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Bikes that I never should have sold!!!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Breck, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. firstr8

    firstr8 Walter Mitty Adventurer

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    It's threads like this that make it hard to sell my RT.
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    I'm fairly certain that I will regret it.
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  2. Gota

    Gota Been here awhile

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    Sparkles DL650
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    Cheers Gota
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  3. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Long timer Super Supporter

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    You will regret it. I sold my '03 1150 when I got a deal on a '08 1200RT. I wish I had never sold the 1150, as it had way more character and was a much better bike overall IMO.
  4. ShOqUePoT

    ShOqUePoT GS Pot

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    Internet pic, just like mine except I had a Muzzy pipe. My first and last sportbike. My back and neck don't miss the bike but I miss the sound of it....from idle to 13,000 rpm (that was the redline if I remember right...maybe?).
  5. ChazW

    ChazW Been here awhile

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    I wish I'd never sold my first bike. It's was a 1971 Suzuki T-125 Stinger. I put 10K miles on it in the woods and it stood up like a champ. They are pretty funky and rare as hens teeth now...
  6. plodalong

    plodalong Now if we just.....

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    I really like the look of the new street scrambler, luckily Triumph priced it too high.

    Otherwise I might be tempted to sell these well setup bikes, But sell both And hand over a wad of cash.... I know I'd regret it

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  7. MotoChron

    MotoChron Got Dirt?!

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    Never should have sold the 990. Of all my bikes I have owned this is the one I miss the most. I'll watch videos just to hear the sound of 990, such a lovely sound! Someday I'll get another.
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  8. Dao1

    Dao1 Long timer

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  9. MaverickAus

    MaverickAus Long timer

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    Still kicking myself and will forever. 2002 ZRX 1200 R

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  10. Mac Ka

    Mac Ka Been here awhile

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    I would have been in the queue to buy it.
  11. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Lovely bikes. I just don't understand the oddly proportional exhaust canister. Even the aftermarket stuff. They weren't like that 'back in the day'. (And yes, i understand cat converter, etc.). So its not for the look. Shrink that thing by 1/3and looks go up 2/3.
    I do want one.
  12. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    Bought a 1983 R80G/S brand new. Loved it. Wife didn't like it, "It's like riding a dirt bike." So I moved it on in an (unsuccessful) effort to get her to ride more with me. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    Stupid.
  13. MaverickAus

    MaverickAus Long timer

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    I'd lost my licence on it, panicked and sold it to pay the $2,252 fine. :loco

    When I sold it, it also had chrome Yoshimura headers as well (not pictured) and stage 3 jet kit. It was running perfect.
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  14. black 8

    black 8 coddiwompling motographer

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    Should never have sold this, only made from 2008 through 2011 and now hard as hell to find...

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  15. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    ^^^
    Cool bike.
  16. Ham

    Ham Been here awhile

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    This whole thread is along the line of "I should have fought harder when they set to rape me!"
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  17. Skansen

    Skansen Distinguished Twin addict

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    I sold it for a Vstrom but regretted it after a couple of months. I eventually swapped back to another Bonneville SE...in pacific blue/fusion white, one of the last models available.
  18. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    Had two bikes for 3 ride seasons (years). This was my Sunday or cold weather bike (lots of wind protection).

    Could not afford to store/keep two as I was loosing shop space, so this classic went away. :becca

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  19. snowjob

    snowjob Thinking about bikes....

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    Gonna pre-post for the bike I am just about to sell :-(

    My CRF250L. It has been awesome and taken me on killer trips, but it is time to say goodbye. This will be the first time I already miss a bike even before selling it.

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  20. FTL900

    FTL900 White and nerdy

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    I've seen at least 3 others in here, and I wish I'd never sold my first ZRX1100. I have a green one now, but that black 1100 will always be the prettiest to me.
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    One other bike, my TTR250. I had a WR450 at the same time (both street legal) and while the 450 was the wheelie-on-demand fun machine, the 250 was just drop-dead easy to ride. I sold both last year, and I'm currently shopping for another TTR250 to replace it.
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