Number Six.

In two weeks, Peter and I will have bike #6.

We weren’t in the market for another street bike — in fact, my Craigslist shopping has been exclusively focused on DRZ400s — but we couldn’t pass this one up.

A little over a year ago, my friend Karl (of ST.n fame) bought a 1993 pearl white VFR. Peter did the test ride for him since the bike was for sale here and Karl lives in Portland.

Peter really liked the test ride (he’s always been a VFR kinda guy) and I have a total soft spot for the white viffers.

Anyway, recently, Karl and I were chatting on IM and he mentioned offhand that he had to sell his motorcycle. After convincing me that he was serious, I asked him to sell it to us.

The VFR’s name is Dora, giving her the distinction of being our only “named” motorcycle. I don’t name my bikes (unless you count the occasional “shitty” during maintenance), but since Dora already has a name, I won’t take that away. 😉

It’ll be Peter’s bike for the most part — he’s giving himself a deadline after which he’ll sell either Dora or the Superhawk, depending on which he likes more for touring. We’ll see how that works out. 😉

So, damn, now we need the garage space. Anyone want that VF? 😉

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10 Responses to Number Six.

  1. yay VFR, and even the pretty white one.
    On another note. I remember you doing something with your garage floor. Where is the write-up on it, I couldn’t find it in the archives? I think it was from before you went fully on the blogs.com site. What did you use? Are you happy with it? With my impending new garage I am thinking of sealing it with something as I know I will never see all of it again after moving.

  2. Kansas says:

    So, does this mean that you guys arent going to get a dual sport so he can tool around with you?

  3. glenn says:

    How does the acculumation of bikes affect your insurance?
    Since you only ride one bike at a time, I’d imagine each bike increases the rate by less and less. Is that true?

  4. Stephanie says:

    Yay, Peter! Thanks for making us feel less guilty about contemplating bike #5 (as opposed to selling one of his.)

  5. carolyn says:

    Peter says that you still win, since 2 of our 6 don’t run. 😉

  6. Joe says:

    the DRZ400 it one hell of a machine.. if you get one, you’ll love it !

  7. wookiee says:

    Sweet! Instead of the old woman with the cats you’ll be the old woman with all the motorcycles.

  8. carolyn says:

    Actually, the way things are going, I’ll be the old woman with the cats AND the motorcycles. *laughs*

  9. Linda says:

    You’ve seen my carport right? Four motorcycles and a minivan? :: lol :: No, I don’t want any more motorcycles. I want more carpots. 😉

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