To Sell or Not To Sell my Versys
Need a bit of advice from my fellow V riders. I posted a few weeks ago that I will be deploying to S. Korea for a year and wanted advice on storage options/procedures; however, now I am considering selling my beloved Versys.
I am considering selling because the bike will sit in my garage for 1 whole year, then it will spend 2-3 months in transit over to Germany. Once I receive the bike in Germany, it be November time frame, thus getting too cold to ride. I will be forced to store the bike for 5-6 months until it warms up.
My dilemma is this:
1. I am not sure how much to sell the bike for given all the modifications I have done to the bike. The bike is a 2008 with 14K miles and is in real good condition. I will need tires pretty soon. Other than that, nothing else is really needed for the bike. I have a ton of farkles ranging from pelican case saddlebags, corbin seat, KTM duals rear rack with rear trunk, to a yoshimura exhaust. I was thinking roughly $4200 for the bike minus some of the main farkles and $5000 with all farkles. What does everyone think?
2. I really dig BMW bikes and I could likely find one over in Germany for a good price. I have been talking about upgrading to a slightly larger bike for some time. I also really like the FJR 1300's.
3. My wife tells me it's my decision and that the bike is paid for, so having the bike sit for 18 months isn't really a big deal since we aren't making payments.
I guess the bottom line is this. Its a hard decision for me, especially since the bike is paid for; however, having the bike sit for close to 18 months, pay insurance and lose some value at that, seems kind of pointless.
Thoughts and ideas are welcome.
I live in Shreveport/Bossier City Louisiana, so if anyone on this forum is close by and is thinking of another Versys, or knows someone interested in a Versys, please let me know.
Here area few pictures of the bike. Not very recent; however, the bike looks the same except for the tank bag which was replaced with a nicer/newer bags connection tank bag.