Originally Posted by Sarchi
I need to chill a little. Seeing the Daytona was/is a real buzz... I want one.
I have a good bike.. have cheap insurance.. I'm healthy, I'm riding, life is good, as Kirk likes to tell me. I have no reason to feel dissatisfied.
Help me get over this. Uh.... oops, wrong forum I guess. :roll:
I went through something similar before I plunked down my deposit. Hope this helps...
Where I live, a Subaru Forester starts at around $23,000US. If you add some options, you can get it to $30,000. This is for a very slightly glorified station wagon. Okay, you can get one that's 4 years old with 75,000 miles for about $16-23K, depending again on the options.
My mother-in-law just got an estimate to remodel the (tiny) kitchen in her 1950's vintage Ranch-style house; new sheetrock, floors and cabinets: Over $40,000.
Not too long ago, while making a pit stop, a guy in his mid-fifties got out of his BMW Roadster, came over and asked me how loud it was inside my helmet at highway speed. A nice enough guy, but I couldn't help but notice that his car cost him at least three times what my bike cost me. I can't imagine he was having 3 times as much fun as I was. If you're going to have a "Midlife Crisis"-type vehicle, you can keep a whole stable of bikes fed, watered and insured for what one Porsche would eat up.
A new 675 is $9K. Of course, you can't take your kid to daycare on the bike, and it won't increase the resale value of your house, but in the grand scheme of things, 9 grand really isn't all THAT much, especially if you can get some decent financing. And how can you put a price on that indestructable good mood you'll be in for at least six months??? :D
Also, I think there is some reality to the idea that once you find the bike that's -right- for you (at least right now), there's really no other way to get over the lust than to just go ahead and do it!
Rationalization - A very often underestimated and misunderstood art form...