Hello Ladies and Gents,
I need your moral support on a (for me) major decision! Sell or keep
the Bumblebee Forever (or at least 5-10yrs)!?
About a month ago I imported my future ride into Canada, the 06 Zx6R.
That leaves me with another bike that won't be used anymore, a bashed up yellow '01 J model.
I'm paranoid that I will be haunted by nightmares from the yellow 600 because I sold it even though i told myself I would never let go of it!
I lost a tear when seeing the white CBR125 go off with its new owner. I'd cry my eyes out if seeing this one leave me.
My plans for it were to store it, let it sit and 5yrs down the road to make it all pretty again, drop a lesser used engine in and either stunt it or just retain the bodywork and have it look pretty in the garage until exhibited in a future "iLean Cave".
This bike took me anywhere I wanted. No matter if 23F or 110F. Never broke down other than out of fuel.
It helped me through my new start in Life when I decided to leave Germany behind when I was 21, rode it 12k miles each year until i got my 1st car a year ago.
Crashed it 3x, did my 1st full blown paintjob on it which lasted only 2wks before my big smash (just plastics), took it on my 1st trackday and down to the Dragon.
So many memories!
But i don't wanna keep looking back, down memory lane. I tend to go forward, recap what happened, learn from it and move on.
The way it is right now I could get an easy 2000 out of it as OEM looking models sell for up to 3000.
I have a riding buddy in mind to sell it to who is stuck with his 99 R6 that had 6 owners by now, 3 of them amateur racers and the carbs and electronics are messed up, just one unreliable machine.
I just feel like I'm about to break up/cut contacts to a very good friend.
Also hate to admit my fiancee was right by saying that as soon as the new one is in town i won't look at my old J zx6r anymore. Interested in your guys' and girls' thoughts!