Regrets...I wish I'd bought one of those/never sold my...

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  1. Dean Ohlin

    Dean Ohlin Long winder

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    Keeping it to options realistic in terms of price (that MV 750 sport probably was a bit out of my price range when I was 18) and the fact that I'm really a one (2 at the most) bike man.

    I wish I'd bought one of these at the time. Would've been (close to) perfect for me then and probably for long after, but I had to buy a DR650, an XT660R and a G650GS before I worked that out.


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    So, any regrets out there?
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  2. nevgriff64

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    I regret selling my '05 KTM950.


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  3. Dean Ohlin

    Dean Ohlin Long winder

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    I wish I'd never sold my...

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    I just wish.
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  4. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    I wish I still had my '84 KDX and YZ250L
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  5. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Me to

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    And my XR 600

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  7. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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  8. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    My TY250..... sold it to get married... bike is still in use now.. marriage ended 30+ years ago.

    Shit shit shit!

    What happens when you think with your dick!
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  9. mcguyver

    mcguyver Long timer

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  10. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    I regret selling my 1st 72 H2 ,My CBX , and Rokon that I traded for a bunch of Suzuki engine parts. Other than that I've probably had and sold 20-30 other bikes that I'm glad are gone. Still have a couple keepers though.
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  11. david61

    david61 Been here awhile

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    I have about 20 bikes on the "regret" list.

    Most for the money they're now worth, some for nostalgic reasons....

    But mainly the money!
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  12. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    After buying a 500 Pantah I wish I never had. After selling a 500 Pantah I wish I never had.

    I wish I hadda bought a scooter years ago. I wish that ugly looking RE5 that I laughed at in the window of the Suzuki dealer was in my garage now.
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  13. Dean Ohlin

    Dean Ohlin Long winder

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    You immediately realise that a bike you couldn't sit down on was exactly what you needed anyway.
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  14. insomnia

    insomnia Been here awhile

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    I don't regret selling any bike there is no point stop and think about it you probably sold it and put the money twords another you think you wish you still had . If you keep them long enough and pile the miles on them and they wear out and are only worth scrap money not unless you are a slave to the bike and you spend a small fortune keeping after it. They are made to ride ride em maintain them were em out I tire em out a bit and buy a fresh ones repeat . Same with women if she starts giving trouble and you have to kick her a lot to get her to start in the morning and you don't feel like you can rely on her trade her in for a newer model if you can afford one or maybe a big comfortable older model in good condition :lol3
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  15. insomnia

    insomnia Been here awhile

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    We can fool ourselves in to thinking of if I still had all them bikes I sold they would be worth big money today .oh really and where is your heated ware house thAt you would have kept them all in . seriously dudes come out of the fog don't be dreaming take of the rose tinted glasses .
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  16. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    Regrets, I've had a few
    But then again
    Too few to mention
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  17. Dean Ohlin

    Dean Ohlin Long winder

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    they reckon Frank had that written special

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  18. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    I had the 650 XChallenge and rode a couple of that model as well, I am not sure you would have regretted buying it or not.
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  19. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    i still regret selling my Z1 only a few years back, to fund a DR and lap of Aus.
    i kept it in the lounge room..
    all i have left is the original side cover badges.. ( i had to keep something..)

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    and if Adv bikes
    this one was much further back - when beaks were new,
    and purple jackets and helmets with light blue and pink, seemed perfectly normal.. :lol3
    maybe i just miss being younger.. :lol3


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  20. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    I still have an original Kaw H2 that I've had a lot of offers on but I'm holden on to this one.
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