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#998954 - 10/13/17 11:45 AM Re: New (to me) GS [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Originally Posted by Living the Dream
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Now comes the more difficult decision: keep or sell the '02. I sold an 1150GS once before and regretted it ever since.



I see no issues in keeping a backup



I'll have my wife call you. laugh

Actually, it's more of a real estate problem. I'm out of space unless I park the zero turn lawnmower outside under a tarp. I've already got the go and drifter carts under a tarp and two moto trailers in the parking space. The place is starting to look like Sandford & Son Salvage.

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The current GS lives on its Handy lift in the shop; so, it has to move out.

I have been thinking about taking a couple of off-road schools and the old GS would work, especially, not worrying about dumping it.

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I was in Switzerland recently and I didn't see one person with a knife!
#998955 - 10/13/17 12:32 PM Re: New (to me) GS [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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#998956 - 10/13/17 12:49 PM Re: New (to me) GS [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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John, Congratulations on the new bike. It will be hard not to picture you and Ruth on the 1150.


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#998957 - 10/13/17 01:29 PM Re: New (to me) GS [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Originally Posted by John Ranalletta
Originally Posted by Living the Dream
Originally Posted by John Ranalletta

Now comes the more difficult decision: keep or sell the '02. I sold an 1150GS once before and regretted it ever since.



I see no issues in keeping a backup



I'll have my wife call you. laugh

Actually, it's more of a real estate problem. I'm out of space unless I park the zero turn lawnmower outside under a tarp. I've already got the go and drifter carts under a tarp and two moto trailers in the parking space. The place is starting to look like Sandford & Son Salvage.

[Linked Image]


The current GS lives on its Handy lift in the shop; so, it has to move out.

I have been thinking about taking a couple of off-road schools and the old GS would work, especially, not worrying about dumping it.


John, I see another purchase in the near future. smile

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#998959 - 10/13/17 01:51 PM Re: New (to me) GS [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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Chris...thanks. You'll remember our dinner conversation about your experience with the GS.

Shawn...I've thought about it, but there is a building restriction re: how much of one's lot can be developed (not left green).

I'm looking for acreage though. Ruth says as soon as I buy it, build a house and furnish it, she'll move in. Says she's remodeled her last house.


I was in Switzerland recently and I didn't see one person with a knife!
#998963 - 10/13/17 02:08 PM Re: New (to me) GS [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Originally Posted by John Ranalletta

Shawn...I've thought about it, but there is a building restriction re: how much of one's lot can be developed (not left green).


Paint it green?

#998966 - 10/13/17 02:26 PM Re: New (to me) GS [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Shawn...I've thought about it, but there is a building restriction re: how much of one's lot can be developed (not left green).


Paint it green?


I got a building permit for a workshop a few years ago and never built it $$$$$. When talking with the code enforcement person, she brought up an aerial photo of my property. Sure wasn't Google maps 'cause she could count the boards on my deck.


I was in Switzerland recently and I didn't see one person with a knife!
#998970 - 10/13/17 03:27 PM Re: New (to me) GS [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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That's not all that uncommon. Discovering unpermitted features leads to new tax revenue.

#998973 - 10/13/17 04:18 PM Re: New (to me) GS [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Originally Posted by John Ranalletta
Originally Posted by Living the Dream
Originally Posted by John Ranalletta

Now comes the more difficult decision: keep or sell the '02. I sold an 1150GS once before and regretted it ever since.



I see no issues in keeping a backup



I'll have my wife call you. laugh

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Ya really don't want her to do that wink she might not like what she hears.

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Shawn...I've thought about it, but there is a building restriction re: how much of one's lot can be developed (not left green).


Aaahhh, never shall I live again where I can't do on my purchased property what I'd like to do. Unrestricted is the way to go.

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I got a building permit for a workshop a few years ago and never built it $$$$$. When talking with the code enforcement person, she brought up an aerial photo of my property. Sure wasn't Google maps 'cause she could count the boards on my deck.


Build anyway, take a chance. I'm a code dodger wink Bigger decks added, room additions, additional storage building all without permits or inspections. So far, never charged, and it's several years in the making.

Of course, I have plenty of storage space, so, if you'd like to store it and have someone occasionally give it a run, I'm the guy smile


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#998977 - 10/13/17 05:05 PM Re: New (to me) GS [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Originally Posted by Living the Dream
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Build anyway, take a chance. I'm a code dodger wink Bigger decks added, room additions, additional storage building all without permits or inspections. So far, never charged, and it's several years in the making.


When I lived in Riverside, CA the county would do aerial surveys every 5 years, and grandfather in anything new. Kitsap County, WA, where we are now living is the complete opposite. The county roams around looking for changes. I've a neighbor who calls code enforcement every time I hire somebody to remove dead trees. (We live in a rain forest kind of place).

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