Passion having a price?

View Poll Results: Pick all the items that you would spend $25k

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  • Downpayment on House

    73 48.99%
  • Downpayment on a car of your choice

    5 3.36%
  • A brand new Bike of your choice + new gear

    23 15.44%
  • Donate it to the poor

    4 2.68%
  • Modify and patch up your old bike

    6 4.03%
  • invest it long term

    21 14.09%
  • buy beer and have a party

    1 0.67%
  • Go on a cruise

    5 3.36%
  • Buy a diamond ring, jewlery

    2 1.34%
  • None of the above, but I will definitely buy something

    9 6.04%
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Thread: Passion having a price?

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    Registered User Array ralphael's Avatar
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    Passion having a price?

    In the beginning, my budget for this sport was set about $2 to 4k tops; which I theorectically was thinking to include bike, gear and insurance.

    I believe, as of today, I've spent about $25k in total. I no longer blink at the cost of anything that I think that is needed.

    What are you priorities if you had $25k to spend? (poll coming up)

    Edit: 25k was not spent all at once. It started out with only bike, insurance and gear. Later on, it was new tires, brake locks, alarm, then a bit more gear, leathers, waterproof gear and so on. Everyday I would find that I needed that "one thing more" to make my ride better.
    Last edited by ralphael; 12-15-2006 at 08:57 AM.

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    Registered User Array gsxr_45's Avatar
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    25 k buys lots of carbon fiber ,slicks and go fast stuff . it's only 25 k you'll have more .
    Last edited by gsxr_45; 12-14-2006 at 05:38 PM.

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    Human of the Earth Array disasterbox's Avatar
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    I think I'd take the 25k and go travelling for a while....see how far I could get with that much.... It would be one hell of a vacation, and I'd finally get to see the rest of the world. That's something that would definitely easier now than when I'm 50.
    "Of course I only do the speed limit mom, I didn't buy this thing for going fast......"

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    Twin A Array Jaybo's Avatar
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    African BCSB Rep. Array PitScar's Avatar
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    Make a dent in my loans.

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    The Wizard Array Focker's Avatar
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    You know what I would do with $25K?

    I would invest half in doris mutual funds, then I'd take the other half to my friend Asadula who works in securities...
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    Registered User Array michael's Avatar
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    Considering this is a motorcycle forum, my housing is adequate, I eat well, I have a supportive circle of friends.
    I'd spend $25,000 on motorcycle travel.
    Gas, food, lodgings, maintenance.

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    Mortgage Pimp Array J_Scott's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Focker View Post
    You know what I would do with $25K?

    I would invest half in doris mutual funds, then I'd take the other half to my friend Asadula who works in securities...
    I think you're missing the point Samir.

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    Registered User Array SpideRider's Avatar
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    Definitely buy another house.
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    myside.yourside.myside Array bluenote's Avatar
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    sold :/
    It looks like some people in this thread are stretching their trolling skills a little thin ......... quality not quantity is the key!

    Since I already got a bike that I love and gets me the chicks,
    I would spend the $25k on two henchmen to follow me around, open doors, mediate my conversations for me, <whisper> "Mr. Bluenote says he'd like the LARGE hot chocolate, ms. tim hortons worker.." , and, of course, provide a running laugh track to my jokes.

    Which frankly, would be priceless, and so cheap at the price...


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    Eh Muh Gawd Becky!! Array Purplekawi's Avatar
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    i'd get some hookers and blow then i'd hire Bluenote's henchmen afterwards to do the things he talked about.
    That that doesn't kill us forces us to live with a busted up bike!!

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    Swivel on it Array SkydiveSonic's Avatar
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    Pay off loans / credit card. New bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluenote View Post
    It looks like some people in this thread are stretching their trolling skills a little thin ......... quality not quantity is the key!


    Amen brother !

    WIth 25k I would put a downpayment on a vacation property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purplekawi View Post
    buttachick'n makes me ralph!!
    ralph -ael? how fitting.

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    Registered User Array Tengu's Avatar
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    And you havent yet commisioned a life-sized painting of yourself!??
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