Originally Posted by IdeaDog
In getting rid of surplus "stuff", it may help you to remember that although you may love your stuff, your stuff doesn't love you.
It's not love, but there is a sort of relationship that comes from using something for a long time: you don't have to think too much about it, and (especially with a motorcycle) it sometimes allows you to do things you "shouldn't" be able to do (such as going 'round corners too fast).
Many people's lives are hopelessly cluttered -- they spend more time buying and looking after their possessions than they do on enjoying them -- but their stuff is their problem. My stuff is my problem. I dislike having so much stuff that I trip over it even when I'm sober.
Also, what's 'surplus'? If it's more trouble to sell it than I'd get for it, and if I might find a use for it someday, I keep it. But sometimes (once a year or so) I give such semi-useful things to people, either as a present or with the suggestion they make a donation to charity. The last present was a Canon f/1.2 to a friend who admired and the last charity donation was a Werra 3 to someone -- a stranger to me -- who really loved Werras.