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Old 02-03-2014, 01:50 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Skyshadow View Post
So yeah....if I can have a new bike I'll take it but the old bike will last longer.
You can't say that with any kind of certainty.

Unless you're talking personally,
since you also mentioned;

Originally Posted by Skyshadow View Post
I like a new bike when it is new and unlikely to fail......when the miles add up, and the seasons pass, moisture gets in, and the new becomes old, things start to break......I would not want to own an old newer mfg bike because I cannot afford to fix it, nor can I fix it myself.
You feel apprehensive about newer tech?
Which, if you can perceive yourself doing engine overhauls
(a reality on any old scoot), seems rather silly.
If you can fix an old one, you can fix a new one.

Originally Posted by Skyshadow View Post
Old bikes like my r80g/s are aging old tech that can be fixed with tools available at any hardware store. Sure, it'll break, I do have some money fixing the stuff the POs neglected, but now it is relatively reliable.
I could probably break down and rebuild my 2012
with only tools from the local hardware store too.

Not to bash you personally Skyshadow,
I just hear sentiments like yours quite frequently.

Personally I'm quite fond of low tech myself.
Hence the harley.
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