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Old 05-05-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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Question Brain damage?

Had this idea about trading my old Carrera 4-S for a newish Turbo but nice as the Turbo is, it does not suck me into a maelstrom of desire to posess.
Great set of wheels by all means.
What I do want is another KTM adventure, the thing is I already have 2 KTM and one BMW 1200 GSA.
My 990 Adv is in Montevideo awaiting me to take us down to TdF.
But I want one here as well, at home where I can take it out and go for a nice spin.
The BMW is nice by all standards but there's something with the 990 that hits a nerve somewhere in my reptilic brain.
And I want it NOW, not in a years time when I get my South American friend home.
The thing is though that I can get an 1190 for slightly more money, 20% or so
What do I do?.
A couple of Valiums and lie down until the attac passes or go with my mental flow?
I'm caught between a rock and a hard place
Surely a man can't have too many motor bikes?
HELP!!!!
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:02 PM   #2
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If you can afford it and it sounds like you can.. Go get one
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:31 AM   #3
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:27 AM   #4
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As a resident of The Asylum, you were either born that way, or you've been subjected to brain augmentation. No damage.

That Carrera is not worth anything. Give to me and I'll spend my retirement maintaining it.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:49 PM   #5
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IMO, keep the 4S, sell the BMW, buy the second Adventure.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:55 AM   #6
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IMO, keep the 4S, sell the BMW, buy the second Adventure.
+1. If the BMW isn't trippin' your trigger, that's the thing that needs to go.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:25 AM   #7
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+1. If the BMW isn't trippin' your trigger, that's the thing that needs to go.
+2 Motorcycling carries a certain amount of risk - life is too short to crash on a bike you don't respect
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:16 AM   #8
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+2 Motorcycling carries a certain amount of risk - life is too short to crash on a bike you don't respect
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:14 AM   #9
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While I’m currently Porsche-less I’ve own four over the past 15 years and am sure that there will be another one in the garage as soon as the kids are out of the house. If I had my way there would be a wicked 993 C4S to go with the bikes. For the bad weather days. I’d keep the 4S and add some toys to the KTM to give it back some inspiration. I think the Porsche and the KTM all play on the same primal instincts.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:32 PM   #10
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Do what makes you happy! I LOVE TO RIDE therefore I need and want motorcycles. I have owned over 100 bikes in my life. The 1190 R makes me happy. More so than most others. Porsche = Paperweight 1190R= Happy NO BRAINER
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:46 PM   #11
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:50 AM   #12
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Old 05-31-2014, 02:09 PM   #13
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Soooo

What do I do, 990 0r 1190 R?
My knee cap that was busted is healing and today I went for my first ride in 10 weeks, finally.
A bit short due to a stiff uncooperative knee, but it was a bike rid.
Soon I will have to shit or hop off the pot!
So gimme some inspiration
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:06 PM   #14
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:19 PM   #15
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Must be rough sleeping with such a hard decision.... We get it.
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