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Old 06-29-2015, 04:50 PM   #1
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Sellers Remorse

We've all heard of or had on occasion 'buyers remorse' but what about 'sellers remorse' I'm not talking about material things like houses, cars etc., I'm talking about our loved ones, bikes.

I just sold my WR 250 F (sorry XRman, but she has gone to a good home) and as soon as she went out the driveway I started to think I should have kept her. She was a faithful warrior, getting me 2 Finke dog spikes and several road trial finishes. Same happened when I sold my XR 600 and despite years of counselling I am still in mourning.

Who else has had sellers remorse?

P.S. Anyone know of a good Kato 950 / 990 for sale that I can console myself with
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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I don't think you're on your Pat there...

I've never been able to afford more than one bike at a time; after 15-20 bikes sold/traded over the past 40 years - I still miss every bloody one of them for a variety of reasons...
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:34 PM   #3
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My 950SE, was a sad day watching it go up the road. That was one fun do it all bike. The old don't know what you had until it's gone kicked in pretty hard. Anyway, moved on and will have another 950/990 one day.
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:37 PM   #4
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Your not on your own, about to pull the 990 out of storage and put it on the market........it's only just run in(4000km) regretting it already but it has to go.

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Old 06-29-2015, 05:38 PM   #5
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:45 PM   #6
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For me- they come, they go. The reasons for selling are valid at the time and you can always buy another one if the wound doesn't heal. Get excited about what you are going to buy next. I'm on my 5th or 6th R100GS



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Old 06-29-2015, 05:48 PM   #7
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Your not on your own, about to pull the 990 out of storage and put it on the market........it's only just run in(4000km) regretting it already but it has to go.


Can you PM me some details and price

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Old 06-29-2015, 05:52 PM   #8
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We've all heard of or had on occasion 'buyers remorse' but what about 'sellers remorse' I'm not talking about material things like houses, cars etc., I'm talking about our loved ones, bikes.

I just sold my WR 250 F (sorry XRman, but she has gone to a good home) and as soon as she went out the driveway I started to think I should have kept her. She was a faithful warrior, getting me 2 Finke dog spikes and several road trial finishes. Same happened when I sold my XR 600 and despite years of counselling I am still in mourning.

Who else has had sellers remorse?

P.S. Anyone know of a good Kato 950 / 990 for sale that I can console myself with
Gee, it's not like you don't buy any - hope you made a lot of fanfare at home about it going!! CCCC's looks good and all you'd have to do to get there is to get the other side of Pt Augusta and turn left - and you always knew that jacket would come in handy one day. Use your real estate salesman tactics on him - you'll almost get it for nothing!

That WR was good to you....
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:53 PM   #9
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We've all heard of or had on occasion 'buyers remorse' but what about 'sellers remorse' I'm not talking about material things like houses, cars etc., I'm talking about our loved ones, bikes.

I just sold my WR 250 F (sorry XRman, but she has gone to a good home) and as soon as she went out the driveway I started to think I should have kept her. She was a faithful warrior, getting me 2 Finke dog spikes and several road trial finishes. Same happened when I sold my XR 600 and despite years of counselling I am still in mourning.

Who else has had sellers remorse?

P.S. Anyone know of a good Kato 950 / 990 for sale that I can console myself with
Knowing that it went to a good home and would n't be abused made it easier to see it go. I had a lot of fun on that bike. Best darn hill climber I ever aimed at the Pyrenees ranges! Realistically it is getting old-ish ( it is 13 years old design now and going to a good paddock seems like a just reward for good service)

What you "need" Kipo is the YZ based 250 model they have in USA.
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:56 PM   #10
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Knowing that it went to a good home and would n't be abused made it easier to see it go. I had a lot of fun on that bike. Best darn hill climber I ever aimed at the Pyrenees ranges! Realistically it is getting old-ish ( it is 13 years now and going to a good paddock seems like a just reward for good service)

What you "need" Kipo is the YZ based 250 model they have in USA.
What I 'need' is a big Kato and a CRF450R for Finke Well that's the plan (lucky my wife doesn't visit this site )
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:00 PM   #11
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Good riddance thread

Next thread should be a "heap of shit that I was glad to off load" thread

I will start Yamaha DT360A ( ignition issues), KTM 300 85 model ( ate its own magnesium castings), KTM250 89 model ( ignition by SEM), XR200 ( breako transmission), XR400 ( would not work under water!),
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:10 PM   #12
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:13 PM   #13
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I've been through a lot of bikes and cars and recently sold my 32 roadster. Its the only vehicle I've grieved over and having had time to reflect on it I think possibly that's because I know I'll never get a better one where as with all the other bikes/cars I knew at some stage another better one would come along. A month later and Im still sad.


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Old 06-29-2015, 06:16 PM   #14
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I'm amazed at how many bikes I sold cos they were crap, but somehow 20 years down the track, they don't seem so bad.....

I did miss by old DR750, but managed to buy it back 15 years later.

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Old 06-29-2015, 06:33 PM   #15
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LOL I feel yer pain Russ, I traded an 850 Commando café racer for an RD350, I console myself with the fact that I was young and dumb.

Interesting thread though. Years ago I sold a Norton Atlas, loved that bike, totally restored it and back then parts were scarce. Didn't ride it much so sold it and almost instantly regretted it. 15 years later I found it for sale on Bikesales (so you could say I was still regretting that sale 15 years later) so bought it back instantly, and its sitting in my shed. Back in 86 I built a turbo CBX for a guy, and regretted handing over the keys when I delivered it. 30 years later and 8 months of searching I found that bike, and its in my shed getting rebuilt. I have a 950S in my shed, I don't ride and its in a few pieces right now. Would I ever sell it? No, because then I'd have to go to all the hassle of finding another one to replace it when in 5 years time I realise what a f*&kwit I was for selling this one.

See I've learnt to trust my gut when it says I'm about to do something stupid. Nothing worse than watch your best bike go down the road and all you have in your hand is some paper. Money you can find anywhere, try finding a decent 950S or in my case the turbo'd CBX.

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