Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A moan

Owning more than one bike is a good thing, my Dad once said that it was good to have a bike for each mood you had. The problem comes when one of those bikes stops working. If the bike is one that is used every day then the pressure is on to fix it and quickly. If it's one that is just an occasional indulgence then the pressure is off to fix it and it tends to be put towards one side.
Then you end up with nothing more than an ornament taking up space. I suppose this is just a prod to clear out the untouched bikes, or pull my finger out and fix them more.

5 comments:

  1. i know your dilema - im clearing out at the minute getting rid of a few

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  2. Join the club! Narrowed my garage down to just one bike, the one I use every day... then it died on me so it's now in pieces on the garage floor and I just can't find the time to get it fixed. The frustration is unbearable. I might just have to get myself a back-up bike for the next time I end up bikeless.

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  3. A back up bike is a great plan, but it has to be something you don't want to modify, otherwise it will become a project, your main bike will break and then you'll have twice the problem.

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  4. yup - dullard st1100 and a 1200 sporty stay standard anything else is fair game for the grinder

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  5. Sounds like you are about where I was at the start of the year when I decided to stop pissing around with the DR8 and buy the Ten' as a daily ride. The pressure's off the ZXR/CG, which as you point out means they've not really progressed this year, but I've been busy having fun on the Ten' and the DR-Z, and they'll still be there when I find time for tinkering.

    The malaise will pass and you'll get on with some of the projects I'm sure. That said, getting rid of the GPShed, the DR (sorry, I think I contributed to your problems there) and the GS400 (that I was never going to get anywhere with) earlier in the year did my sanity a world of good.

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