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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: TVB on May 13, 2014, 08:55:46 am

Title: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 13, 2014, 08:55:46 am
 :-\ I have loved my Triump, but had to downgrade to a KLR which I fine, because I love them KLR's!
But financial status has forced me in a corner.....I had to sell

I'll b be back on a bike one day - for now I still have my medical response bike at work which helps a bit

You  ???
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: desert dueler on May 13, 2014, 09:01:08 am
i have a fucked KLR, can only down grade to a moto-mia, so would rather sell if i have to.

good luck buddy, it will get better.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: mox on May 13, 2014, 09:03:38 am
Sorry to hear TVB, been down that road but managed to get back on two wheels. At least as you say you have the medical response bike.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 13, 2014, 09:04:09 am
i have a fucked KLR, can only down grade to a moto-mia, so would rather sell if i have to.

good luck buddy, it will get better.

I trust it will.....still the ripple effect of loosing my wife alive (  ;)  divorce) as well as loosing my contract in Africa....just can't seem to recover from this shit but it will eventually  :)
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Ratt on May 13, 2014, 09:09:02 am
I downgraded from my 300tdi Isuzu to a beetle....Then sold the beetle too. Now just l just have the bike
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 13, 2014, 09:17:27 am
I downgraded from my 300tdi Isuzu to a beetle....Then sold the beetle too. Now just l just have the bike

I suddenly don't feel alone anymore!  :-[
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TeeJay on May 13, 2014, 09:17:36 am
i have a fucked KLR, can only down grade to a moto-mia, so would rather sell if i have to.

good luck buddy, it will get better.

I trust it will.....still the ripple effect of loosing my wife alive (  ;)  divorce) as well as loosing my contract in Africa....just can't seem to recover from this shit but it will eventually  :)

Sorry to hear......also had to sell my bike.......3 years ago now....been bikeless since.....I feel empty....also divorced.....6 years now....unemployed.....5 years now......not good!

I hope your situation improves.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: silvrav on May 13, 2014, 09:20:06 am
It will get better....had to sold my CBR but could keep my GS luckily.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Grrrr.... on May 13, 2014, 09:20:47 am
Yip.

But I scored out of the deal when shortly afterwards I was able to upgrade from a BMW 1200GS to the epic-ist bike, a Honda XR650L aka plaasbike.

So chin up!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: SmuGS on May 13, 2014, 09:22:26 am
During my divorce I had to make a plan to look poor on paper so I had my GS evaluated as scrap for R2k, my quad bike I "sold" to my boss for a grand and my boets bike was not on my name so she couldnt touch it.. :peepwall: A month after the divorce I "bought" my quad back again, started fixing my GS once I moved to PE and put my boets bike onto my name... :ricky:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Gerrard on May 13, 2014, 09:23:52 am
Way back when I was was still a road biker and had to sell my BMW R100RS when I started my own practice. It is still the sale I regret, and the bike I miss, the most.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 13, 2014, 09:24:00 am
I will y my best to stay positive.....but when the buyers money went into my account last night and I unpacked the topbox and got the paperwork ready it felt like something has died inside.... But yes, it will get better I trust
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: badballie on May 13, 2014, 09:25:38 am
Yep, just sold the Busa, but luckily scored and used the money I got out to build another bike, so still on 2 wheels.

I will downgrade because of finances, but always make sure I have some or other 2 wheels in the garage for me.

Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Sylvester on May 13, 2014, 09:50:23 am
I think most of us are only one pay check away from having to sell the bike.  For most it is a lifestyle thing and not essential and will therefore be one of the first things that go when the money gets tight.

Having said that, I think I am already at the bottom of the food chain with the 650GS; don't know if I can downgrade further; maybe a wheelbarrow. :lol8:

 
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Ratt on May 13, 2014, 09:57:55 am
During my divorce I had to make a plan to look poor on paper so I had my GS evaluated as scrap for R2k, my quad bike I "sold" to my boss for a grand and my boets bike was not on my name so she couldnt touch it.. :peepwall: A month after the divorce I "bought" my quad back again, started fixing my GS once I moved to PE and put my boets bike onto my name... :ricky:

You should sell youre boets bike back to his wife, then she can come riding with us. She moans about it every time I see her...
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Kykdaar on May 13, 2014, 09:58:24 am
Have sold many bikes for various reasons ranging from finances to family to the bike itself.

Bigger / more expensive does not necessarily determine the level of enjoyment. One of my favourite bikes was the TW200.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Wooly Bugger on May 13, 2014, 09:59:18 am
what is "concider" as listed in the poll?

new type of jail-bird drink?
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: SmuGS on May 13, 2014, 10:48:18 am
During my divorce I had to make a plan to look poor on paper so I had my GS evaluated as scrap for R2k, my quad bike I "sold" to my boss for a grand and my boets bike was not on my name so she couldnt touch it.. :peepwall: A month after the divorce I "bought" my quad back again, started fixing my GS once I moved to PE and put my boets bike onto my name... :ricky:

You should sell youre boets bike back to his wife, then she can come riding with us. She moans about it every time I see her...

My boet was never married.. ??? and its not for sale... :deal:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: steveindar on May 13, 2014, 11:25:32 am
what is "concider" as listed in the poll?

new type of jail-bird drink?

Anal some!! :lol8:

Jailbird...ahmmmm
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: louisj on May 13, 2014, 11:50:19 am
TVB when I had to sell the KLR last year June the buyer paid me with a DR200 to still keep me mobile, but I miss the KLR everyday
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 13, 2014, 12:03:23 pm
TVB when I had to sell the KLR last year June the buyer paid me with a DR200 to still keep me mobile, but I miss the KLR everyday

KLR's are brilliant bikes; it's been said so many times that it is not the best at anything but can do what ever is expected of them and the price to maintain is affordable, I have changed oil every 3000km. The guy who bought my bike sure got himself a bargain. R34K - 2010 model fitted with raceway progressive rear spring, sw mototech racks and crash bars plus a brand new rear tyre plus top box and Hayness manual
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TornadoF5 on May 13, 2014, 03:17:59 pm
Ag TVB it is only a material thing and if you can into that mindset it will be a little easier without one. I had to sell mine 3 years ago due to financial reasons too, but waited patiently (however difficult) for my situation to improve. All good things come to those who wait  :thumleft:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Lear300 on May 13, 2014, 03:20:49 pm
Yip, I sold my bike at the end of last year. I am slowly getting back into gear (financially speaking). My aim is to have my bike back in the garage by year end 2014.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Straatkat on May 13, 2014, 10:30:24 pm
It's all good and well to sell your bike if the finances pinch, but when you get the money a whirlwind comes and swoosh it's all gone!
It is always better to make a plan to earn some more money, it is after all a very flighty commodity, bikes stay much longer!
Every time I decide to sell something I really like, I try to buy something with the money that will also stay around for a while.
If I need more money, I work more!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 14, 2014, 06:32:40 am
Ag TVB it is only a material thing and if you can into that mindset it will be a little easier without one. I had to sell mine 3 years ago due to financial reasons too, but waited patiently (however difficult) for my situation to improve. All good things come to those who wait  :thumleft:

You are right, although it was a real sad moment last night when the new owner drove away with her.....great memories. As the sound of the engine faded away in the distance I got a real empty feeling for I know it will be a while befor I can call a bike my own again
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Fudmucker on May 14, 2014, 06:47:34 am
It is not so much the loss of a bike as it is the memories attached to that bike.  :-\

Nothing beats the feeling of owning your bike free and clear.
Happily, my three bikes are like that.
So what do I go and do...

I buy another one!  ::)
Now SWAMBO is walking about with a bottom lip that sags more than a 80-year old's boobs.
So, I'm going to have to sell off one to get back to free and clear.
Fortunately, the bike I bought was on the same trip I have memories of on the one I'll be selling, so there is continuity there.   ;D
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 14, 2014, 07:02:41 am
TVB, unless you are really tight, try and get yourself a really cheap 180 Bajaj/ Motomia 200, even the 125, just to be able to ride a little bit at least.

My friend Francois and his wife cruised from Cape Town to Cairo, each on their own Motomia 200. No problems, they still have the bikes and Francois still rides his.

But hang in there my friend, be careful and things must improve. At least you have a job which you seem to love, something there already.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Gravel Man on May 14, 2014, 07:35:10 am
I had to sell my life long dream last month, but I made a plan. Sold both my 800gs and the HD. bought a second hand 2013 1200adv. Costs a third of what the other bikes cost and now my financial situation is starting to look better. Now I can ride again, instead of just looking at my bikes standing in the garage. One  day I will own a HD again.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: BliknÍrs on May 14, 2014, 08:00:56 am
Hell yeah.
For other reasons too.
It's just a way of not ending in a rut.
It will sort itself out in it's own time, don't give up!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 14, 2014, 08:03:27 am
TVB, unless you are really tight, try and get yourself a really cheap 180 Bajaj/ Motomia 200, even the 125, just to be able to ride a little bit at least.

My friend Francois and his wife cruised from Cape Town to Cairo, each on their own Motomia 200. No problems, they still have the bikes and Francois still rides his.

But hang in there my friend, be careful and things must improve. At least you have a job which you seem to love, something there already.

You are righ Dan, any bike is better than no bike.... Come to thinkj when I used to work in Sudan I bought a little TVS up there for 800usd (back the exhange rate was R6 to the dollar) and I have enjoyed that bike just as much as any other brand name big bore bike! We got a thing in SA about 'big bikes' and yes, they are great. However, one can have a lot of fun on this small 'piki piki's' (like they call them up there in Africa!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on May 14, 2014, 08:16:25 am
yes, starting the Flying Brick Store, i needed some extra working capital, although I had already put a lot of my cash into the project.

So I sold a beautiful 800GS, Grey, and then bought a much older, less expensive (superior?  :peepwall:) 1150 GS, which I also love.

Would not like to be without a bike, but doing a strategic sale, and then another purchase, to free up working capital, was a no-brainer.
Cheers
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: fredda on May 14, 2014, 12:30:31 pm
I had to sell my beautiful XT600 last year because we had a wedding to pay for. Luckily things changed and I was in the fortunate position to buy a DR650.

Try to remind yourself of all the other blessings that you still have in your life. Do not get discouraged, whatever you are going through at the moment is building your character. Keep your chin up an believe that better things are yet to come.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Mr Zog on May 14, 2014, 08:50:37 pm
Six months ago I had to sell my GSA because my financial situation had changed for the worse.

Six months of being bikeless wasn't lekker.

Yesterday I took posession of my "new" bike. A 1981 XL500S. She needs a LOT of work, but to me, working on a bike is just about as good as riding one  ;D
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 14, 2014, 08:53:05 pm
Six months ago I had to sell my GSA because my financial situation had changed for the worse.

Six months of being bikeless wasn't lekker.

Yesterday I took posession of my "new" bike. A 1981 XL500S. She needs a LOT of work, but to me, working on a bike is just about as good as riding one  ;D

Great attitude!!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: JJBotes on May 14, 2014, 09:22:30 pm
In 2006 I was involved in a accident which left me in bed for 8 months .I could not continue with my normal duties at work, received a nice big pay-cut when I returned to work but at leased the company accommodated me in a position where I could earn some money while I recover.
I sold my GSXR 750's  and my wife's Ducati 750 Sport & Suzuki RGV 250.

When tings started looking better I bought a 650 GS in a box and fixed it , but that was just insult to injury ( because I expected Superbike power :confused: :confused: ) , it did not fill the spot . The good that come from that , was that I started to enjoy dust and gravel roads. Now 8 years later things are finally looking good on my 2 wheel side of live. If all goes well I'll be bringing home a 2008 GSA before the end of the week.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Wayne on May 14, 2014, 09:54:04 pm
Yep. Got the T shirt. but will be back on 2 wheels by hook or by crook
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: barry13 on May 15, 2014, 06:28:06 am
Over the years I have owned many bikes (54 or so) and have had to sell many times to raise funds for some project or other. It is always heart sore especially if like me you have spent hours and Rands fixing them up. I have never lost money on a bike and I consider them to be moveable assets. There is always another bike available when you get the money again. I Never consider myself to be 'without' a bike but I am sometimes 'between'  bikes  :thumleft:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 15, 2014, 06:30:29 am
I like te 'between bikes' attetude!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Jaakmh on May 15, 2014, 11:20:42 am
Know the feeling all too well. Sold mine last year August due to finances. Finances got better, started looking for a bike again and was close to buying when my wife told me she is pregnant....... :imaposer: So next week Friday ....Godwilling.....I'll be a father of two.

Bike buying is now a five year plan for me.

Hou Moed.....Bly Hoop!!!!!




Now where did I write down those winning numbers again  ??? ???
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: silvrav on May 15, 2014, 11:28:26 am
Know the feeling all too well. Sold mine last year August due to finances. Finances got better, started looking for a bike again and was close to buying when my wife told me she is pregnant....... :imaposer: So next week Friday ....Godwilling.....I'll be a father of two.

Bike buying is now a five year plan for me.

Hou Moed.....Bly Hoop!!!!!




Now where did I write down those winning numbers again  ??? ???

eish...2 at ones? congrats and strongs!!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Sylvester on May 15, 2014, 02:01:42 pm
Know the feeling all too well. Sold mine last year August due to finances. Finances got better, started looking for a bike again and was close to buying when my wife told me she is pregnant....... :imaposer: So next week Friday ....Godwilling.....I'll be a father of two.

Bike buying is now a five year plan for me.

Hou Moed.....Bly Hoop!!!!!




Now where did I write down those winning numbers again  ??? ???

Yeah, congrats!  Another guy with a double barrel. :laughing4:



Oh, and rather change that to a 20 year plan.

Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: corne69 on May 15, 2014, 03:45:05 pm
I sold my klr last november,....I'm between bikes untill 2027 :o
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: badballie on May 15, 2014, 04:32:53 pm
Here is a little tip for dads to be and young dads, you will NEVER make enough money for your kids. Regardless whether you have no bike or 7 bikes...........................................................

So buy your bike, keep your bike, either way the rugrats will be OK and there will always be something else they want/need
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on May 15, 2014, 04:48:48 pm
Here is a little tip for dads to be and young dads, you will NEVER make enough money for your kids. Regardless whether you have no bike or 7 bikes...........................................................

So buy your bike, keep your bike, either way the rugrats will be OK and there will always be something else they want/need
Your 100% correct.
It's like when people say they are saving up to get married. You will have the same amount
of money after youre married so might aswell go ahead and do it!! :deal:
In fact you might have more money seeing that youre moving into only one house.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Herklaas on May 15, 2014, 04:55:40 pm
Yip.

But I scored out of the deal when shortly afterwards I was able to upgrade from a BMW 1200GS to the epic-ist bike, a Honda XR650L aka plaasbike.

So chin up!

Hel Grrr, that was a great improvement, really!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Herklaas on May 15, 2014, 05:20:08 pm
Ja TVB, In 1987 I bought house, had a very nice Honda CBX 550 F2 pearl white with red trimmings, had to sell to be able to do some home improvements. Was not easy, it took 20 years before I bought the next bike, a TA and now I have the 800xc. (but, between you and me, I think the midlife crisis has a lot to do with it)
As they say, all comes to those who wait, I would add, and plan ahead.
Maar sterkte Broer!!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 15, 2014, 06:58:15 pm
I will ride a Passola before I am bikeless, this I swear by allah.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: SmuGS on May 15, 2014, 07:20:34 pm
Come to think of it I'll sell the cab first, it's worth more than my bike..
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: KarooKid on May 15, 2014, 08:58:52 pm
I will ride a Passola BMW before I am bikeless, this I swear by allah.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 16, 2014, 06:32:09 am
I will ride a Passola BMW before I am bikeless, this I swear by allah.

 :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Dwerg on May 16, 2014, 07:15:23 am
I will ride a Passola before I am bikeless, this I swear by allah.

Self. Eks baie die moer in vir myself dat ek na ek my een bike af geskryf het in my 20s so lank gespaar en vas gehou het vir 'my droom bike'. Ek het uit gemis op 'n paar jaar se fun wat ek kon gehad het met 'n klein bike
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 16, 2014, 07:23:16 am
I will ride a Passola BMW before I am bikeless, this I swear by allah.

 :imaposer: :imaposer: , ja I would, except then I'd be in the other brand choice scenario again, price wise.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 16, 2014, 07:25:12 am
Ek het gelukkig nog my 'werk bike' en het die afgelope 2 dae die 'bikeless depression' gaan 'cure' met n bietjie off road speel op die voetpaaidjies langs die snelweg. Die een ou wou juis weet watse lang 'grasse' onderaan die sump en oral vassit :)
Ek sal probeer (hoewel ek nog nie weet hoe) om n klein fietsie aan te skaf oor so 2 maande. Bly maar nie lekker nie en ek draai amper my nek af elke keer as ek n bike sien....selfs die delivery GN125's by die Pizza plek in midrand het aanloklik gelyk gister  :imaposer:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Accumulator on May 16, 2014, 07:26:01 am
Sold my klr 650 for a honda pcx scooter.  Will get a upgrade soon in so 2 months or so for an 1200GS oldie as for my scooter is dangerous on open road
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: fredda on May 16, 2014, 07:49:12 am
Sold my klr 650 for a honda pcx scooter.  Will get a upgrade soon in so 2 months or so for an 1200GS oldie as for my scooter is dangerous on open road

Welcome to the Wild Dogs Accumulator.  :thumleft:

Having seen it happen a few times, I would suggest you first go introduce yourself to the Dogs. Some of them do not convey the message as nice, if you catch my drift.  :deal:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Dwerg on May 16, 2014, 07:51:50 am
Sold my klr 650 for a honda pcx scooter.  Will get a upgrade soon in so 2 months or so for an 1200GS oldie as for my scooter is dangerous on open road

Welcome to the Wild Dogs Accumulator.  :thumleft:

Having seen it happen a few times, I would suggest you first go introduce yourself to the Dogs. Some of them do not convey the message as nice, if you catch my drift.  :deal:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=151087.msg2872697#msg2872697 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=151087.msg2872697#msg2872697)
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: fredda on May 16, 2014, 07:57:25 am
Sold my klr 650 for a honda pcx scooter.  Will get a upgrade soon in so 2 months or so for an 1200GS oldie as for my scooter is dangerous on open road

Welcome to the Wild Dogs Accumulator.  :thumleft:

Having seen it happen a few times, I would suggest you first go introduce yourself to the Dogs. Some of them do not convey the message as nice, if you catch my drift.  :deal:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=151087.msg2872697#msg2872697 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=151087.msg2872697#msg2872697)

I stand corrected and appologise to you Accumulator.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: badballie on May 16, 2014, 08:24:39 am
Us Saffers are spoilt with big bikes methinks.

Since I sold the Busa lots of guys have come to sympathize and take pity now that I am on the Versys.

Yes I miss the power, but damn that Versys is a lot of fun.

I am finding excuses just to go blasting through town whenever I can  ;D and enjoy it more than I did my GS 1150.

And then it is comfy on the highway as well.

Come to think of it I had just as much fun on my CBR 600

Only downside is lifting the wife, but she must ride her own bike now  >:D
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 16, 2014, 08:38:41 am
Us Saffers are spoilt with big bikes methinks.

Since I sold the Busa lots of guys have come to sympathize and take pity now that I am on the Versys.

Yes I miss the power, but damn that Versys is a lot of fun.

I am finding excuses just to go blasting through town whenever I can  ;D and enjoy it more than I did my GS 1150.

And then it is comfy on the highway as well.

Come to think of it I had just as much fun on my CBR 600

Only downside is lifting the wife, but she must ride her own bike now  >:D

Out of all the mentioned bikes the Busa still will be missed by you I'm sure.....they are just so full of character and great on the open road! I always thought it was a bit of overrated, but I was pleasantly surprised when I took one for a long test ride once.

However, nothing wrong with the Verys - They are great bikes as well
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: badballie on May 16, 2014, 08:49:38 am
Yep - missing the Bitch - she was amazing on the open road - even 2 up. And when some windgat blast past you, just open up, don't even drop a gear and go fetch  ;D

But under 140 km/h becomes a pain in the wrist and cruising around town is OK, but not fun

Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: fredda on May 16, 2014, 08:52:38 am
Same thing here. I always wanted a "superbike" while at school and riding my DT125 and the likes. Eventuay I got a DRZ400, but that was still too small.

I finally got hold of a beautiful TL1000, and I loved it. But after a few months I started to miss the ease of riding the scramblers, so I sold the TL and got a XT600.

Thing is, the smaller bike was so much more fun for everyday riding and cheaper to live with. I would love to have something like the TL again, BUT as a second bike, something to satisfy the power/speed craving every now and then.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 16, 2014, 09:22:27 am
Same thing here. I always wanted a "superbike" while at school and riding my DT125 and the likes. Eventuay I got a DRZ400, but that was still too small.

I finally got hold of a beautiful TL1000, and I loved it. But after a few months I started to miss the ease of riding the scramblers, so I sold the TL and got a XT600.

Thing is, the smaller bike was so much more fun for everyday riding and cheaper to live with. I would love to have something like the TL again, BUT as a second bike, something to satisfy the power/speed craving every now and then.

Makes sense. But then when one is without a bike 'any bike' will do!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: badballie on May 16, 2014, 09:38:54 am
True TVB, 10 years ago when moving from Gauteng to Durbs I did not have a bike, having traded mine for a beach buggie for the wife, so she would have transport as well.

Started with an old KLR 600 I got for a good price and then wheeling and dealing, fixing, selling, buying and swopping, until I now have a bike for each of the family that is paid up and clear.

Keep an eye on Gumtree, if you have patience there is some real specials that come up.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Geotraveller on May 16, 2014, 10:00:25 am
Been there done that with a few bikes in the last year or so. To many people already know this song so suffice to say I will be back on my feet and i will buy the bike I want.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 27, 2014, 03:16:31 pm
Seems I might be back on two wheels sooner than I thought, although only a CBX250 Honda Twister!

I can only arrange to view and test Saturday, but already excited. 15 000km and R12K.

Will update your guys!  :)
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Mr Zog on May 27, 2014, 03:28:03 pm
Seems I might be back on two wheels sooner than I thought, although only a CBX250 Honda Twister!

I can only arrange to view and test Saturday, but already excited. 15 000km and R12K.

Will update your guys!  :)

Ek hou styf duimvas!!!  :thumleft:  :ricky:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: jagter on May 27, 2014, 03:47:41 pm
Have been bikeless for 18 months roughly 10 years ago when I did the reverse groot trek.  Not recommended for sanity. Won't do it again if I can help it.

From my first memories the only thing I ever wanted was a bike. So for me it's pretty much a top priority, many other things will have to give before I sell my bike.









Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: jagter on May 27, 2014, 03:48:53 pm
double post
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: mtr89 on May 27, 2014, 08:27:40 pm
Seems I might be back on two wheels sooner than I thought, although only a CBX250 Honda Twister!

I can only arrange to view and test Saturday, but already excited. 15 000km and R12K.

Will update your guys!  :)
Just read through this thread.luckily I haven't had to sell a bike for financial reasons butt has been a close thing this year.TVB,it's good hear you will be on your own 2 wheels again.enjoy! :ricky: :thumleft:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Geotraveller on May 27, 2014, 10:01:53 pm
Seems I might be back on two wheels sooner than I thought, although only a CBX250 Honda Twister!

I can only arrange to view and test Saturday, but already excited. 15 000km and R12K.

Will update your guys!  :)

UItstekende nuus Tom! Ek hou duim vas.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 27, 2014, 11:25:02 pm
I'm not talking to anyone right now.  :xxbah:


I have to sell this, due to economic reasons ..................   :-\  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Rallye/i-mQBDtwh/0/XL/769-XL.jpg)

Racing bred, one of the 75 2012 KTM 450 Rally replicas built.

The bike is in Peru right now. Shipping to RSA can be arranged. Comes with a ton of spares, including 3 rims 6 tyres, sprockets, clutch,  filters, road book, ICO etc. etc. Basically a full house. Engine has 9,000km on it, but is titanium. Serious offers will be considered. PM me if interested.

Its worth US$25K. A new one is nearly $40K.

Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Geotraveller on May 28, 2014, 12:33:03 am
I'm not talking to anyone right now.  :xxbah:


I have to sell this, due to economic reasons ..................   :-\  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Rallye/i-mQBDtwh/0/XL/769-XL.jpg)

Racing bred, one of the 75 2012 KTM 450 Rally replicas built.

The bike is in Peru right now. Shipping to RSA can be arranged. Comes with a ton of spares, including 3 rims 6 tyres, sprockets, clutch,  filters, road book, ICO etc. etc. Basically a full house. Engine has 9,000km on it, but is titanium. Serious offers will be considered. PM me if interested.

Its worth US$25K. A new one is nearly $40K.



Jeez Niel! That's like selling a child! I truly hope something happens soon so it does not have to go.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Airguitar on May 28, 2014, 06:00:13 am
I've had to sell off for financial reasons 3 times. My first XR500, eina. My 650GS Dakar. Ouch! My 1200GS. Tears in my eyes even though that one was simply because I was moving back to SA from Germany and shipping the bike by air wasn't worth it and by sea too slow.

It's true that it's hard to let them go because of all the memories attached to them.
Now I'm older and in some ways wiser I realize that some of those times the money I got from selling wasn't worth the loss of the bike. Nor did it solve my problems.
It just seemed like a quick solution to a bigger problem and was effectively like putting gaffer tape on the Titanic.
Other times it was strategically wise. The trick is knowing which is which.
Lay it down to experience. You're a biker and somewhere out there the next one is waiting.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 28, 2014, 06:58:00 am
Sjo Neil, having to sell a race bread KTM450 like that is just not on! That is a Dakar winning bike! I really hope that your situation will change soon! Strongs to you!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: mtr89 on May 28, 2014, 07:03:55 am
I'm not talking to anyone right now.  :xxbah:


I have to sell this, due to economic reasons ..................   :-\  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(

(http://bluebull2007.smugmug.com/Other/Rallye/i-mQBDtwh/0/XL/769-XL.jpg)

Racing bred, one of the 75 2012 KTM 450 Rally replicas built.

The bike is in Peru right now. Shipping to RSA can be arranged. Comes with a ton of spares, including 3 rims 6 tyres, sprockets, clutch,  filters, road book, ICO etc. etc. Basically a full house. Engine has 9,000km on it, but is titanium. Serious offers will be considered. PM me if interested.

Its worth US$25K. A new one is nearly $40K.


OH.
MY.
SACK!
That bike is too Damn sexy!what a pity you have to sell .BB.good luck
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: badballie on May 28, 2014, 07:11:45 am
Seems I might be back on two wheels sooner than I thought, although only a CBX250 Honda Twister!

I can only arrange to view and test Saturday, but already excited. 15 000km and R12K.

Will update your guys!  :)

Great news  ;D :thumleft:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Ou Krokkedil on May 28, 2014, 07:54:00 am
After the accident 2 weeks ago, I was also contemplating this, The BMW 700 is worth around 90k and has about R10k damage on it if i fix it myself. Insurance does not want to pay because we have given notice that we are moving to new insurance from the 1st of June, i am busy with a case against them at the OMBUD.

I asked what the settlement is and the bank told me R104k that means if i have to sell it like it is i will probably only get around 80K and will have to pay in another 20-30k to settle the bike.

So we decided to keep the bike, and then start to fix it up agian, spoke to the bank and told them that the bike will be standing in the shed for the next couple of months while we do the fixing. Cancelled the insurance on the bike, and will be using that money to repair the bike, when it is back on the road i will insure it again.

I hear you all say what if they steal the bike. Well it is not running currently so they will not get far  :imaposer:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Bensien on May 28, 2014, 07:58:13 am
When I got married, I sold my bike to make a down payment on a house. It took nine years before I could afford another one. I should have taken a bigger loan. It is easier to get by without the money you get from selling the bike, than it is to find money to buy another one.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: MooseRider on May 29, 2014, 06:47:59 am
Jip, know the feeling. And it somehow feels as if the money is not worth the loss of a bike. But sometimes we sell in crisis like when retrenched and there is no income to speak of.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: mtr89 on May 29, 2014, 07:00:32 am
When I got married, I sold my bike to make a down payment on a house. It took nine years before I could afford another one. I should have taken a bigger loan. It is easier to get by without the money you get from selling the bike, than it is to find money to buy another one.
Very true.it has to be,even my wife says so.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 29, 2014, 03:25:18 pm
I got a new bike!!!!!!!!  :blob1: :blob10: :blob3: :blob5: :blob6: :blob7: :blob8: :blob9: :hello2:


Come Saturday, I cant wait!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Wolzak on May 29, 2014, 03:30:52 pm
Lekker Tom. Veels geluk, ek hoop jy het baie veilige Myle met die Bike. :ricky:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 29, 2014, 03:31:52 pm
Lekker Tom. Veels geluk, ek hoop jy het baie veilige Myle met die Bike. :ricky:

Baie dankie mater!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Wolzak on May 29, 2014, 03:32:15 pm
BTW, daai Heater werk die beste as jy hom in die Huis sit.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Garfield on May 29, 2014, 03:32:58 pm
 :thumleft: TVB
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Brandt on May 29, 2014, 03:41:12 pm
Geluk!! Ek moes die jaar my 990R verkoop en het toe so Transalp gekoop wat jy nou koop. Hulle is nogal lekker bikes maar ek mis nog my 990 baie  :'(
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 29, 2014, 03:43:58 pm
Geluk!! Ek moes die jaar my 990R verkoop en het toe so Transalp gekoop wat jy nou koop. Hulle is nogal lekker bikes maar ek mis nog my 990 baie  :'(

Maar die TA is gemaklik!! Baie lekk fiets en hy klink mooi! (ok nie so mooi soos n 990 nie  :imaposer:)
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 29, 2014, 03:45:26 pm
BTW, daai Heater werk die beste as jy hom in die Huis sit.

Nee disie verkoper se huis! Ek kan bke eers Saterdag oggend gaan haal. Geld is nbetaal maar moet eers wys en my seun gaan hom vir my Brits t moet ry van Menlyn pta af! Gelukkig jongman! Sal hom wat verbeel  :xxbah:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Mr Zog on May 29, 2014, 03:52:56 pm
n FOKKEN  Transalp????????   :drif:  :drif:  :drif:


Dis nie n flippen 250 nie!!!  :deal:

Nou gaat jy my in my moer in wegry as die XL weer loop....  :imaposer:  :imaposer:  :imaposer:

Baie geluk TOM!!!!!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 29, 2014, 03:57:29 pm
n FOKKEN  Transalp????????   :drif:  :drif:  :drif:


Dis nie n flippen 250 nie!!!  :deal:

Nou gaat jy my in my moer in wegry as die XL weer loop....  :imaposer:  :imaposer:  :imaposer:

Baie geluk TOM!!!!!


 :imaposer: :imaposer: Soos die dag op die Cullinun run toe jy vir my se ons gaan dit 'rustig' vat en die Triumh al die pad agter daai beemer aanstoom teen 190  :deal:  :imaposer:

Nee moenie worri nie mater, ek gaan daai bike nurse. Dis al waar ek 'leg over kry'  :peepwall:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: mtr89 on May 29, 2014, 06:17:49 pm
That's the biggest 250 I've ever seen...... :pot:
Well done TVB.many safe and happy miles
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Alsdad on May 29, 2014, 09:17:17 pm
Nice one TVB! Stunning looking boney!

I wish you many happy miles 'n smiles!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: ButchH on May 29, 2014, 09:24:46 pm
TVB Nice  :thumleft:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 30, 2014, 01:57:25 am
Congratulations TVB! It was just a season ! :deal:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: badballie on May 30, 2014, 01:04:25 pm
Geluk meneer - baie bly jy het weer jou eie wiele !!!  :thumleft: ;D

Smaak my 650's is die nuwe in ding met ons klomp arm gatte  ;D
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on May 30, 2014, 04:26:21 pm
Geluk meneer - baie bly jy het weer jou eie wiele !!!  :thumleft: ;D

Smaak my 650's is die nuwe in ding met ons klomp arm gatte  ;D

Ja nee, die kan jy weer se!  :imaposer:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Gerrard on May 30, 2014, 04:31:00 pm
Geluk meneer - baie bly jy het weer jou eie wiele !!!  :thumleft: ;D

Smaak my 650's is die nuwe in ding met ons klomp arm gatte  ;D

Ja nee, die kan jy weer se!  :imaposer:

Maak nie saak nie, maar dit laat my baie goed voel dat jy weer 'n bike het  :thumleft:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: McBiker on May 30, 2014, 06:01:41 pm
Takes a "big man" to take two step back to take three steps forward in the near future.  The wheel of life turns boet, things come right.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: silvrav on June 02, 2014, 09:00:07 am
Geluk mater!!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Mr Zog on June 02, 2014, 09:39:21 am
I got a new bike!!!!!!!!  :blob1: :blob10: :blob3: :blob5: :blob6: :blob7: :blob8: :blob9: :hello2:


Come Saturday, I cant wait!

So ???

Het jy hom gekry?

Hoe ry hy?

Watse farkles beplan jy?

Kom jong, ons wag in spanning om te hoor...  :deal:  :ricky:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Tommy Transalp on June 02, 2014, 09:54:20 am
Ja ! .... kom nou Tom!... this Transalp needs to be shown & ridden! :ricky: The first think to do would be to remove the Cat..... that thing weighs about 7 kg's on it's own, and once removed, makes a big difference to the bike. Gives better ground clearance, and performance.The sound will be nicer as well! Many happy (s)miles mate! :thumleft:
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on June 03, 2014, 01:36:28 pm
Thanks to everyone, I must say the Alp is quite a step forward comming from the KLR!
Tje ride is so comfy and they power delivery and torque in top gear just great! I always had to gear down on the Hartebeespoort side from silkaatsnek to maintain 110, but the Alp was picking up speed in 5th!

The only thing that I don't like but you can't have your bread buttered on both sides: fuel consumption. I have a steady hand and don't like 'reving' and therefore go quick through the gears. However, from Brits to Midrand and back returned 16km/l. Take in consideration it is througj mountains and some traffic as well. I think she is tuned a bit reach though.
I will remove cat as soon as possible but for now the budged is still a bit tight.

Then the forks was droped about 1,5 cm in the tripple clamps to accomadate a short female rider. That should be a simple fix though, will do it over the weekend.

I LOVE this bike. Mechanically I would say close to 100 persent and just a few scars cosmetically, but I will fix in due course.

Great bike and I want to kick myself for never taken one before on a test ride. Fact; I would have bought one sooner!
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: TVB on June 03, 2014, 01:38:59 pm
Ps: die baas het my huistoe gestuur.....lekker siek. Nou in bed geklim, sal hopeluk vinnig weer gesond wees dat ek daai ALP kan ry! ;)
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: Mr Zog on June 03, 2014, 02:16:08 pm
Ps: die baas het my huistoe gestuur.....lekker siek. Nou in bed geklim, sal hopeluk vinnig weer gesond wees dat ek daai ALP kan ry! ;)

Eks bly jy lewe nog, nadat ons fokkol van jou gehoor het laaste paar dae begin ek worry.

Word gesond, eks Sondag aand terug inni beskawing.
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: badballie on June 03, 2014, 02:58:42 pm
Great stuff  :thumleft:

Many happy miles on it.

BTW - I have only been able to calculate the Verys consumption this weekend for the first time and got 21km/ltr, which was with a lot of stop start riding, idling, slow going, but also some higher speed spurts all two up and then a bit of 160km/h + blasts on the highway

Max I saw was 192km/h
Title: Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
Post by: thevans on June 03, 2014, 06:11:16 pm
All things are temporary. You will recover and be biking in the future. Good luck!