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1962 honda 160 1972 kawasaki 750 h2 1974 harley 1200 fx lowrider 1994 harley fxr 1974 xlch sporty 2005 yamaha 600 2005 kawasaki 250 ninja
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I had two:

1972 Triumph Trident - prettiest and worst motorcycle ever

1975 Laverda SF2 - ugliest and best motorcycle ever

Nothing before or after has touched them.
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- 1958 Triumph 6T Thunderbird, for one big trip in particular
- 1974 BMW R60/6, I did a lot of miles on that bike
- 1942 Harley WL, the one I bought in 1988 and sold to fund....
- 1974 Harley FLH, stolen in 1990, best shovelhead I ever owned by a considerable margin
- 1976 Morini Strada, lovely thing to ride
- 1960 BSA Gold Flash

Bikes I enjoyed, but wouldn’t have another...
- Ducati 900SS, a big bundle of electrical problems on two wheels

Bikes which have escaped me...
- 80” Evolution Road King, I rode one once and didn’t have the money
- Sportster XR1200. Rode it, liked it very much in some ways, didn’t have the money at the time
- Triumph Street Twin. Should have bought it instead of the T100
- Indian 101 Scout
- Indian FTR1200S... this bike has to belong here, because I won’t get one at my time of life
- Harley KR
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I wish I could have kept my 2006 883 Sportster but it was a rough patch in my life and I was forced to sell it.
I've have many other bikes over the past 30 years but the ones I miss the most aside from the Sportster are these:
1982 Honda GL-500 Interstate (full dress CX-500)
1981 Yamaha XS-650
1981 Honda FT-500 Ascot
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I can think of three I wish I’d kept - a 1973 Triumph Tiger 750, a 1975 Honda MR175, and a 1982 Yamaha Seca 650.
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My Honda CR125 - after a great season of motocross, I sold it to my fiancee's cousin for only $350. He paid me $20 every two weeks and of course I didn't save the whole amount. I blew through the $20 every time and when it was paid off, I had nothing to show for it....
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There have been several that I wish I could have kept or wish I could again own (if in same condition as sold). The ones below in bold are on that list:

2014 Honda CB1100
2018 Yamaha XT250
2016 Moto Guzzi V7 II
2017 Yamaha TW200
2012 Triumph Bonneville
2002 H-D Sportster 1200 Sport
2003 H-D Sportster 883

1976 Honda CB750F
1975 Honda CB360
1970 Yamaha CT1
1972 Yamaha CT2
1972 Yamaha AT2/CT2
1970 Honda SL350
1970 Honda CL350
1967 Honda CL160
1967 Honda CB160
1962 Honda CA110
I noticed the 1970 Honda CL350 on your list. I have a 1969 CL350 that I did keep - I got it new in the summer of ‘69 while I was in high school, and I still have it.

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