Heya everyone, Bought my 2005 1200GS new; has almost 100k miles now. It's been a grrrrrrrrrreat ride! Most of those miles were not-pre-planned meanderings along the back roads and dirt roads of the lower 48 and Canada, in places like this in Utah (one of my fav states): Most trips were longer than a month, with full camp gear (always camped, I was a backpacker before a rider) and riding 2-up with my Brazilian love. She -- the bike, not the love (this is, after all, about the bike, see the mybrazilianlove.com forum for the other) -- was relegated to pack mule, here's an example taken in Nova Scotia: Tank panniers, tank bag, side cases, dry bags, 2-up = 100% pack mule. Needless to say I needed the pumped up Ohlins rear shock to handle it all. Still, she was dialed in, and at anything over 5mph she still rode like a dream. She stranded me twice but I forgive her: 1. At around 70,000 miles the final drive housing cracked in two pieces -- while in a curve through a wide intersection of town. I'm so lucky I didn't go down, I was able to pull over and get a tow. That was an expensive part. 2. At around 80,000 miles the gear box broke while just cruising straight down a back road. I had gears 3 thru 6 left, and rode it that way from Tennessee back to home in Tampa nonstop except for gas -- good thing the gas station was on a hill so I could get underway again. Stopping wasn't recommended so I just went straight through the red lights near home, good thing it was 2 am and no one was around. That was another expensive part. Had her travel-farkled quite nicely, including: - TT protectors everywhere - the real footpegs - TT highbeam add-on (sweet geezus who turned on the sun) - Motolights, and flashy rear lights, for safety - BMW side cases - Ohlins rear shock (last rebuild maybe 30k miles ago?) - handlebar riser - seats replacement (but rear seat cover is splitting open now) - rear large BestRest rack Not much wrong with her: - 4 turn signals are dry-rotted and need replaced - rear seat ripping open at the seam - needs new battery - slight rust on rearview mirror, and a few bolts, nothing major though barely worth mentioning Where I'm at: 22+ year small business killed by pandemic, currently in full liquidation. Current income zero. Age 50. Almost unhireable at this point, with the most labor market competition ever considering we are currently worse than the Great Depression (or will be by Spring 2021 when the Great Food-n-Shelter Riots start in the U.S.). Very little savings. I'm likely fucked. Some of you can relate, i bet. Owning a bike is like owning a boat -- you gotta have cash, and then more, and then more. E.g., the amount I spent on the final drive housing and on the gear box repairs alone was probably more than the bike was worth at each of those points in time. I can't afford to own (anything?) any bike right now, that's why she's just sitting with a dead battery and flopped turn signals. I need to put her out to pasture. What pasture? I doubt anyone wants to buy her to ride, or do they? Or should I try to sell whole as a parts bike? Or should I try to part it out? What should I do with her? Your help is most appreciated. I'm elated in my memories, and depressed in my present.