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Thread: Any longtime riders quit for good?

  1. #31
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    One thing you will run into when selling your bike (as I've discovered) is that, at least around here (Denver), resale value for all bikes is in the tank. That's great for anyone who wants to BUY, but for sellers it kind of sucks.
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    I had my BMW R1150R up for sale a couple of months ago for $3500. Didn't get a nibble and when I looked on CL I could see why: There were others with lower mileage offered for the same price, and they weren't selling either.
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    I dropped my price to $3k, which is as low as I feel like going, and still nada.
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    We've had a super mild Winter (second in a row) with hardly any snow and lots of warm, sunny days and I see lots of folks out riding. But there seems to be a real glut of motorcycles on the market right now so if you do sell, don't expect to get much.
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    I decided to pull my bike off the market, at least for now. Might list it up again around April or May when the weather starts getting really warm.
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    The used market is crazy right now. If you're a buyer, you're in great shape. I'm actually contemplating just buying another bike (without selling the R1150R) because prices for used bikes are so cheap.
    Martin
    2004 Chevy Suburban 1500 LT in "Expedition White"

    Having a Suburban means never being able to say "We don't have room for that."

  2. #32
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    I have been riding since I was 5 years old and for the most part have always had a bike (or working on a bike) but I get your thoughts. I have a 4 year old daughter and riding has been very sparse lately but when she is older I can't wait to take her on the bike. That being said, we enjoy trips we take in the truck as a family. What I did decide is to buy a medium size dual sport and we take it with us. We bounce around in the truck until my wife and daughter get their fill and set up camp and then I get on the bike and ride a trail or two. We all get to enjoy our trips and I still get to ride. My wife rides as well and we share the bike, and maybe some day in the near future we will all ride as a family. I think the key is to not say "quit for good" because "never say never" really applies. Spend your time and money on what works now and if that changes, change. The key is to enjoy the time NOW and if you aren't enjoying what you are doing, change to something else. I've also sailed all my life and love spending time on the water. But I love the mountains and desert. So we just take our time and enjoy what works. Only you and those you love can really answer the question of "what works for us now?"

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