Anyone have a hard time selling a motorcycle?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by jules083, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. the_sandman_454

    the_sandman_454 Been here awhile

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    I don't think I'll have an easy time selling the KLR as long as I can keep it operational. I mean sure, there are some far better bikes out there, but this one is inexpensive, does just fine for my commuting, gets great mileage, it is paid for, and it hauls me and sometimes a bunch of extra crap where I want to go.

    My dilemma is more practical than emotional though, even though this is only my second ever bike and it is what I got back into riding on after a collision with a deer wrecked my SV650N and a collarbone. This thing just does most of what I need a bike to do. Sure, more HP would be fun, but I'm a boring rider, I don't even generally use WFO throttle on this thing, so I can't see benefitting from additional HP. More top speed would be fun, but I don't need to go to jail for excessive speed.
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  2. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I've thought of that, but I don't know that I will. I'm only 29, but it seems like every year I go a little bit slower and I don't really have much desire to do a track day on it. I might though just for the heck of it one day.

    I do still do practice days on motocross tracks. I haven't raced in a few years but plan on racing again.

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  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I thought one of my shoulders was wrecked,water skiing,dirt bike thrashing,doing re-models,racing flattrack for years.
    It needed an operation for sure I thought,at the least.

    I had a deep tissue body worker work real hard on it,Rolphing is the name of the bodywork style,it hurt lots,thought it was destroyed even worse.

    Within a day it felt much better and works fine now,deep tissue work breaks up scar tissue and adhesions that form from injuries,I work on it myself from time to time to keep it moving freely.

    A Doctor would have been only too happy to cut into it.

    Might be worth a try to get it worked on by a good body worker.
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  4. davethegoat

    davethegoat bahhh....bah...

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    You have 5 bikes and you're fretting over selling the fast one???? WOW and I thought I had problems. But seriously...

    That sucks about your shoulder...I feel your pain.

    I have injuries so I know what you're going through. Hope you get better soon.

    As others have suggested, try an LSL dirtbike handlebar conversion and lower, more forward pegs. That will take alot of your weight off of your shoulder.
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  5. corndog67

    corndog67 Banned

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    The LSL bar kit is probably available for your bike. You do have to cut the fairing or windshield to make them fit though, you do for most Supersports that they well their kit for, they tell you how and where to cut.
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  6. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I've never heard of that. I'll look into it for sure. What I get is a feeling like there's a vice grip on each side right where my shoulder blades are. If I take Motrin it helps, but I have to take it before the pain starts.

    I ordered the lsl kit a couple of hours ago. Everyone seems to love it, so I'll find out. I really didn't have the money for all of this, but heck with it. Hopefully I can get some overtime over the next couple of months to help cover it.

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  7. Aj Mick

    Aj Mick Long timer

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    The correct response, I reckon.
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