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Old 03-16-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Am I gonna make a big mistake

Who here has sold their airhead to only regret it later?
I am on that cusp.
I just recently bought a sidecar rig and now the BMW looks like it's going to languish. So practicality dictates sell. (space, time, and debt).
aargh.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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I can raise my hand five or six times on that. I regret selling almost every R80G/S that rolled into Taj Garage. I sold the last one about 3 years ago.

Das Beast is an ample replacement. I'm static now with an R60/2, R100RS, and Das Beast. I have also drawn the line in the sand. Somebody will get these when I am too old or too senile to ride 'em.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:30 PM   #3
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Who here has sold their airhead to only regret it later?
I am on that cusp.
I just recently bought a sidecar rig and now the BMW looks like it's going to languish. So practicality dictates sell. (space, time, and debt).
aargh.
Don't do it for one simple reason. I had a sidecar rig last year. Yes it was fun, yes my dog loved it. Yes it was better that a car. I still missed the two wheels. Give yourself one season and see. You may sell the sidecar rig....I did.

edit: I see it's a gear up. You WILL miss the R100. a gear up is a tractor. It's fun, but not a type of bike that is run to ride any distance. They require a lot of tinkering, so figure that into your time. Sometimes it's nice to just go for a ride.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:04 PM   #4
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I'm riding the same wave. I'm about to sell my R100GSPD (after purchase of a KTM Adv) but I'm nervous I'm gonna regret it. I've always like the big pig, and I know how to trouble shoot and fix it. Can't say the same about the KTM.

I'm crossing my fingers... Good luck with your decision.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:37 PM   #5
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I'm riding the same wave. I'm about to sell my R100GSPD (after purchase of a KTM Adv) but I'm nervous I'm gonna regret it. I've always like the big pig, and I know how to trouble shoot and fix it. Can't say the same about the KTM.

I'm crossing my fingers... Good luck with your decision.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:22 PM   #6
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Buy some good lube cuz you're gonna need it when Eric's gets through with you! That's when you'll miss the big pig.
I know, I know... I've already gone through half a gallon of vaseline and I've barely logged any miles. I'm thinking long and hard about this one, trying to decide if it's really a wise choice.

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OTOH, I've found that any time I've sold a bike because I needed the money, I've regretted it. The money lasts a short time, and the bike is gone forever.
Boy ain't that the truth. And I have to say, I do still enjoy it in the dirt - just not as much as the KTM!
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:15 AM   #7
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I do still enjoy it in the dirt - just not as much as the KTM!
If that's true, you need to keep it. Really.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
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I'm riding the same wave. I'm about to sell my R100GSPD (after purchase of a KTM Adv) but I'm nervous I'm gonna regret it. I've always like the big pig, and I know how to trouble shoot and fix it. Can't say the same about the KTM.

I'm crossing my fingers... Good luck with your decision.
I'm GOING to sell my GSPD. I love it as an urban assault vehicle, but it's such a pig in the dirt that it annoys me. I will regret it only because my wife and I fit better on it than on the RS.
OTOH, I've found that any time I've sold a bike because I needed the money, I've regretted it. The money lasts a short time, and the bike is gone forever.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:15 PM   #9
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I'm GOING to sell my GSPD. I love it as an urban assault vehicle, but it's such a pig in the dirt that it annoys me. I will regret it only because my wife and I fit better on it than on the RS.
OTOH, I've found that any time I've sold a bike because I needed the money, I've regretted it. The money lasts a short time, and the bike is gone forever.
Cool. I do know this feeling...Money is a short time hit.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:44 PM   #10
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I don't envy such decisions. Nice old stuff is getting really hard to find. I've happily paid too much to replace better bikes that I might earlier have kept.
OTOH; Less is more, and hoarding is an occupation unto itself... like the snake devouring its tail.
We get a limited time to ride. Hesitation reduces the miles further.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:23 PM   #11
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Here's the deal, at least here it is for me.

If I divest myself of my airheads, (we've got three, a R80ST, R100GS and a R80)

I don't think I would ever pick one up again.

The prices of a good used bike have surpassed my internal value vs bike ratio.

A $2,000 airhead is one thing a $5,000 airhead is a whole other thing.

Then adding to the mix is the great unknown of if you will even like the hack.

I'd say keep the airhead for a year after getting the hack,
If the airheads still languishing, then sell it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:09 PM   #12
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fyr, you'll be sorry. Sold a nice R100RT to buy an oilhead...been regreting it since. Years go by and I've got a few bikes with one being an 06 Patrol and it's a keeper. Space is an issue so I'd like to get the herd down to just the Ural and one two wheeler and now finding my self looking at worse condtion airheads for more money. You'll have enough blonde moments in life anyway no need to have selling your airhead be one of them.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:05 PM   #13
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I have a bud with a Burgman 400 wanting a real bike, no insult intended I assure you. It is more than capable, it just does not have the right "shizz"

I been scoping some bikes for him. It is hell. I would not want to search for a bike, and I sure as hell would not sell my R75 for any amount of hookers in the world.

I'm just saying
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:14 PM   #14
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Dump your R100S for a Ural sidecar rig? Wow... Thats a hard one...

I wouldnt do it until I established that I had become a die-hard sidecar guy. Try owning both bikes for a year or so and see how you feel after some real miles.

PS: I've been thinking about a sidecar to take the grandson riding in but I wouldn't sell my R100 unless I absolutely had to.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:32 PM   #15
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Well, I can say if I sold EITHER of mine I would hate myself for it very shortly later....I vote don't. Those things you mentioned are excuses, not reasons. DON'T do it!!!!!!!!!
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