement too. all pretty much filled. i dont know how many bikes there are between all of us. i take bikes to the shop and they get absorbed into the space somehow. the number changes daily. as far as cb350's go. i have 3 running ones. boxes and crates and shelves, and drawers full of crap. i dont know how many motors. at least 3 or 4 together. probably at least another 4 or so parted. i know there is stuff in the garage at the house here, but i dont bother to go through it anymore. its just easier to buy new stuff. piles of cams, and heads and crap like that. there are parts in the house here and i find stuff in boxes occasionally around the house. ive manged to get rid of most of the frames but i probably have at least 3 or 4 around still. lots of wheels. several front ends. alot of wheels for shit i dont even own. they were just too nice to pass up. then there is the triumph stuff. pretty much an entire 650motor in bits. wheels, iggs, parts, and various crap. then theres the tr25, and the cp77. (mike) at my shop i have chris' tz350 my t120r, and a rolling tool box filled with parts. a motor, one frame, several crashed race tanks, heads and motor parts on shelves. i have almost no cb550 stuff, except the bike. there are probably 6 or so rolling cb350's at the shop. several motors ready to go into fcb bikes. off the top of my head i can list the more complete stuff

beemer 1000 sidecar race rig
2. /2 r69 street bikes one a globe vespa hack
toms r69 street ride
his 750 rig with the stieb
toms r100
chris' r100
rs50
tz350
2 cb350 racers one a lw/v1 one a fcb
sl350
a trick 500 beemer race bike
cb72 racebike
rs125
rd350 racebike
laverda 1000 triple cafe basket(make an offer)
2 parted out guzzi californias.
several cb350s
cb500
ex500
vintage yamaha trials bike a 250
xr80
xr100
ducati 250
aeromachi350
12 new electric rechargable scooters (dont ask they actually belong to someone else)
250 bsa
new rickman rolling chassis
4 or 5 bmw's that belong to various people.
a few boat motors.
porsche 912
piles and shelevs of frames, motors, tires, wheels, tanks etc...

tom probably has the biggest collection of heinrich tanks and body work ive ever seen.

and thats just the shop. buckys garage is so full you cant tell whats in there. lots of rd's an rz, lots of beemer stuff. a motoguzzi. one of those yamaha 600 single racers. and i have no idea what else.


you guys have it easy.
 

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Evil,
Steve is into MG's ? I didn't know that.
Steve is a very good dude. Works his butt off and would do anything for you.
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Hm, just to add to Joe C's desease, do you want to trade stuff for Laverda cafe? e-mail [email protected]. Love to get bikes with massively heavy motors.
Just to let you all know the extent of the disease, I have Honda 175 sloper race bike, Honda 175 vertical race bike, Suzuki TS 50 race bike, BMW R60 1968, Honda CB750K 1978, Suzuki T20 complete. The following bikes in parts for restoration in "retirement" - yeah that is going to happen!!!
2 Norton Commandos, 1 750 combat, 1 850 interstate, 2 Laverda SF1 750's, 3 Triumph Bonnevilles, 1963,1967 and 1970, Suzuki T20, MAtchless G12 CSR,
Other stuff hanging around in parts:- Matchless G9 1960, BSA B25 1970 and 1968, 2 Clymer Indian 50cc, Suzuki T250, Honda SL 350 frame and three motors - abandoned racer project, Suzuki TS50 spare for racebike. Bridgestone 175 twin for a race bike. A basement full of stuff
Most importantly a patient wife who lets me get on with my hobby.
 

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Hm, just to add to Joe C's desease, do you want to trade stuff for Laverda cafe? e-mail [email protected]. Love to get bikes with massively heavy motors.
Just to let you all know the extent of the disease, I have Honda 175 sloper race bike, Honda 175 vertical race bike, Suzuki TS 50 race bike, BMW R60 1968, Honda CB750K 1978, Suzuki T20 complete. The following bikes in parts for restoration in "retirement" - yeah that is going to happen!!!
2 Norton Commandos, 1 750 combat, 1 850 interstate, 2 Laverda SF1 750's, 3 Triumph Bonnevilles, 1963,1967 and 1970, Suzuki T20, MAtchless G12 CSR,
Other stuff hanging around in parts:- Matchless G9 1960, BSA B25 1970 and 1968, 2 Clymer Indian 50cc, Suzuki T250, Honda SL 350 frame and three motors - abandoned racer project, Suzuki TS50 spare for racebike. Bridgestone 175 twin for a race bike. A basement full of stuff
Most importantly a patient wife who lets me get on with my hobby.
if you want to alleivate your disease and help mine to grow I'll gladly take one of those commandos off your hands (if you are willing to sell). Seriosuly
 

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The only bikes I am willing to get rid of are the Honda 175 racers. one vertical and one sloper. As usual - see reason for this thread earlier - each ones comes with a spare motor, spare frame etc. The Honda SL 350 stuff can go as well. The Nortons are promised to my sons along with a Bonneville each - I will have my revenge when they spend the rest of their lives cleaning up oil leaks from the Brit twins and trying to keep the carbs synched, if they can get them started.
 

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All of you are now on my Hero list. Some of the stuff you guys have is unbelievable! I can't even begin to imagine some of the stories behind some of this stuff. Man, anyone selling some old bikes? This youngin needs to start up his collection!

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johnny, you mean de-seize??

ill ask about the laverday. we thought about putting a honda 750 or 1000 motor in the frame. then calling it the lavonda. that way, tom could be out riding lavonda anytime he felt like. (for those of you who dont know tom, its funny, trust me)

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Hey, Hey!!! Bonneville's!! Want to get rid of any of the Bonnie's?

Dgy <who just loves Triumph's>

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Hm, just to add to Joe C's desease, do you want to trade stuff for Laverda cafe? e-mail [email protected]. Love to get bikes with massively heavy motors.
Just to let you all know the extent of the disease, I have Honda 175 sloper race bike, Honda 175 vertical race bike, Suzuki TS 50 race bike, BMW R60 1968, Honda CB750K 1978, Suzuki T20 complete. The following bikes in parts for restoration in "retirement" - yeah that is going to happen!!!
2 Norton Commandos, 1 750 combat, 1 850 interstate, 2 Laverda SF1 750's, 3 Triumph Bonnevilles, 1963,1967 and 1970, Suzuki T20, MAtchless G12 CSR,
Other stuff hanging around in parts:- Matchless G9 1960, BSA B25 1970 and 1968, 2 Clymer Indian 50cc, Suzuki T250, Honda SL 350 frame and three motors - abandoned racer project, Suzuki TS50 spare for racebike. Bridgestone 175 twin for a race bike. A basement full of stuff
Most importantly a patient wife who lets me get on with my hobby.
 

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The stuff for restoration in retirement is not going, the Nortons, Bonnevilles, Laverdas, Suzuki and Matchless. Let's have a sense of decorum here!!!!
Although my wife is very good about my hobby/disease, any empty garage space is immediately filled with her hobby stuff,tables, chairs, draws etc. So one golden rule is don't create enough space for the wife to move into the garage with her stuff. The other is don't leave them alone with your stuff for long - she sold a Lotus Europa while I was working in Europe for a few weeks. She got fed up of pushing it!!
 

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The stuff for restoration in retirement is not going, the Nortons, Bonnevilles, Laverdas, Suzuki and Matchless. Let's have a sense of decorum here!!!!
Although my wife is very good about my hobby/disease, any empty garage space is immediately filled with her hobby stuff,tables, chairs, draws etc. So one golden rule is don't create enough space for the wife to move into the garage with her stuff. The other is don't leave them alone with your stuff for long - she sold a Lotus Europa while I was working in Europe for a few weeks. She got fed up of pushing it!!
So what's your wife's phone number?....

Ok, just kidding. Decorum? There is no crying in baseball and no decorum on message baords. Rule 3 is: don't tell anybody you have a british bike because they will inevitably offer to do you a favor and buy it from you - espically Nortons.

My father turned 62 this year, and has been pining for a black and gold commando since 1987 - one year after he sold his dunstall nortons (810 commando and domi-racer) to buy a new Ninja 1000R (which he still has in immaculate condition BTW). I would love to get him one for christmas but the pressure to put a rock on the girl's finger plus the fact that most solid riders are $4000 plus in this neck of the woods, is fast making it an impossible dream.

So if anybody wants to take pity on me and sell me their proiject commando I'm all ears.
 
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