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Offline Bajakirch

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You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:23:10 PM »
I heard this topic on an old episode of a MC podcast, and thought it could be a fun forum topic.


If you were gifted $5,000 and had it spend it something motorcycle-related, what would it be?


The rule is that you don't magically get anything else -- no more space in your garage, no more time to ride, etc.


For me, I think I'd actually put the money into building a heated shop in my garage so that I could more comfortable work on my bike during our mandatory maintenance season.


I don't necessarily think I'd put the money into another bike because A) the V-Strom does pretty much everything I want a bike for (distance touring, mild off-road, commuting), and B) I don't use (nor, honestly, maintain) my current bike as much as I want to, so having another bike in the garage isn't necessarily an advantage.
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Offline Larry Fine

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 03:31:11 PM »
Two Nighthawk 750's, one in great shape and one for parts.  ridn2

Offline ExTex

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 05:45:50 PM »
A  CB1  to ride  and one for parts.
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Offline Larry Fine

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 09:14:53 PM »
Copy-cat!  :naughty:

Offline Raven

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 04:36:57 AM »
I'd do all the suspension, exhaust , fueling and seat mods I want on my Moto Guzzi Norge and front and rear suspension on my Nighthawk.

Offline Hog Dog

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 06:05:38 AM »
BMW R1200R.  Love my NH 750 but shaft drive, abs brakes, etc are in the future for me.  I have found several used 1200s in the $5k range.
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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 07:53:09 AM »
This one is easy.  I'd buy a 2nd bike.

There's a nearly new CB500X for sale by a friend (he bought an FZ-09) that has been farkled out exactly how I'd want it (wind screen, slide cages, top box, GSXR-750 shock, fork springs, etc).  That bike would be a perfect day tripping bike.  55 mpg, and the tires last twice as long.  Save the FJR for touring.

With my leftover $1500.00 (yeah - that's right, I can get this bike for $3,500.00), I'd buy a decent m/c lift for my shop.  Finally, my Shoei Quest is getting long in the tooth and just about ready for replacement.

Edit:  Originally, I intended to state that I'd use the $5K for 15-20,000 miles of touring planned for 2018.  But then it occurred to me that I'm going to do that whether the Tooth Fairy gives me the money or not.  Stay thirsty, my friends....

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 09:20:03 AM »
I would buy used old standard goldwing. 1500-2k cheap and bullet proof and take rest of 3k invest on your garage.

Offline Bajakirch

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 09:56:31 AM »
Two Nighthawk 750's, one in great shape and one for parts.  ridn2

What are you going to do with the other $2,000?
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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 09:06:18 PM »
What are you going to do with the other $2,000?

Consumables (tires, etc.) and food/lodging on a well-deserved (but under-funded) vacation.

How's that?  scheet2

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 02:50:34 PM »
I'd buy the ST1300 that just appeared at my local Honda dealership for $4900

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 04:01:01 PM »
I know that this is sacrilegious, but probably buy a Triumph Adventurer 900, Legend TT 900 or Thunderbird 900. What money is left over would go towards replacing anything that is required to get it in tip top shape.

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 04:55:23 AM »
I'd buy the ST1300 that just appeared at my local Honda dealership for $4900

If you were close to me, I'd sell you one cheaper.

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2017, 11:07:18 AM »
I don't know... how much does it cost to add onto a garage?

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2017, 02:11:27 PM »
I don't know... how much does it cost to add onto a garage?

You need another zero.

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 02:40:36 PM »
I don't know... how much does it cost to add onto a garage?

You need another zero.


Like this, $05,000?  :naughty:

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Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2017, 08:05:44 PM »
A DIY electric bike project.

 

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