Should I sell ? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old Jun 25th, 2006, 6:14 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
MrBreeze's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Posts: 517
Should I sell ?

I have loved every one of the 20,000 miles I've put on my '03 LTC, but yesterday I picked up my new '06 FJR1300.... It is sooo sweet. Can't really compare the two bikes as they are made to do different things, and they both do them very well. As you all know, nothing can compare to the long-distance comfort of the LT. So I've been considering selling the LT, riding the FJR for a while, and then consider getting a new LT when (and if) they come out with a new model in 07/08.

I could keep both bikes (although my garage is so full that I need to keep one of my cars outside - at least until winter comes to Minnesota and I can store the bikes.

I'm just not sure if I should sell it now when we are in mid-season and there's more demand for bikes here in MN, or just hang on to it and trade if and when the new LT's come out.

I know everyone here has an opinion, so I'd be happy to get your thoughts/perspectives...

MrBreeze is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old Jun 25th, 2006, 6:59 pm
Lifetime Supporter
cfell's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
Posts: 7,794
If you plan to replace the LT, you will save TAXES at trade in?

Dcn Channing

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cfell is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old Jun 25th, 2006, 10:40 pm
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,905
You're in the same boat that I'm in. Accept I bought the new GT. I've decided to sell my LT, so I'd be a hypocrite if I told you to do anything else.
messenger13 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old Jun 26th, 2006, 10:43 am
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 173
I have an '05 FJR and an '00 LTC. I almost sold the LTC after I got the FJR, but I am really glad I didnt. The FJR is a great machine that does almost everthing well, but I think you will miss the LTC. Your pillion, if you have a regular one, will definitely miss it.
Sofitel505 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old Jun 26th, 2006, 2:41 pm
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Shelton, CT, USA
Posts: 2,341
Originally Posted by MrBreeze
I know everyone here has an opinion, so I'd be happy to get your thoughts/perspectives... Scott
Few things would be in my mind..
  1. Can I afford to have two bikes in the stable.
  2. Would I really ride it to justify the cost of not selling it and not using the money for another toy or purpose.
  3. With a small amount of riding would I need lots of money to keep it running making the miles I get to ride worth the expense in my mind because it service ... insurance... etc
If I wasn't concerned about the money and I had a few Battery Tenders on the shelf and the room to store the excess... why not?

IMHO.. If I didn't care about tying up the funds I won't be worried that I was going to have to sell it out of season... so you seem concerned.. or bragging.. neither is bad.. I'd like an FJ in my barn... I can afford it but I won't have enough time to ride it to justify the cost... (I Think) But then again I try squeeze the Buffalo.. YMMV.. JM2CW

Jack D. (Southern Connecticut)
2001 Black LTC
2015 Blue R1200GSA
jackd is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old Jun 26th, 2006, 3:30 pm
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posts: 1,033
If you buy a new LT in 07, after one year just the depreciation on it alone will be worth what you will get for your used 2000 LT today. I think if I could afford the running costs that I would just keep it. That is what I am planning to do with mine. Ron
ronk1200lt is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old Jun 26th, 2006, 3:39 pm
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 7

I wouldn't sell it unless my wife made me. I try and keep at least two (bikes not wifes) at all times.
schulze is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old Jun 26th, 2006, 4:00 pm
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,905
Owning more than one bike is not the expensive part. Maintaining all of them is! And not only in parts, fluids, and tires. The time spent is a killer as well. I will hate to see my LT go...but it will be nice to be down to just one bike to ride and maintain.
messenger13 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Autocom Pro M1...keep it or sell it? cavsfan2703 Intercom, CB, & 2-Way Radios 4 Jun 7th, 2006 8:06 am
What do I leave on the bike when I sell it? messenger13 Bike Talk 17 Jun 6th, 2006 7:27 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome