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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old 11-03-2019, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Holy crow these things got expensive!

I love my bike, and have no intention of getting rid of it. It's paid for, it's comfortable, and it'd done everything I've ever asked of it.

I stumbled across the below beastie on the Mothership's website. Hmmmm.....I like the color. Love that everything's blacked out. And it's got a 114. Nicer stereo. TPMS and a bunch of other electronic goo-gaws. My seat, windshield, shocks, and True-Track would swap right over in no time at all. I'd need new bars, but I can do them in 2 hours. Well, let's just take a look at the pricing and.....



.....HOLY $HIZNIT!?!?



That's a $34,000 motorcycle with the freight charge.

Thirty.

Four.

Thousand.

American.

Dollars.

I mean......Damn. My 2016 Ultra was a bit over $26,000 with freight. Now this is a Limited rather than an Ultra, so I get that it should be a bit more. And it's 4 model years newer, so yeah, it's going to be more expensive. But 8 grand more?

I'm suddenly really content with my bike.
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It's only debt.
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It's only debt.
Some times I wonder if that's how we're supposed to live. Spend until your strapped out.
Then again ,it's nice to know you can tell the boss to kiss your ass and not worry about a thing.

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Some times I wonder if that's how we're supposed to live. Spend until your strapped out.
Then again ,it's nice to know you can tell the boss to kiss your ass and not worry about a thing.
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I've been fortunate to have been able to own many over the years, but this one is killer. If you trade every 2 years its not so bad, the longer you wait, the worse it gets.
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Look around everything got expensive. I ride, I am going to keep riding. It is a cost of living and is budgeted into our life. As we planned retirement over the years riding until 85 years old was part of the plan. Yes riding can be an expensive life style choice but so are many other things. I have know people that put as much cash into drinking and pot as I do our bikes. I have nothing to do with either of those two past times. I see people dump huge amounts of money at casino's and on lottery tickets . I have a friend with an $80,000 bass boat. You show me were there is 80K in that darn thing. His world I wish the best with that boat. All choices, people make.
For us it is simple. Take a $6,000 cruise on some crowed boat to a boring island of get on the bike and Ride to TN. The ride wins every time. Sit in-front of a slot machine or behind a windshield. Not a
hard choice to make. And when I die my children and grandchildren won't have to look for a barn find, they will know right were the bikes are and they will be ready to ride.
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Look around everything got expensive. I ride, I am going to keep riding. It is a cost of living and is budgeted into our life. As we planned retirement over the years riding until 85 years old was part of the plan. Yes riding can be an expensive life style choice but so are many other things. I have know people that put as much cash into drinking and pot as I do our bikes. I have nothing to do with either of those two past times. I see people dump huge amounts of money at casino's and on lottery tickets . I have a friend with an $80,000 bass boat. You show me were there is 80K in that darn thing. His world I wish the best with that boat. All choices, people make.
For us it is simple. Take a $6,000 cruise on some crowed boat to a boring island of get on the bike and Ride to TN. The ride wins every time. Sit in-front of a slot machine or behind a windshield. Not a
hard choice to make. And when I die my children and grandchildren won't have to look for a barn find, they will know right were the bikes are and they will be ready to ride.
I get (and agree) with all this. I'm just staggered by how expensive the entry price has gotten. I'd probably get 15~ish in trade for my bike, which means I'd be looking at a 20 grand deficit. That's an enormous amount of money on top of my bike.
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I couldn't agree more on the subject of sticker shock, as I went through that same thing before I bought mine. I also agree with the concept that depending on our wants (and not so much needs!) we either take that fork in the road or we don't. I was happy with my '18 RGS, and then saw that 2020 Limited in scorched orange and it really had me thinking. Missed having the extra bag, the motor is a monster, and a few other items that sent me home that night thinking. Made a ridiculously low offer and waited for two weeks and multiple text messages with offers until they got into my ball park. I wasn't being an ass, but the fact that I had no problem hanging onto my '18 kept me patient. At that time they were offering bigger incentives to clear out the remaining '18s and '19s, so they didn't seem to be moving many '20s. Right time at the right place, I guess. Plus the offer of incentives (heal shifter, Custom Dynamics lights, new seat...) made it that much sweeter.

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Prices are jacked up on everything. I was at the car dealership last week getting oil change in truck and was wandering around the lot while I waited and found the 2020 version of my truck (3/4 ton duramax) and the sticker price was $76,000 before tax, title and license. That's about a 50% increase over the sticker price of my current truck when new 10 years ago and almost triple what I paid for it used.

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Not for everyone and some of the older people maybe a bit late.
We make payments every month to a fund invest moderately by fast accesses. That fund pays our next car , bike ect. If the fund is returning well and finance with out some numbers trick is well below the return we finance. Keeps credit rating up. It not we with draw what is needed pay cash. It takes time to get this to work. It means keeping that car or bike longer at first. But after 1 or 2 purchase you win. You have to have make sure you leave that money along . Buying stock for grand children with it means no new bike. Ask me how I know/ 2006.
Also a wife that manages money well comes into play.
Also when it comes to drawing 5-15,000 out to put with a trade you think long and hard about it. It is your money in hand. Signing a loan is often to easy.. I use to hand it over cash so I knew what the heck we were letting go of. But that got a bit sill as prices went up.


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