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Now what?

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 28 Aug 2013, 18:21

Y'all know I've had a very difficult time financially, and hence my cruiser has been for sale for over a year. Lots of viewers but no buyers. Hey, it's crisis. What would you expect.

But right now, I have someone who is seriously interested. And all of a sudden it makes me doubt if I still am selling it. :oops:
I've got a six month contract with possible extension so there is finally - after a year or so - some money flowing in again.
Though I could certainly use the money to pay some of my debts, I'd miss the darn thing terribly. Even if I've made less that 2000 km on it this year so far (no time, no money).

Your thoughts please? I think more of us have been in similar circumstances (as in dire straits)...
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Re: Now what?

Postby Keith Legge » 28 Aug 2013, 18:29

Was in the same boat sold my CBR1000 after owning it for ten years broke my heart the worst decision I ever made.

Keep her for as long as you can Pieter if you sell YOU WILL REGRET IT. :D
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Re: Now what?

Postby zebedeee » 28 Aug 2013, 18:44

Do you listen to logic or your heart?

If you NEED to sell it to pay bills etc then that is what you should do, you can always buy another one at a later date.

BUT if you are having doubts, and the financial aspect isnt overpowering you, you always seem to enjoy riding it and should keep hold of her.
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Re: Now what?

Postby PeterPan » 28 Aug 2013, 18:56

Sell it and using your new financial status save up and buy a Pan
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Re: Now what?

Postby Forest 1100 » 28 Aug 2013, 19:12

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" . . . . you have a bike now, paid for, I presume. Coming up with the cash to buy another, as equally good as the one you have now, may prove difficult and other priorities may arise also.

Keep it unless the bill collectors are breaking down your door.
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Re: Now what?

Postby mbrST1100 » 28 Aug 2013, 19:31

Pieter Huizinga wrote:Hey, it's crisis. What would you expect.

Crisis? What Crisis?

Though I could certainly use the money to pay some of my debts, I'd miss the darn thing terribly.

The question I always ask myself when rolling the tongue a couple of times over that issue is: would I ever be able to obtain an (equal) bike again in the future?

The prices for used motorcycles are bottoming out, so one wouldn't really gain much in selling, at least not so much to clear all debits and make you live happy ever after...
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Re: Now what?

Postby Uncle Phil » 28 Aug 2013, 20:15

Keep it - it's worth it for the good memories. And the chances of finding one like (if you really like the bike) later on can be iffy . I sold a Triumph 73 Trident I purchased new many years ago and have regretted that many times.
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Re: Now what?

Postby Andi Archer » 28 Aug 2013, 20:18

If it helps you out of a hole then Id suggest selling the bike ,it may be that opportunity is giving you a nudge in one direction :D
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Re: Now what?

Postby WJBertrand » 28 Aug 2013, 20:25

In hard economic times it's always easier to rationalize keeping something you already have than buying something you don't yet have and arguably don't need. My vote is to keep it.
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Re: Now what?

Postby HairyHeffalump » 28 Aug 2013, 20:49

The bike is capital not costing you anything except depreciation.
Selling it will release money you will fritter in an off-hand way (sorry Pink Floyd) but given the economic climate it will very difficult to replace the quality and age, if ever.
So unless the release of the capital is critical to your well-being, keep the bike for a sunnier climate and it will allow you to have more realistic dreams of using it.

Keep the bike and ride!

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