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Sold My Bike Today

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Chandelier man, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Chandelier man

    Chandelier man Keyboard Hero

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    Today after 4yrs of ownership I parted ways with my Triumph Rocket and decided to hang up my riding boots forever :( last years milage was 322 since previous MOT so not much point having it so it’s gone :facepalm: I have a couple of custom painted lids / jacket / trousers / boots and a chain and lock to move on and then that’s me done FOREVER A8BE07BA-3F4A-42D5-91CE-809334B0C832.jpeg
     
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    the logun-ator "can i,? wey aye man!"

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    no....couldnt do that like
    biking is like shooting to me,couldnt give up either
     
  3. DRAGONBAIT666

    DRAGONBAIT666 Posting Addict

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    Really sorry to hear that mate
     
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    I too have said that, a couple of times. :up:
     
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    Nice bike mate, my last Triumph was an old speed twin must say yours look better.
     
  6. Chandelier man

    Chandelier man Keyboard Hero

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    It is my least used vehicle so it is the one that I didn’t mind selling / I have van / smart car and a motorhome that gets used more than the bike
     
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    Chandelier man Keyboard Hero

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    I had 1050 Speed triple which I sold in 2013 and the buyer wrote it off on the test ride lol
     
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  8. Chandelier man

    Chandelier man Keyboard Hero

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    I am 54 now and have been riding on and off (more off than on) since I was 16 i am quite surprised really that I am still alive
     
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    Chandelier man Keyboard Hero

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    No one has died lol
     
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    pbrown Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Same here, but the urge will return. I potter around on a single now, easy to own, fun to ride and cheap to run. :up:
     
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  11. Chandelier man

    Chandelier man Keyboard Hero

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    Nah I doubt it .... I moved to Southend 10yrs ago and the riding has dwindled since then ....I used to live in London and that’s where most of my biker friends are / were and we used to go out most weekends ... I had my Rocket for 4yrs and did less than 1500 miles in all that time ...I will sell all my biker gear then I won’t be tempted to buy another garage ornament but on the upside I’ve got a BIG bundle of cash to spend on more rifles that I done need lol
     
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  12. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Wild West is my thing. (co2 enthusiast)

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    I'm 55 now and I am biking more than ever (although I have never stopped). I couldn't live without my bikes or biking. Rather have my wife leave me for the milkman.

    Infact just added an R6 5SL track bike to my garage. That's 5 bikes in there now. I actually used to own this one three years ago and I just bought it back from my mate.

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    Good on ya bud, thinking of doing the same thing, been riding motorcycles one sort or another for 51 years, lost a lot of good friends in accidents had a few myself but been lucky I guess, bikes have been a very big part of my life but I think I have finally had enough. Good luck mate.
     
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    50 now and been riding on the road since i was 16....iv been tempted to chuck it all in now and again, even as recently as a couple of months ago when i realised i hadn't even bothered looking at my ole gsxr turbo - never mind riding it !!!

    so, i went out and bought this, 2015 KLX250,

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    couldn't really get much slower than my gsxr but its totally rekindled my love of 2 wheels.........every chance i get now i go doff doff doffing around on it - just because lol !!!
     
  15. TrickyDicky

    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    I started riding at 15 and stopped in 2001 but started riding again in 2016 will be 67 soon and have no intention of stopping just yet.
     
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    A wise man knows when to stop Al. :up:

    I got my first bike in 1975 - a '72 Suzuki T250R and passed my test a few weeks later which only cost £3.25. I'd never pay the prices they charge now.

    Bikes got bigger and better and I had lots, but none were ever as exciting as 'Little Suzie' - she squealed like a Banshee and would do a ton downhill with the wind behind me. :cool:

    I had to stop riding bikes and swap to a mobility scooter in 2014 and two years ago I swapped once again to a powered wheelchair.

    I still go too fast and very nearly put the wheelchair and myself in a ditch last week. :rolleyes:
     
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    I packed up bikes 9years ago ,I had my knee ripped off,my spine broken in two places,head injuries,a massive heart attack,hearing nerve burnt out,blind r eye ,I’m 60 now,yes I would be lying saying I would not like to be still riding,but I ve used enough lives up :rolleyes: mike
     
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    My old man thought he was finished when his fat boy got to heavy for him. However he bought himself a 650cc BMW scooter for the occasional bit of two wheeled fun. He’s now 77 with a fused ankle and still loving his bike.
     
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    pjgtech Bah Humbug.......

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    Can you get a cheap little runabout, juts to keep your hand in? you might regret selling up completely, I've got no bike now, but I'm always on the lookout for my next one,.... the biking bug never leaves you, once a biker and all that... :thumb:
     
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    Snap. Twice I've told myself that fib.


    So far........
     
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