Just some general musing questions to solicit opinions I'm curious about.
I see a wide variety of model years for sale - from 2006 to 2013 on a regular basis.
While everyone has their own reasons of course - not riding enough anymore, changing bikes, etc., there are two common themes I see:
1. "How Many Miles?" And,
2a. (From Sellers) "It is virtually stock / I returned it to stock," strangely mirrored by,
2b. (From Buyers) "I got a deal on a lot of mods I would have made anyway."
Which begs two questions:
Q1) When do you sell your bike?
Do you keep it forever, mile it out to the moon and back, and give it away or sell it for parts? Or,
Do you roll it over every few years to keep it fresh and maintain selling value?
Q2) As a SELLER, do you worry about putting it back to stock? As a BUYER, do you prefer pre-modded or stock?
It seems odd to me that we all talk about how much we love to ride and look forward to riding / modding as much as possible, but then only want to buy a bike the previous owner never rode or touched. Lol.