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View Poll Results: To Sale 998 Matrix on not to sale?
Sale and take loss after 3k miles with extra parts. 1 10.00%
Keep it and enjoy. 0 0%
Wait till next year and get the new GSXR anyway and keep the 998. 7 70.00%
Sale the 998 and buy a used Duc for less and get the GSXR. 2 20.00%
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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-21-2005, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Decisions Decisions

This morning I got a serious offer from a guy looking for a 998 Matrix.
I love this bike but not the color.
I only bought it because of the deal.

I can sale it and almost brake even.
He is willing to give the price I paid for the bike new, if I throw in all the extra stuff
Pipes, carbon fiber stuff, street/track extra body and tank.

That would put me just under $2000 in the hole after riding it for over 3k.

The big decision is I really want the 05 GSXR 1k.
I cant afford both.

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None of the above. Sell anything you got, go team blue and never look back.. This is what you need:
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$2,000 in the hole after only 3,000 miles is too much, IMO.

BUT, if you're not happy with the bike, than it's a moot point. I took a big hit trading my 99 auto vette for an 01 stick. However, I was much happier after I did it.
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Its not that I'm unhappy with the bike.
I just really want the new gsxxer in black.

I sent him a counter offer of the same deal and I keep the street/track body.
Good for a bout $700 to $1k+ on ebay if I don't buy a used Duc.

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You want pic's
This is my 998 with street/track body and with factory Matrix body.
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I really want one of these!
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Don't EVER sell a Duc unless you have another in the garage. Please tell me you aren't thinking of selling your only Ducati...only to replace it with a Gixxer...c'mon, you're better than that...
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Nope, I have a Monster too!
If it leaves it will only be replaced with a new one.
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good man, then do what you feel is right...I am in a similar quandry right now, have the option to either buy back my 95 900SS, or pick up an SV for the track...but I have 2 more Ducs on the garage as back ups...

Decisions decisions is right...
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Jeeps...it makes no matter to me... I was looking forward to taking off on your Duc when you weren't looking when at the GAP.... but I guess I can do the same on your new 05 GSXR 1K just as easily!! on both!!




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Jeeps...it makes no matter to me... I was looking forward to taking off on your Duc when you weren't looking when at the GAP.... but I guess I can do the same on your new 05 GSXR 1K just as easily!! on both!!
I guess you know how to hot wire quickly!
I might let you ride the Monster.
She's like a good hoe!
Most anybody can have a turn if I deem them worthy.

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No hot wiring... just catch ya with the key in the ignition... I wouldn't want to disgrace the steed by hot wiring her!!




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Its not often I leave the key in a bike, even at home locked in the basement.

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Also, I would like to add.....that both bikes have a nice factor so I say a big money truck driver like yourself should have both!!




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Jeeps...you only live once (that I remember ) so you gotta go with what you really want.... I'm half tempted for one of those 1k's myself. so I hear ya.

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In the basement?

basement n

1. a story of a building that is wholly or partly below ground level

2. the foundation, substructure, or lowest part of a wall or building

Add garage door and its a garage in the Basement/under the house.
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Also, I would like to add.....that both bikes have a nice factor so I say a big money truck driver like yourself should have both!!
The money aint that big!
That's why I cant afford both.

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Now that is a hard Decisions. Man, I would go for the gixxer but thats me. Do what is going to make you happy. Good Luck.
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