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Old 02-12-2009, 02:08 PM   #166
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Your neck of the woods doesn't have the internet?
Don't know about internet but they do have walleye on a stick!






Actually, it's quite tasty.
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:41 PM   #167
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Your neck of the woods doesn't have the internet?
Just sayin' that my experience around my area is that people aren't very interested in used, bike-specific, riding-style-specific parts. Doesn't really seem to matter if they're worn out or not. Internet or not.
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:43 PM   #168
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Some of you guys worry about the numbers to much. Don't get me wrong, I like to get the most for my money also, but money "lost" on a bike is just what you pay to play. I lost a ton of money on my KLR at sale, don't care, I think of all the crazy places that bike took me and it was worth every penny. I'm certain I'll lose big bucks on the BMW as well, purchased new and am easily on my way to putting thousands into it.

Bikes aren't investments...they are consumables


The next guy might say it's a waste of money, but then he must not value his fun time as much as I do
Very true.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:33 AM   #169
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Some of you guys worry about the numbers to much. Don't get me wrong, I like to get the most for my money also, but money "lost" on a bike is just what you pay to play. I lost a ton of money on my KLR at sale, don't care, I think of all the crazy places that bike took me and it was worth every penny. I'm certain I'll lose big bucks on the BMW as well, purchased new and am easily on my way to putting thousands into it.

Bikes aren't investments...they are consumables


The next guy might say it's a waste of money, but then he must not value his fun time as much as I do
Amen

People loose sight of why they are buying the bike and get too worried about the nickle and dime stuff! Stop taking all the fun out of it and just ride! If you have to look at the bottom line every second then you have the wrong hobby.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:42 AM   #170
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Bike logic

I had a KLR and an 1150GS for a while. At one point I was telling people that I was thinking of selling the GS since I was riding the KLR a lot. Next season the KLR sat there and I rode the GS. Sold all of them to buy the F800. F800s got delayed here a year. Bought a Ural as a temporary measure. F800 gets here next week. Not planning on selling the Ural. What does this mean....I dunno....I guess there is no right answer. Before the F800s came along this exact discussion was all over the place about the F650 single. Are people really looking for advice or do they just want people to confirm what they already believe?
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:24 AM   #171
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I don't find that watching nickles and dimes diminishes my fun factor at all. I grew out of that years ago....

If being careful with money prevents you having fun then you're going to be either miserable or broke...

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Old 02-13-2009, 11:33 AM   #172
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..Are people really looking for advice or do they just want people to confirm what they already believe?
This is something that has confused me all along. Why in the world would you ask someone else "should I buy X or Y?" It's a motorcycle. There is no wrong answer. If you want to ride single-track all the time and you buy a Harley bagger you probably won't have as much fun as you would if you had bought a 250 dirt bike. But that just means you didn't do your homework. This forum is loaded with people's experiences with their different motorcycles and it only takes a little reading to figure out what bikes do what. There are so many things to consider when you get a motorcycle and they all have to do with what YOU want out of it, not someone else.

Actually, the title of this thread is misleading. The OP asks some very specific questions about how the F800GS handles and how that compares to his KLR. He doesn't really ask which bike to buy.
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:12 PM   #173
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Some of you guys worry about the numbers to much. Don't get me wrong, I like to get the most for my money also, but money "lost" on a bike is just what you pay to play. I lost a ton of money on my KLR at sale, don't care, I think of all the crazy places that bike took me and it was worth every penny. I'm certain I'll lose big bucks on the BMW as well, purchased new and am easily on my way to putting thousands into it.

Bikes aren't investments...they are consumables


The next guy might say it's a waste of money, but then he must not value his fun time as much as I do

This is a great post Dave!
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:17 PM   #174
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It's the age old question, asked a million different times. The answer is no one bike does everything well. Some come close. The ONLY solution is to buy SEVERAL different bikes, each one strong in it's own field. That way, no matter what you feel like riding that day, be it the twisties or the singletrack, you have the perfect weapon of choice. ( At least that's the logic I tell my wife when she asks me why I have 12 motorcycles....)
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:09 PM   #175
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At least that's the logic I tell my wife when she asks me why I have 12 motorcycles....)
Mike,

ACTUALLY the age old question is does your wife have a sister?

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Old 02-13-2009, 09:19 PM   #176
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