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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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I just got my 2012 Victory Hammer 8-Ball this spring and I love the bike. Its pretty quick, handles well and looks amazing....however, I may be moving and if I do I cant take it with me. The other thing is as of late I have almost been involved in a few accidents and no, none of them were because of my doing.

I am actually scared anymore to ride around where I live due to the gas well trucks and these guys just dont look at all and worse yet......they dont care.

We have had multiple motorcycle accidents resulting in the loss of lives.

Just seems like maybe I should get rid of it.

Thoughts? I have put almost 2k miles on the bike and it has performed amazingly well.
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I just got my 2012 Victory Hammer 8-Ball this spring and I love the bike. Its pretty quick, handles well and looks amazing....however, I may be moving and if I do I cant take it with me. The other thing is as of late I have almost been involved in a few accidents and no, none of them were because of my doing.

I am actually scared anymore to ride around where I live due to the gas well trucks and these guys just dont look at all and worse yet......they dont care.

We have had multiple motorcycle accidents resulting in the loss of lives.

Just seems like maybe I should get rid of it.

Thoughts? I have put almost 2k miles on the bike and it has performed amazingly well.
Why ride in fear? Sell it.

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Why ride in fear? Sell it.
I dont like to ride in fear. Last week I was in a 55 mph zone and I was passing a car doing 40. A truck pulls out of the middle of a field, not a driveway, not a road, a field......a grassy field.....he misses me by incheas and forces the other car off the road. I had to pull over I was so shaken up. If I would have lazily been passing he would have hit me sure as I am typing this.

I dont want to ride in fear but this area is seemingly getting worse and worse and more dangerous with the gas well workers. They just dont care and they dont look out for bikes at all. Some I am sure some do but the general consensus is they dont.

Any idea what to ask for it?

The bike is like new and the only add on is the factory tach.
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...Any idea what to ask for it?...
You can get an idea for value from KBB.

If you end up donating, keep me in mind. I can give it a good home, and ride it once in a while.

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Haha......Not sure I wuold donate it. But if I do its yours.....lol


I hate paying for something I cant take with me if I move and hate paying for something that just sits in the garage.
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Haha......Not sure I wuold donate it. But if I do its yours.....lol
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I hate paying for something I cant take with me if I move and hate paying for something that just sits in the garage.
Yeah, if you don't ride it, sell it. It is safer not to own a bike anyways. The problem with most of us is that we're too deep into our riding addiction to give it up. I too would give up riding if my heart would let me, but it doesn't. I itch to ride whenever the bike sits for a day or two, so my addiction is in a very advanced state. If you can easily walk away from riding, do it, never look back, and get yourself involved with a safer hobby.

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I have been riding for years and HATED not having a bike. I walk by my bike every day and smile and even sometimes just sit on it and make engine sounds and lean it from side to side like a little kid. lol

Its not easy for me to give it up. If I move I have to (its a good possibility) and the danger in the area where I live now is getting worse by the day.

I have my Corvette to scratch my itch for speed. lol
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I have to agree, better off not riding if you feel it isnt safe. If you go out with the feeling you are about to get hammered any second, it can become a self fulfilling prophecy.

I took a ride 2 nights ago before/instead of dinner. I almost high sided when some idiot cut me off around a curve and then slammed on the brakes when he saw traffic. Thank god the center of gravity is low on the highball. I got home and didnt realize how close someone else had gotten to me till I returned home notice my rear left signal missing. I always thought they stuck out too far. I guess i was right.

Anyway.. it does make you think and consider you're own mortality. I tell myself " its not I never knew it was dangerous before I started riding. If i can only control 50% of the situation..Be better, be smarter, be swifter, be more accurate and the rest is out of my hands..." The odds arent exactly in our favor... but While i was out.. Just for that hour.. I took pic when I stopped.
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Crossroads is right, once you're in.. its hard to get out sometimes. Somehow looking at the picture, i know I'll be in my garage tonight trying to fashion some kind of replacement blinker from my box of old aftermarket parts so i can ride once the rain lets up in NYC... because that pic just wouldn't look right to me without my bike in it..

Good luck with your decision. I know its not an easy one.

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Our company shop in in an industrial area off a heavily traveled four lane road. There are many semi's and like you say, they don't seem to give two sh!t$ about oncoming traffic. Almost an attitude of "whatcha gonna do, hit me?"
No matter how many wheels it has or what size it is, there are @$$clowns everywhere.

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Why ride in fear? Sell it.
I think it is okay to have some fear when riding because I think it helps you keep focused, that maybe that fear helps you make better judgement and keep you aware of the situations around you, then if you were riding carefree. I think I drive with a little fear each time I ride. But if you are driving scared all the time, worrying about getting in an accidient, than you probably will, and you should get out. As a rider you hate seeing others in motorcycle accidents ( I put it out of my mind as quick as possible) but it did hit home recently, I just found out a friend from high school was heading to Sturgis and lost control of his bike somehow ( finding out information each day). He is in pretty bad shape, looks like he is going to be paralized from the waste down and he is in for a long recovery. It does make you think is it worth it? For some it is and for some it isn't. Only you can make that choice and it seems that you already have. Good luck.

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