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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-16-2004, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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My End is Near.... Selling the bike.

Well... 1 year, 10 months, and almost 9,000 incredible miles later its time to sell my bike.

It's a weird feeling, getting rid of something you worked so hard for and sacrificed so much for (read: family for 1 month), but its for good reason.

No I didn't go down and now i'm scared to get back on, no my parents/wife/girlfriend aren't making me sell it, and no im not getting another one anytime soon. Just like I sacrificed other things to get the bike (something I really wanted) im sacrificing the bike for another want.... a life in the islands

I graduated from Delaware this May with plans to move to the Virgin Islands in late September. I just got home from my "pre-move visit" this past week and my mind is made up.

Now I considered bringing the bike with me, that was before I got there and saw where and what I would be riding. The roads are awesome for a bike, i mean theres not one straight away on the whole island (st thomas), and I did see a few bikes down there (929RR, F2, couple BMWs, etc...). But after driving the roads myself I know I don't have the balls to ride down there.

So its a bit bitter sweet... I hate to sell it, but its an asset thats tied up and not liquid and I need all the assets I can get. When (if) I return to the states I know i'll be back on one as soon as I hit terra firma. This message board served as an invaluable resource for myself and all beginners alike.

If you know of anyone interested in a great little '98 F3, send em my way!
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Sorry to hear it man, but good luck on the islands. It was nice to have you around here too, sorry to see you go

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Sounds like a good trade. Have fun and good luck!
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That's how spicersh and I felt while living in Puerto Rico - there were some awesome roads, but there were a ton of nutso drivers and random potholes big enough to lose a bike in, not worth it to ride there.

Congrats on graduating and the upcoming move! Best of luck, and make sure to check in here once in awhile to let us know how you're doing!

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I thought you had AIDS or Cancer or something by the subject line....

Good luck....

Well I always viewed riding as a disease, but a fun disease... like the clap!
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hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do...

Best of luck to ya...and hope things work out for the best in St. Thomas....

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Re: My End is Near.... Selling the bike.

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If you know of anyone interested in a great little '98 F3, send em my way!
I live in NJ, do you recommend that as a beginner bike? And how much would you be selling it for.
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YOU'RE A SELLOUT, KYLE!!! Ha ha ha, just kidding man. Good luck to you, and enjoy living it up on the island!

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Re: Re: My End is Near.... Selling the bike.

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I live in NJ, do you recommend that as a beginner bike? And how much would you be selling it for.

You will get conflicting opinions on this but MY OPINION is that it is a great first bike for a REASONABLE and SENSIBLE person. After all, it was my first bike and I have no complaints. Being a carb'd bike with a few miles on it (close to 18K) its power is very forgiving yet it won't leave you dissappointed when you start grabbing for more. Being your first bike you will drop it / let it fall over, trust me... and i've already done that for you so you won't feel so bad putting a few scratches on the plastic!!! haha

The bikes never been over while moving. I forgot to take off the disc lock one day and over she went, minor scratches to the right side plastics, nothing major. If you want more info let me know. I havent decided on a price yet, it will all depend on how much money i put into it before i sell it.
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I must let you know that your mistaken if you think you can cure the sportbike bug with things like sun, sandy beaches, tropical drinks, great food, bikinis, bikinis, bikinis, oh f*#k it, enjoy the islands. But, I must let you know that none of us are even slightly envious Good Luck!!
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