How would you react?

R-Rated

Remember to Have Fun! - Solar Bear 2020 Champion
Aug 4, 2016
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I ride a
2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
I thought I would share this with everyone here as fodder for discussion. What are your thoughts and feelings about seeing a bike neglected?

I got this from someone I know

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The "patient" in question the last time I saw anything about it

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Theodor

Don't wannabe
Nov 16, 2017
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Estonia
I ride a
Valkyrie 1500
I have been trying to figure out how I feel about it, for the past two days now. And I can't say I feel strongly one way or the other. After all, I don't know the reasons behind it. The bike has a potential to become a barn find in some decades :p
 
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LoneWolfer

Lone Wolfer Garage
Jun 1, 2017
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I ride a
Harley Nightster, Harley Switchback & Suzuki Savage
I would say lets get that pig back on the road as soon as possible. And I would offer to store it in my garage so that it would get run a few miles every month there wasn't salt on the roads.
 
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Moto Mengy

Motovlogger from PA, USA
Mar 23, 2020
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I ride a
2018 Honda Goldwing Tour DCT
Nice Springer Softail, I wonder why it sat so long?
 
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WaltInPA

Wannabie Member
Jun 10, 2020
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I ride a
2018 Honda CB650F
I thought I would share this with everyone here as fodder for discussion. What are your thoughts and feelings about seeing a bike neglected?
Every so often, I like to browse the pre-owned inventory at my local dealer. I'm not interested in buying, I just like seeing the new bikes that come and go.

Sadly, seeing a bike not being used is not at all surprising. Out of curiosity, I just checked my local's website. They have two 2015 Yamaha FJ 09 models for sale. One has 3,850 Miles and the other has 1,313 Miles. It blows my mind that someone would own a bike for 7+ years and put less than 4,000 miles on it.

So seeing this Harkey not run for 4 years is sad but it isn't shocking.
 

Arfa

Beginner Biker Adventures
Nov 17, 2020
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London
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I ride a
Yamaha FZ6
It happens, and people have many reasons for leaving a bike standing. Be it family commitments, kids rocking up, illnesses of themselves or others they need to care for. Injuries after an accident can put someone off for a while, even just mentally after the physical injuries have healed. Sometimes, it's just minor breakdowns that they never get around to fixing, or financial difficulties prevent them from fixing, priorities etc.

Of course, when buying second-hand, a low mileage bike that's been sat for a long time can easily turn out to be more hassle than a higher mileage bike that's been ridden and maintained regularly...
 

Moto Mengy

Motovlogger from PA, USA
Mar 23, 2020
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Every so often, I like to browse the pre-owned inventory at my local dealer. I'm not interested in buying, I just like seeing the new bikes that come and go.
I do this with Harley dealers. I'll browse the showroom floors like they are a bike show and just gawk at the pretty bikes. :cool:
 
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