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Old 06-13-2009, 07:12 PM   #41
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... as some of you know, my 650R is my main form of transportation because i don't own a car (even thou I use my parents cars when I'm at home....)

I have been riding for about a year now and seen couple people go down in front of me. and have read/heard a lot about people going down and being hurt/passing. I am the only child and my parents care about me a lot. I've been thinking that if i go down and get hurt or worse, my parents (specially my mom) wouldn't be able to live with it. After seeing all these threads about people going down and stuff, I've been thinking a lot about selling my bike and getting a car till i finish up school. And then getting another bike when I have money and a job, because right now I'm supposed to be concentrating on school.

I hate thinking about selling my bike because I love it! Its an amazing feeling every time I ride. But the though of my parents worrying about me, everytime i go ride and just thinking about how hurt/sad my parents/loved ones would be if anything happens. I can deal with the pain of injuries but cant deal with hurting my parents.

all that being said, I think I'm gonna put my bike up for sale and seeing what happens from there. I do plan on getting anther bike, but probably later on in life.

I know i rambled on and on, but i've just been thinking a lot... anyone else ever feel like this?

Yep im sure many have felt like this, as I have. Mainly because of many other problems in my life that I cant fix family wise and others. I ride to get out n get away from. Which I turn to the bike ride and ride and ride have fun, but im a night rider like many said (("houston highways are dangerous")) +1 yes they are. But its your own decision. Maybe others thoughts & inputs, will help you decide. if i were you DONT sell the bike!!
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:31 PM   #42
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If i love something I do not put it out of my life. I love riding, and love my bike. I have see many accidents on bikes and will see many more. I have been in the ER working then guys came in from bike crashes. That is why I try not to be stupid, I stay alert, and I wear plenty of gear.

I won't quit unless i lose a limb or two...to me my love of the ride is worth a lot more than the risk.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:34 PM   #43
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... as some of you know, my 650R is my main form of transportation because i don't own a car (even thou I use my parents cars when I'm at home....)

I have been riding for about a year now and seen couple people go down in front of me. and have read/heard a lot about people going down and being hurt/passing. I am the only child and my parents care about me a lot. I've been thinking that if i go down and get hurt or worse, my parents (specially my mom) wouldn't be able to live with it. After seeing all these threads about people going down and stuff, I've been thinking a lot about selling my bike and getting a car till i finish up school. And then getting another bike when I have money and a job, because right now I'm supposed to be concentrating on school.

I hate thinking about selling my bike because I love it! Its an amazing feeling every time I ride. But the though of my parents worrying about me, everytime i go ride and just thinking about how hurt/sad my parents/loved ones would be if anything happens. I can deal with the pain of injuries but cant deal with hurting my parents.

all that being said, I think I'm gonna put my bike up for sale and seeing what happens from there. I do plan on getting anther bike, but probably later on in life.

I know i rambled on and on, but i've just been thinking a lot... anyone else ever feel like this?
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:36 PM   #44
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:07 PM   #45
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yeah, i have half assedly tried to sell my sv a few times. i know it would be safest if i did, and better financially, but i just cant bring myself to go through with it
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:19 PM   #46
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My folks griped at me when I bought the 85 vfr when I hit 19, they griped when I sold it and bought the 05 r6. I griped at them for griping at me when they bought a vtx1300. Life is short man, do what you love to do. You take chances with your life when you might not even realize it. With that being said, I do understand why you are selling it. Im currently expecting a little one in December, so yes I have thought about it as I'm sure multiple people on here have for the same reason. But the fact is, I could sell my bike and the very next day get hit by a drunk on my way home from work, or wake up one morning with a terminal illness. So I just keep riding because it means that much to me. But when I think about doing something silly on the street or entering a blind twisty a little to hot, I think of that little one and it keeps me in check. Whatever you decide, do it on your own terms, not someone elses.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:46 AM   #47
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I am sure everyone has been there a time or two trying to decide whether or not to sell or keep...I know I have several times. I sold my gsxr6 while trying to focus and finish school. And sold my r6 to come up with a down payment for my house. Sometimes we have to make sacrifices but it will all come out good in the end! I now get paid to ride!!

As far as your mom worrying about you, I don't blame her. Most of the time it isn't us (the riders) at fault. It's people who don't pay attention, like the lady who thinks it is cute painting her nails while driving, or the teenager who is texting a significant other instead of watching the road...My first and only accident (so far, knock on wood) was when I was rear ended by some drunken idiot. (+1 to Houston streets not being safe!!!).

If you keep your bike, awesome! If you sell it, remember there will be another one someday! Good Luck with your decision.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:19 AM   #48
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thanks everyone for the support... a car is more practical in life for me right now. wish i had a job so i can afford a car and bike . but for now im gonna sell the bike and get a car, then maybe i can even find a older bike for cheap and ride that.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:20 AM   #49
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:26 AM   #50
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I understand how it feels with the parents worrying. I walked into the parents house last night and said hey to them when they were watching tv and instead of saying much my mom told me how someone she knew their son was in a coma and had an amputated arm from a motorcycle wreck. I was like gee thanks mom for the wonderful greeting while I am walking in with my gear on and my helmet under my arm.
Good luck with the sale and hopefully you can get another bike someday soon.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:54 AM   #51
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Whew I can go on for hours ... cause and effect etc..
Having been there done that.
I think one of my biggest personal regrets is quitting racing when I got married.(nationals are expensive!!!)
I miss every waking moment, and that was 10 years ago.
I sold my bikes to get a house then finally got money again bought more bikes, then sold the bikes when Jr. decided to enter the world.
I even bought and built another race bike then sold it because I couldn't make life, work, finances come together as planned.
Granted I have street bikes and a dirt bike NOW, but it took time and patience.
My suggestion would be (if it comes down to it) sell the bike, buy a little ext cab truck so when the time is right buy a bike that you can street and track!
Granted i'm only 34 but racing seem's like it was a million years ago.
On the flip side of the coin, don't give up what truly makes YOU happy!

Good luck on your decision!

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Old 06-14-2009, 05:25 PM   #52
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ehh i feel ya man. i got my bike june 2 right before my birthday (june 22) last year when i was only 16. i dont have a car my parents always told me to get a car first instead of a bike cause its safer and more convenient but i said no cause owning a bike was my dream since i was really young. (im talkin about 5 or 6 yrs old) its kinda hard sometimes when all u got is a bike but for me its worth it. i love my bike. love riding. i know i ride it all day everyday and most of my friends always tell me arent u tired of riding dat thing everyday? im not gonna lie sometimes i wish i had a car but still have the bike. so ive been workin my off saving money and now in about a month im gonna get my car so ima have the car and my bike which is gonna be badass. i wouldnt sell it cause i know i will regret it and i just love my bertha to much to sell her!
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The s2000 is one of the most fun cars i have owned...and driven. you can get a used one for pretty cheap now. I recommend looking for a 2001 and up.
Fyi; I have to warn you that the s2000's differential is a weak point, so don't plan on dumping the clutch at stop lights...heh.

I go through phases as far as mc's go.
I feel like selling it when the summer heat is full on...but love it during the spring/fall.
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