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post #1 of 18 Old 07-31-2012, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Bike is Gone..Rant

Sold my bike today. I loved her, but she had become a paper weight ever since I returned from the sandbox last year. I moved to Miami and I just have no time for trackdays and no desire to die on the expressway. I'm not in the Army anymore and so lost the luxury of getting hurt and still collecting a paycheck.

Besides, I could put the money to better use. I feel guilty even lurking on this site anymore now that I'm a full time cager. I have some stuff I'll be selling off and other stuff I'll just give away to you guys in the next couple of days or weeks.

I feel kind of like when I sold my 72 chevelle.. which was pretty shitty. It was very wierd not seeing my bike sandwiched between the Jeep and the cobra for the first time in a long time.

I sold her cheap on CL within 18 hrs of posting it, the calls and texts were overwhelming...like sharks smelling blood. I hope the buyer enjoys her as much as I did.

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post #2 of 18 Old 07-31-2012, 10:14 PM
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1. nothing is perminent, I'm sure there is a bike in your future. most likely the 2021 ZXTR660GP... Oh yeah, 224 BHp 286 pounds dry. Standard carbon fibre frame, ceramic pistons, no oil sump... yeah she is going to be wicked bad..

b. A motorcyclist is something you are... not something you own. It is a state of mind, not a title in your safe. That has not changed... most likely never will... It's in your blood... you have a throttle cable where your appendix should be... you may have extra titanium screws in your body... and perhaps a little less skin.

of course you are welcome here, bike, no bike... Hell, I don't even own a ZX10R and i'm here.

Carry on smartly, chin up, helps you look at the horizon, which is where your future is at... and unless I am horribly mistaken... I see two wheels there.



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Same here, I am thinking about selling my gen 4 too. It is in new condition but got to get rid of the old lady......if she fights me in court I may need the money as a nest egg.....we will see.
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1. nothing is perminent, I'm sure there is a bike in your future. most likely the 2021 ZXTR660GP... Oh yeah, 224 BHp 286 pounds dry. Standard carbon fibre frame, ceramic pistons, no oil sump... yeah she is going to be wicked bad..

b. A motorcyclist is something you are... not something you own. It is a state of mind, not a title in your safe. That has not changed... most likely never will... It's in your blood... you have a throttle cable where your appendix should be... you may have extra titanium screws in your body... and perhaps a little less skin.

of course you are welcome here, bike, no bike... Hell, I don't even own a ZX10R and i'm here.

Carry on smartly, chin up, helps you look at the horizon, which is where your future is at... and unless I am horribly mistaken... I see two wheels there.



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1. nothing is perminent, I'm sure there is a bike in your future. most likely the 2021 ZXTR660GP... Oh yeah, 224 BHp 286 pounds dry. Standard carbon fibre frame, ceramic pistons, no oil sump... yeah she is going to be wicked bad..

b. A motorcyclist is something you are... not something you own. It is a state of mind, not a title in your safe. That has not changed... most likely never will... It's in your blood... you have a throttle cable where your appendix should be... you may have extra titanium screws in your body... and perhaps a little less skin.

of course you are welcome here, bike, no bike... Hell, I don't even own a ZX10R and i'm here.

Carry on smartly, chin up, helps you look at the horizon, which is where your future is at... and unless I am horribly mistaken... I see two wheels there.
You are a classy guy and I thank you. I hope the new owner respects your 1/5 th insert like I did.

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Sold my bike today. I loved her, but she had become a paper weight ever since I returned from the sandbox last year. I moved to Miami and I just have no time for trackdays and no desire to die on the expressway. I'm not in the Army anymore and so lost the luxury of getting hurt and still collecting a paycheck.

Besides, I could put the money to better use. I feel guilty even lurking on this site anymore now that I'm a full time cager. I have some stuff I'll be selling off and other stuff I'll just give away to you guys in the next couple of days or weeks.

I feel kind of like when I sold my 72 chevelle.. which was pretty shitty. It was very wierd not seeing my bike sandwiched between the Jeep and the cobra for the first time in a long time.

I sold her cheap on CL within 18 hrs of posting it, the calls and texts were overwhelming...like sharks smelling blood. I hope the buyer enjoys her as much as I did.

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Man at least ya sold her and not out a bike because of some low life thieves like I am. You will pick up another bike someday...may not be another ZX10...but 2 wheels IS 2 wheels. Hell...im looking at non ZX10 bikes to replace my stolen gen2. Stick around on here....keep looking at the for sale section...something will catch your eye one again one day!

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1. nothing is perminent, I'm sure there is a bike in your future. most likely the 2021 ZXTR660GP... Oh yeah, 224 BHp 286 pounds dry. Standard carbon fibre frame, ceramic pistons, no oil sump... yeah she is going to be wicked bad..

b. A motorcyclist is something you are... not something you own. It is a state of mind, not a title in your safe. That has not changed... most likely never will... It's in your blood... you have a throttle cable where your appendix should be... you may have extra titanium screws in your body... and perhaps a little less skin.

of course you are welcome here, bike, no bike... Hell, I don't even own a ZX10R and i'm here.

Carry on smartly, chin up, helps you look at the horizon, which is where your future is at... and unless I am horribly mistaken... I see two wheels there.
So true.

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Dibs on free stuff!!

Sucks you sold such a nice looking gen1

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That is a beautiful bike, I must say. Im just gonna have to agree with Rifleman on this, thats the truth. Dont get too down on yourself, when the bug bites to ride, it doesnt stop. I felt the same way when I sold my 03 CBR600RR in January 08. Just a bad feeling in my gut about it. Miss that bike a lot because it was my first one. Time goes on and you will find another. No two ways about it. Like Rifleman said, a rider is whats in your blood. That will never change, and you are always welcomed to be on this site.

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Good points from Rifleman. They make new bikes and sell used ones every day. When the itch needs scratching and the time is right you can pick yourself up another one. Until then you can rest in the fact that you did what you thought was right for yourself and your family. By the way, you are pretty close to Homestead AND PBIR. Just sayin...

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