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Hi Guys, I had a profile on here a while back but couldn't remember the details (StrayCat user name, so im back with a new account.   I may know some of you from the other forum.

 

Anyway, here's a bit about me.

 

Im a bike junky, currently 17 bikes in the shop, but just one VFR ( a 2014 VFR 800 deluxe).   Ive had several other VF's in the past 3 years ( 4 VF1000R's, 2 VF500F Interceptors)

 

I usually restore/build 2 bikes a year, im retired and spend my summers farming and riding my bikes, winters im in the shop doing bike stuff or riding my snowmobile, occasionally I pick up a guitar and make all kinds of horrible noises.

 

Im currently swinging a wrench on a 93 GSXR750 (getting close to lighting it on fire actually, but thats another story for another time)

 

Hers a few intro pics of the hoard

 

 

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What he didn't do is post a pic of his truck.  There's something wrong with it he can't seem to fix....  bikes keep jumping into the back of it.  Username should be StrayNGE.  I was going to borrow it once, but I don't think I could handle it.......  😺😼😹

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LOL, ive kept the truck in the garage for a while so nothing can follow me home.  I have enough headaches with this Suzuki GSXR dont need any more for a while

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1 hour ago, bmart said:

Nice bikes. I see a CB-1 and another Gixxer in there. 

 

 

Thanks, yea a CB1, just 1 Gixer tho, the 93 im currently working on and frustrated with ( I cant figure out my problem), the difference in the 2 GIXXER pictures is the Exhaust system I put on it.

 

Current Fleet:

 

2014 VFR800

2017 M109R

2017 Africa Twin

1986 NS400R

2007 Aprilia RSV Factory

2010 Rossi R1

2003 Z1000

2000 ZRX1100

1997 CBR600 F3

2006 Buell XB9r Firebolt

2008 Buell 1125R Anniversary

1989 CB1

1988 Hawk GT 

1993 GSXR750

1984 CBX750

2020 Beta 300 EVO Trials

2012 CBR125R Repsol

 

 

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StrayCat, you are a sick individual! 😁  Isn't there a local MBD* chapter up there?

 

Just teasin'.....  actually I'm glad for you.  Being retired and doing exactly what you want!  Bully for you!!  Welcome (back) to the group!

 

 

* Multiple Bike Disease  

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Thanks Guys, Yea, Im an addict.   Space is the only thing that stops me from being a Hoarder to be honest, I have thought of putting a second level in my other Barn/Garage and filling it with bikes, I figure I could get over 70 more in there easy.  But, given that im a bit OCD with my stuff It would likely drive me mad not being able to keep 'em all maintained, running and shiny etc.  But hey, there are worse things to be addicted to and its largely a self funding hobby if you buy right.  So all in all, Im good with it.

 

Few pics of the other bikes... 

 

86 Honda NS400R - 2 stroke V3

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1984 Honda CBX750 (restoration this winter all being well). Very Rare in North America 

 

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VF1000R (Now sold) I restored a few years ago in the Euro colours.  Had to rebuild the transmission on this one as well

 

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My other VF1000R (now sold) - Light resto on this one but had to do a full frame swap as the frame it arrived with had a rebuilt title.

 

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Here's one of the VF500 Interceptor's I built and customized in to a "VF500R" (now Sold).   Mainly cosmetics, I cut the fairing to allow use of lower clip-ons.   I trimmed the fairings, cut the front fender way down, cut the windshield 4", added a Lockhart lower fairing, rothmans Honda graphics, faux solo seat in white vinyl, Chinese mufflers, bar end mirrors

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1 hour ago, StrayCat2 said:

Thanks Guys, Yea, Im an addict.   The only reason I sell any bikes is coz I run out of space and I want/need to buy more, Space is the only thing that stops me from being a Hoarder to be honest, I have thought of putting a second level in my other Barn/Garage and filling it with bikes, I figure I could get over 70 more in there easy.  But, given that im a bit OCD with my stuff It would likely drive me mad not being able to keep 'em all maintained, running and shiny etc.  But hey, there are worse things to be addicted to and its largely a self funding hobby if you buy right.  So all in all, Im good with it.

 

Few pics of the other bikes... 

 

86 Honda NS400R - 2 stroke V3

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1984 Honda CBX750 (restoration this winter all being well). Very Rare in North America 

 

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VF1000R (Now sold) I restored a few years ago in the Euro colours.  Had to rebuild the transmission on this one as well

 

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My other VF1000R (now sold) - Light resto on this one but had to do a full frame swap as the frame it arrived with had a rebuilt title.

 

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Here's one of the VF500 Interceptor's I built and customized in to a "VF500R" (now Sold).   Mainly cosmetics, I cut the fairing to allow use of lower clip-ons.   I trimmed the fairings, cut the front fender way down, cut the windshield 4", added a Lockhart lower fairing, rothmans Honda graphics, faux solo seat in white vinyl, Chinese mufflers, bar end mirrors

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Still drooling over this collection, thanks for sharing.

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Small world when someone you've never met posts a picture of their garage and you know who it is without looking at their name.😀

I guess with that many bikes the odds are fairly high. One of my friends sold you the VFR1000 a couple of years ago.

 

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5 minutes ago, Dangeruss said:

Small world when someone you've never met posts a picture of their garage and you know who it is without looking at their name.😀

I guess with that many bikes the odds are fairly high. One of my friends sold you the VFR1000 a couple of years ago.

 

LOL Wow, are you talking about the Red VF1000R from down in Etobicoke ?  if so he actually sold me both of those VR1000R's 

 

I also bought 2 from a fellow in Barrie, the frame from one of the Barrie bikes was the basis for the resto of the red one above .   

 

 

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Wow - with a truck like that, imagine if you had a trailer . . . !  Great collection - love the vintage bikes.  Do you do the paintwork yourself? 

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6 minutes ago, Cogswell said:

Wow - with a truck like that, imagine if you had a trailer . . . !  Great collection - love the vintage bikes.  Do you do the paintwork yourself? 

There in lines the other part of the problem, I have a 17' enclosed trailer,  I can haul 5 bikes with the Truck and trailer. LOL

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5 hours ago, StrayCat2 said:

LOL Wow, are you talking about the Red VF1000R from down in Etobicoke ?  if so he actually sold me both of those VR1000R's 

 

I also bought 2 from a fellow in Barrie, the frame from one of the Barrie bikes was the basis for the resto of the red one above .   

 

 

Yeah, the robotics guy. When he described all the bikes you had I remember thinking I knew who it was. Here's the other half of my 'collection';

(NOT the TZ, although he sold me the RZ 20 odd years ago)

 

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Very Cool Bikes !

 

I had a nice RZ350, an RZ500, RG250 Walter Wolf and RGV250 and foolishly sold them all.  Keeping my NS tho.

 

Did I see you on the RZ forum not long after I got the VF's ?  I recall you said he used to call the VF1kR "the Furnace". ?

 

 

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