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 :-\ 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

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #1 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.
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #3 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  :)
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #4 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
I'm not saying kill stupid people, I'm saying, remove the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #5 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!  :-[
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2014, 09:20:06 am »
It will get better....had to sold my CBR but could keep my GS luckily.
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #8 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!

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #9 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:
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #11 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
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #12 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.

Cash, Gas or Ass............ no-one rides for free :-)

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #13 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:

 
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #14 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...
I'm not saying kill stupid people, I'm saying, remove the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #15 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.
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2014, 09:59:18 am »
what is "concider" as listed in the poll?

new type of jail-bird drink?
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #17 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:
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #18 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:

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #19 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