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Old 02-14-2017, 10:05 AM   #61
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Re: Need vs. Want...how do you handle it?

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So... I WANT a new bike. More specifically, I want another bike. I don't want to get ride of the bike I have.

I have a 1400 Concours and I love it. I WANT a ZX-6R. I've never owned a small light sport bike, and I think it'd be a hoot and a half.

But. LOL

I haven't ridden as many miles the last two years as I'd like. I feel like I WILL be able to ride a lot more this year than last. But I'd be sorely disappointed in myself if I got it and then rode only as many miles this year as I did last.

How do you go about making the "right" decision for YOU when faced with a dilemma? I'm not asking anyone what *I* should do. LOL I'm just asking for perspectives to help me set my mind. I literally talk myself in and out of it over and over. Yesterday was my birthday and it would have been a terrific birthday present to myself. LOL
there is no dilemma on what to buy if the money was earned through honest legal means. good luck and enjoy the new bike. (instead of a sport bike, i got a DR650)
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:51 PM   #62
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The right decision is to always have 2 bikes. I got 3 now but 1 is for sale. The 2 bikes serve different purposes. If your perspective is - need vs want, well you will have a dilemma. Just view it as you need


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Old 02-14-2017, 02:37 PM   #63
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:25 PM   #64
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The right decision is to always have 2 bikes. I got 3 now but 1 is for sale. The 2 bikes serve different purposes. If your perspective is - need vs want, well you will have a dilemma. Just view it as you need


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yes, i also have three and one is for sale. have had a few calls but so far, no one has bought it. I guess I'm lucky huh?
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:10 AM   #65
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Re: Need vs. Want...how do you handle it?

I want what I need
And need what I want

Guess that's how I ended up with 6 bikes in the garage
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:21 PM   #66
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Re: Need vs. Want...how do you handle it?

Well it's been a fun year with the Ninja. I ride it a few less days than I'd prefer because it's harder to carry stuff, and I have stuff to carry more often than I'd prefer. LOL

But I love it, fantastic bike. My wife tried to talk me into getting rid of the Concours and just getting the ZX14...which would be an awesome bike, but I'd still have that "carrying stuff" issue that I never have with the Connie.

I do like my greatly upgraded memory foam and gel seat.

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Old 02-16-2017, 03:31 PM   #67
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Re: Need vs. Want...how do you handle it?

I'm wrestling with it now. I want a sport or sporty bike, like a 600-750. A plated dirt bike, like a KLR or DRZ. A bare bones cruiser type bike, like an S40 or 883. And one of these. And one of those. And... Yeah. But I'm really wanting an S40, right now. I dunno. I've just been wanting a thumper for years, just not as my only bike. The S40 only makes around 41 horsepower, and it's kind of small overall.

Thing is, I don't want to pay for a second bike. We have no vehicle payments right now. That's nice. I don't want to see our savings number go any direction but up. My truck has 279,000 miles, the AC is out, the back sliding glass is plexi, the headliner is gone, the CD player broke, and sometimes it makes a funny noise. So, pretty much its well broke in at this point. But how long before it's just broke? Second bike money would make a good down payment or more on the next truck. Then there was the S10 debacle. I just got rid of that albatross.

Meh. N+1.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:21 AM   #68
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Re: Need vs. Want...how do you handle it?

I'm kinda Jonesing for the new Duc 939 SS.

I am almost over it for a Tuono V4, California 1400T and 1200RT.

Almost.

Maybe I'll almost get over the Duc?
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:35 PM   #69
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Just wanted to scratch a need
So went out today on one of those pesky needless "road racing machine"
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Old 02-18-2017, 05:51 PM   #70
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Re: Need vs. Want...how do you handle it?

I always compared it to having bikes like my buddies had guns for varied purposes. Each a tool for a specific type of riding.

I had as many as 5 inexpensive bikes at once, much happier with only one. Too much keeping up with all of 'em.

I also find I can do other things and not feel guilty about not riding in my free time.

Bottom line for me, if it's not blessing you, but stressing you, it's time to thin the herd. Or another way is just keep buying until it's not fun to keep em up and running.
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Bottom line for me, if it's not blessing you, but stressing you, it's time to thin the herd. Or another way is just keep buying until it's not fun to keep em up and running.
That right there is it for me

Two, maybe three is my limit for maintaining my own bikes. Right now I have four additional bikes to maintain for the kids. They don't ride as much so it is not a big deal doing their bikes. Of course, they are ALL due for some TLC right now.
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:02 AM   #72
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Motorcycles are exempt from hoarding regulations, along with many other fun toys. Just don't start stacking magazines and newspapers!
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Re: Need vs. Want...how do you handle it?

"want vs need" indeed.

Most of the time, I still can't believe I've added a THIRD motorcycle... for me, single, no dependents...it came down to the realization that my years of enjoying this sport/addiction/lifestyle are limited.

Although some folks I've met through TWT are testament that I might have longer to ride than one might think!

I decided to enjoy riding as much as possible, as long as possible.
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