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Old 11-10-2012, 06:38 AM   #1
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Thinning the Vintage herd.....

Assuming we all love (and maybe at times hate) these old bikes, when do you decide to let one of them go....? And when there is more than one ready to leave the nest - which one goes first?

not the project...

but the one(s) you've put a lot of time, energy, $$$, and contemplation into etc. over the years. The restored runner or damn close to it.

It was a labor of love and now you have to, want to; let it go. But not really!

Its hard to do I reckon.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:26 AM   #3
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when do you decide to let one of them go....?
At gunpoint... and maybe not even then.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:30 AM   #4
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Some guys even keep the rusted frame that was on a bike they had as a child,nothing ever leaves their hands.
It does become a sickness at a certain point.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:35 AM   #5
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Make a list of the bikes you have. If you forget to list one or more of them, then you don't need them. Also, consider ditching whatever's at the bottom of your list because you don't care about it as much as the rest.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:41 AM   #6
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In order to fund a motorcycle trip, yes.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:03 AM   #7
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In order to fund a motorcycle trip
or fix one of the other ones?
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:59 AM   #8
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I'd like to think I could sell just 1.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:51 AM   #9
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Never sell guns,tools or motorcycles. In hard times guns can defend and feed,tools can earn a living and motorcycles can maintain your sanity. Advice from the old man. Now that he's gone and I'm getting old he was a lot smarter than I thought.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:33 PM   #10
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I've regretted almost every bike I've sold, so never gonna happen again. I seem to get very attached, most have a pretty good story, and there is pride in bringing one back from the dead. If I were given a choice to get rid of some bikes or kids,,well....
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:42 PM   #11
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I'm tossing and turning on selling two of my BMW's, but it'll probably never happen. I just need a bigger shed, I think.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #12
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Never sell guns,tools or motorcycles. In hard times guns can defend and feed,tools can earn a living and motorcycles can maintain your sanity. Advice from the old man. Now that he's gone and I'm getting old he was a lot smarter than I thought.
Great advice.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #13
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I been thinning my herd recently, If I let one go I usually do it because I 've had the bike for years and it's time for a new guardian, the best thing I've found is to give 'em to family. I gave a really nice Sears SR 125 to one of my nephews and a 250 Jawa to another nephew The boys know how tough it was for me to let the go and they both appretiate the bikes that much more and I gave a '74 YZ 125 and a real nice Puch 175 Six Day to my brother, saddly they were sold when he fell on hard times. I've found when I sell a bike I regret it almost immediatly And when I give one to a family member or close friend there is no remorse because I know how much it means the the person. No I'm not wealthy but for me it's not adout the money, I don't collect big buck motorcycles so maybe that has something to do with how I feel. I know some won't understand but thats ok that's how I work.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:15 AM   #14
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I'm tossing and turning on selling two of my BMW's, but it'll probably never happen. I just need a bigger shed, I think.
Pm me if you do that. Lol.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:36 AM   #15
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I sell them from time to time. Life is to short for just one bike. I am going to ride as many diferent ones as I can before I die.
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