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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Racing is so stupid.

I finally sold the 996 motor. 1400 bucks. Nice, low mileage, solid motor, with about 1500.00 worth of flywheel, pulleys, and cam-degreeing work in it. It'll probably run forever if it's maintained properly.

And what will I do with the money?

2 sets of tires, which I will use up my first weekend, and several spare sprockets, which will last me maybe half the season. That's it. I've traded away a tangible asset (hell, a working, technologically advanced, mechanical piece of art, from an icon of a motorcycle, no less) at a bargain-basement price, for consumables which will quickly evaporate into the ether.

Someone shoot me, please.

And, please, please, PLEASE, stay away from the track, so this never happens to you.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 01:05 PM
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Man I would have killed to get my hands on that motor. just sooooo far out of my price range.




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I love you view point on this Bro - Good on ya Mate !!

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 02:07 PM
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haha last year every dollar i made was "how many tires can i buy with this?"

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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haha last year every dollar i made was "how many more of these do I need to sweat blood for so I can buy a set of tires?"
Fixed it.

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Ug.. and im crying about trying to get money for tires/track day entries.. you got it a lot worse then i do.. im going to stop crying now

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Yeah, so, Jim, if you were a real friend, you would be talking me out of racing...

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if i just had a spare motor to sell....

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Ug.. and im crying about trying to get money for tires/track day entries.. you got it a lot worse then i do.. im going to stop crying now
Shit, you cant even cry on your safety first bike LOL




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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 10:42 PM
 
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Damn Jim! Can't wait to see you out there this season! Hope you'll still play with us trackday hacks a few times this season as I can't afford to play with you racer boys!
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Told ya so.

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Told ya so.
Remember when I said I'd never go racing...?

Hey, who owes who 5 bucks? We never settled that bet.

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On second thought.... it could be worse...... could be drugs.

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Remember when I said I'd never go racing...?

Hey, who owes who 5 bucks? We never settled that bet.
Never took it to the track, so I think I won. You can put it in the beer fund.

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