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I know the exact itch you are talking about, hence getting my Busa. The Gixxer 1000s are pretty sweet, but do your research, been some issues with the new ones cracking and breaking frames, thepenalty of making them too light. I'd give a serious look at the R1 if that is the category you want, 26k valve adjust intervals..silly power..and Yamaha quality.

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first thing, that Suzook will need good dirt tires, and that front fender aint gonna make it, it'll clog up with mud the first time you take it out ... also , it looks like it might weigh almost as much as my 'L' ... better keep shoppin' ... :thumbsup:

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Rule #1, if you can't pay for it in cash and you dont absolutely need it, don't buy it.

I can't believe I'm about to agree with you.

but...

its the damn truth. The only thing I haven't paid cash for in the last couple years was my computer.

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Rule #1, if you can't pay for it in cash and you dont absolutely need it, don't buy it.

None of us need a motorcycle, yet all of us have bought one because it gives us pleasure. I understand your point of view, but I have a more relaxed view of how to spend money. I don't want to get old and say, "I should have bought the R1/Gixxer/whatever when I was younger." As I look back at the ungodly amount of money I've spent on motor vehicles of all kinds, I am quite surprised and shake my head. Yet, I have no regrets because of the immense pleasure I've gotten from them for over 20 years. Watching the moonlight in the woods on my XR, snaking through the twisties on my ol' Busa ...ahh, give me a little debt, but let me feel alive.

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Rule #1, if you can't pay for it in cash and you dont absolutely need it, don't buy it.

Words are cheap and being frugal only gets you so far.

There are two sides to every story and there are sayings for this side also. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained...no risk, no reward...go ahead, take a chance & live a little"...etc. Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout. :thumbsup:

Motorcycles get you further on down the road of life and don't cost that much in comparison.

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If I was to take all the money I've put into the gas tanks of the various hot rod trucks I've had I could have bought more than a few bikes a lot sooner than I did. Bikes can eventually pay for themselves in gas savings if you use them for commuting etc. Even if you dont commute, they pay for themselves in stress relief, which is priceless, especially at this point in my life. :thumbsup:

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None of us need a motorcycle, yet all of us have bought one because it gives us pleasure. I understand your point of view, but I have a more relaxed view of how to spend money. I don't want to get old and say, "I should have bought the R1/Gixxer/whatever when I was younger." As I look back at the ungodly amount of money I've spent on motor vehicles of all kinds, I am quite surprised and shake my head. Yet, I have no regrets because of the immense pleasure I've gotten from them for over 20 years. Watching the moonlight in the woods on my XR, snaking through the twisties on my ol' Busa ...ahh, give me a little debt, but let me feel alive.

Very true, but, i have a 1998 xr650l, paid for it in cash, no regrets. my car, cash. save up the money then spend it....it doesnt take that long to save a few grand.

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I prefer the taking out a loan option, I think of it like forcing me to save up the cash and getting to play with the bike now :thumbsup: If I didn't have a loan payment I ould just waste it on other stuff.

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