Is there a bike you regret selling?

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Re: Is there a bike you regret selling?

#16 Post by oma » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:37 pm

My TDM850.
It was far better than the UK buyers gave it credit for, the continent bikers loved them.

The gearbox was clunky. The fasteners were made of chocolate. The battery location was daft and the seat fitting was fiddly.

But I rode it in a weather's and the engine was superb. It did like oil but so did the R1i had at the same time. It never missed a beat.

The suspension was bouncy ish but it added to the charm.

I sold it as Mrs O was having a new bathroom and it cost more than expected.
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Re: Is there a bike you regret selling?

#17 Post by dprice8893 » Mon May 18, 2020 12:46 pm

My first bike a 1974 Yam FS1E and first of the purple coloured ones. Bought it new for £220 and sold it much the worse for wear 12 months later for £200. Can't believe how much they cost today, including another two stroke I owned in 1976, a Suzuki GT380. And you couldn't give away two strokes in the 80s.

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Re: Is there a bike you regret selling?

#18 Post by burty » Tue May 19, 2020 11:46 am

I don't regret selling any but I would have my Tuono back in a heartbeat. It was the right thing to do at the time when I sold it but it was fantastic and I would love another.

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Re: Is there a bike you regret selling?

#19 Post by Grumblebum » Sat May 30, 2020 6:41 am

I regret selling my first bike as I'm now looking for one to put on the back of my campervan, it was a 76 Honda cb125s megaphone and no Kickstarter or indicators cost me 100 quid so I had to learn not only how to ride a bike but also jump start it too and do hand signals! I'm sure that experience twisted my head somehow and gave me this lifelong obsession with the things😁

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Re: Is there a bike you regret selling?

#20 Post by Viking » Sun May 31, 2020 12:00 pm

My Honda CBX750. Bought as a non-runner then spent the next 10 years riding the wheels of it, rebuilding it, sorting out all the problems that crept in as it aged. Spent a fortune rebuilding the engine & gearbox - plastiguaged all the bearings, not far off a full blue-print build. Went like a rocket and handled like anything. Then I sold it. I still regret that, and it's been a good 15 years now.
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Re: Is there a bike you regret selling?

#21 Post by Dr Ridin » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:54 pm

Yeah, my 1974 Ducati 750SS - left hand rear brake, right hand gear change of 1 up, and four down - made shifting fast as fark. Here's a pic of me with it in '82:


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Re: Is there a bike you regret selling?

#22 Post by Three Dawg » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:29 pm

Always regret selling my LC, but I was utterly skint at the time. It's still out there according to the DVLA, so that's something.

The Jota was a bit of a wrench too (sold because I was sure it was gonna kill me) because I restored it while I was recovering from running my mint Z650 into the front of a Mondeo, but after that went I bought my 1100GS which I have taken on some brilliant adventures, so it turned out OK I guess. :smt023

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