What's worse?

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What's worse?

Post by jaybird » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:36 am

What's worse?

The one you wrecked?

OR,

The one that got away?


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Re: What's worse?

Post by ReCycled » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:41 pm

The one I wrecked, thinking I was making an improvement.
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Re: What's worse?

Post by tgtrotter » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:38 pm

The only one I've ever totally wrecked was my newly purchased 1976 Yamaha XS500. A learning experience for sure so I can't label it as the worse.

The opposite end of the spectrum to Collectors are those of us who sell everything we've ever owned. Just as dysfunctional as "hoarding".

Worse are the ones that got away. That's my vote.


1977 Yamaha TT 500.
Pristine with SuperTrapp disc kit. Sold $350.00/pd $600.00

1972 RD 350 with 400 jugs and Bassani exhaust. Trade in $200.00/pd $200.00 but installed above

1974 Indian ME100 2 Stroke. Wife sold it to buy Christmas presents and food when I was out of town. Sold $300.00/pd $100.00

1986 Yamaha Trials Reflex 200. Sold $1,500.00/pd
$1,000.00

EARLY 1970s Taco 44 with jackshaft, 5.5 hp, flipped down draft Carb, shoe brakes, front rear springs. Sold $400.00/pd $35.00. Did restoration.

Javelin by Jerick mini bike. The rarest. Made in Arvin CA. Bartered/ $350.00. Went to young boy for Christmas So he could show up in the dirt lot racer club with his own bike. So that wasn't a bad thing.
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Re: What's worse?

Post by Happytrails » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:55 pm

The one that got away. I miss my '69 Roadrunner. Also miss my '86 750 Interceptor, most inexpensive modern day motorcycles beat it in most measureable ways but it was just such a beautiful bike. :)

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Re: What's worse?

Post by Speedbump » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:41 pm

Well I wrecked the first wife...
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Re: What's worse?

Post by sagerat » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:01 pm

I miss my ‘02 VFR Interceptor (sold) and my ‘09 GSA (wrecked, but got me home from SW Utah).
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Re: What's worse?

Post by GHGoodwin » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:13 pm

I know this is about bikes but I miss my BMW 320 Bavaria the most. Bought it in the 70's. Grey market. Factory built rally car from Italy. Straight 6. Monster carb. 4 speed. No power anything. Tuned suspension. Air dams that made it ride lower the faster you went. No spoiler to give it away. Smooth driving and fast as all heck. A true sleeper as several porsches found out. :)
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Re: What's worse?

Post by jaybird » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:45 pm

Speedbump wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:41 pm
Well I wrecked the first wife...
I was wondering who would be the first :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What's worse?

Post by jaybird » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:48 pm

GHGoodwin wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:13 pm
I know this is about bikes but I miss my...
This is about whatever you want it to be about :D :lurker:

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Re: What's worse?

Post by stagewex » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:49 pm

jaybird wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Speedbump wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:41 pm
Well I wrecked the first wife...
I was wondering who would be the first :lol: :lol: :lol:

Happy trails,
Jaybird
I immediately thought the same thing so I'm number two (2).
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2008 Vespa 150S (Elec & Kick Start)
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Re: What's worse?

Post by tgtrotter » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:08 pm

stagewex wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:49 pm
jaybird wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Speedbump wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:41 pm
Well I wrecked the first wife...
I was wondering who would be the first :lol: :lol: :lol:

Happy trails,
Jaybird
I immediately thought the same thing so I'm number two (2).
ReCycled wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:41 pm
The one I wrecked, thinking I was making an improvement.
I think Recycled said it first.
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Re: What's worse?

Post by :FI:Igor » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:21 pm

Wreaked the 2013 (I survived, three days in critical care....a successful landing)! Bought a 2015, wasn't going to ride a motorcycle again!, but gezz! It wanted to go home with me! If I destroy this machine (and have a successful landing), I'll call Gene and put another on order; it should be in country about the time I'm out of the casts!
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Re: What's worse?

Post by tgtrotter » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:03 pm

Wait a minute Jaybird. You always get me gears going. Even though Recycled said it first, I got it third....in this instance....the one that you wrecked is the one that got away ? huh ¿?
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Re: What's worse?

Post by stagewex » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:33 am

Maybe two (2) categories since immediately some thought "bikes" and others thought "marriages".
Interesting how the mind works, haha :)
Stagewex

Current Herd all running amok:
2019 Honda CRF450L (Elec Start)
2008 Vespa 150S (Elec & Kick Start)
2007 Ural Patrol (2WD, Elec & Kick Start)
2006 Honda "Big Ruckus" PS250 (Elec Start)
1991 Honda XR250L (Kick Start Only) *NOT running amok, out for Bottom & Top-End Rebuild.
1986 Yamaha BW200ES (Elec & Kick Start)

List what you "have", keep the others in your precious memory bank.

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