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post #11 of 23 Old 11-17-12, 10:54
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I would let a trusted friend store it, and keep it freshened up.

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As a Navy JO who has spent the last few years in training, I can tell you financially it makes much more sense to sell it and buy a new one when you have time. You're going to move a lot and it will be one less headache to deal with if you sell it. It's not like you can't buy another one. Just my $.02.
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Yeah that's kind of what I have in mind. If I go in as an officer in four years I will probably keep it. If I go in enlisted than I am selling it. Right now though going in as an officer looks more appealing to me.


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post #14 of 23 Old 11-18-12, 12:15
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Yeah that's kind of what I have in mind. If I go in as an officer in four years I will probably keep it. If I go in enlisted than I am selling it. Right now though going in as an officer looks more appealing to me.


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post #15 of 23 Old 11-18-12, 17:05
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my enlistment is up in 10 months, and wont be going anywhere. Feel free to store it at my house!

One thing to keep in mind, there will always be another bike out there. However, I kept mine stored till I came home again.

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post #16 of 23 Old 11-18-12, 18:19
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my enlistment is up in 10 months, and wont be going anywhere. Feel free to store it at my house!

One thing to keep in mind, there will always be another bike out there. However, I kept mine stored till I came home again.

Its not a hobby, its a lifestyle.


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post #17 of 23 Old 11-18-12, 18:46
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Army Warrant Officer...be an expert without all the politics of being an officer.
Agreed. I should have gone the WO route but ended up doing 11 enlisted. Keep it and store it. Youll be glad you did when your the only boot with wheels at school or 1st duty station

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post #18 of 23 Old 11-19-12, 09:16
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I sold my harley when I got home from boot camp and spent the next 2 years in training schools where I couldn't have a car or bike. As soon as I got to my unit I bought my triumph.

I didn't want to sell the sportster when I got back but I figured the money had better use in my pocket and I hate to see any bike sitting in a garage gathering dust.




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post #19 of 23 Old 11-19-12, 09:32
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Keep it! I sold mine before I left for basic and then I ended up in England in 3 years with no bike. You never know where you will end up and there are so many amazing places to ride. Trust me it is a lot cheaper and easier to keep it and take it with you (military ships it for you) then trying to get another one if you end up in another country.
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Keep it! If you've got friends or family, store it for free. If not, storage can be found pretty cheap in most areas.

Someone mentioned some high speed air force roles but I didn't see a mention of JTAC. I got to work with a group of those guys for my last tour in Afghanistan. Next best thing to being a pilot in my opinion is controlling those pilots from the ground during combat.

Me personally I went 11B then reclassed to 35F (Intel analyst). Don't focus too much on ranger school and special forces right now. Just get through basic and AIT and see how you like it. You may change your mind part way through.

Definitely agree on the WO route as well. Wishing I could have done that.


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