Brand new or stick with used?

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7/25/2016 8:47 AM

Well I'm torn at the moment and REALLY need some advice. Of course I love riding and racing bikes, its in my blood like the rest of us! Tomorrow I'm possibly getting a 2015 TC250. I've owned a brand new YZ250 before and I loved it, I didn't have to dick around with fixing it all the time plus I don't put thousands in aftermarkets on a bike. Pay a monthly payment every month and ride, that's it. Now I don't really have the "itch" to ride anymore, I'm always busy. I have a 03 CR125 that I bought from a friend in "CLEAN" condition. Well 1 cylinder, 3 pistons and a crank within 2 months I guess I got roped into a POS that had a time bomb for a motor. Last week I went to the Husky Dealer, found a left over, and I'm considering to buy it tomorrow and the papers are waiting at the bank as we speak...

My question is...is it worth it? To do another loan all over again or to sell this CR and be done with it. Either way, the CR is going up for sale, not wasting anymore money.

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7/25/2016 8:52 AM

If you don't have the itch, don't take out a loan for a new bike, it makes no sense.

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7/25/2016 8:52 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2016 8:53 AM

Yes buy it. You will be more stoked to ride because:
A) New fresh bike
B-You don't have to stress over it breaking
C) Less time maintaining in your busy schedule
D) You only live once

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7/25/2016 8:55 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Yes buy it. You will be more stoked to ride because:
A) New fresh bike
B-You don't have to stress over it breaking
C) Less ...more

That makes sense to me. I have literally lost all motivation with this CR125 to the point I'm scared to ride it because the fear of the motor blowing up again. Well....it is a 125, you HAVE to keep it on the pipe LOL

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7/25/2016 8:56 AM

Thats a tough one. Sounds like there is no problem getting the money for the Husky. So maybe put that on hold, sell the CR and then start looking for a good used bike again. I know you have a sour taste in your mouth about the used Honda but I think that has happened to most of us at one time or the other.

If you find a good one, then you have a bike for your part time hobby and no payment. However, if you dont find what your looking for then you still have your back up of a new one. Personally, I would try to avoid payments if I could. Just my .02 cents and good luck.

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7/25/2016 8:59 AM

If you really need some advice then I think it should be to not buy a new bike. Personally, I don't think you should ever finance a toy. If you can't afford to drive it off a cliff, you can't afford to own it.

I know plenty of people finance their bikes and for most people it's the only way they can buy a new bike but I don't think it's a great idea.

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7/25/2016 9:03 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Yes buy it. You will be more stoked to ride because:
A) New fresh bike
B-You don't have to stress over it breaking
C) Less ...more

D) you only live once, and time passes by quickly! A new machine is a sure way to catch that itch again! When you can just get out and ride and not have to worry about breaking down its alot more fun! Get one and enjoy it before your too old to do it! smile

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7/25/2016 9:12 AM

Why not get a '17? Prolly only a few bucks more each month.

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7/25/2016 9:50 AM

Buy new if you can afford it,. No brainer. Cash or build credit finance,pay off early

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7/25/2016 9:51 AM

Buy new if you can afford it. No brainer. Build credit if you finance, pay off early.

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7/25/2016 9:53 AM

According to people on here buy a new bike and then expect the OEM to cover all the costs for parts and labor when it breaks

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7/25/2016 9:56 AM

mxb2 wrote:

Buy new if you can afford it. No brainer. Build credit if you finance, pay off early.

My bad,double post. Mod please delete one.

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7/25/2016 10:10 AM

I got a '16 KXF450 a few months back and only put a few hours on it so far. It's really been eating at me because I don't have money to do whatever I want. Between it only being nice enough to ride where I live for 6 months out of the year, chasing women, and running out of buddies that still ride just past 30 years of age, I'm having a hard time getting to the track this summer. If you don't think you'll be able to ride as much as you'd like, then it's probably not worth it.

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7/25/2016 10:53 AM

My thing is that if I'm buying someone else's used bike. I don't know the history of it and anyone can polish a turd. It happens. I've decided on a brand new bike and I'll be getting it tomorrow. Yeah it sucks with payments but I got a killer interest rate because I paid my YZ off in 1 year when I had it.

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7/25/2016 11:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2016 11:05 AM

This is just me but i would definitely go for the 2017 250, even if it is a bit more expensive but it will be all worth it especially if you decide to sell it for some reason in the future.

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- Yamaha YZ450F 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

7/25/2016 11:30 AM

YOLO

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21 CRF450R
16 Yamaha YXZ 1000R
17 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10 165 Hp RWP
06 CRF450X street legal supermoto
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7/25/2016 11:41 AM

I'll give my $.02..

I say get the new bike. I bought a 97 CR 250 (I know, I know..not the best choice for a used bike) about 4 years ago when I got back into riding for $1000. My thought process was I would get a cheap bike and see how much I would actually ride. Well, I was able to ride a fair amount, and after going through the whole bike and rebuilding the engine twice, I had a good amount of money wrapped into a bike that has outdated. So in July 2014 I pulled the trigger and got a '15 250SX. I just turned 50 hours on it, and have only put a couple tires on it. It just now will need a top end and chain and sprockets. I have been riding a current bike that was fresh, tight and a blast to ride for a whopping $116.00 a month. I do owe some $ on it still, but could easily sell it for more than the loan balance.

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7/25/2016 11:43 AM

go get the new one and rip some ass

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7/25/2016 11:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2016 11:52 AM

I rarely buy anything new. I let someone else take the depreciation hit and find a quality used one. I get what I want and rarely lose money.

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7/25/2016 12:00 PM

I would've bought a 2017 but this Husky was (to me) too good to pass up for the price....6100 cool

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7/25/2016 12:01 PM

The dealership had to move it quick to make Husqvarna happy and for him to inquire some 2017's. Offered him $6100 or I walked...looks like I'm walking with a TC250 tongue

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7/25/2016 12:09 PM

FastGzus wrote:

I rarely buy anything new. I let someone else take the depreciation hit and find a quality used one. I get what I want and ...more

X2

Until I'm wealthy enough it doesn't matter or I magically get way faster, I don't see the point in a new bike.

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7/25/2016 12:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2016 12:12 PM

xr70 wrote:

YOLO

Haha. My wife gets pissed at how often I say that. Usually it's after I've bought an expensive tool or something and I'm trying to make light of it. Sometimes it actually works.

To the OP, I say get a brand new truck, brand new bike and even a new house to keep the new toys in. To hell with your credit once you have all that.

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7/25/2016 12:51 PM

A dirtbike is about the only thing that I actually prefer to buy new.

I've seen how people care for them and what lengths they'll actually go to to make them look like they've been cared for before sold.

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Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Yeti SB130LR.

Sold: 2016 YZ250F, 2012 CRF250R

7/25/2016 1:10 PM

Buy new.

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7/25/2016 2:54 PM

Buy new or get an extreme lower hour newer bike.

I dicked around with older bikes and while they are great, the reliability of most new bikes is awesome.

Put gas, oil, ride. Love my Honda.

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7/25/2016 3:10 PM

DerickYZ wrote:

The dealership had to move it quick to make Husqvarna happy and for him to inquire some 2017's. Offered him $6100 or I ...more

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7/25/2016 4:39 PM

As an ex superbike racer we had a general rule, never race a bike you have a loan on, mainly cuz you'll be gut punched if it gets trashed and you have to pay to fix it plus pay on the loan. If you're just trailing then sure, why not.

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7/25/2016 4:51 PM

Pics?

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7/25/2016 4:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2016 4:53 PM

EDIT: just saw yer update.
Congratulations, man!

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