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Tractor Man's Comment
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Well, sadly my Sportster is gone. I Sold her yesterday. I leave for the Swift Phoenix Academy a week from today. I guess cash in the bank beats a motorcycle sitting in the garage unridden. Still a little sad. :(

Charlie Mac's Comment
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I sympathize with you. My family & I had planned on taking a vacation to Universal Studios (Harry Potter world) this year, but postponed those plans to have the vacation money in the bank to float the bills while I'm getting my trucking career off the ground.

Don't sweat it tractor man. Once your on the road for a bit you can get another bike, and a fishing boat to sit next to it. 😀

I told my wife maybe we'll go to London next year.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Thanks C Mac

OldRookie's Comment
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I feel ya... had to sell my Road King a few years back... we do what we have to do. Good luck at Swift.

DumDriver's Comment
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If you don't mind me asking, what'd you get for your sporty? I'm thinking of selling mine but I heard Harley's just aren't commanding the money they used to. Just trying to see if it's worth it to let her go

Tractor Man's Comment
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If you don't mind me asking, what'd you get for your sporty? I'm thinking of selling mine but I heard Harley's just aren't commanding the money they used to. Just trying to see if it's worth it to let her go

It was a 1998 w/ 27k miles. I got $3400.00, would have been happy with $2900.00. Sometimes the right person comes along at the right time. smile.gif

Turtle's Comment
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Ouch, sorry to hear that bud. I'm always sorry to hear about anyone selling their bike, but it's understandable.

I've considered options for rounding enough cash up to float my bills during training. But I could just never sell off my 76 Superglide. Even my 02 Vulcan isnt going on the chopping block...yet. Instead, I'll probably sell part of my land to my neighbor. I never use it anyway, and it fits his property. Between that and renting my house to my son, I hope to stay afloat.

As was said, we all do what we gotta do. Another bike will come along T-man. Maybe even a bigger, better one :)

Tractor Man's Comment
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Thanks Rich. Didn't sell the bike because of the money, just seemed like kind of a waste letting her sit for a year or two. It wasn't my first bike nor will it be my last. Having some cash in my savings account won't hurt either. I really want to concentrate on my driving skills, safety, and learning the ropes of OTR for my first year or two and not stress over a weekly paycheck. I have no debt or obligations at home so that will help as well. smile.gif

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Sad to have to sell your horse.

I'm gonna pretty much have to liquidate damn near everything to get out OTR. Just doesn't pay to keep it all.

2010 totally customized V-Rod. And I mean totally - CF racing wheels, brembos, Byron Hines himself did my head work, race-built tranny. Have like $30K + into it.

Just bought a new Honda Pilot less than a year ago (think I'll keep that). Most of my gun collection (who needs 5 M-14's, even if I did build all of them from scratch?).

Figuring by the time I liquidate out - I'll have about $75K in the bank.

Rick

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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