Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Auburn WA Where God takes Vacation. ***TRAVEL STOP***
I have retired and have not put more than 2500 miles on my Burgman 650 in 11 months. Before retirement I was going 17,000 miles per year or more. So I have thought about downsizing or giving up riding all together. Some of the auto shift 250's would be about all I would need.
Before the Microsoft and Intel BIG BANG, we had little growth up here around Seattle. Then all of a sudden the ExPat Califorians found out they could sell their 800 SqFt bungalow for $2 Million and come up here, pay CASH and "OUT BID" all of us on our 2500 SqFt $175,000 homes. My house went from $185K new in 1987 to $675K in 2008, down to $345K in 2009-2010 and now back up to $525K. Neighbor across the street paid $685 cash even 2 months before they closed the sale of their home in LA. Traffic went all ASSWONKY.
"Never mount a passenger car tire on a motorcycle rim; the flat profile of a car tire is incompatible ....." TOTALLY HOG WASH!!!
SSG/E6 Retired US ARMY Signal Corp. 9th Signal Bn, Forward.
160,000 miles on a CAR TIRE/DARKSIDE.
On a Achilles ATR-K Economist 155/65 HR 14,
Prior GT Radial Champiro VP1 185/60 HR 14, Potenza RE92 165/65 SR 14 and 155/65 HR 14 Formosa D2
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