Well, last year around May, I decided I only wanted to have one bike. At the time I had my 2000 LT and a KLR 650. I liked them both but thought is was a bad idea to have 2 bikes. I also thought I was going to get into Adventure type riding more and so I sold my KLR to a friend and traded the LT into the Honda dealer for a new CB500X. I then dumped half again what I paid for the bike into a Rally Raid conversion to lift it and totally upgrade the suspension and most of the rest of the bike to get it Adventure worthy.
However, my job requires me to be gone 5 days a week traveling around the world and I just don't get to ride the kind of stuff I really want. My wife also does not like the CB500X now, its too tall and there is no back rest for her. My LT had arm rests and even a back rest for me. I want to be able to ride with my wife and still keep my CB, so I started looking for a new bike.
I went to the Honda dealer and they have a 1994 Goldwing for a good price, but I just can't seem to warm up to it as much as my old LT.
I went home and was looking at the dealers web site and the site has my old LT listed, for a smoking good price. It is listed as "May have Mechanical Issues". I think they just don't know LTs and every time they go to move it, it smokes so they think it is needing engine work.
So, they have had that bike for about 9 months and can not sell it. I also think that it is the area, not a big BMW area, lower income working class folks. Also, as the dealer said when I traded it in, BMW people want a perfect bike with lots of service records. I service the heck out of that bike, but its all in my head. So, they are stuck with a bike they can't unload. I was insulted at what they offered me in trade when I gave it to them, now I think I can get it back for even less than they bought it from me for.
I loved that bike and wish I had never traded it off. I now have the chance to get it back. Oh, and they put a new tire on the front, my old one was at about 50%. So new tire in the deal too
Wish me luck.