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Old 12-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #11
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Ok... so my bike is dying... quickly.

So I have a delima... I have a little one on the way, and i'm doing my damndest to keep a bike around. We have a new house, and lots of "new" bills to deal with. The wife is an accountant, so you can imagine...

Just really bad timing for the bike to die... but thats life.

So, lets just play along with the fantasy that I'll get a new bike. There is no way I'll ever ride this 1krr to its fullest.. and i question whether or not i will ever ride a SS to its max. So whats a happy medium for a few crazy rides a month, and mostly commuting.

A few i was thinking of were the new CBR500, or possibly a 750 (although these usually range in SS territory), and even a 300 kawi. Although i think i would look alot like bowser on the smaller bikes, being a little wide around the middle. Maybe a FZ6?

Being a 1krr forum i imagine you guys would recommend me repair my bike? I'm a crafty fellow with lots of experience building engines... maybe its worth it to buy the tools and do it myself. hrmm! (that would please the accountant im sure!)

Thoughts?


this post is useless to me unless you say whats wrong with the bike.
How is it "dying"???
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:50 PM   #12
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #13
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Sorry. Oil burner... big time. I'm up to about a quart every 400 miles.

Its parked at the moment. I've hard estimates of up to 2500 to fix it, or scrap it and start over. Even if it is fixed doesn't mean the problems stop... just postponed.

I'm lucky to be in a position where bike and kid financially isn't a debate. Its more of a debate with the wife, as to do i really need it. Being that i have a truck and other modes of transportation, i don't necessary "NEED" it.

When those funds could go towards something more "life goal" related.

I found a salvage yard that has bikes relatively cheap, and scrap out engines too... maybe i need to just get a salvage bike as a spare parts bike. My only concern with that is... that bike most likely will burn oil too.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #14
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Make a decision!! Its your life, your decision!
Just some talking points here. Of course i will obviously make the decision. However the point of posting, as is in most cases, this type of thread is to poll the "audience" for ideas not previously considered. :-)
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Sorry. Oil burner... big time. I'm up to about a quart every 400 miles.

Its parked at the moment. I've hard estimates of up to 2500 to fix it, or scrap it and start over. Even if it is fixed doesn't mean the problems stop... just postponed.

I'm lucky to be in a position where bike and kid financially isn't a debate. Its more of a debate with the wife, as to do i really need it. Being that i have a truck and other modes of transportation, i don't necessary "NEED" it.

When those funds could go towards something more "life goal" related.

I found a salvage yard that has bikes relatively cheap, and scrap out engines too... maybe i need to just get a salvage bike as a spare parts bike. My only concern with that is... that bike most likely will burn oil too.
^ Is it a 2008 or newer bike? If so, it shouldn't cost you a dime. Honda did mine free of charge. I contacted the dealer where I bought it, and didn't get anywhere. So I contacted American Honda customer service. It's definitely worth the effort.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #16
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:48 PM   #17
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Sorry. Oil burner... big time. I'm up to about a quart every 400 miles.

Its parked at the moment. I've hard estimates of up to 2500 to fix it, or scrap it and start over. Even if it is fixed doesn't mean the problems stop... just postponed.

I'm lucky to be in a position where bike and kid financially isn't a debate. Its more of a debate with the wife, as to do i really need it. Being that i have a truck and other modes of transportation, i don't necessary "NEED" it.

When those funds could go towards something more "life goal" related.

I found a salvage yard that has bikes relatively cheap, and scrap out engines too... maybe i need to just get a salvage bike as a spare parts bike. My only concern with that is... that bike most likely will burn oil too.


this isnt a big problem if its 08 and newer, enough bitching at honda and they will fix it becuase its a recall issue
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I'd call Honda first an tell them they need to call your local dealer and approve the fix. That way you skip the dealer run around, which will happen!!


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I ride a lot I commute a lot... My daughter just turned one on the 9th and bike never is a problem, sure I ride a little less but idc I get to be with my daughter in the truck instead of my wife on the back keep the bike fix it


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If it's not an arm and a leg, keep it. If it is, def get rid of it and man up for your kid. If I had to sell it for my son, it would be gone tomorrow.


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