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Old 04-01-2014, 11:15 PM   #76
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The fun of PWCs can vary greatly. We found it to be directly proportional to the size of the body of water at your disposal and the size of the crowd you're with. As we got older, friends moved away or sold their boats or simply stopped having free weekends. Our parents became too ill/frail to go with us to the lake. Our nieces and nephews grew up...eventually it was just the two of us on two skis, and that gets dull pretty quick.

I love the Spyder. It's like a snowmobile for the street, not much like a motorcycle at all...which is why I think I'm having so much fun with it. It definitely gets me out on slick streets and really gusty days when a bike ride has begun to feel too much like work. And stupidly expensive? Expensive, yes, stupidly no. My 2013 RS-S w/ the manual trans listed for $18500, the same as a BMW R1200GS Adventure, in the same neighborhood around Honda's new CTX1300 Deluxe and a F6B...not to mention half the cost of a horrible handling Harley Tri-Glide.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:39 AM   #77
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"I have seen those Can-Am spyders, they are stupidly expensive."
What? And your GS was not stupidly expensive?
You got $26k in your GS and it will sell for maybe $17k at best.
"I would just like to break even on it and get out from under it."
Ain't gonna happen.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:25 AM   #78
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You need a smaller, lighter bike that is FUN to ride. "Behemoth"'s are transportation. Motorcycles are fun. (or should be)
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:04 AM   #79
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sounds like you need a 990 adventure or 1190 adv KTM!
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:25 AM   #80
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How about you stop thinking about it so much and then just ride your dang bike.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:16 AM   #81
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How about you stop thinking about it so much and then just ride your dang bike.
Pretty much, I agree honestly. I think the stress as of late has been getting too me. Going to try to plan a little weekend trip for a few days starting possibly Sunday. Hit some backroads, breathe some fresh air and enjoy my bike.

I never said I was right about any of this
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:59 AM   #82
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I know, go buy a raked-out hardtail chopper. Preferably one built in the '70s with a really wide Honda four that sits about 6" off the pavement. Just driving it around the block will be a new, adrenaline-soaked adventure!

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Old 04-02-2014, 01:13 PM   #83
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:26 PM   #84
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i read this whole whiny thread. now i feel so invested i have to post.
in order of how fast they depreciate the order is:
1: a hamburger
2: a jetski
3: Franklin mint collectables
4: a snowmobile

i have 4 life rules, #3 is "the secret to happiness is low expectations" you should think about what that really means.

after reading your posts my recommendation to you is start doing drugs, probably meth and coke. you're sure to find the elusive joy you seek.

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Old 04-02-2014, 05:27 PM   #85
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I know, go buy a raked-out hardtail chopper. Preferably one built in the '70s with a really wide Honda four that sits about 6" off the pavement. Just driving it around the block will be a new, adrenaline-soaked adventure!

thats not a hardtail.

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Old 04-02-2014, 05:31 PM   #86
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thats not a hardtail.

Ha! Good point! I originally posted a different photo, but decided that one wasn't low or raked out enough. I bet this one still is...interesting to ride
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:55 AM   #87
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When they hit sidecars and a Ural was mentioned.....
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:46 PM   #88
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Lose the GSA, buy either a Triumph Tiger 1050 or a Triumph Sprint GT or something of that ilk for one up & two up street bike and touring duties, either more fun on the street than a GSA. With the left over cash, by a couple of used 250 dual sports, Super Sherpa or CRF250L or XT250, put your other half through the various MSF courses until she is licenced. If she only rides the dual sport on the street to get to the trails with you then you'll be having a lot more fun, still sharing stuff, and she'll be gradually acquiring street experience and also machine control experience (on the trail) quite safely. At some point it might be time for his and hers street bikes, maybe...
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:49 PM   #89
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The only time I had honest to goodness fun on a sit down jet ski was in a "Small Craft Advisory". That was a good time.

Stand up jet skis, on the other hand, take too much skill for most people. Which is why they ended making sit downs in the first place.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:19 AM   #90
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after reading your posts my recommendation to you is start doing drugs, probably meth and coke. you're sure to find the elusive joy you seek.

After the first time he would just be chasing that first high, over and over...
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