AF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1375 times:
...and it didn't feel that horrible when I had sold my scooter before that.
I have lived so many great moments of my life with that thing. About 40.000 miles ridden in just three years. That Kawasaki Z750S was a thing of beauty, a truly remarkable machine, that just wanted to keep going, no matter what.
It's never, ever let me down. Not a single moment. I went to many countries with them, with highlights being Lake Como, and the Swiss alps, as well as few trips to England.
That bike had a mind of its own, and I find myself having a shared history... with a machine.
Now, before anyone starts posting pictures of "this is the room of those who care", the reason why I'm posting is this: surely, I can't be the only one here having created kind of a "relationship" with a moving vehicle? I'd be interested to read your stories.
mham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3911 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1282 times:
I had an 85 BMW K100 for over 100,000 miles that I felt the same way. Outlasted many girlfriends and one wife, hauled everything that could possibly be strapped to it including livestock and took me all over N America comfortably and quickly. Still miss that bike.
3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
I had a '68 Camaro which I was fully restoring from the ground up. Over 7 years I went through 12000 dollars and 4 girlfriends. Every time one of them said it was me or the car, I told them; Well I'm not selling the car. Finally on the 5th one, the car went away. My wife and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last Saturday.
sturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 528 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1147 times:
I started riding on a 50cc moped, but have moved on to bigger (relatively speaking) things now. However, I still miss that moped. It made a hell of a racket to get up to its top speed of 60 kmph, had barely any brakes, and was rusting in parts. However, my friends and I have so many stories from our late teen years linked to that moped that we all miss it, and it pops up in conversations even now, a dozen years later. I was crestfallen when I returned home for xmas in 2007 after a brief stay in the US, and found that it had been sold by my dad for the equivalent of $20. I would've paid ten times that!