29 July 2011

Certifiable?



Well, the price was right.
Really, REALLY right.
And I've decided I love older boxer BMW's.
Picked it up yesterday, this one's a 1984 R80RT that I'll be wearing out between home and work.
(And I'm still looking for a buyer for a perfectly functional 1987 GoldWing Interstate!)

12 comments:

Rita said...

Pretty sure they're going to start a reality series about people like you, much like Hoarders, only about bikes.

cj said...

GB -

Definitely obsessive...

lol

cjh

The Old Man said...

My main question is - How big is your freakin' garage??

God bless, amigo. Just don't start fillin' the basement with Beemers.

Unfortounately Anonymous said...

If I was looking for a bike, I would definitely look into the Goldwing. If only I didn't have to move electronics around in the rain so much. *Sigh.*

In other news, though, I thought you might like this. Nice handling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJxOsYh12yY

Old NFO said...

LOL- Yep, you're hooked... :-)

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I had a 1984 R100RT, silverish-blue, and I LOVED IT and it was GORGEOUS!

But I'm with Old Man: how friggin' big IS your garage? Are you starting to be one of those people from the Hoarding TV shows, only you do motorcycles?

;^)

BZ

Greybeard said...

Well, I'm trying to remember if I ever reported here that I had sold the R100T BMW. Maybe that's why there's some confusion. I also bought that bike "right", and purchased it because I had never owned a boxer and wanted to compare the vibration level with the Pizza Bike. The beemer wins.
But it made no sense to own two bikes so similar in character. So I sold the 1000cc BMW to a friend of a friend for what I had in it, and started looking for a smaller displacement BMW. I really wanted a 650cc (for the fuel mileage), but they are few and far between. This 800cc bike popped onto the radar at a price I couldn't turn down. Now I'm back to four bikes sitting in the garage next to the old 'Vette, and the older 'Wing has to go.
(Shame too, 'cause I like riding it better than the newer GoldWing. But Sara Jean LOVES going 70 mph on her sofa seat, listening to that wonderful stereo.)

Anyway, I'm done buying bikes for a while. (Unless that 650cc boxer appears outta the blue, then I'm faced with a dilemma!)

the golden horse said...

I think it is just about time for an intervention with you, almost.

Joe said...

shoot mean email, I ma ybe interested -- if the price is right and the wife can be convinced.

hoosierboy62 -at-hotmail--dot com

Rita said...

OK, I was an accountant for years upon years and I still can't 'cipher how many that leaves you with, especially since you answered every question with something that resembles all those idiots in Washington.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Okay, c'mon:

A LIST of what you currently own, in numerical order:

Do it.

BZ

Greybeard said...

Okay, now residing in my garage alongside an old (future project) Corvette:

a Moto Guzzi SPIII,

a 1987 GoldWing Interstate,

a 1989 Goldwing,

and the latest addition, a BMW R80RT.

The '87 'Wing is looking for a great home and will be sold at a reasonable price.
C'mon someone... step up and help a lonely bike!