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Old 12-02-2012, 03:20 AM   #61
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I would but would go to the versys 1000.

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:02 AM   #62
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Probably buy a new Road King. Have fallen in love with my '04. It does everything I want. And, it is convertible to most anything as well.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #63
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I would buy my HP2 Enduro again. After 6 yrs of blissful ownership I still love the bike and the rarity and it is the one exotic that has been dead reliable.

Love my Husky 630, owned 2 yrs, esp. since they discontinued mine - again rarity. I could see buying a nice clean one again as likely they go relatively cheap.

Haven't owned my S1RR long enough (4 months) to rate it as irreplaceble IOW a must buy but likely if it was gone I would likely buy my other dream bike, an MV Agusta F4 or the new HP4.

99% of the rest of the time, IOW any other bikes, I would buy a new or new-to-me bike because there are too many new cool bikes and old school cool bikes to buy that were dream bikes at some point in time.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #64
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I wish we still could get trucks like the jimny in the states. We don't, so we fight over the remaining Samurais that are left and pay outrageous (3x 4x bluebook) prices for a 25 year old vehicle.
The Jimny is the replacement for the Samurai (aka Sierra). More powerful, a little more refined, but not as hardcore as the original. Good examples of the Sierras still fetch high prices, and they have a cult following here in Australia. Their popularity is justified - pound for pound arguably the toughest truck that money can buy.

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #65
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If something happened to my '69 Guzzi Ambassador, I'd be in mourning for a long time. It's been a part of my life for 15 years now and has so many good memories associated with it. There is no replacement.

After a while though, I'd likely buy a basketcase and rebuild it to be as close as possible. But, I've tried twice before to build a replacement or substitute and failed both times. Sure, they were nice bikes and continue to serve their new owners well, but they lacked a certain something.

Crazy to feel that way about a bike, I know.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #66
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I wish we still could get trucks like the jimny in the states. We don't, so we fight over the remaining Samurais that are left and pay outrageous (3x 4x bluebook) prices for a 25 year old vehicle.
c'mon out to socal. running unsmogables available less than a grand all day.

OH!!! and no rust either.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #67
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c'mon out to socal. running unsmogables available less than a grand all day.

OH!!! and no rust either.
holy crap!!! where have i been? MAN they got expensive.
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