What would you do in this situation?

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6/1/2017 2:48 PM

So I completely blew out my knee wakeboarding in December. I got surgery in March to repair an ACL, MCL, and meniscus but now I can't ride until March 2018. I have a 2011 KX 250f with 4 hours on the new piston, valves and a few more stuff that I just spent $800 before my accident. Now the bike is sitting in a garage catching rust (I live in South Florida next to the ocean). The question is, should I sell and get like 3k for it and upgrade to a Husky 2017 TC 125 in March 2018? or wait and ride the KX in March and enjoy that fresh new piston with the goodies I just put on it?

I hate to sell the KX now that it was my first bike after being on a hiatus from riding for 7 years, BUT I really like those new Huskies and the affordable pricing of 2 strokes is really attractive to me and my wallet.
So sell it before it depreciates even more or try to wear the kx out now that I poured money into that damn new piston and I have it looking exactly how I want it?

This is her sad Sad I cant enjoy her.
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Damn!

6/1/2017 2:55 PM

Keep it and start it every few weeks and run it up and down the road.

A year off seems extreme my son has had 2 major knee surgeries and longest off was 6 months

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6/1/2017 2:57 PM

If 3k is all you'd get for the kx I'd keep it. It's probably not going to depreciate much more if you hang onto it for another year or two.
Also, ride a 125 for a day before you buy one. I like riding my wife's yz125 every now and then but couldn't ride it all the time, especially if racing

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6/1/2017 3:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/1/2017 3:06 PM

Sell it! It's just a bike!

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6/1/2017 3:23 PM

Sell it. You might not be into MX in a year from now. If you are, go from there. Sell it now.

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6/1/2017 3:27 PM

Of course we don't know the extremes of your injuries but that does sound like a long time off if you're doing physical therapy and all that. I tore my ACL, MCL, and meniscus cartilage myself. They ended up just removing all the meniscus cartilage in mine, so not sure if that's a difference. I was back on the bike in 6 months and felt fine. I would double check with the doctor and your physical therapist. Just because you're back on a bike doesn't mean you're wide open and flying through the air ya know.

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6/1/2017 3:50 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

Sell it! It's just a bike!

That's been my "problem" since forever. Wasn't going to sell a bike unless another one was going to take its place. Your way makes a lot more sense, though. But, it's already June. Next year's coming fast. Ok, going to double down. Keep it and save like a madman to add that 2nd bike to the stable. whistling

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6/1/2017 4:11 PM

Ted722 wrote:

That's been my "problem" since forever. Wasn't going to sell a bike unless another one was going to take its place. Your way ...more

Not gonna lie I like your idea. Maybe start saving and get a used 125 instead of the new one hmmmm got me thinking

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Damn!

6/1/2017 4:13 PM

okieonayamaha wrote:

Of course we don't know the extremes of your injuries but that does sound like a long time off if you're doing physical ...more

Yeah I thought the same about how long the recovery period is I have a check up in June so we shall see hopefully I get the green light to start back up in December

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Damn!

6/1/2017 4:29 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

Sell it! It's just a bike!

Ted722 wrote:

That's been my "problem" since forever. Wasn't going to sell a bike unless another one was going to take its place. Your way ...more

ab wrote:

Not gonna lie I like your idea. Maybe start saving and get a used 125 instead of the new one hmmmm got me thinking

Tell that to my wife. My favorite is bringing a bike home and she asks "Who's bike you washing?" I replied "mine". She shakes her head and goes inside. It's tough. Probably should listen someone with common sense, but I always like having at least 1 bike to look at in the garage.

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6/1/2017 4:33 PM

Your 2011 will be a 7-year old 250F in a few short weeks. It isn't going to depreciate much more than it already has, as long as it's still running. You can hold onto it for a year and then decide whether to sell it or not when your knee heals up and you won't lose much value in it.

The only reason I'd sell it now is if you are making payments on it; selling it now would be the smarter thing to do in that situation.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

6/1/2017 4:46 PM

If you keep it make sure you put a shorter pipe on it.

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6/1/2017 4:59 PM

r.sal923 wrote:

If you keep it make sure you put a shorter pipe on it.

Lol fucking hate the pipe. Can't get my self to spend 1k on a exhaust system tho

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Damn!

6/1/2017 4:59 PM

Your stuck with it ,. Let it rust in the garage.

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6/1/2017 5:04 PM

Over a year off seems quite excessive. Haven't had any knee surgery myself, but my dad and some friends have and none of them had to take off that long from their physical hobbies. Usually around 6 months as mentioned above.

As far as the bike goes, I say get the TC125 when you can. I am absolutely in love with mine, and I have a Husky 250f as well but am always drawn to the 125.

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6/1/2017 5:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/1/2017 5:31 PM

Sell it. It looks clapped out anyways.

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6/1/2017 5:48 PM

a long time ago when i was young i got hurt and sold my bike
then when i got better i didnt have the money for another bike
now when i get hurt i figure i got time to get another bike and work on it so i can ride it when im able to
ive got fifteen bikes now
ummmmm i get hurt a lot

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6/1/2017 5:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/1/2017 5:56 PM

I just sold my 2010 crf450 that had every go fast part including a full hinson clutch, full yoshi exhaust, stage 3 cam and head work for 2500. If you get a 3k offer for that bike, take it. Old 4strokes dont sell for shit around my area.
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6/2/2017 5:50 AM

Bro, are you joking? We all know damn well that if someone puts $3k in your hand while your sitting on the couch bored out of you mind for a year that you are going to burn through that cash like it's pocket change. Then you have no money and no bike.

Instead go the other way. Figure out how much you were spending per week or per month on riding. Entry fees, gas to the track, gas for the bike, NEW PISTONS, etc.... And every week or month, put that much in a jar. You'll be halfway to that 125 by time you get back or have enough to turn that KX into a rocket ship.

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6/2/2017 6:24 AM

Sell that 250f time bomb and save up for the Husky. You'll have more fun and save $$ on repairs, when it needs it.

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6/2/2017 6:41 AM

kage173 wrote:

Bro, are you joking? We all know damn well that if someone puts $3k in your hand while your sitting on the couch bored out of ...more

Damm someone makes actually sense on vital

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6/2/2017 6:41 AM

chump6784 wrote:

If 3k is all you'd get for the kx I'd keep it. It's probably not going to depreciate much more if you hang onto it for another ...more

^^^
125's are fun to jump on every now and then and cut up on. But I wouldn't want it to be my only bike. Depends how much you weigh and stuff also and the kind of tracks you ride. Def go ride one for a while before you go balls deep into a new one.....

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6/2/2017 6:49 AM

I'd sell it.

I just got off a shoulder surgery and 3 months into the 5 month recovery I bought a used 2016 KTM 125, cleaned it up, rebuilt everything and it was really motivating for me to keep getting better. Also gave me something to do while I was still out.

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6/2/2017 6:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/2/2017 6:58 AM

Or you can put the difference (3k) into a nice yz you restyle (see kick ass two stroke thread, most are superb) and you can keep both wink The financial depreciation of your assets will decrease a lot then next time in 2020ish you can add the 3rd sister, a little husky 2017 300 enduro or something like that laughing With that trick my brother must have over 50k of fresh bikes in his 3 garages lol

P.s lots of second hand parts for the YZ are available for cheap so you will love your shopping while off. I.e. rinaldi, messico, ohlins, bud, etc

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6/2/2017 6:56 AM

You don't sell bikes you buy bikes. The answer is keep it, and save money over the year to buy the Husky. Then once your knee is healed up you have both. See how that works.

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6/2/2017 7:37 AM

Like other have said, do not sell it. 125's are a great novelty and fun sometimes....but I could not imagine using mine as my primary bike.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

6/2/2017 7:43 AM

kage173 wrote:

Bro, are you joking? We all know damn well that if someone puts $3k in your hand while your sitting on the couch bored out of ...more

You sir might have said the option I was looking for. I won't spend more money on the KX, but I will save and buy the 125 and keep this clapped out 4 stroke.

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Damn!

6/2/2017 7:48 AM

If you live in the Keys where do you ride?

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6/2/2017 8:58 AM

SweetDaddy wrote:

If you live in the Keys where do you ride?

Normally ride with all the WhEeLie BoYz 12'o ClOcK NO PaNic around the Us1 doing illegal activity, but if I'm not doing that I drive 2 hours for Miami MX, 3.5 hours for FTT or Lazy springs or FCP, and 4 hours for Mesa MX. I normally go and camp in my van so no biggie regarding travel.

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Damn!