Most guys would say "It's just a bike, get over it". But not here, where riding is a way of life, and we know what the Road Star is outside of perceived monetary value. Writing out a post and reading advice and comments are supplying me with options, ideas, and encouragement.
I came across this bit of useful information,
" If you’d rather not sell your assets, you will be expected to pay your trustee the amount that would have been given to your creditors had the items been sold. Most people cannot afford to pay the amounts necessary to keep their items." from https://www.mymoneycoach.ca/blog/cant-file-for-bankruptcy-canada-need-alternatives.html
So, what I have to do now is have the bikes appraised and pay the trustee that amount. I have some good customers that owe me. So I can get funds from uncollected invoices. Since one bike has a bad clutch, and the other has been altered via modifications, resale value will be hindered.
The bikes are not made anymore, and the newest is 12 years old. I'll sell the 06 and fund the 03. I would guess that entails a 3k value that is attainable for the 03.
I think the laws are made to keep the abusers of the system accountable. If I had a 15k Harley or Indian, those type of assets would rightfully be sold. I am a knuckle dragging grunt that trusted the wrong people who's handshakes were worthless. A trusting fool who went from musician to businessman that lacks a lot of common sense. But I am learning as I stumble through life. By the time I figure things out I will be able to retire 5 years after I die. I can figure out how complex tunes are played for the drums but cannot balance a checkbook.
Regardless of all that, at least I have the comfort of airing my laundry among those who understand life's stresses and getting support from my Road Star brothers.
For that, I thank you and the operators of this forum.