got $700 to spend


21 replies to this topic
  • Dylan105

Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

#1

hey guys, it was recently my 16th and i got around 700 in cash !

what do you guys think i should buy? gear, parts, tools, bling ???

  • JS264

Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

#2

Buy the necessities, tires, gas, maintenence items. Save the rest for later maintence items and when you move out of your parents house.

  • Kyle.J.

Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

#3

Wish i got $700 for my birthday

  • MINGHAG

Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

#4

92 pontiac bonneville sse

  • stlavsa

Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

#5

save at least half of your money, to blow 700 on dirtbike or car parts or similar would be such a waste. Spend half, thats $350.. You could get some fresh tires and maintenance necessities and still have plenty of money left over to get some new gear. Look for closeout gear, you can get last years stuff for 50 to 65% off or even MORE!

  • Dylan105

Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

#6

i got 700 from my friends and relatives, not from my parents. i got my new bike from my parents which im paying them back for anyway.
and yea i wasnt planning on spending it all on bikes, i need nw clothes and stuff too.

  • XXxxXXxx

Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:40 AM

#7

As soon as you buy bike parts the price halves, the best thing you could buy is tools. Sockets, wrenches and such tools will last you a long time and won't be something that you will ever get rid of.

  • Thumper35

Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:49 AM

#8

Use some of the money to get the suspension set up properly. Happy belated Birthday.

  • William1

Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:58 AM

#9

If you still owe your parents for the bike, give them the $700, be responsible.

  • Weekend Rider

Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:11 AM

#10

If you still owe your parents for the bike, give them the $700, be responsible.

I don't understand. That was money given to him for his B-Day. Why should he give any of it to his parents. As long as he meets his obligation then he should be able to spend the rest on fun stuff. The parents can wait.Who cares that us parents that have a mortgage, bills & bla bla bla are struggling our selves but find a way to make ends meat and do what we can for our kids to make sure they get a chance to fulfill our dream and ride a nice bike.

How about by some tools and maintenance stuff and then say "Thanks Mom and Dad for all that you have done for me". "I would like to give you half of my Birthday money in repayment towards my bike". Chances are they would want you to go blow it on good stuff but man the gesture would go along ways. Heck if they really need it and do take it then you know they went out on a limb for this bike.

  • timmyp8823

Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

#11

At least it doesn't sound like he is going to blow it on what I would have-beer and chasing skirts.

  • owainyz03

Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

#12

If you still owe your parents for the bike, give them the $700, be responsible.

I would agree give them some anyway. Im nearly finished paying my parents off for my yz.
One guy in my school who owes his parents for his bike(which he never uses) said his parents might have forgotten so he wont pay them. I reminded my dad that i owed him money idk how people act like that

  • William1

Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

#13

His parents may not accept the B'day gift money and want him to use it for something fun (I know mine would of). But the pride they'd get from knowing their kid wants to be responsible would be priceless.
My dad reminds me from time to time of the time I gave him a dime (when I was perhaps seven years old) to use for the PATH train (He had no change that morning). He never used that dime but saved it in an envelope in his keepsakes drawer.

  • Die_trying

Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

#14

save it for gas, track fees, tires and oil.

  • Dylan105

Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:59 AM

#15

I don't understand. That was money given to him for his B-Day. Why should he give any of it to his parents. As long as he meets his obligation then he should be able to spend the rest on fun stuff. The parents can wait.Who cares that us parents that have a mortgage, bills & bla bla bla are struggling our selves but find a way to make ends meat and do what we can for our kids to make sure they get a chance to fulfill our dream and ride a nice bike.

How about by some tools and maintenance stuff and then say "Thanks Mom and Dad for all that you have done for me". "I would like to give you half of my Birthday money in repayment towards my bike". Chances are they would want you to go blow it on good stuff but man the gesture would go along ways. Heck if they really need it and do take it then you know they went out on a limb for this bike.


yeah thats what my parents said when i offered them the money, they said no you got this money from your friends and relatives so go spend it on something youv always wanted, there only making me pay them the money that i earn from my job, plus because of all the chores i do for no money in the week and on my weekends, they took 300 off the amount i have to pay them back.
im not one of those kids who dont appreciate anything, i am greatful for everything i have including dinner every night.

every now and then when my dad asks if i wanna go riding and i dont feel like it, i just say lets go dad but i wont ride, and ill pay for his entry, fuel and everything, just so he can have a "free" ride day for once.
anyway enough with the ramble :thumbsup:

im thinking ill buy some unbreakable levers, i need race numbers, and ill put some towards my race license and then the rest toward my first car, what do you all think ? :banghead:

  • noysy1

Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:46 AM

#16

Guys guys guys, its $700 not $7000. Do what you want with it, why you would make a thread about it blows my mind. Surely you can think on your own what you need/want?

Or do you have everything you want already?

If I was 16 and had $700 too blow, I would go too a MX training camp/school for the weekend.

  • Revelyell

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:14 AM

#17

Ok, all these other guys on here are being way too sensible... heck with that.

Buy some bling; colored engine plugs, anodized shift lever, axle blocks, reservoir caps, rimlocks...ect.

Then buy some bitchin levers, new 2013 gear (not a good helmet or boots though...way too expensive).

Or just buy an aftermarket exhaust system, I am sure you could find one for $700 (you could also take your $700 and ask your parents for another $300 and get a Full Ti setup...that would be sweet and probably get you laid!

  • intensem1rider

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:45 AM

#18

Personally I would buy a case of oil, stainless steel oil filter, one front tire, 2 back tires, a sprocket/chain combo set, hand grips, and a $100 gas card. What ever is left save.

Those are pretty much all the wear parts you will need for a summer of riding unless you break something.

  • Thumper35

Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:13 PM

#19

Go to the casino and bet it all on red.

  • shawn1331

Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:14 PM

#20

yeah thats what my parents said when i offered them the money, they said no you got this money from your friends and relatives so go spend it on something youv always wanted, there only making me pay them the money that i earn from my job, plus because of all the chores i do for no money in the week and on my weekends, they took 300 off the amount i have to pay them back.
im not one of those kids who dont appreciate anything, i am greatful for everything i have including dinner every night.

every now and then when my dad asks if i wanna go riding and i dont feel like it, i just say lets go dad but i wont ride, and ill pay for his entry, fuel and everything, just so he can have a "free" ride day for once.
anyway enough with the ramble :thumbsup:

im thinking ill buy some unbreakable levers, i need race numbers, and ill put some towards my race license and then the rest toward my first car, what do you all think ? :banghead:


You sound like a pretty good kid. My dad would appreciate it if I could afford to pay for his track fees:P

Yeah, tires, unbreakable levers, maybe a fresh set of plastics if yours are scuffed, bars, graphics, neckbraces are a good idea.





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