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Old 10-10-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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Question Keep the OLD bike or save for a NEW bike?

Sup fellas, this is my first bike and I would like to get some input from those who have owned several bikes. I have a 2007 GSXR600 with close to 23,000 miles. It is my daily form of transportation for the most part and I plan on doing more trackdays next season.

The question is... would my money be better off on upgraded parts like suspension parts and brake parts... and possibly swap to a 750 motor after this one blows up?... or should I just invest the money on a brand new bike?

I'm sure my bike isn't worth diddly considering the high mileage. The bad part is... I still owe $4,500 on my loan.

I'm a bit skeptical now because I went the wrong path in the past by slapping $6000 worth of parts a 1991 MR2 when I could've just spent all that on a down payment for a new car.

Thanks in advance!
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Buy a cheap cash car and keep your old bike. Make sure the maintenance is up to par on your bike as well
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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Oh my bad, I forgot to mention, I do have a pickup but I only drive it during storms. I'm just debating on keeping this bike or getting a new one by next year.
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:51 PM   #4
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Oh my bad, I forgot to mention, I do have a pickup but I only drive it during storms. I'm just debating on keeping this bike or getting a new one by next year.
Keep your bike. You still have plenty of life left in that motor. Give up the stop and go traffic though
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:01 PM   #5
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hahaa its going to be hard to give up stop and go traffic because of gas prices for my truck! The only maintenace I do for the motor itself is synthetic oil, spark plugs, and airfilter. Other than that, I'm not really sure how long these motors last with occasional aggressive riding and track riding.
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:10 PM   #6
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You may be able to get what you owe after a few more payments. If its clean you could get close. You may take a small loss. Its really up to your finances.
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Hahahaa the 1200? mmm more powerrrrrrrr!

Bluewave, I made the mistake buy painting my stock fairings and tank, did I screw up my chances?
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:35 PM   #9
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:52 PM   #10
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23k is not lot of miles!!!!!!!!!! If its clean and runs good u can get close to what u owe
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I was looking at a bunch of other 07 gsxr's for sale and they're selling their "trackbikes" for like $5,000 with only 5, miles.
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The paint would lower value in my opinion. I still think you could get out from under it without too much loss
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If you think about anything long enough you can rationalize any conclusion.
Do you really want to take a new bike to the track?
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Get another bike to commute, maybe an old ninja 250 or 500. Those are cheap bikes and will go for long. Keep your bike and start little by little, the odds are that in your first season yu won't need a lot of things.
Remember, bikes can be as expensive or as cheap as you make them to be.
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Get another bike to commute, maybe an old ninja 250 or 500. Those are cheap bikes and will go for long. Keep your bike and start little by little, the odds are that in your first season yu won't need a lot of things.
Remember, bikes can be as expensive or as cheap as you make them to be.
...sounds good. I was thinking about getting a salvaged bike for the commute. Ive decided to keep this one. 1340HIGH made a good point.
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