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    Entertaining little article....I found myself relating,,,,

    http://exhaustnotes.us/blog/index.ph...Q7yLZ6gCw7OOfU
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    Oh my. That hits pretty close to home. Probably represents just about everything I own.
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    I can certainly relate to that line of thinking.........just go look in the garage! Currently have 3 good-running bikes and two in need of refurbishing. Seems like I always have a couple of "projects" going!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor View Post
    Entertaining little article....I found myself relating,,,,

    http://exhaustnotes.us/blog/index.ph...Q7yLZ6gCw7OOfU

    That article hits it on the head. I can relate. I've considered selling the B12. It runs perfect, needs nothing, no dings. and has never been abused, but it has 85,000 miles on it. It was never a big seller and now there is little demand for it. I would be lucky to get $2k and buyers expect to pay $1000 to about $1500 for a good one. I can't buy a worn out 250 for that coin.
    It's a far better bike than anything I could buy with what I could get for it. Even now, I can let it sit for two weeks and it always starts in less than two seconds. The only thing it has cost me in two years is oil changes and filters. There are ony two options, keep it, or give away a mechanically flawless bike. Still thinking about that. LOL
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    When it comes to reserve / backup / redundant equipment, I'm probably just as hopeless.

    The hopelessness is reinforced from time to time when a backup becomes necessary to either use or lend out. Two motorcycles, three GOOD snowthrowers, two nice Honda mowers, two premium string trimmers, two chainsaws, at least 4 Fluke meters, several (OK, five) Lenovo laptops, and the list goes on. We'll avoid the topic of flashlights.

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    Where I relate is not necessarily on my motorcycle collection, because I want to keep what I have...but on my old truck. I have a 1996 GMC 2500 2 wheel drive with 286,000kms on it. I bought it about 7-8 years ago with 207,000kms for $3,200....great price because it is hard on fuel with the big v8...people here don't want that with the price of gas...but as you can tell with how many kms I've put on it it's not a daily driver...now I've thought about getting something newer with less miles....but my truck has been solid reliable...I'm sure I could get what I paid for it as I have taken very good care of it....but then I go out and buy something newer for say $8,000...am I really getting something more reliable? And I would have to fork out another $5,000....that money would go a long way to fixing anything on the truck I have....and I really like my truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor View Post
    Where I relate is not necessarily on my motorcycle collection, because I want to keep what I have...but on my old truck. I have a 1996 GMC 2500 2 wheel drive with 286,000kms on it. I bought it about 7-8 years ago with 207,000kms for $3,200....great price because it is hard on fuel with the big v8...people here don't want that with the price of gas...but as you can tell with how many kms I've put on it it's not a daily driver...now I've thought about getting something newer with less miles....but my truck has been solid reliable...I'm sure I could get what I paid for it as I have taken very good care of it....but then I go out and buy something newer for say $8,000...am I really getting something more reliable? And I would have to fork out another $5,000....that money would go a long way to fixing anything on the truck I have....and I really like my truck.

    I have a 03 GMC Safari, same deal. Gas mileage isn't anything to rave about though. About 15 gallons to the mile on a good day. LOL
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    I thought it was just me. Heck I know all my bikes are worth more than the free mkt. think they're worth. That's why they are all still sitting there taking up needed space in my garage. Shoot, I know I should let some of them go but for what the free market says, Guess I'll just let them keep cluttering the garage. Kind'f feels better to see I'm not alone.
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    I am thinking there are a lot of people who can relate on this particular website.
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