Have you ever fallen 'out of love' with your bike?

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Have you ever fallen 'out of love' with your bike?

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Never even thought about it
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Have you ever fallen 'out of love' with your bike?

Postby Paul on Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:50 pm

As the title says really...


For a while I'd fallen 'out of love' with my bike / riding. I'm not sure of the exact reason why but i think that it has something to do with how it looks / doesn't work :roll:


What have you done to rectify this feeling? Have you even had this feeling?

:arrow: Sell the bike and get a new one?
:arrow: Sell the bike and give up riding temporarily / full time?
:arrow: Fix the little bits?
:arrow: Strip the bike down and give it a full overhaul?
:arrow: Buy it a/some new toy(s)?
:arrow: Just get on with it?
:arrow: Something else?



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Re: Have you ever fallen 'out of love' with your bike?

Postby stillstrange on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:51 am

I know my ole girl isnt the prettiest thing in the world but over winter I am planning on stripping her down and cleaning her up.

But then I still like going out for a ride and just having a blast.
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Re: Have you ever fallen 'out of love' with your bike?

Postby steveburrows on Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:44 pm

Felt like it with the R1. Had it for 5 years, but always run 2 or 3 different bikes, and was finding i would prefer riding the other bikes(ie, Enduro, supermotos or 600 sport bikes)
Sold the R1 in May, and bought a FZ6, and am glad I did.
Rides are much more enjoyable, I can feel i can potter about without feeling a tool.
The R1 was always a mad ride, and a ride along the Norfolk/Suffolk coast would be crippling and frustrating
With the FZ, i've been on 4 or 5 coastal rides, and even big ride outs with sport bikes riding mates arent a problem, as long as they keep away from fast A roads
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Re: Have you ever fallen 'out of love' with your bike?

Postby Rachyrod on Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:53 pm

think Im going thru an out of love stage at the min, I blame the bad summer really and dramatic fall in riding buddys this season :( am in the proccess of buying little bits to spruce it up a bit tho :)
:) RACHYROD :)
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Re: Have you ever fallen 'out of love' with your bike?

Postby Rach on Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:51 pm

I seem to have fallen out of love with my bike,but for me it's not because of the bike....just recent life changes. A year ago i ended my unhappy marriage and with it went the few peeps that i would have ridden out with. My new partner isn't into bikes but he does come out on the back the few times i've actually taken it out.....i love the fact that he will do that with me,but i'm not a fan of carrying a pillion......add to that the wrist pain i get through pulling the clutch lever and my interest just seems to be waning! I've considered selling it,but i'm going to wait and see how it goes next year.......i forget its there till i go in the garage :oops:
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