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Old 09-18-2017, 04:07 PM
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Many of you know me, where I started how I've learned and what I've done. Option in front of me potentially curious if it makes sense.

I love my bike, it's a 2014 street bob. I've changed cams, ported heads, air filters, 107 cubes new pistons, new tires, exhaust suspension upgrades, bars, bags, etc. I love how it rides and enjoy a new project, I'm
Mostly done with mods.

Guy may want to buy it for around $14k. I still owe around $4500 on the bike. Thinking of selling so that I can buy something older or around a same time frame and have a new project even though I'll be putting money into it...

Thoughts? Worthwhile, should I take advantage of someone willing to pay the dollars for the mods that I've done knowing that normally they mean diddly squat from a resale value perspective?
 
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If you like it, and can't replace it for that, I'd hold on to it. If you want something else, most people won't pay for upgrades.
 
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You only live once, buy a new bike!
 
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not often that someone pops up asking to have their head cracked open. get to cracking.
 
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
Many of you know me, where I started how I've learned and what I've done. Option in front of me potentially curious if it makes sense.

I love my bike, it's a 2014 street bob. I've changed cams, ported heads, air filters, 107 cubes new pistons, new tires, exhaust suspension upgrades, bars, bags, etc. I love how it rides and enjoy a new project, I'm
Mostly done with mods.

Guy may want to buy it for around $14k. I still owe around $4500 on the bike. Thinking of selling so that I can buy something older or around a same time frame and have a new project even though I'll be putting money into it...

Thoughts? Worthwhile, should I take advantage of someone willing to pay the dollars for the mods that I've done knowing that normally they mean diddly squat from a resale value perspective?
Dude you'll miss your Amber Whisky Bob...!
You will only have 10k once you pay off. Seems like it dosn't make sense from a financial point of view but I guess you have to consider that you are done and want a new project...just remember, you'll have to live with the choice once she's gone.
 
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Dude you'll miss your Amber Whisky Bob...!
You will only have 10k once you pay off. Seems like it dosn't make sense from a financial point of view but I guess you have to consider that you are done and want a new project...just remember, you'll have to live with the choice once she's gone.
Other than the amber whiskey part the rest is true, especially since I haven't even found a new bike yet.
 
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Is keeping your bike, paying it off, and then buying another project out of the question? You have put a lot of work into it bro and its a damn fine machine!

On the other hand, if your REAL enjoyment is working on bikes and you feel like you have done all you want to do to your current ride, well then.........

I personally would keep it, pay it off, then pick up another project, and while you are building that 2nd bike, you still have your finished bike to enjoy!
 
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I would really have a hard time letting that thing go, brother. That was a lot of work making it yours and it looks great.
 
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I've faced that question more than half-a-dozen times in my life in roughly 5-year intervals, and every time except the last time, I did the "sensible" thing an sold the old unit....

...and every time I quickly regretted it, and still do. So, last time I did something different: I kept my old ride (a 1992 BMW R100R) and bought something different (my current 2011 SB).

Although the few extra bucks seemed useful at the time, and got me That Shiny New Thang quicker, I could have waited, saved up a little longer, bought something slightly older etc, and by now ended up with a stable-full of awesome (to me at least) bikes.
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Originally Posted by WideGlideFever View Post
Is keeping your bike, paying it off, and then buying another project out of the question? You have put a lot of work into it bro and its a damn fine machine!

On the other hand, if your REAL enjoyment is working on bikes and you feel like you have done all you want to do to your current ride, well then.........

I personally would keep it, pay it off, then pick up another project, and while you are building that 2nd bike, you still have your finished bike to enjoy!
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I've faced that question more than half-a-dozen times in my life in roughly 5-year intervals, and every time except the last time, I did the "sensible" thing an sold the old unit....

...and every time I quickly regretted it, and still do. So, last time I did something different: I kept my old ride (a 1992 BMW R100R) and bought something different (my current 2011 SB).

Although the few extra bucks seemed useful at the time, and got me That Shiny New Thang quicker, I could have waited, saved up a little longer, bought something slightly older etc, and by now ended up with a stable-full of awesome (to me at least) bikes.
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You guys may be right... the option of two bikes frankly doesn't exist at this time, both financially and from a family perspective. My wife "gets it" but there is a point beyond which her understanding ends, especially since I also ride extremely expensive bicycles ($10k + and have extra wheels, etc). I do worry that I would regret selling the bike, I've had such a blast, trial and error alike and it really is where I want it. I sent the fellow (who I used to work with) a note with a price but also letting him know that in all fairness he could get a brand new Street Bob at the same price and probably enjoy it as much for him (it would be his first bike in over 20 years), and that if he wanted me to help him shop for a new or used one that id be happy to help. If he still wants mine, not sure that it makes sense for him but that I'd consider it and he could try it out.
 

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