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I have a yellow 748 biposto 2001. She was my first bike and I would never ride another. My boyfriend has a 200 996sps and I don't like the feel of his as much a mine. He even prefers to ride mine when it comes to riding in town.
Here is my problem: I lost my job for a few months and now I am not making nearly the amount of money that I was before. Duchess has a monthly payment that I could use for other things. She hasn't cost me hardly anything in maintaince, of course I have only had her a year. Should I sell her now? Hate myself forever and eat stake. Or should I suck it up this year and count my blessings. I would like you encouragement or comments.

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That is a tough call Jamie. While you would hate to part with the bike, keeping it and falling behind on bills will hurt you more in the long run (credit wise). Sit down and really examine where you stand with your incoming and outgoing funds. Good luck!

 

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Good advice from DUC748. A few other things to consider: If you keep the Duc, will you be able to afford the regular maintenance, particularly the valve adjustments? That's vital for any vehicle, but more so for a Ducati. You also need to honestly ask yourself if you can be satisfied with your current lifestyle limitations given the big chunk of income going towards paying for the Duc. Finally, if keeping the Duc is really that important, would you be willing to take a second job? Whatever you decide, I hope things work out for you.
 

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Get a sugar daddy or tell your boyfriend to pony up some dough to keep that "Ducati Love" alive. For the sake of all that is holy!

 

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Jamie i have to agree with DUC748 , but in order to keep the bike how bad do you want to keep the bike?..also since its current job problems hey there lots of jobs out there keep searching, go ahead put the bike up for sale we all know how long it takes to sell a bike, who knows you might just find a job before the bike sales, and so what if the bike sells you can always purchase another Duc later in time, heck i just looked at your profile your 21 yrs old man you got you whole life to purchase another bike...un like me im 37 yrs old, and i would work at McDonalds just to keep my bike....LMAO...someone made a comment, get your boyfriend to help out, what kind of guy wouldnt help out with his Ladies problems, i guess im not like other GUYS.. ive got heart...Good Luck Jamie in your decision we all stand behind you
 

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Let me take a moment to redeem my boyfriend. First I like to think that I am very independant, so I don't let him help out that often. But he finds ways, he is helping me. Not that he is some sugar daddy. I know that you guys also have bills of your own to pay. Or did you forget about that. It sounds nice, but I just wonder how many of you would be willing to not pay your rent on time, to help out your struggling girlfriend?!!!
Anyway how much could I sell a 2001 748 with less than 2000 miles? I am afraid I will be upside down in my loan.

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You can always get another one down the road. If I had too, I could get rid of my bike tomorrow, just knowing that I will get another down the road. Too bad summer is right around the corner :-(
 

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I found this info at http://www.nadaguides.com as Kelly Blue Book is having site problems.

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Low Retail: $8,580
Average Retail: $11,290
High Retail: $11,970

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I'm not sure how much faith you should put into these numbers personally.

 

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I like bein' a sugar daddy, although, I'm still learning from my mistakes. Just so you know, it was all in jest. Best of luck in whichever path you choose. /images/icons/smile.gif

 

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If riding makes you happy, keep her and try to find other ways to conserve money. The market in Dallas is getting better. Try to hold on for 2-3 more months and hopefully you won't need to make the sacrifice of selling you duc.

I'm in Dallas as well and I run the DFW Ducati Club. Please consider joining! I'd love to have another female to ride with, especially with the amount of testosterone on 996's around here! (husband's got a '99 996). Check us out at http://communities.msn.com/DFWDucatiDOC

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I feel your pain. Lost my job 3 weeks ago but losing the bike is not an option. I'll be amking alot less than i was before at the new job but theres just no way i could handle a 70 degree day and not be able to go for a ride to get all the fustrations out. maybe my priorities are screwed but I'd rather pay some bills late and not eat every once in a while and save the bike. Just my opinion/images/icons/smile.gif

 
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Hi Jamie,

Follow Duc748's advice...your credit profile is more important than ever in this day and age...don't compromise it. But if you're in a position to continue making payments by making other small sacrifices; I would definitely keep the Yellow Beauty... Try to come up with some creative ways to save more money (I recently cancelled my local phone service, because I always use my cell phone now...savings = $60 per month).

If you had to sell your Duc, you could probably garner about $10k and change for a 2001 748 with low miles. Add $500 if you have an after-market exhaust...

Good luck and best regards....Ed

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I know your dilemma, I had to make a smilar decision. I could not keep the bike and still have a life. You want to keep your credit intact so you can get another bike later. There are other things outside of the bike that you will also need your credit for.

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I can feel your pain, we are currently undergoing some *technical* difficulties. [read wife thinking of leaving her job with no prospect in sight] For a few seconds, actually thought of selling *THE Duc*...

You just need to sit down, work out your income (unemployed leaves little to work out) and prioritize. It's always tough selling your baby (you don't have a child you could sell on the black market to keep the Duc do you? Oh well, it was worth a shot), but in the end, material possesions CAN BE REPLACED.

If you truly love Duc's, and the timing sucks, let this one go, if it was meant to be, it will come back to you in a 748 that will kick a future GSXR-750 in the face/images/icons/smile.gif

Good luck in whatever you choose!

 
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