DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by Z3US
Well I am doing the unthinkable and putting my pride and joy up for sale. With Belinda pregnant, I have not had the time to ride and surely won't once the baby comes along in February.
2004 Yamaha R1 (Blue)---- Lots of Extras, Low Miles, Well Maintained
Asking ---- $9500.00 OBO
Anyone interested can contact me at: [email protected]
Take it from someone who has BEEN exactly where you are going. Trust me, keep the bike. So what if it sits in the garage for quite a while between rides, at least it's there if you ever want to ride. And come a time in the future if you sell the bike, sure enough you'll be at home or at the park on the swing with your kid and you'll hear the familiar wail of sportbikes riding by, and it's like the call of the wild to you. You'll go nuts because you don't have a bike to ride. The gears start ticking in your head..."How can I get another bike"?
It's true that I don't know you or your wife, but I'll tell you what I know.....if you sell this bike now, it will be next to impossible to get another bike in the future if you change your mind and want to ride again. The wife more than likely just won't allow it - they're good at that.....(trust me on this), because (insert whiney mommy voice here)..."Honey, we could really use that money elsewhere", or "I don't want you to get another bike, you've had your fun".
Tarzan only moves forward when he has another vine to swing to. Get my drift?
My little girl is now one. A bike and a baby can happily co-exist. I do spend a lot of time as a family with Mia and my wife Jen. Yeah, it's true that I don't get to ride as much as I want to, but at least the bike is there for me when I do want to ride. As it is in my garage and my name is on the title, my wife cannot make me sell it. It's my release I tell her and I am not going to budge on ever getting rid of it.
Good luck in your decision. It's not an easy one.
PS. The guy who sold me my bike back in mid-2003 sold me his bike because he had a little girl. He also used to own a Mustang Cobra and sold that too just before the bike. I saw him a few weeks ago....now he has no bike and drives am older Grand Marquis. He's basically living life now as an old man and his wife probably has him by the balls
Some things ya just gotta hang onto. A bike is one of them.
PPS. My post above has no intended insults or comparison to the 'cool' mommies here at Redline who do actually ride. Ladies, you are few and far between (I need a 'salute' smiley)!!!