Originally Posted by JRWooden
I guess I'm on the other end of the spectrum ... I am still riding the bike I bought new in 1982 ... if my F650GS ever gets here, there will be a cat fight in the garage I'm sure....
I have a terrible disease: I buy a bike for a particular trip, do the trip, then sell it. Costly for sure. Silly, for sure. But hey, you only go around once. I bought the 1150GS for just one trip to Baja. Perfect bike for that one. I don't care about brand names, just what the bike will do for me.
Now, the DL650 I took to Canada and Alaska this past June, it's a keeper, it is such a joy to ride, simple, zero worries about road trouble. I sold the DL1000 and I'm ridding myself of the beast of all beasts, a 2002 Goldwing. Speaking of no soul, the GW is the poster child of soullessness. Plus, the riding position is too cramped for my long legs.
I put about 4,500 miles per year on the race track, so my 2006 Gixxer 750 will go after the end of this season for a new track bike.
I love this illness.