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Depression! Sold my Bike

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  1. wzdar6
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    Do you miss the bike(bikes) that you've sold? I sold my Shadow 750 and I'm feeling a little down. I didn't ride it enough to justify keeping it, but it's been gone 2 days and it ain't getting any better. I locked my money up in a short term CD to keep from buying another bike on the "rebound"! I can't be the only one that's "too" attached to a bike.

  2. MichaelW283
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    Ahh, sellers remorse.

    I get it with almost every vehicle I have sold. I think when you spend any time with a vehicle it becomes part of you. I have sold many other toys and don't have the same feeling, now a vehicle, that's different.

  3. kamezbanger
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    My dad always said never sell a gun you bought, you will regret it...I think that is true with bikes too. I don't think I can bare selling the 1100 even when I get another one.

  4. cobberchobber
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    I've traded cars and one bike (the wifes, so don't count). parting brings such sorrow. I had a truck I could not part with, 73 Chevy shortbed, 68 237 truck block. Screaming. She ran over 150mph against my buddies camaro in 1987.
    I drove it little after I got out of the Service. GOt it running when my other was down. always cheaper to fix. Always wanted to rebuild her to showroom.
    Would not sell. COULD NOT SELL, I finally gave it to a friend who had rode with me and always pined for it. He now has all the body work done and is prepairing for paint. I miss that truck. But she got a better home, well kept and groomed. (in a garage). Sometimes we have to let them go. (says the guy with a barn full of motorized toys).
    AHHH, they say time heals all wounds. I hope so for u and I

  5. ft38278
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    I sold my Bass Boat to get my bike, My father inlaw was my fishing buddy and he got cancer and wasn't able to fish anymore, (we even strapped a wheel chair in for him once) and he told me to "go fishin" but I just couldn't go without him I felt bad. He heard me talking to the wife about getting back into riding. He told me to sell the boat if I wasn't going to use it. so I did. And I got my bike, makes the bike more valuable to me know. But I do miss it, I still "go fishin".

  6. wzdar6
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    Thanks guys! It good to know I'm not alone! It may be worst with the 1100 as I've done all the mods. The shadow was built by my friend, he didn't leave me much to mod. I did have the tank painted and remove the badges.

  7. Jonezpoj
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    Miss my Royal Star I had, made to put the miles on.........

  8. vgink18054
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    man I got sad just wondering how i would feel if i sold my 1100.
    NOPE WONT HAPPEN

  9. ritinktouple
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    ya ,,i hear u ,,i have a hard time getting rid of anything,,,i still have a pickup that i got new in april 78,,it now sits in the back pasture rusting away,,,
    i did start it last wk end,,getting ready to pull the motor and put it in my 66 chevy
    grain truck,,,it burns a qt of oil every 15 mi,,,old 6 cyl,,250

  10. cmac343
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    Here is a real irony for you. My 650 is sold in my shed waiting for the new owner to pick it up and I have a brand new beatiful, fast, exceptional 950 and riding too and still miss the 650 with the jardarine pipes and the Army green color. Crazy huh?

  11. Pavbj
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    Jim Beam will help you tonight, tomorrow you'll have two reasons to feel bad. (I went there,.............once)

  12. cmac343
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    Sorry, No Jim Beam, That is why I am still alive at 60. Had to have God take that away. One sad story is enough.

  13. micg10
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    Do you miss the bike(bikes) that you've sold? I sold my Shadow 750 and I'm feeling a little down. I didn't ride it enough to justify keeping it, but it's been gone 2 days and it ain't getting any better. I locked my money up in a short term CD to keep from buying another bike on the "rebound"! I can't be the only one that's "too" attached to a bike.
    i traded my bike in for a new bike three and a half weeks ago and the only reason i miss it is because there is still five weeks before my new one turns up

  14. viltirizhman
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    kamezbangers's Dad was right and that goes for bikes, unless I lose my job she'll stay with me. I'm even having trouble contemplating an upgrade- feel like I'm cheating on her!

  15. zhovman
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    Yep, know the feeling about letting go when you sell your bike (or anything else that you made your on). I guess I got lucky in that sense as I have never missed a bike I sold (well, maybe one-1978 Honda 400 that I actually gave away to be turned into a supped up go cart, long story). Now what I miss are all the guitars that I have owned and sold. The only other vehicle I wish that I still had is my 1977 Opal GT. Speedometer registered 140 and it would do every bit of it and then some straight off the showroom floor, was comfortable to drive long distances in, had a killer stereo, and was really good on gas (when the foot wasn't to the floor).

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