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Do you get sentimental when you sell a bike

#1 Unread post by sapaul » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:24 am

:cry: :cry: :cry:

I bought an R850R that looked like "poo poo", brought into the daylight with a respray, fixed all the things that needed fixing, had 2 great tours on it with my wife and kids, had loads of fun.

Now because I WANT A NEW ONE, I have to let this R850R go. I have a man that has paid me money into my account, am just waiting for it to clear, then it's one last wash and polish ......


:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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#2 Unread post by zee » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:20 am

I haven't sold a bike yet, but when I sold my truck in April the buyer asked me if I wanted to give it one last hug before he left. I told him, I just might! ;)

Hope the new one gives you as much joy as the old...

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#3 Unread post by High_Side » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:28 am

Just about every time EXCEPT for my Ducati GT1000........good riddance! :lol:

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#4 Unread post by ceemes » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:51 am

My courier bikes? Not so much, trading them in a getting a new mount was sort of like putting down a worn out plough horse and getting a new one. Selling my GPz1100 for tuition, now that did bring tears to my eyes, especially when part of the deal included a slightly used CM400. That was like going from riding a fine Arabian to mounting a donkey....a letharic and animic donkey at that.
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#5 Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:56 am

I miss all my old bikes. Insult to injury is when the jerk that took it sends me a picture of him riding it having fun without me.
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#6 Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:00 pm

High_Side wrote:Just about every time EXCEPT for my Ducati GT1000........good riddance! :lol:
LOL did you have all the regular issues such as the swelling tank, bad regulator, horrific fueling, etc? A shame too as the bike looks terrific and it is supposed to be a blast to ride.
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#7 Unread post by High_Side » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:17 pm

HYPERR wrote:
High_Side wrote:Just about every time EXCEPT for my Ducati GT1000........good riddance! :lol:
LOL did you have all the regular issues such as the swelling tank, bad regulator, horrific fueling, etc? A shame too as the bike looks terrific and it is supposed to be a blast to ride.
I didn't own it long enough to experience the swelling tank (although I have a spare in the garage), or the bad regulator, but yes the fueling was horrific, but it was nowhere near as bad as the suspension. If I didn't own another excellent Ducati at the time I would have written off the brand as garbage.....because that is exactly what the GT1000 is.

It did get comments from everyone who saw it regarding how great looking it was though. I need more than that to love a motorcycle.

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#8 Unread post by Wrider » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:04 pm

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#9 Unread post by sv-wolf » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:17 pm

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#10 Unread post by agraebner » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:56 pm

:cry: I miss my SHADOW :cry: It was my baby the dealer even let me do the prep with them before it was even in the shop. My new to me magna is distracting me though . Now If my gaskets would just get here. I am not going to clean anymore on it. The old girl is about my age and I have a few life marks here and there so shes allowed to as well.
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#11 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:56 pm

[quote="sapaul"Now because I WANT A NEW ONE, I have to let this R850R go. I have a man that has paid me money into my account, am just waiting for it to clear, then it's one last wash and polish ......[/quote]

So you did end up getting the hexhead roadster? Cool.

I had an F650CS, a generally mediocre bike, but I still miss the heck out of it. Enough power for me, great riding position, bullteproof, and 26-28 km/l.

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#12 Unread post by Hondagirl » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:05 pm

Yes horribly. My XJR was a whole new riding experience and it was a beautiful bike. Rode like a dream. Parting with it finally was really sad but replacing it helped heal memories I suppose. I used to pass the dealer and look for it and wonder if they had resprayed it and who would get it..all those unanswered mysteries.
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#13 Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:43 pm

Hondagirl wrote:Yes horribly. My XJR was a whole new riding experience and it was a beautiful bike. Rode like a dream. Parting with it finally was really sad but replacing it helped heal memories I suppose. I used to pass the dealer and look for it and wonder if they had resprayed it and who would get it..all those unanswered mysteries.
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#14 Unread post by Hondagirl » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:50 pm

Not really sad to say. It was such a worry with the oil and engine probs, and then I was so excited to get the Motard, my first ever new bike it sort of took away nostalgic feelings for the sL.
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#15 Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:30 pm

Hell yeah, I get sentimental. Every bike I've sold has always left me with feelings of regret. But the reasons for letting them go have always been in my best interests and the bike(s) that have replaced them have always helped ease the sorrow.
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#16 Unread post by Brackstone » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:19 am

I was upset when I sold the Ninja but Happy when I sold the Aprillia, what a piece of garbage.
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#17 Unread post by sapaul » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:14 am

High_Side wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
High_Side wrote:
It did get comments from everyone who saw it regarding how great looking it was though. I need more than that to love a motorcycle.

I feel the same way about women :?
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#18 Unread post by sapaul » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:17 am

Grey Thumper wrote:[quote="sapaul"Now because I WANT A NEW ONE, I have to let this R850R go. I have a man that has paid me money into my account, am just waiting for it to clear, then it's one last wash and polish ......
So you did end up getting the hexhead roadster? Cool.

I had an F650CS, a generally mediocre bike, but I still miss the heck out of it. Enough power for me, great riding position, bullteproof, and 26-28 km/l.

Hmmm, getting a bit dusty around here (wipes eye).[/quote]

No not yet they have not landed on our shores yet. There are a few dealer bikes and they are pushing the Classic. I want the light grey with all the biznezz
I spent my therapy money an a K1200S
The therapy worked, I got a GS now
A touch of insanity crept back in the shape of an R1200R

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