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Old 03-10-2013, 01:38 AM   #1
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Getting Back on it

Hey guys. A month has passed since my gnarly wreck.
I had surgery to insert a plate and screws to fix my busted Collarbone.
It is feeling good, although I have to be in a sling for the next 3-4 weeks and
then start therapy to build up the muscles and whatnot. I sold the bike to cover some medical costs. I'm saving little by little for my next bike. I have a question for my MH family. I really want to get back to riding ASAP. My problem is I won't have the funds to get the bike I really want until probably next year. I could buy a cheap old bike by mid summer, and then get the bike I really want summer of 2014, or I can rough it for the rest of the year and get it one with next year's tax return. What should I do?
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:27 AM   #2
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Save your money and put it towards the bike you really want (Kawasaki), but I understand wanting to ride. Maybe get a cheap hold over bike like you said, you could always sell it when the time comes...
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:37 AM   #3
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I say wait... let your body get back to 100% I wouldn't risk a fall during therapy.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:34 AM   #4
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At first I thought, Get One As Soon As You Recover!!!! But I changed my mind.
Looking at how many bikes youve had I say save and get one youre going to love.

In the meantime...get an old dirtbike!! Hehe.
But thats dangerous too...but at least its cheap-er and fun.
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Re: Getting Back on it

I'm kinda glad it's been taking me about seven months or so to have mine done after my wreck. My shoulders needed the time to heal. But I really wanted to ride. So its up to how long you can resist. My .02
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Just wait till you completely heal up and wait to buy the bike of your choice
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get one asap!!!! wheelie that on the first day! carve them corners with no fear! DOOOO ITTT!!

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but get one for the summer and then, save ur money up.. then when your close to saving for thebike u really want sale it and there u go! u dont want to be off your bike that long.. i know i dont. but this time taqke it easy.. maybe (after u heal u enough) do a trackday or 2.. get your skill level up.. then u will be ready for that new bike when it comes around!

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Life is a marathon?? No!!!!!!! Its a sprint!!! When you get my age and see how much time was wasted "saving" for that right bike. that right moment-man its years have gone by..
I was bikeless in Cali watching others carve canyons and was "saving" for that right bike. I ended up "settling" for a 1995 Honda CB1000 for $1600. It was the best bike I have ridden in soo long . I still have it. Its the best bike I have "settled " for ever! lol
But then again I was riding everyday.
My bikes have never been garage queens. Handle your situation the way you want. Should you wait or save for a bike is really your choice.
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I vote cheap bike to screw around on while saving for the right one. Bikes you have very little $$ into and honestly don't care too much about can be loads of fun.
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The thing about a motorcycle is that they're like a horse: get back on as soon as you fall off. The longer you wait to ride again, certain psychological issues (e.g. fear, anxiety, etc) may take root and be tough to overcome if you don't ride again ASAP.
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aren't you the primary caretaker of your kid's? are they kid's affected by the wreck? w the $ situation?
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aren't you the primary caretaker of your kid's? are they kid's affected by the wreck? w the $ situation?
Yes I'm the primary caretaker. I'm lucky my work is such that my injury still allows me to do my job. Money is good, not struggling, just I have certain priorities. I can save like 5% of my pay after taking care of everything towards a new bike.
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Life is a marathon?? No!!!!!!! Its a sprint!!! When you get my age and see how much time was wasted "saving" for that right bike. that right moment-man its years have gone by..
I was bikeless in Cali watching others carve canyons and was "saving" for that right bike. I ended up "settling" for a 1995 Honda CB1000 for $1600. It was the best bike I have ridden in soo long . I still have it. Its the best bike I have "settled " for ever! lol
But then again I was riding everyday.
My bikes have never been garage queens. Handle your situation the way you want. Should you wait or save for a bike is really your choice.
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