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Old 08-24-2010, 09:02 PM   #31
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LadyBug, Great story! I hear ya about emotional attachments!! Glad to see your love went to a good home!!
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:05 PM   #32
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Hello Ladybug.....

Great thread. Sorry to see you sold, but Gussa will give her a good home!!
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:39 AM   #33
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IdahoSam, Sector, and Radioman

Yep, listing the bike for sale put me into a bit of a funk but I can't begin to tell you happy I was when Southforkspeedster called and said he wanted it for his girls. I have been following his ride reports over the last few years and have been a fan of Gussa's. It's great having more gals entering the world of motorcycling and one that has displayed such a love for adventure is even better. Having one of my bikes go to her is certainly a treat.

There might be one less bike in the garage but I still have:

The Superbug



It's time to clean house and get some motorcycles to good homes where they will be used like they should be. One more will be going away this weekend but I'll let the new owner tell you about that after he gets it. After that there is still one more to go but I haven't figure out what's going to happen with it. But have no fear the Superbug is safe and I am also keeping the '07 F650.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:35 AM   #34
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Great story LB, and congratulations to Gussa!

I have to admit this was a strange story to me, as I have never sold a bike

(mostly due to technicalities like: left turning cage, guardrail, theft, and an Africa Twin that I had a cousin sell while I was about 6000 miles away)
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:38 AM   #35
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Thank you all for making me feel welcome! I look forward to riding with some of you and post some more of my rides on my new bike!

I wouldn't have this opportunity if it wasn't for Ladybug (and my wonderful parents). I really appreciate it and thank you so much!
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:44 AM   #36
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:04 PM   #37
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Well written Ladybug. I just bought a KTM 950 from a rider with your attachment to his motorcycles. Happy/Sad but he feels the same way in that, his bike went to a respectful, good home.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:29 PM   #38
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Congrat Gussa

LadyBug that was an awesome story, I love reading your reports
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:41 AM   #39
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Ladybug!

I get attached to bikes as well. If they're fun to ride and carry me down the road, I can't help getting attached.

Good thing Gussa showed up to take that bike off your hands. Now you're both sharing the adventure - as long as Gussa keeps writing about riding.

Welcome Ms. Gussa - have a great time on that bike!
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:15 PM   #40
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Well written Ladybug. I just bought a KTM 950 from a rider with your attachment to his motorcycles. Happy/Sad but he feels the same way in that, his bike went to a respectful, good home.
Sometimes it's just time for a motorcycle to go to a new home and knowing the bike is going to be take well cared for some how makes it easier to let a charished bike go.


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Congrat Gussa

LadyBug that was an awesome story, I love reading your reports

I'm expecting to see Gussa next year at Hells Canyon.


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Ladybug!

I get attached to bikes as well. If they're fun to ride and carry me down the road, I can't help getting attached.

Good thing Gussa showed up to take that bike off your hands. Now you're both sharing the adventure - as long as Gussa keeps writing about riding.

Welcome Ms. Gussa - have a great time on that bike!
Hi Nicky

I think we'll see Gussa ride reports in the future and I'm sure they will be entertaining. You are very correct it will be like we're sharing the adventure.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:33 PM   #41
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Hi Sherry,
Just to let you know.... mrssfs and I moved our oldest daughter to monmouth (wou) this weekend. Ran into Sasquatch on the way home, and saw Guss headed west on the freeway with a couple of other female riders. mrssfs called her, she called back and told us she headed to tricities washington to look for new riding gear.............I was proud...she showed up home a couple of hours later, had rode 155 miles, and could not stop talking about the bike. She even put on her Oregon plates and checked the oil when she got home

Guss has put on about 500 miles so far and the bike is running better every day!

I thank you for the perfect bike for my daughter. I am one proud dad
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:01 AM   #42
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SFS, it looks like your little Gussa has found her wings.


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I saw this thread earlier and was waitin for Gussa to post!
I can tell you are already in love with your new bike. Have you named it yet?

Congratulations Gussa, I can tell Ladybug is happy her bike went to a good home where it is loved.

I third it.

Hey Gussa, We're waiting for that name - I never gave it one so it's up to you. And don't mess with Rocky her foot tapping frownie gets pretty aggressive at times.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:23 PM   #43
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I also get REALLY attached to my bikes. If I could afford it, I'd probably still have every bike I owned. I just wish I had taken more pictures to document my early bikes and the memories they gave me

Great report
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:24 PM   #44
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What a super sweet story. A few tears dropped from my eyes when I read the first page. But then I smiled seeing your bike go to such a great gal! She's going to take her on many more adventures.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:14 PM   #45
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Great story

Thank you everyone, for sharing.
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