|My first bad motor scooter|
I've laid awake in bed the last two nights or so considering my options. I have to take a lot into consideration if I go new. Cost, mpg, storage, etc. In a lot of ways I'm reminded of what I went through when I first decided to by a bike all those years ago. Hard to believe that I've been on a bike for slightly over four years now. Hard to believe that I'm am considering getting yet another motorcycle.
|Me on the day I bought the Burgman.|
I really don't want a new bike, I don't feel ready for a new bike (although financially I am)...I don't think I'm done with Kimmie yet but as she sits covered with her burial shawl in my driveway I know that I have to consider it. I know I'm leading hard to the Honda CTX and I know I'll have to start all over again with luggage and such.
|Kimmie' in happier times|
I hear bikes on the road whining in the distance "Join us" and I can't. I want to be on the road. I suppose it's something only bikers understand.
I wonder how much longer I will wait for Kimmie to be repaired. I know that I will have to replace the CVT belt eventually, a front tire sooner than later as well as figure out the electrical problem (she's not turning over at all) and get the stupid gasket replaced. What might have been $500 will probably end up costing me closer to $1000. If she's going to be up in the air anyway why not put a new front tire on her?
So what else could possible go wrong? What other issue is lurking under her plastics? I don't care for uncertainty and I've been lucky enough to get to where I am by reducing that uncertainty. By understanding the numbers and making smart moves based on the data. To much "X" here and not enough "Y" for my liking.
A new bike doesn't solve all those issues and in fact creates some new ones. On Saturday I am heading off to my dealer again to consider my options. Get a trade in value and maybe, just maybe look at a few other options. But honestly if a new bike payment is under $150 a month....I may have to change to blog's title.