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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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So i need help on my bike making a choice

What do you guys think... so far ive goten 1 guy who said he'd throw around the idea of 4k around to buy the bike... but then i dont have a bike and im still stuck with payments for something i dont have... but then i could get a bike in a year or two... or keep my bike and try to fix it with a friend.... i duno what to do...
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post #2 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 11:42 PM
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Post pics of the damage. You mean you haven't done anything since.....the incident?

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Personally, I think there should be a couple more options lol I voted for Keep the bike and try to fix it.

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how much damage, insurance? can you afford to fix it, or sell it, etc.

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post #7 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-29-2005, 06:49 AM
 
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Sell it, pay off or whatever and BUY Shadrach's 250!
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post #8 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-29-2005, 07:17 AM
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Sell it, pay off or whatever and BUY Shadrach's 250!
You know, that actually is a very good idea. I don't know if your confidence is knocked back a few notches by the accident; the 250 is really a great learning tool.

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I would personally keep the bike and buy the main items to get it on the road like I told you and fix the cosmetics at a later date. Your gonna lose your ass if you sell it and that would make NO SENSE at all.

G'Luck with your decision.

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I agree with chey

keep it, fix the stuff to get it road ready, fist can the fairings and get back out there (with insurance!)

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Sell it, pay off or whatever and BUY Shadrach's 250!

Excellent idea.

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buy a 250, ride it until you get your confidence backup... Keep the r6 locked in a garage and buy parts for it as you have money, after a season on the 250 step up to the mighty R6 that you have sitting in your garage

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fix it.

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buy a 250, ride it until you get your confidence backup... Keep the r6 locked in a garage and buy parts for it as you have money, after a season on the 250 step up to the mighty R6 that you have sitting in your garage
I think this is the best approach, and dont get on that 600 until you can ride the 250 in your sleep, and pay for the insurance

Also, you may need more than 1 season on the 250.........;-)

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post #15 of 76 (permalink) Old 04-29-2005, 12:49 PM
 
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The 250 idea is a great idea.

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You stil have payments I presume...Keep it, fix it and exercise a little self control with the throttle.

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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You stil have payments I presume...Keep it, fix it and exercise a little self control with the throttle.
Newbie w/ a '05 R6....that's how it got trashed in the first place......he needs a season or 2 on a newbie bike.
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buy a 250, ride it until you get your confidence backup... Keep the r6 locked in a garage and buy parts for it as you have money, after a season on the 250 step up to the mighty R6 that you have sitting in your garage

This is a good idea, but the problem is that he doesn't have the money to buy any other bike. His bike is pretty messed up, and he didn't have insurance when he wrecked it. So he's still paying off a bike that can't be ridden.

There are 2 holes in the swing arm, various plastic pieces broken, left rear set is messed up, and the forks are tweaked.

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I think you should sell it, take the cash and put it to the bike credit card, make your payments to pay off the rest, and in a year or so buy a 500 or a 250 and learn to ride properly. And get proper insurance.

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Is this bike financed? Unless you have the title how can you sell it? My bike would have been totalled if I turned it into insurance but I put it back together for less than the increase would have been on insurance.

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Is this bike financed? Unless you have the title how can you sell it? My bike would have been totalled if I turned it into insurance but I put it back together for less than the increase would have been on insurance.

He bought the bike with a Yamaha credit card. So the bike is "paid for" but he needs to pay off the credit card.

Now, I'm not sure if he has the title. Do you have it, Zgradis?

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Fix what you need to make it rideable and ride it. Forget about the cosmetic stuff for now. Or sell it to me for $2000 .

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Newbie w/ a '05 R6....that's how it got trashed in the first place......he needs a season or 2 on a newbie bike.

My reasoning is if he has to keep paying the debt for it he should hang on to it. You can get hurt just as easy on an EX250 as an R6. After riding my freind's yzf600 if you rev the shit out of it and hit the "power band" yeah you'll probably get in trouble, but if you exercise some self discpline and ride cautiously for a while, eventually you will get comfortable with the R6 (plus you won't fork out more $$$ on a new bike) Just my opinion of course.

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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First off how much you owe on it?

Personally i would fix it up over time. Your paying for it so hold on to it and scrounge. Parts are everywhere! Piece it back up and when its all said and done have Ken paint it to your OWN liking. I am sure you owe too much to take a hit on a cheap sale price. If i am gonna be making payments on something i would like to atleast see what i am paying for....Even if it is a big ol paperweight. You can still sit on it and make really cool Vroom Vroom noises.....

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Newbie w/ a '05 R6....that's how it got trashed in the first place......he needs a season or 2 on a newbie bike.
No he crashed because he rode over his head. CC's had NOTHING to do with it


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Ok sorry it took me a while to respond im trying to really focus on school... its almost the end of the year... but heres some responses:
I had insurance, but i didnt get full coverage because it was way to much money... next time ill go with statefarm
I could fix the bike with the major parts that it needs and ignore the fenders but getting a mechanic to do it would be what costs me $$$
My moms bitching at me about fixing it because shes so parinoid
and no i wont sell it for 2000 because i still owe a ton more then that...
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I think all except for the forks you could do yourself in the garage. The forks would be the one and only thing I would have checked out to see if they are bent or just tweaked a little in the triples.


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I vote for fixing it as well. You might as well, the R6 is a hot bike.

How much to get it fixed?
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With what I seen and remember... I would THINK he can fix the bike for around $1500 and most of that is going towards the forks guesstimating.


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Buy a shop manual and some tools and get to work. You'd have to be an idiot to sell it and be left in debt with nothing to ride.
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