I got one question for you 05 train . What color are you getting?
I was at Groves about a week ago. They didn’t have a limited but they did have a couple RGS’s.Really? I've bought 4 bikes (2 Harleys, 2 BMWs) from what is now their Gaithersburg location.
I've got myself talked into doing the 122 kit from the jump, and I'll need to work that into the deal. Problem is that the only dealer I can find with what I want is over in Laurel, and I've never had good luck with those guys. Heard good things about Grove in Winchester, but they have no bikes.
I like the Orange. I caught my eye right away. But two issue for me It is so good there are many of them and it would have been harder to find one. The Red and Black seemed a bit of a safe choice it that makes sense. I like to step away from safe a little. The Zephyr with its almost purple look fit the bill when Wife and Granddaughter picked it.
I've done very similar math. Assuming my crank is good, I could do a 110 build for around $6,000. Update the head unit and add an amp & speakers for another $4,000 or so. Now I have a 5 year old bike that I've just pumped a pile of money into, making it that much more problematic to get rid of at some point.Maybe a backwards way of arriving at a decision:
On our ‘17 I looked at doing the upgrades and custom work I really wanted. Money for custom paint and associated labor. Money for updating the Boom audio head. Adding tpms. Buying 2 years of extra warranty coverage. Money for other (lesser) changes to that bike. I would’ve probably spent in excess of $7500 to get there....likely closer to $9k all-in. Still a used bike and worth less every day I own it. Still lacking RDRS which I believe is a worthy option. So for me it came down to riding what I had and investing minimally in it.... knowing I wouldn’t own it too much longer.... or do the bigger deal and get what I knew I really wanted. But again, I don’t really find a lot of logic in even owning a $34k (or more) HD bagger really. The only true logic for me is that I enjoy riding these bikes and that enjoyment has a lot of value to me. I’ll spend the money and I’ll try not to be too financially analytical about it, except for the actual transaction itself.
i'm not saying this sarcastically either....I'm not saying anything below sarcastically. I'm genuinely trying to help the OP and others with justifying with logic other than "you only live once" that has financially sunk some folks I've run across in my professional career path. This is a forum and the information we share is meant to help folks and reaches a broad audience.
That's certainly how I read it.i'm not saying this sarcastically either....
i don't think that the people who are saying 'you only live once' are advocating for him to be foolish with his money, i think that it is just a shorter way of saying, 'live like you are going to die tomorrow, plan like you'll live to be 100'.
I'm reading between the lines here.... Where's your condo and what do you rent it out for during the warmer riding months?It’s like the guy who owns a $40k bass boat and throws everything back. He enjoys being out there with his gear. Or the golfer who spends $5k annually to belong to a country club. Or the skier with condo payments. Or......
I'm totally undecided and can't decide between River Rock, Scorched Orange and Black / RR dual... all with black out accessories... I thought I would like the ZB but in person it looks more purple to me...
Outer Banks has that Zephyr Blue scooter. And I'd bet you could be putting hands on it at Gaithersburg later this week.
Been there done that on the 110. The crank is probably not good. Not good enough to put 130 pounds foot through for any length of time. So add $1650 for the crank and Timken setup. Problem is, it doesn't end there. You'll end up putting more than a couple Cleveland's in the drive line before its said and done.I've done very similar math. Assuming my crank is good, I could do a 110 build for around $6,000. Update the head unit and add an amp & speakers for another $4,000 or so. Now I have a 5 year old bike that I've just pumped a pile of money into, making it that much more problematic to get rid of at some point.
I already have my money pit Night Train. What I need is a reliable, comfortable long-distance cruiser for two. Having a warranty would be nice.
All of those that I saw in person at a few dealerships were bought by employees before they ever saw the showroom. Only saw one on the floor. If I didn't already own my bike that is one I would be interested in.