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Old 11-22-2012, 08:39 AM   #16
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#1........

When this one goes up for sale, it means that I've gone on to that big bike shop in the sky. Call Sue for asking price!

#2.....

This thing is the most fun I ever had with all my clothes on! It's the bike I was dreaming of 30 years ago.

All the others? They all have a price.
I suppose the above 2 do also, it's just that for the MV, NOBODY would give me what it would take for me to part with it, and the 950 I'd also be asking more then it's worth.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #17
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I've had the 990adv, longer than any other ride, perfect for my needs. Still, it's going to be very interesting to test the new 1190adv
I won't be able to afford it though, no matter how good it might be, 150 neddies, that is some serious go!
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:45 AM   #18
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well my dad has a royle endfeild 750 constellation he got back 40 years ago and will never sell it.

plus a 06 ktm 990 in black he got new and loves.




i hope i wont see a klr 650 on. as i use to have one and left the keys in it when i parked up hoping it would go but never did finaly sold it at a loss
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:35 PM   #19
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Bmw r100s

Bought it new in 1982. A couple of other bikes have come and gone since, but this one is THE one. It's kind of funny how the perceptions of others have changed over the years. Was it referred to as "rubber cow" back in the early 80's?
I may do the gold valve emulators in the front forks one of these days, but even as is, there is something about this bike that just *fits*.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:16 PM   #20
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I'm 42, I've been riding since I was 5, and wish I still had every bike I've ever owned, I miss them all.
But the one bike I will NEVER sell is my 1973 Z1, it was my Dad's and sitting on it is almost like having him here with me again.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:44 PM   #21
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My KLR650. I hate this bike so much because it is so mediocre, but I love this bike so much because it does 90% of what I want it to do; for the other 10% I have my DRZ400S. It is slow for a motorcycle, but still accelerates fast enough to get around traffic. It vibrates a bit and my butt goes numb after ~2 hours in the saddle, but by then I am close enough to reserve to warrant a fill up. It is ugly, but I live in an apartment complex and can sleep well at night without even so much as a disc lock on the bike. It chews up rear tires, but the pace is about right as it allows for a good road tire in the winter and a good DS tire for the rest of the year. It needs constant love to stay in tip-top shape (chain maintenance, checking oil, going through fasteners to keep from shedding parts, etc.) but that gives me something to do when I'm not riding (and doesn't really take that much time). Everything about this bike is less than spectacular, but I got it in pristine condition with 17 months remaining on the warranty for less than half of the cost of a decent F800GS.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:21 AM   #22
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Just read through the "Bikes you didn't like" thread and thought some love stories would be fun to read.

I'll start. I have a 2005 YELLOW sv650s that I have had since it was just a wee baby with 400 miles.
I did my research and read reviews, it really sounded like the bike for me and boy-howdy was it!

I love that thing and even though we've had great times together and I am ready to move on, I just can't.

Even though polygamy always makes me feel like I'm neglecting one of them( which I do), I think she'll be with me for ever.......or until my son turns 16. I've got 6 years, I'll be ok with it by then. Right?
I just sold my black 2004 SV650s. I owned it since new, 50K on the clock and things started going wrong with it too often at a time in my life I couldn't spend the time or money to be fixing it constantly, so I bought a new bike. It sat on stands in my garage for 3.5 years, where it developed an oil leak. I kept on thinking I'd do it up, but decided I wanted the garage space and got rid of it. It was still a hard decision and I have a lot of fond memories of it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:38 AM   #23
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Just read through the "Bikes you didn't like" thread and thought some love stories would be fun to read.

I'll start. I have a 2005 YELLOW sv650s that I have had since it was just a wee baby with 400 miles.
I did my research and read reviews, it really sounded like the bike for me and boy-howdy was it!

I love that thing and even though we've had great times together and I am ready to move on, I just can't.

Even though polygamy always makes me feel like I'm neglecting one of them( which I do), I think she'll be with me for ever.......or until my son turns 16. I've got 6 years, I'll be ok with it by then. Right?
When I read your title, my wife's "01 SV650 come to mind. Glad to hear you had the same idea! Hahaha...



I really feel like this is going to be a collector bike some day, similar to Honda CB's and the like.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:42 AM   #24
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I stopped selling them about 25 years ago. Quit buying them 8 years ago.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:18 AM   #25
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well i made the mistake of selling mine.

my xt225.

little dam thing did nothing but try to please. who cares it wasn't the "best" at any one thing it would give it the best it could. which was usually a pretty good dammed attempt.

i will own another one day but for now i'm looking for a nice little tdub.:)
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:29 AM   #26
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Daisy............. I'll need a big plot to fit us both in.

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #27
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Daisy............. I'll need a big plot to fit us both in.

What is that thing?
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:24 PM   #28
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:29 PM   #29
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Should've kept the Norton Commando 850, i had back in 73!
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:31 PM   #30
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My 1968 R60/US. I bought it in 1992 to fix up and sell to make some cash. I fell in love riding it home and it will only be for sale when I die. (maybe)

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