I feel kind of sad after watching the video. So far, it looks like no one wants to be the lion that rips off the first chunk of flesh. I think most of us would want it to find a new home, in one piece.
I was laid off my 16+ year job as an electrical foreman 6 years ago, with kids to feed. I parted a few of my dirt bikes out, to get thru the winter. One thing led to another, and now run a full time bike salvage business.
Sorry... I don't have "normal" sentimental feelings about bikes anymore. Well... maybe a little bit... all the tins and farkels are going on a 5k mile 2005 VN750 platform that is mint. In a sense my old bike will live on, at least in appearance.
Since I bought a VN1500 Nomad F.I. bagger, the old 750's just don't get used much. I still love the bikes, but it's kinda like going from a Ford Escort to a Lincoln Navigator ; ) the 1500 is a pretty incredible bike. I will probably leave the wind screen off, or get a smaller one, and use the '05 750 for around town, as the 1500 is admittedly quite a heavy beast at around 800 pounds.
Some people hate on me for tearing apart running bikes, but think about the good... I sell a LOT of obsolete parts, taking one bike out of the herd will keep 100 others alive! And for all the regular guys on a tight budget, it's either "used parts" or "no parts" in many cases.
In any case, I have started a successful small business with a tiny initial investment, and managed to keep my family's needs met, in these difficult economic times. So I don't feel much guilt about what I do. Just sayin'!