Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    It wasn't me. :lol3

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  2. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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  3. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I am putting this in randomness for advice, or to see how others feel. When I make a decicison I will put it where it belongs. :lol3

    As I have way to many bikes and don't seem to get around to riding most of them a lot, I am thinking about downsizing the fleet and getting something new or newer to be used as a primary bike.

    I am thinking about selling my 2004 R1150RT, 2007 R1200GS, 2007 XR650L or 89 XL600V, and 89 GB 500 and get a new or newer R1200GS or Stelvio. This would leave me with a newer big GS bike, my R100RS, KTM 450EXC and a mid size dirt bike.

    It would save hundreds a year on insurance and license plates and give me less to maintain.

    Am I an ID10T for thinking about this or am I finally coming into reality with my habit. :lol3

    Hit me with your best shot. :evil

    Marc
  4. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    That new water cooled GS1200 looks really nice, but the Stevio does too. Maybe get a ride on Blake's Stevio to help you make up your mind.

    I'm glad that I'm at 3 bikes myself, though I'd like to get the CB1000C put back together so that I have a dedicated street bike.
  5. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    I go through a lot of bikes, but I don't think I could sell the GB if it was in my hands... That bike is sweeeeeet.
  6. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    Not stupid at all, bud.... but I'm not really one many would take bike buying / selling advice from on a good day :lol2

    I haven't even put a plate on the RS yet and have been thinking of doing something nice for Jeanne for our anniversary that would require selling at least that bike to make it happen...:evil
  7. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Kind of answered your own question there. Heck if you sell and then change your mind it'll be great fun. I have a few that are titled but not plated and not on active insurance. I don't like them sitting too much, how many battery tenders do you have :lol3
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  9. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Buy orange and leave me the old red Honda 650.

    First dibs.

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  10. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    I don't think you're nuts. My ideal garage has maybe 3 bikes; a large dual sport, a sport-tourer, and a light weight dual sport. It's not just money. There's a huge mental and emotional benefit from reducing your footprint.

    With that said, I think Blake's approach is the most interesting. As long as your losses are relatively minimal, it sounds like fun. Plus, you get less time wrenching and more time riding.

    I think you and Blake should just open a dealership, get a couple of dealer plates, and stop paying sales tax on your trades. Or maybe set it up as an LLP. I'd be interested in a share. :)
  11. norton(kel)

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    Am I an ID10T for thinking about this or am I finally coming into reality with my habit. :lol3

    Hit me with your best shot. :evil

    Marc[/QUOTE]

    Marc, the only cure is to acquire MORE, MUCH MORE :wink:
  12. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Dang it, I already have a spread sheet started and found the bike I want in the Flea Market section. :cry:D

    I may have to make up some c-list ads this weekend.

    Marc
  13. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    always happy to help a brother out :lol3



    I did see that Tom was having second thoughts about selling, so hope you're in time :rofl
  14. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    So, what price were you thinking for the rt? :evil
  15. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    My best advice would be to ask yourself some real hard questions about how you got the bikes you have and yet are not satisfied. If you don't know that, you will just get a garage full again and STILL not be satisfied.

    Some people like getting bikes, playing with them a bit and flipping them. They are getting what they want and are satisfied and having fun. other people are actually looking for something in the bikes themselves. I sense this in your post because you describe particular roles that each of your bikes will fulfill. Are the roles real or things that you believe will materialize if you just had the right bike? (hint: don't work that way). If the roles are real then why don't the rides you have now fulfill them? pointless to get anything else if you don't know exactly what is wrong with what you got.

    Understand my view is slanted by my own style. I only have one bike. I can concieve of having two for different purposes but the second would be an experiment to see if I enjoyed its role. I have only ever owned 4 bikes. I learned to ride on the first, after a year or so figured I'd die on it so got the second. Had that one about 20 years and then kinda fell into a deal on the third. That one proved annoying after a year so got the forth and it's looking like another 20+ years with it.

    I do however change things so my bike is ever evolving to be just exactly what I want.
  16. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    An analogy I like about bikes is that they are like golf clubs, you need a bunch of different ones to excel at the task at hand. Makes perfect sense to have something for crossing the country well, something for blasting up the local mountain, a dedicated dirt machine, a dual sport, a classic (notice no mention of a cruiser:evil). But if they just sit well it might be time to move em out. Plus a trials bike, an enduro, a drag bike, a representative of each brand, a replica of one you had as a kid........................:eek1
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    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    :nod

    use them and enjoy them, see if they get under your skin.

    if not..... :wave
  18. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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