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 Post subject: To Sell or to Mothball
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:24 pm 
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I've a Buell Lightning 54 plate, a few minor mods but all in the best of taste, in my opinion.

Not used it this year not sure if it is do do with CoVid and a recent family berevement or not and the days are getting shorter.

Not sure what the market is like at the moment for these, think the milage is around 14kish.

Any thoughts on what I should do, know its a strange question but i trust the people on here :ffs:

Andy


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:11 pm 
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kinda same here .
if you don't need the money or space KEEP IT :yup:
what else could you get, that when you do use it , it gives so much fun and that big smile :old:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:21 pm 
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No don't need the money and have a container to store it in, not sure it it would be better with someone who would use it?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:44 pm 
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The problem being if you sell it ,plus prices always go up (after you sell)
so when you get sellers remorse , it will cost you more to replace & that's asuming you can find one.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:35 pm 
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Keep it. Put it away for winter with fresh oil in it. There will always be another summer next year.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:39 pm 
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Aye, keep it, nothing to lose by waiting another year or two.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:23 pm 
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Why sell a Buell that works? You’ll only regret it later! ;)


I’ve hardly ridden mine all year, but for the few miles l did it was fantastic! 8-)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:24 am 
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Sell it. I’ve had the same dilemma.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:46 am 
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AndyBunten wrote:
No don't need the money and have a container to store it in, not sure it it would be better with someone who would use it?

In that case, it's absolutely better to store it well and it's still there for you to ride or sell later. The majority of sellers wish they hadn't sold. It seems sensible to err on the side of keeping it since you appear well placed to keep it. Much as I do not like the fuel framed bikes myself, there does seem a small but steady demand for them. Over at the other place, there's regularly people asking if one is for sale so it isn't going to depreciate.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:39 am 
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Looks like an oil change, polish and back to the lock up ready for a better year next year it is then, thanks for the opinions

Andy


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:03 pm 
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viewtopic.php?f=10&t=24596 :here: :maz:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:24 pm 
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AndyBunten wrote:
Looks like an oil change, polish and back to the lock up ready for a better year next year it is then, thanks for the opinions

Andy

I think that's a wise decision. If in a few years time you decide to sell it is unlikely to sell for less than today. And you always have the option to simply keep it.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:19 pm 
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If only I'd kept every Buell I've owned since 1990... there are many I wish I still had, mainly the RSS1200, my 1st 5 speed Buell. And probably less powerful and slower than my 1st bike, the Honda VF500F. Certainly heavier. But it was the 1st bike I started moto touring on so it was the beginning of nearly 700,000 miles of 2 wheeled memories.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:35 pm 
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x1glider wrote:
If only I'd kept every Buell I've owned since 1990... there are many I wish I still had, mainly the RSS1200, my 1st 5 speed Buell. And probably less powerful and slower than my 1st bike, the Honda VF500F. Certainly heavier. But it was the 1st bike I started moto touring on so it was the beginning of nearly 700,000 miles of 2 wheeled memories.



Ah, VF500F now there”s a bike, l rode once. I normally detest little fours but that V4 seemed to transcend the sum of its parts. ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:14 pm 
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Sell it, its not even a dilemma.


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