I hate my neighbor!!

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I hate my neighbor!!

Post by melville » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:52 pm

So five years ago, when I first got my Beemer running, I stopped by my local independent MC mechanic to say hi one day and he had a crashed Ducati in for an insurance estimate. "Lowside on cold tires," he said. At least one of the wheels ($$$$) was bent and all the plastic (also $$$$) was fucked up.

It turns out that that was my neighbor's bike. He actually bought another one but kept this one. Now he's finally decided to sell. Here's how it looks presently:

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Pluses:

Ducati!!
Red!!
$2,000!!!
Running when crashed!!

Minuses:

Ducati!!! Parts are $$$$
Salvage title. Minimal resale value.
He's put it up for sale at a time when I have nearly no money coming in for three months.

But there are more pluses:

Salvage title!! I could do whatever the fuck I want with it and not kill the value.
Did I say this already?? DOOOOCAAAAATTTTIIII!!!!

I became a lapsed Catholic at age 12 when I moved in with my father. Church for him was a Sunday morning gig he could do when hung over from his Saturday night gig. But a couple lines from the Lord's Prayer have been going through my head:

"Lead us not into Temptation"

Oh Lordy, this thing is Temptation. Speaking of which, the radio is playing the Supremes and Temptations together right now. "I Second That Emotion," to be precise.

"Deliver us from Evil."

I don't think I'd need God to deliver me from Evil if I had this bike. I can just about guarantee that Evil is riding something slower.

I've left him a message. FML. Muriel knows about this--she said, "Oh, you're good at fixing up stuff."
Call me Mel. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me at home, I thought I would ride about a little and see the other parts of the world.

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Re: I hate my neighbor!!

Post by Steve in Golden » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:31 pm

Hunter S Thompson would approve

Song of the Sausage Creature

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Re: I hate my neighbor!!

Post by Zombie Master » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:21 pm

Non practical money pit! I'd get the GT 1000.
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Re: I hate my neighbor!!

Post by melville » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:41 am

Steve in Golden wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Hunter S Thompson would approve

Song of the Sausage Creature
Mmmmm sausage.

Another plus:

I'd have to get colorful one piece leathers.

Another minus:

I'd have to stay in shape to fit those leathers.
Call me Mel. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me at home, I thought I would ride about a little and see the other parts of the world.

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Re: I hate my neighbor!!

Post by Sibbo » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:14 am

Dukes only have one speed, the reason I knocked back a mate's very good offer of a Monster.
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Re: I hate my neighbor!!

Post by Airbear » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:10 pm

Mel wrote, "Muriel knows about this--she said, "Oh, you're good at fixing up stuff."

A fait accompli, I'd say.

So, red one piece leathers? O dear.
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Re: I hate my neighbor!!

Post by melville » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:25 am

No word from the guy yet. Humph, but it's probably just as well.

There's also a guy with three /7 era bikes for sale here, all parts or projects.
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Re: I hate my neighbor!!

Post by Rob » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:13 pm

melville wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:25 am
There's also a guy with three /7 era bikes for sale here, all parts or projects.
If it were me, I would be looking for a Earles /2 that needs love.
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