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drooartz
03-14-2013, 09:04 AM
So yesterday I decided to post a quick ad for my BMW F650 to gauge interest. Wound up selling it within a couple hours. Buyer has friends local to me who will be able to pick it up and complete the transaction.

https://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870323

So I find myself bikeless for the first time in a long time. I'm in no rush to replace the F650, as I've even thought about hanging up my helmet -- I've been driving the MGB more and riding less anyways, and since my crash a couple years ago some of the passion for riding has cooled. May just take a season off and reassess next spring.

Though I admit that one of these is quite tempting...

https://www.motoguzzi-us.com/public/upload/images/resized/640x436/03%20V7%20Special.jpg

https://www.motoguzzi-us.com/motorcycles/v7-special.html

SilentUnicorn
03-14-2013, 01:31 PM
Though I admit that one of these is quite tempting...

https://www.motoguzzi-us.com/public/upload/images/resized/640x436/03%20V7%20Special.jpg

https://www.motoguzzi-us.com/motorcycles/v7-special.html

That looks nice. But I think some stole the carbs off that one. They used to be right there behind the jug...

Not surprised you sold your BMW so quickly. They are a very desired machine. I would not mind having one at all.

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drooartz
03-14-2013, 05:13 PM
That looks nice. But I think some stole the carbs off that one. They used to be right there behind the jug...

Not surprised you sold your BMW so quickly. They are a very desired machine. I would not mind having one at all.

Single throttle body fuel injection. Nice setup, nothing to mess with.

The F650 was a great bike -- 60 mpg, decent power, light weight... in the end not a bike I could connect with. Only so much time, so this was an easy one to pass on to someone who will ride it like it deserves to be ridden.

drooartz
03-19-2013, 07:44 PM
Got the payment from the buyer today, so it's legally if not physically gone. Will be picked up on Thursday.

drooartz
03-21-2013, 05:23 PM
F650 left today, buyer's friend picked it up this afternoon. First time in many years I've been bikeless and not planning on a replacement. Will be interesting to see how long this lasts.

SilentUnicorn
03-22-2013, 06:59 PM
Good Luck. I am currently suffering from PMS (Parked Bike Syndrome). I keep telling myself the snow has got to melt some day...


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drooartz
03-23-2013, 10:13 AM
Spring's always the worst time, you get a few nice days as teasers, then it snows again.