Should I sell while I'm ahead?
Posted May 05, 2005 - 11:56 AM
timing,jetting,pipe....and added lots of accs( billet and carbon fiber). I have about 7500 hundred bucks invested in this great running, great looking bike.
I've put on at least 4500-5500 miles (75% hard-25%riding with kids)
on this machine with most of the miles pounding endless whoop roads
and washes. It has never overheated, died, caused me any problems,
or left me stranded once in three plus years. And to top it off...the bike has
never been stressed by a really hard crash!! (knock on wood)
I recently changed the oil and had a 3-4mm piece of metal on the
magnetic drain plug and the valves have been adjusted once. I've ridden
the bike twice since the oil change with no apparent problems.My question being.....Should I consider selling my bike for market value(2800-3800 bucks)
and buying a new one, or keep changing the oil regularly and ride the 426
until it blows apart? I LOVE my bike to death....it's part of me...there isn't
anything that ever suprises me on the trails that I can't handle with this machine. What should I do?
Thanks for your replies
Posted May 05, 2005 - 12:00 PM
They really are a long-lasting bike. I'd say to keep your oil changes regular, and keep riding that bike that you love so much.
Based upon what you wrote, you are as happy with this bike as a person can be. Keep it!
Posted May 05, 2005 - 12:57 PM
Posted May 05, 2005 - 01:06 PM
opinions. Another reason I was considering selling .....I've finally justified
the cost to take the suspension to Precision Concepts and get that customized valving I always wanted. I'm also going to add a HID from
Baja Designs for the night rides. I had reservations about adding more money
to the bike. Thanks again for your honest replies...
God I love this sport
Posted May 05, 2005 - 05:39 PM
I would just change the oil all the time and keep an eye on it. Sounds like you have had a lot of fun on it.
Posted May 05, 2005 - 05:42 PM
The 3k will be lost as soon as the new bike gets 1 year old. If you buy hop-up stuff for your 426 you can always remove the trick parts and ebay them. At least you'll get some of your money back.
Besides, you like the bike.
I wish I had the money to lost 3k per year on a new bike, but I am too cheap to do so.
Posted May 05, 2005 - 06:23 PM
Wrong!! sell it now that you can,,, thats my 02 cents.
There's no reason to sell a bike you love because it's "old", or someone else says something else out there is better. Ride until it dies.
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