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Old 12-18-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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Oh... the humanity!!

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?
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:37 AM   #2
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First kid? Sell it and buy something new in a few years when the little one is older. You are not going to have much time for anything else.
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Get a new bike now or fix yours ASAP. Once the little one arrives your time is finito!!!


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Old 12-18-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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First kid? Sell it and buy something new in a few years when the little one is older. You are not going to have much time for anything else.
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Congratulations on your youngling, now is the best tine maybe. Kids only get more expensive as they grow, not the other way around.

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:59 AM   #5
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First kid? Sell it and buy something new in a few years when the little one is older. You are not going to have much time for anything else.
BLASPHEMY!!!!

Listen, you need to fix your bike or get a new/different one. Do NOT go without a bike!! If you sell your bike because you have a kid, you wont get a newer one in a few years. Once you dont have one, it becomes a luxury and not a necesity. Try talking your accountant into letting you buy a bike when your 1st kid is eating you out of house and home and your second is shitting diaper holes through your wallet. Keep a bike and make it mandatory that you will always have one or it might be 20 years before you get another one. I am an MSF instructor and its not only because of the fact that I suck at math that I cant even attempt to count the number of guys that take the class and say "I used to ride 20-30 years ago but I had a kid and sold the bike"
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #6
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Don't listen to them. My son just turned one on the 16th. I did more track days this season than I've ever done, and my wife works 90 hours a week. My son already loves going to the track. I ride a 20 minute session, and then we play for the 40 minutes in between sessions. My wife, brother, his wife, and their kids all come along, we camp out, and it makes for a great family weekend. There is no need to go without a bike, unless it's the only way you can afford to keep food on the table.
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There is no reason you can't have a kid and a bike, unless you can't afford both, then the bike has to be secondary. You decided to be a father and that HAS to be the highest priority.
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There is no reason you can't have a kid and a bike, unless you can't afford both, then the bike has to be secondary. You decided to be a father and that HAS to be the highest priority.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:02 PM   #9
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Whats wrong with the bike? Is it cheaper to fix it or buy a new one?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:01 PM   #10
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i mean its a honda.... how bad can it really be dying?? lol a bike bought n paid for is cheaper than the one your gonna want later
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