Originally Posted by khale
Personally, I'd rather save the money and invest it in a trip, or put it towards more long term goals such as retirement. I also use the money to use on camping/hiking gear that will have a real usable value, rather than an aesthetic quality.
Everybody is in a different financial state, some of us have enough money to be able to afford what we want without much constraint while others have to more tightly budget their purchases.
With that said, I rarely buy items that have only eyeball appeal like LED accent lights and stripe kits for wheels etc, I don't want the bike too gaudy, but I'll be the first to buy things like the Nav-V, crash bars, $300 BMW foot pegs (my favorite item yet), radiator protectors and such.
I thank the lord for my wives chosen profession each and every day.