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Offline Sylvester

Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #40 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.

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

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2014, 03:45:05 pm »
I sold my klr last november,....I'm between bikes untill 2027 :o
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #42 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
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 #43 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.
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #44 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!
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #45 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.
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2014, 06:58:15 pm »
I will ride a Passola before I am bikeless, this I swear by allah.
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #47 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..
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2014, 08:58:52 pm »
I will ride a Passola BMW before I am bikeless, this I swear by allah.
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2014, 06:32:09 am »
I will ride a Passola BMW before I am bikeless, this I swear by allah.

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #50 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
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #51 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.
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #52 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:
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #53 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
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #54 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:
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #55 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
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #56 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

I stand corrected and appologise to you Accumulator.
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #57 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
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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #58 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
 

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Re: '......Ever had to sell your bike because of financial reasons?'
« Reply #59 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

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

I did it because I can, I can because I want to and I want to because you said that I couldn't !!!!!!!