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renting a sportbike??? HELP!!!

Hey there! My best friend recently got into some money issues (this economy sucks) he had to sell his bike. Its his birthday soon and my plan was to rent a sportbike for him to join the rest of us on a ride. ANYONE KNOW OF A PLACE TO DO THAT? not a harley... OR would anyone be willing to rent a bike to me? i know that seems far-fetched but couldnt hurt to ask, right? Cheers.
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$1000 bucks and you can have my bike for the day.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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$1000 bucks and you can have my bike for the day.
thats it?
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thats it?
yes

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Hmmmm. . . four posts and we're looking to "rent" a bike?


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Shit, i just noticed you have 4 posts. Forget it lol

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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I wouldn't rent him a bike. Loan him yours for an afternoon or something. I wouldn't be happy if my friends "rented" me a bike. A. Your spending entirely too money on me B. I'd rather have the $ in my hand instead of a bike C. My good friends would let me ride theres any time

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Shit, i just noticed you have 4 posts. Forget it lol

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Well yea. I am asking around to see if there is a place where i can rent a bike. As a present. I found harleys to rent for about 200-300 for the weekend. Thats not what i was looking for though.
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lol

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Maybe you can rent a Buell?
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I wouldn't rent him a bike. Loan him yours for an afternoon or something. I wouldn't be happy if my friends "rented" me a bike. A. Your spending entirely too money on me B. I'd rather have the $ in my hand instead of a bike C. My good friends would let me ride theres any time
MM..over reading posts. Newbie mistake..
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Shit, i just noticed you have 4 posts. Forget it lol
i thought you were joking about the 1000 bucks anyways. there is no way in hell i would pay that! Sorry I guess its hard to detect sarcasm in threads, i should of added a "lol" after my post of "thats it". 4 posts or 400 posts I dont see the difference. I would suspect that if someone actually wanted to rent out their own bike that they would meet with me and discuss the idea prior to actually doing it. Then make a judgment call. Thanks for being so inviting though! "lol"
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Well, Eagle Rider (which is the probably you mention as the place that rents harleys) also has all kinds of BMWs, Hondas, Yamahas... Or at least they say so on the web site. And they list Ducati ST3 to boot. Aside from renting outright sportbike, I think they rent just about anything.

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Maybe you can rent a Buell?
thats what i am thinking. But i dont know where??? I researched online before posting this thread and I couldnt find any places. Thats why i am here, i was hoping you guys may know of a place. The whole renting from a person was just an idea that i dont know if I would even be comfortable of doing. Just wanted to help out my buddy thats all.
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Well, Eagle Rider (which is the probably you mention as the place that rents harleys) also has all kinds of BMWs, Hondas, Yamahas... Or at least they say so on the web site. And they list Ducati ST3 to boot. Aside from renting outright sportbike, I think they rent just about anything.
thanks, thats what i heard but there website suggests that they only have harleys here in chicago. I guess i will have to call. thanks though!
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For 3x..why not give the man yours for a little bit? Instead of spending $100 > which you could just put in his pocket? Especially if he is tight of cash..
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thanks, thats what i heard but there website suggests that they only have harleys here in chicago. I guess i will have to call. thanks though!
Never mind... I just found their Chicago "sub-site". What a stupid system. Yes, it looks like they only have Harleys. What I can say - just rent a Harley. Different kind of experience, but that's not a bad thing.

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Call some dealerships and ask. I know in Florida I just rented a Triumph from a dealer.

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Never mind... I just found their Chicago "sub-site". What a stupid system. Yes, it looks like they only have Harleys. What I can say - just rent a Harley. Different kind of experience, but that's not a bad thing.
thats what i think i might end up doing... i dont really have a choice! haha. Hes a hardcore sportbike guy but i might enjoy the ride and let him ride my bike... we'll see. thanks for the leg work
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Call some dealerships and ask. I know in Florida I just rented a Triumph from a dealer.
yea? i was thinkin that! Ok will do! i think we should join in and rent sportbikes, searching the web i can tell you there is some demand for it!
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For 3x..why not give the man yours for a little bit? Instead of spending $100 > which you could just put in his pocket? Especially if he is tight of cash..

LOL! All I am hearing while reading your posts is AFLAC!!!

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LOL, this is what I'm thinking also. Rep sent!

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For 3x..why not give the man yours for a little bit? Instead of spending $100 > which you could just put in his pocket? Especially if he is tight of cash..
well he wants to ride with us. we are heading up to elkhart lake for superbike weekend on our bikes and if he takes mine then i cant go! haha
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Shit, i just noticed you have 4 posts. Forget it lol
hey im up to like 15 posts, what about now?
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well he wants to ride with us. we are heading up to elkhart lake for superbike weekend on our bikes and if he takes mine then i cant go! haha
Just ride two up like a couple of best buddies.
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Call Wild Fire HD on North Ave in Villa Park.

I know they have at least a few Buells in their rental fleet.

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Looks like they have 1125s for $75 a day too, which is cheap
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Call Wild Fire HD on North Ave in Villa Park.

I know they have at least a few Buells in their rental fleet.

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Looks like they have 1125s for $75 a day too, which is cheap
thanks dude!!!!!!!!!! i really appreciate it! ill call them!
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