advice needed

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  1. toezter

    toezter New Member

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    there is a local shop selling a K5 gixxer 600 for a very reasonable price. i'm approved for the loan and can make payments ... fairly well. i won't be going out as much during the school year, plus doing 32 hours/week on top of studying, i should have extra cash for payments.

    full coverage insurance will be the same as my kat 600 (state farm goes by cc's). so i'm set there.

    thing is, one its winter here, and two i can't bend my knee enough for the break. i'm at roughly 90-100* flexion, still doing physical therapy, not sure when it will be 100%...BUT before my recent surgery, i was able to bend to 110*, and it seems thats the right angle for breaking. how long till then? most likely before summer comes with intense therapy.

    so...

    go for the deal, or wait for summer when prices might raise and looking for bikes will be "harder"?
     
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    If you can afford it and it's definitely the bike you want, do it! K5's are hot. :coolugh:

    What price are you gettin it for if you don't mind?
     
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    never finance a toy.
     
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    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    Wait just get healthy why take the expense. Heck if you just save up you will be able to buy your next bike in cash instead of a loan.
     
  5. quadracer420

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    Dont rush yourself with knee injury, becasue if you do you will feel it everyday. Trust me i know from expireence:eek4:
     
  6. Snafu

    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    I would wait and save up. Why finance something you can't even enjoy with that injury and bad weather.
     
  7. toezter

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    one, good prices here in WI while winter is around. i can take advantage of this price now at $6600 (w/ 5k miles), plus when summer comes, i'm sure the K4's or 5's will be hard to find, especially for a decent price.

    Knee is going ok. i just sat on some bikes today, i can get to the breaks on standard bikes like the SV fine, but other sportier bikes it'll take some more time.

    my ligaments were only damaged in the previous accident, which was back in july. the thing thats keeping me behind is the two infections i got from surgery.

    saving wouldn't do much difference, since i'm taking up a 5 year loan, ~$150/month at 7.25%. plus i figure the difference from if i save now and still get a loan, the price of the bike/s will increase due to weather.

    :hsr:
     
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    ^^

    so if you didn't really want advice why did you ask?
     
  9. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    where in wi are you from? im from appleton
     
  10. toezter

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    i don't know. i guess i just wanted to hear what i wanted to hear.

    whatever, i just put a down payment on the bike, it has my name on it. hopefully picking it up next week.

    i'm in madison.
     
  11. FKY326

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    depending on your experience level why do u really need the rear brake anyways? unless your stunting, the only time you really need to use it is when you're sitting at a red light or something... trail braking on the road = not smart IMHO, even kevin schwantz publicly admited to never using the rear brake while racing because everytime he did he ended up on his ass.
     
  12. toezter

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    i was taught, and always used both breaking technique. although this is a SS bike, i might change that up a little.

    the only reason why i was concerned about the right leg is that it's a little awkward sitting with a stiff knee, hard to explain. but i just sat on it again, and it SEEMS fine. i'm not worried as much anymore about riding when the season starts.

    p.s. - we just got 5+ inches of snow :mad:
     
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    dont finance toyes especially taht u r not gonna have insurance on it tooo.
     
  14. 7960

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    for those interested here's a recap of the thread:

    "should I buy it?"
    "no"
    "no"
    "no"
    "no"
    "no"
    "no"
    "no"
    "no"
    "no"
    "no"
    "I bought it"

    :rolleyes:
     
  15. toezter

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    i'll have insurance on it, i'll never take anything off the lot without it.

    thats exactly how it went. besides, i don't call my means of transportation "toys" unlike some people.
     
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    you don't require it, you don't even almost need it, in fact there's even some question as to whether you'll be able to ride it comfortably......... it's a toy, this was a dumb purchase.

    I hope you have fun but don't try to justify this as a "means of transportation"..... it's a toy and you wanted it, you did not need it.
     
  17. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    with 5+ inches of snow it's a toy you can't even play with
     
  18. toezter

    toezter New Member

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    this is one less forum i'm posting on.
     
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    if this thread is the reason then it appears you weren't going to contribute much anyway

    adios :wavey:
     

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