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Offline Stev-o

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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2018, 07:32:12 pm »
Thanks Steve, the house and garage will have to do me mate, houses here are horrendous prices (my little place is worth around $650K USD, and a bigger place would be more again, so maybe I should add another storey to my garage? ;D

Hey Terry...did not know real estate prices were so extreme there.   Building up is def the way to go!
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2018, 09:04:57 pm »
It's crazy Steve, my house is nothing special, but real estate prices here have quadrupled since I bought it 17 years ago. I've got a 3 car garage now but it's full to overflowing with bikes, machinery and parts (no cars, they're all parked outside) hence my build last year in the patio, which I actually prefer to my garage. I'd love to buy a place in my home town (1/2 the price of Melbourne realty) but my wife is a city girl, so that'll never happen...... ;D
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2018, 09:58:08 pm »
 I bought a couple KZ's over winter, they need to go along with a 77K and a 72K. I'm not sure what to do with my brothers bought new k4 I can't really sell it but I haven't even gotten it running in a year. I already have 3 licensed and titled, a gl1000, a sandcast and a diecast. 
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2018, 10:13:57 pm »
I started this hobby about 2012 and 2 or 3 yrs later ended up with close to a dozen (may be 11) bikes.  At one time I had to rotate commuting on 4 bikes, each day 100 miles round trip for about a year and half.  My co-workers were like “man, this guy got so many bikes!” Then I got burned out And down size the herd real fast. Now down to just one rider (2yrs and still tuning it), 2 non-runners, 1 current project in pieces, 1 in pieces on back burner.  Just not enough time in the day, and the DST to make matter worse...
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2018, 11:17:23 pm »
Just not enough time in the day, and the DST to make matter worse...

"Daylight Savings Time"? ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2018, 04:50:06 am »
Just not enough time in the day, and the DST to make matter worse...

"Daylight Savings Time"? ;D
Yeah... some poofers Idea about more daylight, which as we all know cannot happen as there is only so much day and night at any given time... 24 hours combined, and you can't change that. There are two states here that don't subscribe to it, and they get along just fine. And that kinda pisses me off... oops wrong thread.
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2018, 08:24:10 am »
I remember 10 years ago, when 750F and 550 models were worth significantly less that K-K6 models.  People were practically giving away 650 models until a couple of years ago, too.  Prices have definitely increased here in California.
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2018, 06:33:21 pm »
Yeah, over here folks are asking big money for the previously unloved, but I don't know how many are actually selling Don? ;D
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2018, 09:27:29 am »
I had 10 street bikes all together at one time and the day came that it pissed me off.  I got tired of charging batteries, paying for registrations etc, so started the sell off.  The only one I still miss is the '87 GSX-R1100 I bought new.  Otherwise it was a relief to be rid of them.  I'm at 4 right now, which is about one too many.
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2018, 01:04:34 pm »
 I have 8 and am buying one but it's sale season. 3 is the number for me.
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2018, 02:22:43 am »
I've installed AGM's in several of them now so they stay charged a lot longer than the original lead acids, and if they do get to the stage where they won't crank them over enough to start, my little lithium jump battery that fits in my jacket pocket is enough to fire them up.

A good ride will recharge them and keep them charged for a few more months, which is handy for my bikes at the storage place, as there's no electricity available in my unit for trickle charging. I guess what I need to do is store the bikes with AGM's at the self storage place, and the ones without in my garage, where I can trickle charge them all year around. ;D   
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2018, 06:56:07 am »
... my little lithium jump battery that fits in my jacket pocket is enough to fire them up.

 

Hey Terry...like this one?  I'd like to get one.

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-Lithium-Portable-030-0001-WH/dp/B00Q2E2QF0
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2018, 12:46:59 am »
Not that exact one Steve, but same sort of thing, bloody amazing, it'll spin the 2300cc Triumph Rocket III engine (or even my 1998 Ford Explorer 4 litre V6) over no problem at all, and as long as you've got big pockets in your jacket you can take it with you if you're worried about your battery. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2018, 02:01:06 am »
just make it your battery?

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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2018, 02:27:42 am »
I thought about it too Dave, but the instructions warn against it and electrikery is white mans magic, so I stay well clear of it............. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2018, 02:58:36 am »
yeah im only teasing,we know our bike charging systems don't suit these li ion jobbies,ill bet the instructions say to use the supplied charger anyway?i never believed a cigarette size box would work either until I watched one start the fork lift easy at our old shed!

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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2018, 03:00:11 am »
I believe the issue is the recharge system needs to be constant and gentle rather than the peaks and troughs inherent in such ancient devices such as old hondas
and here was me thinking I'd kicked the honda habit........silly me

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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2018, 03:21:56 am »
Not to mention the violence inherent in the system! ;D

I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2018, 12:01:13 pm »
G'day Terry.

I'm back. Good to see your still around.
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Re: How do you know when to thin the herd?
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2018, 12:45:25 pm »
Welcome back mate! ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

 

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