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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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How do you cope with the addiction?

Today is a beautiful weather and my withdrawal symptoms are getting worst. The bike is out of commission for good and buying a new bike this summer is not an option. Any good advise on how to keep your mind off? At least MotoGP and AMA offers some closure.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 12:37 PM
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Find other addictions that you can do outside. Remember that this sport is expensive and think of all the money you are saving. Or just find someone willing to ride you bitch. lol

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When I couldn't ride, I started playing a lot of golf. Now on days that it's nice and I only have a couple hours to spare, I have to choose between the two.
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Find other addictions that you can do outside. Remember that this sport is expensive and think of all the money you are saving. Or just find someone willing to ride you bitch. lol
lol yeahh I would love to feel your ass from the back seat lol
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post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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When I couldn't ride, I started playing a lot of golf. Now on days that it's nice and I only have a couple hours to spare, I have to choose between the two.
Golf! Now, there is an interesting idea. I like it
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Addiction = $$$
Think about all the money you're saving... with geico.

Find a side job and work for cash to feed your addiction.

This is going to be a long-term relationship
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post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Whats wrong with your bike?
1) Needs the carbs cleaned
2) New battery
3) Has a small electrical problem

No $$ to fix it now. I was thinking of selling it, but I feel bad since it has new dunlop qualifier tires, new gold chain and sprocket, k&n filter, v&h exhaust. I love this bike
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1) Needs the carbs cleaned
2) New battery
3) Has a small electrical problem
Really? - Really? - 1 and 3 are projects and 2 can be found for $50.00

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I have a HD that is kickstart with a magneto (no battery). I'll trade ya whatever broke bike you got.
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See if somone will swap labor for labor. They'll fix your bike for what ever you do. Or can do, ie. Plumbing, wiring, yard work, etc. etc. Ya catch my drift?
I do a lot of that.

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I won't have another bike for about 15 years or so if everything goes as planned so how do you think I feel? I took my roommates 2007 GSXR 600 for a quick blast around the area this afternoon. Immediately I was thinking of ways to get another bike but won't work not matter what.

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1) Needs the carbs cleaned
2) New battery
3) Has a small electrical problem

No $$ to fix it now.
Let me guess... small electrical problem is a shot regulator/rectifier? Damn I still kinda miss my VFR.
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1) Needs the carbs cleaned
2) New battery
3) Has a small electrical problem

No $$ to fix it now. I was thinking of selling it, but I feel bad since it has new dunlop qualifier tires, new gold chain and sprocket, k&n filter, v&h exhaust. I love this bike
So...has anybody pm'd you to help you out???

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Today is a beautiful weather and my withdrawal symptoms are getting worst. The bike is out of commission for good and buying a new bike this summer is not an option. Any good advise on how to keep your mind off? At least MotoGP and AMA offers some closure.

i might be able to help....u got money?

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1) Needs the carbs cleaned
2) New battery
3) Has a small electrical problem

No $$ to fix it now. I was thinking of selling it, but I feel bad since it has new dunlop qualifier tires, new gold chain and sprocket, k&n filter, v&h exhaust. I love this bike
What year? I have a '93 VFR750F and my best friend that I bought mine from knows these things very well. He owes me a favor, I am sure we can get that thing back on the road again. I may even have a battery that would get you buy for a year or two.

In the mean time, make sure to roll the wheels enough that the tires rest in different places every couple weeks.

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