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Old 12-03-2012, 06:25 AM   #31 (permalink)
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If you have to downsize your toys to get married...

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if you sold your bike... she should sell her Jimmy Choos.

My friend sold one or to pairs of shoes adn paid for security deposit first and last months rent or something crazy like that.

LMAO.

no way I'd get married if it meant selling the bike. FTS.
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Well, shoes don't require much gas, insurance or maintenance...or do they? I only have one pair, and I'm certainly not putting much gas in it.
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I wish I could get a piece of that $250/year for full coverage pie. I can't get anything I want to ride anywhere near that price. For me any sort of sportbike bottoms out at $800/year for full coverage...and the vast majority are double or three times that amount


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I was paying $297 for the aprilia RSV-R and Ducati ST3. It went down to $258 when I switched those two for the pair of BMW's.
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Well, shoes don't require much gas, insurance or maintenance...or do they? I only have one pair, and I'm certainly not putting much gas in it.
Valid... But those 400$ shoes probably don't get worn THAT often lol. They could probably go.

That being said my.goal/gift for myself next May (will be my.first year anniversary at this job) is to treat myself to a pair of Christian Louibtons. . (those are the red soled ones). I have a major hard on for those.
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I was paying $297 for the aprilia RSV-R and Ducati ST3. It went down to $258 when I switched those two for the pair of BMW's.
But your BMWs are in a different category than the RSVR or ST3.
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if you sold your bike... she should sell her Jimmy Choos.

My friend sold one or to pairs of shoes adn paid for security deposit first and last months rent or something crazy like that.

LMAO.

no way I'd get married if it meant selling the bike. FTS.
She isn't a materialistic girl. She has no problem buying used clothes or cheap food. I've only ever seen her use one purse. Her only real nice possessions that she owns are her macbook and her car...and she didn't buy those for herself; they were given to her. She doesn't like it when I spend money on her.

But anyways, I'm still leaning towards that FZ1. Only issue, it has some slight cosmetic damage...which I'm not really worried about because it is truly minor. The thing that concerns me is a small ding on the frame. I've always been taught to run away from frame damage like the plague, but since I've already been talking to this guy so much, I figured I would ask. Should I be concerned about it?

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On second thought, if 200 bucks a year difference is a minus for the 636, I'd say the superior mpg and smaller displacement of the Kawasaki may also be important factors over the Yamaha. The FZ1 might be slightly tamer than an R1, but it WILL eat tires and fuel like there's no tomorrow. Those 200 bucks might not mean much at the end of your season.

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There was over 5000 miles on the rear tire of my ZX10 when I sold it and it still had a lot of tread. FZ1 has less power and so I would imagine that tires would only last longer.

Keep in mind also that the FZ1 is $200 cheaper AND it has collision coverage. With the 636 I would be out all my money if I was in an at-fault accident.
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She isn't a materialistic girl. She has no problem buying used clothes or cheap food. I've only ever seen her use one purse. Her only real nice possessions that she owns are her macbook and her car...and she didn't buy those for herself; they were given to her. She doesn't like it when I spend money on her.

But anyways, I'm still leaning towards that FZ1. Only issue, it has some slight cosmetic damage...which I'm not really worried about because it is truly minor. The thing that concerns me is a small ding on the frame. I've always been taught to run away from frame damage like the plague, but since I've already been talking to this guy so much, I figured I would ask. Should I be concerned about it?

Yamaha 2004 FZ1 "Skunk"

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Does it have a clean title? I'd look at finding another one that damage means you'll never be able to trade it at a shop and will be difficult to sell privately unless you don't mind a bit of "salesmanship". That damage would write a bike off/be classified as salvage with a lot of insurance companies.
Either that or the price needs to be well below market value, as for it affecting the performance or safety of the bike I think you are right its not a problem. Latter on however it might be a complete PITA.
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But your BMWs are in a different category than the RSVR or ST3.
Hence the bill went down.

The ST3 and R1200ST were/are direct competitors. The BMW has a larger motor for those companies that base rates solely on that.

And of course a dual sport is cheaper to insure then a liter sport bike.

I do miss my ape though.
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Although I am biased towards the 636, I doubt it gets much better mileage. The furthest I have gone before the gas light started flashing was 135 miles although I have seen it go off after 90 miles when riding somewhat recklessly. FZ1 would probably be the better choice
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Well I ended up going with an 07 Z1000.

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I found a good deal and couldn't help myself. I'm deck itself glad I went with this instead of the super sport. This bike rocks! I now understand why people buy regular sport bikes instead of super sports. Even though this thing doesn't have the top end hit of the ZX10R, my gracious does it have low end torque. I can pull 5th and 6th gear going 35-40mph uphill while spinning like 2k rpm....now there is no point in ever doing that, I just like that I can. It costs less than 1/2 of what the ZX10 costs to insure too

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Nice bike. You can now join the crowd beating heads against the wall when people claim there are only two types of bike - 600 SS and liter SS.

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Wow, that's. beautiful bike!

Congrats!
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Cool!

I have a z1k as well and its a fantastic bike.

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