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Inspired by another thread, I thought it would be cool to post some pictures and a brief description of previous motorcycles you've owned.
Sort of a timeline showing the path that brought you to the K1600.

Here's my path...

1. '75 Kawasaki G5C-100 Enduro (Red) - Restored in 2002
2. '80 Kawasaki KZ440LTD (Black)
3. '81 Kawasaki KZ750LTD (Black) - No picture
4. '82 Honda V45 Magna (Maroon)
5. '86 Honda GL1200 GoldWing Aspencade (two-tone Silver)
6. '98 Honda GL1500 GoldWing SE (Two-tone Silver)
7. '01 Honda GL1800 ABS GoldWing (Illusion red)
8. ’09 Honda GL1800 Goldwing ABS (Candy Black Cherry)
9. ’09 Kawasaki KLX250S Enduro (Red/Black)
10. '14 BMW K1600 GTL Exclusive (Mineral White Metallic)


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its shouldn't be the number of motorcycles you've owned but the places you've been, although I've had a few
 

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its shouldn't be the number of motorcycles you've owned but the places you've been, although I've had a few
Never made any reference that the amount of motorcycles owned has anything to do with anything....
I suggested it might be cool to see a history of motorcycles each member has owned previous to the K1600.
 

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1970 Honda CL350
1974 Suzuki GT750L with Vetter Windjammer
1978 Suzuki GS750 with Vetter Windjammer SS
1980 Suzuki GS1000G with Vetter Windjammer SS
2000 Honda Valkyrie
2001 Honda ST1100
2005 Honda ST1300
2009 BMW K1300GT
2013 BMW K1600GTL

I've had the long distance bug since the Water Buffalo. Many trips out West, Midwest & Southeast over the years
 

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1972 Honda CB175
1983 Honda 550 Nighthawk
1983 Honda V65 Magna
1984 Honda V65 Magna
1985 Honda 750 Nighthawk
2007 Yamaha Royal Star
2011 BMW K1600GTL
 

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1980 Honda CB750F
1986 Kawasaki Ninja 600
1986 Honda VF1000R
197x Suzuki 500 Titan
2005 Suzuki Boulevard
2007 Harley Road King
2016 BMW GTL Exclusive
 

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Cool idea. If it spawns another idea, create another thread.

1. Several family mini-bikes in the '70s
2. Several dirt bikes over the years: 125cc and 250cc
3. Late '70s Honda Moped
4. '75 Honda XL 350
5. '75 Honda 750 four
6. '80? Kawasaki GPZ 1100
7. '80? Honda CB1100
Then a family, and later...
8. 2006 Honda VTX 1300 R
9. 2003 Honda VTX 1800 R
10. The Big K
 

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79 Yamaha 400
83 Honda CB1000 Custom
76 HD FLH
95 Dyna Lowrider
05 Yamaha FZ-1 (oh that bike was so much fun)
06 Kawasaki Mean Streak (Tribal paint scheme)
2007 Road Glide
2003 Anniversary Road Glide (still have it)
2012 Road Glide Ultra
2014 BMW GTL

Mixed in there was a late 90's model YZ250 and more recently a 2010ish Honda CRF 450f
 

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1970 CB 350
1971 BSA 650 LIGHTENING
1979 XL 1000 SPORTSTER
1980 STURGIS (first Harley with front and rear belt drive)
1987 883 SPORTSTER BORED TO 1200cc
1992 CUSTOM SOFTAIL 80 INCH
1994 KAWASAKI ZX6
1997 SUZUKI BANDIT 1200 RED
1997 SUZUKI BANDIT 1200 BLUE ( Rode this one to Pro Bike Champion at Gateway in 2003)
2003 SUZUKI BURGMAN 650
1994 HONDA GOLDWING 1500
2007 YAMAHA FJR 1300
2009 HONDA GOLDWING 1800 (currently owned)
2013 BMW K1600 GTL (currently owned)
 

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1974 Honda XL 250 (shared with my brother)
1991 Harley Softail Custom (my first real street bike)
1996 Harley Fatboy (stolen at Laughlin River Run)
1996 Harley Heritage Classic (made Sturgis run on it)
1998 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650
1999 Yamaha Silverado
1999 Harley Heritage Springer Classic (regret letting this one get away)
2000 Harley Road King Classic (traded in for Street Glide)
2004 American Ironhorse LSC Chopper (fun for 6 months, then over it)
2006 Harley Dyna Wide Glide (good riddance)
2000 Harley Dyna Super Sport (nice bike, too small)

2007 Harley Street Glide (current)
1995 Harley Road King (current)
2014 BMW K1600GTLE (current)
 

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1972 Suzuki T250
1974 Yamaha XS500
1975 Honda CB750
1993 BMW K1100LT
2003 BMW K1200LT
2013 BMW K1600GTL
2018 BMW R1200RT (will own this one)
 

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Looks like my path is different than most (I also suspect I'm one of the young bucks around here):

2001 Honda CBR 600 F4i
2002 Honda CBR 954RR
2004 Honda CBR 600RR
2009 Honda VTX 1800
2010 Ducati 1198S
1975 Ducati 860GT (still own)
2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon Red (still own)
1975 Honda CB350
2014 Indian Chief Vintage
2016 Ducati Multistrada S (still own)
2016 BMW K1600 GT Exclusive (still own)

I know I'm missing a few but for the life of me I can't remember at the moment. I'll have to update later. I like every type of bike as you can see. If it has two wheels and a motor I'm in love.
 

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79? Kawasaki H1
85 Honda elite 250 scooter
86 Honda v65 sabre
2001 BMW r1100s
2003? Kawasaki 636 ninja
2005 Suzuki gsxr 1000. K5 best ever!
2007 drz 400 sm
2007 Kawasaki ninja 250
2009 Triumph sprint GT wife's favorite
2012 Triumph explorer
2013 Triumph Street Triple R
2014 Suzuki DR650
2014 Honda CRF250L
2014 Triumph trophy
2014 honda nc700x
2013 Yamaha TW200
2016 Yamaha TW200
2016 BMW k1600gt
I want all the ones I sold back!




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1970 Honda 175 Dream
1973 Yamaha RD350
1975 Honda 750F
1978 Yamaha 750 Triple
1981 Honda 750F
1980 Honda 750F - race bike only, still had the '81
1983 Honda 1100F
Took 17 years off
2004 Honda ST 1300
2004 GL 1800 Goldwing. From here on I have owned multiple bikes at the same time
2006 Yamaha FJR1300
2009 Honda GL1800 Goldwing
2010 Kawasaki Concours 14
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
2013 BMW 1600 GT
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale - still have
2016 BMW S1000R - still have
2015 BMW 1600 GT - still have

I think that's it. :)
 

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Well...

'69 Honda Z50 Mini-Trail
'71 Honda CT70H
'73 Honda CL175
'74 Honda CB360
'76 Honda CB750
'78 Honda CB750
'78 Honda GL1000
'80 Honda GL1100
'82 Honda GL1100I
'83 Honda GL1100A
'83 Honda V65 Magna
'84 Honda GL1200A
'87 Honda GL1200A
'87 Honda XR600R
<~5 Year Hiatus>
'93 Honda GL1500A
'96 Honda GL1500SE
'99 Honda VFR800i
'00 BMW K1200LTC
'05 BMW K1200LT
'08 Kawasaki ZG1400A8F Concours
'13 BMW K1600GTL
<Another Current Hiatus>

Owned a few three & four wheelers also. Favorite being the almighty '85 Honda ATC250R.
 

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1978 Yamaha XS650
1980 Honda GL1100 (converted to Aspencade, put 140K miles on it)
1986 Honda GL1200A (purchased in 1993, put 70K miles on it)
1978 BMW R100/7 (abandoned by a friend, I re-titled it in 1995)
1989 BMW R100GS (purchased in 1997, put 80K miles on it)
2010 BMW F800GS (24K miles)
2012 BMW K1200GTL (49K miles)
2002 Guzzi V11 Scura (purchased 2016)


All but the 1st two still reside in my garage along with some other "project" bikes.
 

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Well...

'69 Honda Z50 Mini-Trail
'71 Honda CT70H
'73 Honda CL175
'74 Honda CB360
'76 Honda CB750
'78 Honda CB750
'78 Honda GL1000
'80 Honda GL1100
'82 Honda GL1100I
'83 Honda GL1100A
'83 Honda V65 Magna
'84 Honda GL1200A
'87 Honda GL1200A
'87 Honda XR600R
<~5 Year Hiatus>
'93 Honda GL1500A
'96 Honda GL1500SE
'99 Honda VFR800i
'00 BMW K1200LTC
'05 BMW K1200LT
'08 Kawasaki ZG1400A8F Concours
'13 BMW K1600GTL
<Another Current Hiatus>

Owned a few three & four wheelers also. Favorite being the almighty '85 Honda ATC250R.
Notice my username? I still have my '86
 

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Steve and I have a good friend who was a top notch Suzuki mechanic hence the long list of Suzuki bikes (plus they were good).

1962 Home made mini bike (the beginning of a life long love affair with motorcycles. I've had at least one every day since)
1968 Honda CL90 Scrambler
1966 Honda 305 Super Hawk
1967 Honda 305 Scrambler
1969 Suzuki 350
1971 Suzuki TS125
1972 Suzuki GT750 (the first one in Iowa)
1973 Suzuki TS250
1972 Suzuki GT750
1972 Suzuki GT550
1973 Suzuki TS185
1977 Suzuki PE250
1978 Suzuki GS750 (one of my favorites)
1979 Suzuki GS850
1985 Honda V65 Sabre (another fav)
1994 Harley Davidson FXDWG (everyone should own an HD at least once)
1990 Suzuki DR350
2000 Honda Valkyrie Tourer (I love 6 cylinders after having this one)
2003 Suzuki DRZ400E
1999 Honda Valkyrie Tourer (purchased used after totaling the 2000 model in 2004)
1985 Honda V65 Sabre (trying to bring back some nostalgia)
2007 Suzuki V-Strom 1000
2007 Honda ST1300 (this got me going on sport touring. Traded it in on my GTL)
2012 BMW K1600GTL (Bought new and now with 78,000 miles and going strong)
1975 BMW R90S (a fun project bike)
 
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