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69S going up for sale

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by DogT, May 17, 2018.

  1. DogT

    DogT VIP MEMBER

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    It's getting time for me to think about selling my bike. Spinal stenosis at 74 is setting in and it's just getting too much for me and I'm getting afraid to ride. I'm thinking on the order of $10K or so. Less than 1500 miles on the bike since I rebuilt it. Lots of new parts, lots of original parts too, but a few things that can still be upgraded, but in good running order. Let me know if interested. Northern Virginia area.
     
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  2. Jerry Doe

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    Hi Dave,

    They make good ornaments too you know lol.

    Please post it here for free www.rideclassics.com (that is my site). I will make it a featured ad for free for you.

    Cheers
    Jerry
     
  3. Craig

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    Dave .... sorry to hear you going to let your Blue bomber go .... guess we all will at some point for many different reasons .... I am in similar situation only have not completely made the decision to let mine go ... hope things go well for you and that you continue on this forum , you got a lot to offer to members with questions ... have a good one !
     
  4. rwalker28

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    Dog, I lurk around mostly and read your post for their insight. Hang in there... sorry to see you having the need, but I have been there too after an accident...
     
  5. DogT

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    I don't have to let this go, but I'm got so much stuff I need to pare down. Yeah I could keep it as a 'feature'. But if I can find someone that will enjoy it for what it is, fine. And I doubt if it would fit in the living room that well. Right now I see it every time I walk out of the garage which is our main exit/entrance. Yes, I'll be hanging in here for as long as I can. It's better than reading the news and I'm always willing to help if I can. I may take you up Jerry.
     
  6. dave M

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    Dave, sorry to hear that you are thinking of letting your baby go, especially as we were building similar bikes at the same time. If you are finding the Commando a bit difficult to start and move around think about something smaller and easier like a Triumph 500 or even a 350. I built a 1967 500 and it felt like a mini- bike compared to the Norton. It had wide bars on it and I felt like The Fonze every time I threw my leg over it.
     
  7. DogT

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    Starting is still no problem. But I know if I dropped it, I doubt I'd be able to get it up without help. I'm going in for a spinal epidural in a few weeks. We'll see if that helps. Right now my legs just feel like I've run a mile but all the time. I'd thought about a smaller bike in the past, but I'm not much of a road warrior anyhow. I've got a perfectly good Miata in the garage too that's pretty much of a hangar queen.
     
  8. Jerry Doe

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    I know where you are coming from. My back has been screwed most of my life (hit a car at high speed). I am younger than you and it gets un bearable. I must admit the rgm kick start helps. I know we all have different back issues, but i got to tell you turmeric has helped me. For the last year i have been taking it twice a day and it helps with the swelling and pain a lot. I was going to sell my 750 because of my back problems ( keep mk3 electric start), no need now as this has helped so much. I thought i had better let you know in case it helps with the swelling in your case.

    Both my Nortons are in Colorado now waiting for us to move there. It already feels weird not having them in the garage here. I always need at least one to fiddle about with.

    Good luck with it. Hope it gets a bit better,

    Jerry
     
  9. ashman

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    DogT its a shame we can't keep riding forever as old age and old injuries catch up with us at some time in our life where we have to decide its time to let the bikes go, I am still a young pup yet coming up to 60 but I keep saying I am going to be around till I am a 105 and hopefully still riding but with a few injuries to my left knee I wonder if it will last out that long lol, anyway I wish you all the best with what ever you decide and hope it goes to a good home if you decide to past it on, I don't know how I would go without my bikes they being part of my whole life since leaving school at 15, have never been without one since then and my Norton since I was 17, anyway good luck with what ever you do.

    Ashley
     
  10. Onder

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    Dog, I read your posts when I was doing up my 74 and was glad you took the time to log your project. We all get to the point where we hang up our
    guns and it is easy enough when your old carcass is fading. Im just sending in my paper to get the 74 on the road tomorrow and I know this is the
    last hurrah for me .
    Best wishes and hope you hang around on the list.
     
  11. cliffa

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    Hi Jerry,
    can you share the secret of Turmeric. How do you take it, like tea?

    Cheers,

    cliffa.
     
  12. Jerry Doe

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    Hi Cliff,

    My wife makes me a fruit drink every day with turmeric. I cook quite a bit and always use fresh when I can, especially in white rice. I generally use the raw root and chop it up. I also take it in capsule form twice a day, the capsules also have MSM in. I purchase those. If you can ever have too much turmeric, then I probably do. I would rather do that than take ibuprofen. I used to take ibuprofen daily, but I have not taken any for months now thanks to the turmeric (I think).

    Cheers
    Jerry
     
  13. cliffa

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    Hi Jerry,

    Thanks for that. Turmeric appears to have many healing properties, and as you say it's got to be better than Ibuprofen.

    Cheers,

    cliff.
     
  14. rwalker28

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    Be very careful with Ibuprofen. The therapeutic dose (when you dr recommends you can exceed the limits on the package) can get to where it is very hard on you liver.
     
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