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Well I finally parted with it! Sold it tonight for $4,500 I was hoping to get more, but i can live with that.

Well this puts me one step closer to getting my first bike...

Im excited, i apologize, I hope none of you actually cared:D

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Congrats on unloading the cage. Now it's time to head off to the dealership and complete your journey to the darkside!
 

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Awsome!

Ever since I got my bike I drive it everywhere rain or shine don't matter. Driving a car sucks compared to a motorcycle. Gonna see how things pan out in september when the rainy season starts here in Washington and if I can hack it I'll be selling my cars too.
 

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how things pan out in september when the rainy season starts here in Washington
We have a pretty good rainy season here in Fla., but it is a hot one not cool like out there. It doesn't seem to stop any of the riders in merry ole England though. The best foul weather gear is the sailing/boat gear not the moto clothes other than aerostitch, which is kind of hot here in FL. Aerostitch has to dry out though and a good heavy coated nylon nautical foul weather suit doesn't absorb water like the breathable kinds. Now figure out boots and glove options and your'e home free. Aerostitch's free catalogue contains a lot of good advice. Learn to ride in slippery stuff, you actually have to be a bit more agressive but SMOOTH in everything. The "tip-toers" seem to loose it more often. I think they make the mistake of clutching for a moment and loose traction because the wheel is not being driven. Always keep some power, even slight, going to it, it does a lot for traction in the wet stuff. Watch out for oil , gas and water mixes. Enjoy, I have only had two cars in 22 years and just turned latest over to my wife, but she worries about me in the rain, and I am out there enjoying it just FINE. Peace.:cool:
 

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He he....I just picked up a nice 1990 Mustang GT about two months ago.:):)
It's a nice cage to have for those rainy days here in the Pacific Northwet.
It keeps my 1992 R/S Camaro and Kat company,(and yes I am vehicle heavy and cash poor, but,he who dies with the most toys,etc,etc....):D:)

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Yea it wasnt an easy decision but it basically came down to bike or stang. And we know which one won. Im gonna miss it though :(

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To pay off the Kat after I first bought her I sold my beloved 1972 Buick Gran Sport 350. After all the years,blood,sweat and tears,not to mention money,it was a heart breaker.....so believe me I KNOW where you are coming from...(but it HAS been worth it!!)
I look forward to my vacations 'cause I usually am on board the bike heading out for adventure...:):):)


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OK so now that the money is available....
When and where to buy?

Ive been looking thru cycletrader.com and the mag, ebay, SBW Classifieds and the local paper. Any other good places I could check.

Also, How much does the price of used bikes drop in the fall? If its alot (ie. >1K) then ill wait. If its more like <500 then i can sacrifice that, because I really really want to start riding, its been getting to me lately :drool:

Any help is always appreciated.
 

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Kyle...I hope you do not have to wait till the bad weather season sets in,but,naturally motorcycle sales do fall off in the fall plus the dealers start looking at the next year's new line up to arrive on the show room floors. The end result is it may be a great time for the shrewd buyer to do his best haggle-ing. Not to mention the upcoming tax time and the urge to reduce inventory...:D:)

Good luck buddy!!:)

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Well maybe i WILL have to wait untill fall... you see the buyer for the mustang was supposed to come pay for and pick it up last night. Key word, "supposed". Guy never showed, never called, never emailed. Pissed me the F^&% off since I pulled all my ads that I had out.

I just dont get it, he drove 2 1/2 hours to come see it and I even bargained with him:confused:. Bastard. So its goin up on eBay today, hopefully Ill have better luck there.

But I have found a few nice '98 CBRs around the east coast... time will tell.

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Kyle -

I feel your pain about someone backing out of a car sale. Same thing has happened to me twice this year. I'm trying to sell my 2000 Z28 and a guy drove a couple of hours to see it, we met at a branch of his bank so they could check it out and everything. He says he really likes the car and agrees to buy it. On the way back home from this meeting I stop at the bike shop to check out the new R1's & 954's trying to figure which one it will be. Next day the dude calls and tells me he's not going to buy it. Another dude loved it, agreed to buy then calls me back a couple days later saying he can't get a loan. At least I had already have a bike so it's not quite as bad as your deal. It's just a shame the wife is making me get rid of the Z28 before I can get another bike.
 
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