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Regrets - I've had a few

Postby MickeyMoto » 04 Nov 2016 10:12

Has anybody else sold a bike and regretted it?

I can think of two, both Morini....

500 Sport. Not the quickest, but a great all rounder...

Corsaro. Very under rated. Needed a larger tank, or better economy. Sold it because after three years I was using it with less restraint.... When you see 117 in third on a private B road, then you know it's probably wise.
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby 72degrees » 04 Nov 2016 10:43

MickeyMoto wrote:Has anybody else sold a bike and regretted it?

I can think of two, both Morini....

500 Sport. Not the quickest, but a great all rounder...

Corsaro. Very under rated. Needed a larger tank, or better economy. Sold it because after three years I was using it with less restraint.... When you see 117 in third on a private B road, then you know it's probably wise.


The Voxan Roadster 1000. Like a huge 72 degree Morini engine but with only 100BHP not as challenging (to go silly speeds all the time) to ride as the Corsaro. Low seat and lighter than a Corsaro. Didn't handle as well, but adequate. It even got me in to 36's at Shelsley Walsh. If the factory hadn't closed I would still have it.
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby Ming » 04 Nov 2016 11:56

MickeyMoto wrote:Has anybody else sold a bike and regretted it?

I can think of two, both Morini....

500 Sport. Not the quickest, but a great all rounder...

Corsaro. Very under rated. Needed a larger tank, or better economy. Sold it because after three years I was using it with less restraint.... When you see 117 in third on a private B road, then you know it's probably wise.


Er - probably every bike I've sold! Especially the Kanguro(s).
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby Tanshanomi » 04 Nov 2016 14:40

I bought a new left-over '79 Bonneville for $2495 my senior year of high school. Money got tight in college and I sold it to one of my professors. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
The other one was an original '64 Bultaco Matador Mk 1.

I also regret never buying any of the Morinis I've seen for sale over the years, but I'm working to change that.
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby morinipablo » 04 Nov 2016 15:26

i didn't know you could sell a motorbike
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tl 1000s
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and a transit for when it all goes wrong
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby MickeyMoto » 04 Nov 2016 15:45

Should be illegal. However my shed, garden, kitchen etc would be full....
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby 72degrees » 04 Nov 2016 16:56

MickeyMoto wrote:Should be illegal. However my shed, garden, kitchen etc would be full....


It is possible, but nature abhors a vacuum - particularly a garage space one. Having recently managed to part with two I'm consciously letting stuff other than bikes expand to fill the space available. Does mean I can get two 2Cs side by side in the warm and light of the garage to do Frankenstein monster 'heart' transplants though.
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby Chips1953 » 05 Nov 2016 16:49

viridi rotarum wrote:i didn't know you could sell a motorbike
:D


The problem is that we are all getting older and younger riders seem too few. I see a world in the future that is full of old bikes and vinyl records. At my local "Bike Shop" I caught the proprietor explaining to a journalist that the majority of his customers were in their 50's and 60's with an average collection of 3 bikes. Is that 3 of each type one wonders? Morini, Guzzi, Honda, Yama...................... :mrgreen:
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby Chips1953 » 05 Nov 2016 17:22

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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby pedro » 05 Nov 2016 21:45

I don't think Henry sold too many bikes, he's been winning on his old Duggies for many years. Doubt if he has many regrets about it either.
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby 3potjohn » 06 Nov 2016 16:09

T160v, SVH 681P I know it's still around and of course the current owner is only really borrowing it after a weak moment back in 1980. I've still got a clutch puller for it too. All new pistons barrels big ends and main bearings after it threw a rod. Piper 3 into 1.....
Oh lamentable day.....
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby Tanshanomi » 07 Nov 2016 16:58

3potjohn wrote:T160v, SVH 681P I know it's still around and of course the current owner is only really borrowing it after a weak moment back in 1980. I've still got a clutch puller for it too. All new pistons barrels big ends and main bearings after it threw a rod. Piper 3 into 1.....
Oh lamentable day.....

I often wonder where B50SS GE12659 is now. A father and son bought it in the fall of '85 with the intention of making a vintage racer out of it. I'm guessing it's in boxes or melted down by now.

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(Note the missing chain and broken swingarm pivot adjuster. But that's a story for another day...)
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Re: Regrets - I've had a few

Postby Ming » 07 Nov 2016 19:36

I suppose the best thing about selling a bike is the space it leaves for a replacement. Earlier this year I sold a DR125 and within a few weeks a DR350 had appeared in it's place!
Then I decided to sell my F650GS et voila, the 250C2 appeared (mind you, the Beemer is still for sale :oops: )
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