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Mike101
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Use it or loose it

Post by Mike101 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:33 am

Just got my 950 adv's MOT today and realised that I have done about 800 miles in the past year on it.

That's really not enough to justify such a bike.

So anybody want one!

Mike
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Re: Use it or loose it

Post by bowber » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:11 am

Don't do it!

I used to have a really nice sorted 450EXC that didn't get used at all for a few years, just the miles to the MOT station and back each year, so I sold it.

I've been wishing I'd just kept it now and to make matters worse I sold it at a time when they were worth very little, 5 years later and I can't find one the same age or condition for even close the price I sold it for!

And I didn't even need the money at the time, :S

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Re: Use it or loose it

Post by Brenhden » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:13 am

Mike101 wrote:Just got my 950 adv's MOT today and realised that I have done about 800 miles in the past year on it.

That's really not enough to justify such a bike.

So anybody want one!

Mike
Its a great bike that. I bet there are many many bikes on here that are used less and still perfectly justified (thumbs)
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Re: Use it or loose it

Post by Stewie » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:14 am

How much buddy ?

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Re: Use it or loose it

Post by Uncle Buck » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:23 am

Mike doesn't like getting wet or puddles so this will be in great shape

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Re: Use it or loose it

Post by Peirre » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:29 am

Due to personnel circumstances I only did 124 miles between MOT's 2015/16 on the road bike(1050 sprint), 22 of those where to the MOT station in April. ATM it's not moved since!!

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Re: Use it or loose it

Post by Tramp » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:40 am

Justification to whom?...why loose it...

Ask yourself why the hell you aint ridden it ?....too many hobbies or lack of time .....all your choice and doing.

Stewie your like a vulture waiting for a fresh kill on the savanha....or a hyena lol.

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Re: Use it or loose it

Post by spasm » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:01 pm

any pics please
i only need one wheel .......... the rear

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Re: Use it or loose it

Post by shed » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:15 pm

Ive got a africatwin that hasn't been used for three years so I'm going through the same thought process.

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Re: Use it or loose it

Post by johnnyboxer » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:16 pm

bowber wrote:Don't do it!

I used to have a really nice sorted 450EXC that didn't get used at all for a few years, just the miles to the MOT station and back each year, so I sold it.

I've been wishing I'd just kept it now and to make matters worse I sold it at a time when they were worth very little, 5 years later and I can't find one the same age or condition for even close the price I sold it for!

And I didn't even need the money at the time, :S

Steve
Exactly............if you don't need the space or money, then don't sell it

Unless something else has got your interest, then don't do it

I have bought and sold many Honda XR's over the years.............mostly regretted it afterwards

last year i bought a nice one, low miles and standard - fettled it back to showroom condition with genuine Honda parts. It's a keeper now and I don't care if I only use it occasionally

Last week a mate wanted to buy one of my 1150 GSA's,enquiring whether I'd sell and how much I wanted ( I could as I have another, mint one that only comes out on sunny Sundays)

We discussed a price, with what accessories to be left on and I did think about it.........but what would I buy instead?

A 690R, a CCM 450? Probably wouldn't get used to its potential

A pukka Enduro bike like a 450 KTM or Beta or maybe a 2 stroke Beta Xtrainer 300 - I already have the XR and DR, which suit me for trail duties and are easy going

Something other than another bike?

A newer car, a Defender 90?

After a quick 45mph blast, across the tops and B roads home at near dusk, last night.......told me all I need to know, this 1150 GSA is the only do-it-all, any weather bike for me, to enjoy riding on the roads
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