Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Denver CO
Model: GL1500 Aspencade 1980 GL1100 STD Vetter
A great milestone, 50 Years. I'm still 12 yrs short of that milestone.
I got my first bike, a '72 Honda CL-350, back in 1980. But since then I've never been without a running bike, and there were some times (like now) I had two bikes in the stable.
That said, both wings are currently in various states of dis-assembly for mods.
The first two bikes, although I owned them both for many years, never really logged that many miles annually, probably <3k /yr avg though there were a couple years I took the Suzuki on a trip. There's nothing like having to find a motorcycle parts shop half-way thru your cross-country trip and working in the parking lot changing worn-out drive chain and sprockets!
I don't miss chain-drive one little bit!
Since owning Wings, my annual mileage is up considerably. I figure at this point I've totaled 150K miles on bikes.
1972 CL-350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS-550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold
1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
1993 GL1500 Aspencade (2017-)
1983 Trav-Lite Camper (2010-)