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Old 04-04-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Man i miss riding

I guess its been around 4 years since i sold my 07 cbr600rr. It was just one of those times that you had to make a difficult decision. I really needed the money.

Now im debating if I can afford one right now. I really NEEEED to get back on a bike. But me and my girlfriend are tired of apartment living and are saving up to buy a house soon. Pretty much everything I make im saving. I guess "house first, bike later" would be the wisest thing.

Ive ignored the itch for too long. I dont know what to do!

Can I just borrow someones bike for a couple weeks???

Edit: Oh and visiting motohouston.com for the first time in a couple years just made it worse!! lol
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Sure. Why not? Come on over and get her
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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I know what you mean. been about 2 years since I last rode
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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back when me and my lady were doing the same thing, I bought a cheap yamaha. Got my fix and learned, and when we bought our house i sport my first sport bike that I wanted. Now I have a few. Moral to the story is buy one now, because my lady always came up with another idea to spend money on. I realized I was spending more on house , than on something I really wanted. They are evil, buy now
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back when me and my lady were doing the same thing, I bought a cheap yamaha. Got my fix and learned, and when we bought our house i sport my first sport bike that I wanted. Now I have a few. Moral to the story is buy one now, because my lady always came up with another idea to spend money on. I realized I was spending more on house , than on something I really wanted. They are evil, buy now
lol

Its so hard to want to get something "cheap" when my last bike I bougt brand new and I had sooo many different things done to it. I wonder where she is?

What can you get for about $4000?
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #8
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You can buy a nice trackbike for 4000

Hope the best for you!!!
Not a bad idea, I wouldnt mind just having a track only bike.
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4K Is a great bike, just gotta be vigilante about narrowing your bike to 2 choices
my first budget was 1700
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lol

Its so hard to want to get something "cheap" when my last bike I bougt brand new and I had sooo many different things done to it. I wonder where she is?

What can you get for about $4000?
Get your house first. There are a ton of expenses you don't think about when buying a new house. Look at your bank account after you've moved in then make the decision.
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With gas prices climbing everyday...you can justfy buying a bike to save $$ this summer. With the money you save on gas, the bike will pay for itself in a few months. Especially if you do a lot of driving or commuting. Trust me, do the math.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
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If I can afford it at $10 an hour with ease, I'm pretty sure you can too.

Edit: What he said^^^ Except, for my $2000 bike, I will have to travel 33k miles on my bike for it to pay itself off in gas savings. If you can do over 30,000 miles in a few months, more power to you!
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:27 PM   #14
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If I can afford it at $10 an hour with ease, I'm pretty sure you can too.

Edit: What he said^^^ Except, for my $2000 bike, I will have to travel 33k miles on my bike for it to pay itself off in gas savings. If you can do over 30,000 miles in a few months, more power to you!
can you afford to buy a house at $10/hr? his dilemma seems to be that he's looking at getting a house.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #15
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can you afford to buy a house at $10/hr? his dilemma seems to be that he's looking at getting a house.
No, but I rent and pay bills. I figure this guy has a better job than I do.

Not to mention save money too.
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No, but I rent and pay bills. I figure this guy has a better job than I do.

Not to mention save money too.
paying rent, and buying a house are very different things.

I had almost $35k saved up before I even thought about buying the house that i currently live in. there is no longer such a thing as 100% financing a house, unless you're a veteran...even an FHA loan can be daunting for most people
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #17
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Yah, it's just that. If you buy a practical motorcycle ( ie ninja250 ) it is very inexpensive and will pay itself off rather fast.

The question is really this:

Do I really want to ride a motorcycle enough?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:38 PM   #18
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I'm worried this will be me in the near future. I'm more than likely going to be selling my bike in a month to pay for my last 2 semesters of school

Bittersweet to say the least, but I guess it'd be the responsible thing to do...
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I'm worried this will be me in the near future. I'm more than likely going to be selling my bike in a month to pay for my last 2 semesters of school

Bittersweet to say the least, but I guess it'd be the responsible thing to do...
I had a couple reasons to sell my bike, one was to help pay for school. I was working in sales and the economy crashed and really had to do the smart thing.

I went back to school. Now ive been working for DOW chemical for about 6 months and it feels good to be making some good money.

I have about $8000 saved up for the whole house thing. My lease is up in august, so by then I could have alot more saved.

Probably would be best to wait till I got a house before i start buying toys again.
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