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Old 04-12-21, 07:13 PM
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cars owned/bikes owned

Whats your ratio of cars (motor vehicles) to bikes owned?

I count 11 cars (vans, trucks) & 15 bikes.
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Old 04-12-21, 07:45 PM
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Let's see, too many cars to remember, 6 bicycles, and 56 motorcycles.
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Old 04-12-21, 07:52 PM
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and 56 motorcycles.
Did you collect them? Or did you buy and sell them? What kind of motorcycles?
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Old 04-12-21, 08:19 PM
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Did you collect them? Or did you buy and sell them? What kind of motorcycles?
Yes, I did collect them. It started out being heavy on the Brit bikes, but expanded to include American, Japanese, Italian, and German. My first bike was a '52 BSA 125cc in 1958, followed by an 1945 Indian Chief in 1959. The rest is history. I did buy and sell them, but not as a business. I was just an avid hobbyist. But alas, those days are behind me. :-)
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Old 04-12-21, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by rut3556 View Post
Yes, I did collect them. It started out being heavy on the Brit bikes, but expanded to include American, Japanese, Italian, and German. My first bike was a '52 BSA 125cc in 1958, followed by an 1945 Indian Chief in 1959. The rest is history. I did buy and sell them, but not as a business. I was just an avid hobbyist. But alas, those days are behind me. :-)
That's great! I knew a guy who had quite a collection. He had a 49 Chief which he restored and it was run over by a woman in a Cadillac, he wasn't hurt. He had a beautiful 50 Panhead, and even an Ariel Square 4, which wasn't complete, and a partial Vincent Black Shadow. He also had some more common British bikes and some Spanish dirt bikes.
I only had dirt bikes. A Montesa, a Husqvarna, a Maico, and a Yamaha.
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Old 04-12-21, 09:49 PM
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4 cars, 14 bikes. 39 car years, 153 bike years.
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Old 04-12-21, 10:01 PM
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Bikes definitely outnumbered my cars 2x.
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Old 04-12-21, 10:08 PM
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My ratio thus far is 3:4 at 12 cars and 15 bikes.

Current ownership is 0 and 4.

I'm constantly thinking of the next bike.
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Old 04-13-21, 05:54 AM
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Current ratio is 1:4. Over the years I have had an additional 6 or so bikes and about nine real cars. I also had a few clunkers for very short periods of time but I don't count them.
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Old 04-13-21, 06:36 AM
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Cars/trucks are beyond counting. Bikes are about a dozen. Motorcycles about 20 with the last 6 (since 1997) being Ducati.
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Old 04-13-21, 07:48 AM
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8 cars/pickups
9 motorcycles
7 bicycles
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Old 04-13-21, 08:06 AM
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I can remember 27 cars but there may have been more, 15 bicycles as an adult and 4 motorcycles.
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1 bicycle,
2 motorbikes, (dirt)
20 cars/trucks...
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Old 04-13-21, 08:56 AM
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Four cars, one sailboat, and seven bikes that were purchased specifically for me during my so far 63 years of life. I tend to hold on to cars till they are totally worthless, bikes too I suppose. My current motor vehicle is 23 years old.

My wife drives nicer though, but we aren't counting stuff we buy for others are we? <grin>
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Old 04-13-21, 09:13 AM
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My wife drives nicer though, but we aren't counting stuff we buy for others are we? <grin>
Oh heck no, those don't count. I've had no car for five years, but my wife has had two in that period. I drive when we travel together, but I'm clearly a guest driver. Not my car; doesn't count.
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Old 04-13-21, 10:12 AM
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6 cars/pickups - 9 bicycles

Not counting bicycles I've bought for my parents, wife, and kids, but it does include bikes my parents gave me when I was a kid.

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Old 04-13-21, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
4 cars, 14 bikes. 39 car years, 153 bike years.
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Four cars, one sailboat, and seven bikes that were purchased specifically for me during my so far 63 years of life. I tend to hold on to cars till they are totally worthless, bikes too I suppose. My current motor vehicle is 23 years old.

My wife drives nicer though, but we aren't counting stuff we buy for others are we? <grin>
Sailboats! I've had 3. 2 racing dinghies and a(n experimental) sailing canoe. I let others own (and pay for) the big stuff. I have no way of measuring my "boat years". Sailing, designing and building boats was the dream of my younger years, then focus in life, then derailed by my head injury. As I lived through watching that love ebb recede out of reach, my solace was the bicycle.

For me, cars were tools. First a VW bus to pursue my dream across the country, then 3 Toyotas, first two used.
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Old 04-13-21, 11:18 AM
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11 cars, 12 bikes. Of those, I currently have 5 cars and 4 bikes.
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Old 04-13-21, 11:52 AM
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Household number for the two of us: 2 cars (one driver & one classic/collector); 11 bikes (all bikes are in ride-condition and used regularly), and 2 new ones on order .... Wait, do we count tandems as one bike or two Of the 11 bikes, one is a tandem; and one bike on order is a tandem too.

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Old 04-13-21, 12:05 PM
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Cars: 2 (Mine (old S**tbox) and wife's (new little buggy))
Bikes: 9 (mine x1, wife's X 3, Youth #1 x 2, youth #2 x 3

NB. These are the complete bikes. Ther are six or so partially assembled project bikes that I hope to find homes for in the next few weeks.
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Old 04-13-21, 12:16 PM
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My memory isn't what it used to be, but I think my car:bike ratio is about 12:21
One difference is that I've only ever owned 3 vehicles at one time, but I hang on to the bikes for a lot longer. Thus, my current ratio is 1:5
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Old 04-13-21, 12:58 PM
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I wish to revise my previous answer. I answered with bikes and cars currently owned, but other answers seem to be listing lifetime ownership.

Cars: 8 including one motorcycle, not including cars owned but never plated or put on the road.
Bikes (that I have owned as an adult): Around 25, including spouse and youth bikes, not including partial bikes not yet assembled or restored.
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Old 04-13-21, 02:18 PM
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You guys got better memory than me.
I have a hard time accounting just for the current bikes.

Does the number include bikes I have stashed around the country at friends and relatives houses for when I visit? Add +3.
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Old 04-13-21, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Four cars, one sailboat, and seven bikes that were purchased specifically for me during my so far 63 years of life. I tend to hold on to cars till they are totally worthless, bikes too I suppose. My current motor vehicle is 23 years old.

My wife drives nicer though, but we aren't counting stuff we buy for others are we? <grin>


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Old 04-13-21, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
I tend to hold on to cars till they are totally worthless
The term I use is 'fully depreciated'

Only one of my cars have I ever gotten any monetary value after I was done, except for a couple $$ at the scrap yard.
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