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So its been about two weeks since the bike has sold. id always treated it as just a something mechanical, a mode of transportation, or an activity to go do. Maybe it stemmed from the fact that it was my daily and almost sole source of transportation for almost 4 years. Maybe the hassle of "getting suited up" to make a quick trip to the store, or running multiple errands and doing this process 10 times in an hour. Maybe it was the fact that when it was hot, I was hot, when it was cold, I was cold and everything in between. But now, I miss it. Its not in my garage anymore, theres an open hole, a spot where it once waited for me. Im not sure if I was taking the bike for granted this whole time or maybe the fact that I cant ride it as I please now just struck me. Regardless the green machine is missing, and I don't like it. I still have the 650r, whom is still titleless, and cannot be ridden on the street. I could track prep it, but the whole reason I sold my street bike was to free up income, and get money back in my dwindling savings account, what would be the point if I spend 1k+ getting it track ready, then spending money on the track days themselves? maybe next semester when I get more grant money I can, just doesn't feel right at the moment to.

So far I still, or atleast did see the bike daily. I sold it locally to someone I see on a regular basis, which could be a good thing... except I see him riding it like shit on a daily basis, he told me "he rode for years before moving to GA" but it doesn't seem like it. Damn near red lining just to move it from a stop, constantly revving the motor with the clutch in, using first gear/high rpm, when he should be in third, calling me because "it wont start" and he simply had the kick stand down in gear. All of this is jumbling together be make me regret getting rid of her. Or atleast to this person. fast forward today, and I get a call from him, telling he wrecked it. Not sure how bad, but "he needs a lot of parts" and wonders if I can help him fix it. I actually got mad deep down, furious really, I probably should have, but I did. I just hung up the phone. I don't know why it bothered me like it did. Ive wrecked it several times, some my fault, some simple mistakes, even some caused by other people. But for some reason this bothered me. Im still stuck on what to do. I considered the person some what of a friend, but at this time I don't even wan to be associated with them... its strange that I never felt the connection before, until its now gone... anyway just my ramblings, I may post pictures if I get any.
 

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This is why I never sell anything under market price, ever.

The emotional attachment I have to the bikes I have owned is supposed to be purely intellectual; but it isn't.

If I sell something cheaply, the owner doesn't place value on it. If they pay through the nose, they MAY place the same sort of value on a thing as I did.--either way, I give it the best send off I can, and do a cat's good bye. Walk away, and never look back. It's a thing, and it's got a new owner.... no reason for me to be involved, anymore.

If you are without a bike and you regret the choice, that's going to be more difficult, especially if you sold it to someone who turns out to be a tool.....

Could you buy it back and rebuild it for less than this guy could? Can you afford to do that? Better to wait until you are in the financial position you WANT to be in, and get it more right, the next time around.

You'll always be a rider at heart -- the bug has bitten too deeply for it to be any other way.
 

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I'm lost, don't understand why you didn't sell the 650 to get some funds, then you would've had a street bike that you could use for track days when you were ready... I just don't get the reasoning but maybe I'm missing something.
 

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I'm lost, don't understand why you didn't sell the 650 to get some funds, then you would've had a street bike that you could use for track days when you were ready... I just don't get the reasoning but maybe I'm missing something.
Check the price on a 06 650 with low miles that is titled:
Maybe 26-2700?
Price of a race preped one with butt tons of goodies and no title?

Usually sub 2000$

This one is stock...with no title. People won't touch it with a 10ft pole, I had it on WERA/CL for 1K (200$ more then I paid for it) for almost a month with no offers before deciding to sell the street bike.
 

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I get where you are coming from but let's be rational. Everyone who rides long enough will drop/crash their bikes. You said you've crashed several times, why be mad that someone else crashed it when you sold it to them on your own free will? Yea we don't want to get attached to these machines but we all do. Still, once you sell it, the new owner should be able to do as he pleases. He crashes it, that fucken sucks and I know inside you are upset and angry but take a second to realize you've done the same thing many times before. I say if you can help him out (not financially) then do it. If you can't say you can't but there is no need to be all bent out of shape. /$0.02
 

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youre too nice.

I would have told that fucktard to kick rocks after the first phone call.

Tell him he's on his own, and to man the fuck up. It builds character (fixing your fuck ups) at least it did with me.

This is the route I'm currently taking, but I dunno, he was a friend, just been turned into a negative thing from the current situations.
 

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I get where you are coming from but let's be rational. Everyone who rides long enough will drop/crash their bikes. You said you've crashed several times, why be mad that someone else crashed it when you sold it to them on your own free will? Yea we don't want to get attached to these machines but we all do. Still, once you sell it, the new owner should be able to do as he pleases. He crashes it, that fucken sucks and I know inside you are upset and angry but take a second to realize you've done the same thing many times before. I say if you can help him out (not financially) then do it. If you can't say you can't but there is no need to be all bent out of shape. /$0.02
Normally im rational, so that's why this was odd enough of an feeling to actually post here for advice. Can't put my finger on why it bothers me, maybe it simply because I had intended to sell it to another responsible rider, but seems thats not the case.

Like Scorpio said, I'd like to teach him to ride, but he doesn't seem to want the advice the times I offered it prior to this.
 

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Check the price on a 06 650 with low miles that is titled:
Maybe 26-2700?
Price of a race preped one with butt tons of goodies and no title?

Usually sub 2000$

This one is stock...with no title. People won't touch it with a 10ft pole, I had it on WERA/CL for 1K (200$ more then I paid for it) for almost a month with no offers before deciding to sell the street bike.
How hard would it be to title the 650?
 

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Check the price on a 06 650 with low miles that is titled:
Maybe 26-2700?
Price of a race preped one with butt tons of goodies and no title?

Usually sub 2000$

This one is stock...with no title. People won't touch it with a 10ft pole, I had it on WERA/CL for 1K (200$ more then I paid for it) for almost a month with no offers before deciding to sell the street bike.
Fair enough, the only other thing I would say is part out but yes I see your issue, not much choice in that situation.
 

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How hard would it be to title the 650?
Ridiculously, I actually would have to take it to CA(state of original title), have it inspected, get a CA title, then transfer it to a GA title, so that's not much of option
 

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Fair enough, the only other thing I would say is part out but yes I see your issue, not much choice in that situation.
Yeah I looked into that too the motor is some what in demand, but that's only about 600$, some people are looking for forks, but most scrap them for zx6r forks in the first place, so I think I would just be left with a pile of stuff minus a motor and forks lol
 

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Contact CA and see if they can accept an inspection from out of state. Lost title, military move, etc., there's bound to be a way to sort that out. There has to be a way for an officer of the state or courts to witness the VINs, etc. and properly/legally identify the thing. the biggest issue is whether there is an outstanding loan/lein you weren't told about when you acquired the bike.

If you cannot do it From GA, there are a number of midwest states that can re-title vehicles. I thought TN was one of those....

Just seems to me if you got into it cheap enough, there should be a way to redeem your money at the least. I'm sure it's worth more as parts at the moment without a title; as you said it should go up in value to 2-3 X your investment to this point.
 

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Yeah I tried to have it inspected in GA but an official but they told me in order to obtain the title, it had to be inspected in CA, I'll look into Tennessee tho.
 

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I completely understand how you feel. However, you're now presented with an EXCELLENT opportunity. You now need to proceed by offering to buy it back off him...CHEAP!!! :bigthumb:
 

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Welp, it happened. He crushed it, hard, trying to do wheelies on a public road. Havent seen it yet, but he tells me its fucked, fairings are gone, subframe is twisted up, forks bent, and the frame has a "small" crack...only took him 3 weeks, I had that shit for almost 4 years.
 

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Welp, it happened. He crushed it, hard, trying to do wheelies on a public road. Havent seen it yet, but he tells me its fucked, fairings are gone, subframe is twisted up, forks bent, and the frame has a "small" crack...only took him 3 weeks, I had that shit for almost 4 years.
Wait.....again!!???! :shocked:
 
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yeah, 3rd time in 3 weeks, broke his leg in two places this time tho...
Hate to say this but I'm glad he broke something. Maybe it will straighten him up and prevent him from being involved in future, possibly life threatening crashes (and from destroying any more bikes).


However, after the third time in 3 weeks you have to wonder how stupid he really is? Sorry this happened to your bike though man.
 
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