1981 Kawasaki LTD 550
Year:  1981
Make:  Kawasaki
Model:  LTD 550
Style:  Standard/Cruiser
Engine:  550 cc air cooled inline 4
Transmission:  6 speed
Color:  Burgandy
Options:  Windshield, luggage rack
Miles when purchased:  12,000
Miles when sold:  27,000
Purchase Price:  $1000
Sold Price:  $2000 trade
Year Purchased:  1991
Year Sold:  1994
Best Feature:  Comfort and handling
Worst Feature:  Buzzy engine
Notes:  This bike had a bent frame when I bought it.  It was straightened for $500 and 2 months out of commission.

1992 Kawasaki Concours
Year:  1992
Make:  Kawasaki
Model:  Concours
Style:  Sport Tourer
Engine:  1000 cc liquid cooled inline 4
Transmission:  6 speed
Color:  Black
Options:  Factory fairing and saddlebags
Miles when purchased:  5
Miles when sold:  12,000
Purchase Price:  $6000
Sold Price:  $4000 trade
Year Purchased:  1994
Year Sold:  1996
Best Feature:  Very fast motorcycle
Worst Feature:  Very uncomfortable motorcycle due to upper body weight resting on your wrists
Notes:  If the internet had been what it is today I probably could have corrected the bikes comfort shortcomings.


1991 Kawasaki Zephyr 750
Year:  1991
Make:  Kawasaki
Model:  Zephyr 750
Style:  Standard
Engine:  750 cc air cooled inline 4
Transmission:  5 speed
Color:  Red
Options:  Windshield, leather saddlebags
Miles when purchased:  unknown due to replaced odometer
Miles when sold:  12,000
Purchase Price:  $4000
Sold Price:  $2000 trade
Year Purchased:  1996
Year Sold:  1998
Best Feature:  Good all around motorcyle
Worst Feature:  Cramped for 2 people
Notes:  Sold it when I got married so my wife could ride with me.


1983 Yamaha Venture Royale
Year:  1983
Make:  Yamaha
Model:  Venture Royale
Style:  Touring
Engine:  1200 cc liquid cooled V4
Transmission:  5 speed
Color:  Gold
Options:  Factory fairing, casette radio, saddlebags and trunk
Miles when purchased:  24,000
Miles when sold:  36,000
Purchase Price:  $3000
Sold Price:  $2400
Year Purchased:  1998
Year Sold:  2000
Best Feature:  Comfort
Worst Feature:  Had a few old bike maintenance issues
Notes:  Traded for new model 1999 Venture


1999 Yamaha Royal Star Venture
Year:  1999
Make:  Yamaha
Model:  Royal Star Venture
Style:  Touring Cruiser
Engine:  1300 cc liquid cooled V4
Transmission:  5 speed
Color:  Purple / Silver
Options:  Factory fairing, trunk and saddlebags, cassette stereo with CB radio, cruise control
Miles when purchased:  900
Miles when sold:  48,000
Purchase Price:  $12,000
Sold Price:  $5000 trade
Year Purchased:  1999
Year Sold:  2003
Best Feature:  Comfort and speed.  I could ride this bike all day with no discomfort.
Worst Feature:  Hanlding was a bit ponderous.  Too much bike for in town riding.
Notes:  If I ever am doing long rides again I will get another one of these bikes.

Year:  1982
Make:  Honda
Model:  CB650
Style:  Standard
Engine:  650 cc air cooled inline 4
Transmission:  5 speed
Color:  Black later painted black and blue
Options:  Windshield
Miles when purchased:  6000
Miles when sold:  8000
Purchase Price:  $200 + $600 in repairs
Sold Price:  $800
Year Purchased:  2001
Year Sold:  2002
Best Feature:  Fun backroad bike
Worst Feature:  Old bike with lots of old bike issues, dirty carbs and bad charging system
Notes:  I bought this to supplement my Venture.  My wife first rode a motorcycle on this bike.

Year:  1995
Make:  Yamaha
Model:  Virago 1100
Style:  Cruiser
Engine:  1100 cc air cooled V-twin
Transmission:  5 speed
Color:  Green / Beige
Options:  Windshield, hard saddlebags
Miles when purchased:  12,000
Miles when sold:  18,000
Purchase Price:  $3500
Sold Price:  $3500
Year Purchased:  2002
Year Sold:  2003
Best Feature:  Fun agile cruiser.  Very much like a Harley Sporter
Worst Feature:  Seat Comfort - stock seat is terrible
Notes:  This was my wife's bike.  We sold it when she got pregnant and I bought a new motorcycle.  I should have kept this and the Venture instead of getting the new bike.


2002 Kawasaki Nomad
Year:  2002
Make:  Kawasaki
Model:  Vulcan Nomad
Style:  Cruiser
Engine:  1500 cc liquid cooled V-twin
Transmission:  5 speed
Color:  Red / Black
Options:  Factory windshield and saddlebags.  Added leather trunk.
Miles when purchased:  0
Miles when sold:  23,000
Purchase Price:  $12000
Sold Price:  $5000
Year Purchased:  2003
Year Sold:  2007
Best Feature:  Classy cruiser with great engine feel.  Good handler for its size.
Worst Feature:  Horrible seat. 
Notes:  Not nearly as comfortable of bike as the Venture was, but better around town handler.  I liked that the windshield could be removed.  Traded for my 2006 Miata with the intent to give up riding


1981 Honda CB900
Year:  1981
Make:  Honda
Model:  CB900 Custom
Style:  Standard Cruiser
Engine:  900 cc air cooled inline 4
Transmission:  10 speed dual range (5x2)
Color:  Blue
Options:  Windshield, luggage rack
Miles when purchased:  12,000
Miles when sold:  13,000
Purchase Price:  $1300
Sold Price:  $1000
Year Purchased:  2003
Year Sold:  2003
Best Feature:  Fast engine
Worst Feature:  Old bike charging issues
Notes:  This bike would dive to the left if you let your hands off the bars.  Was traded for my 90 Geo Tracker.


1992 Kawasaki Concours
Year:  2004
Make:  Suzuki
Model:  Savage
Style:  Cruiser
Engine:  650 cc air cooled single
Transmission:  5 speed
Color:  Silver
Options:  Windshield and hard saddlebags
Miles when purchased:  670
Miles when sold:  1725
Purchase Price:  $2000
Sold Price:  $2000
Year Purchased:  1998
Year Sold:  1998
Best Feature:  Fun around town bike,  Very light handling and wonderfully torquey big single.
Worst Feature:   Very uncomfortable seat after 20 minutes.
Notes:  I couldn't give up riding so I bought this bike cheaply.  Would like another if I had a short commute to work.


2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500
Year:  2001
Make:  Kawasaki
Model:  Vulcan
Style:  Cruiser
Engine:  1500 cc liquid cooled V-Twin
Transmission:  5 speed
Color:  Beige / Black
Options:  Windshield, hard saddlebags
Miles when purchased:  12,000
Miles when sold:  n/a
Purchase Price:  $4500
Sold Price:  n/a
Year Purchased:  2008
Year Sold:  n/a
Best Feature:  Classy cruiser with great engine feel.  Good handler for its size.
Worst Feature:  Uncomfortable stock seat.  Acceptable for 100 miles with Corbin seat.
Notes:  Similiar bike to my 02 Nomad but a little cheaper because of being carburated and not having the factory options.


2005 Yamaha XT225
Year:  2005
Make:  Yamaha
Model:  XT225
Style:  Dual Sport
Engine:  225 cc air cooled single
Transmission:  6 speed
Color:  Silver
Options: 
Miles when purchased:  4145
Miles when sold:  n/a
Purchase Price:  $1750
Sold Price:  n/a
Year Purchased:  2013
Year Sold:  n/a
Best Feature:  Light weight all around street/dirt bike
Worst Feature: 
Notes: 

2005 Suzuki V-Strom 650
Year:  2005
Make:  Suzuki
Model:  DL650 K5 V-Strom 650
Style:  Standard / Adventure Bike
Engine:  650 cc liquid cooled V-twin
Transmission:  6 speed
Color:  Blue
Options: 
Miles when purchased:  28150
Miles when sold:  n/a
Purchase Price:  $3000
Sold Price:  n/a
Year Purchased:  2013
Year Sold:  n/a
Best Feature:  All purpose comfortable bike
Worst Feature: 
Notes: