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post #1 of 24 Old 07-09-2008, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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I have a problem

so it seems.
I cannot stop shopping for bikes online. I'm out of control.

Over the past 2 days I've looked at a '03 CRF450R supermoto conversion (made an offer). A '05 KTM 525SMR supermoto (made an offer). a '03 KLX400 as a do it all and a 1994 KLX650. a CR500 conversion to supermoto (holy cow, talk about unrideable). and a XR650 SM conversion.

I should not have gone to hang out at the track over the weekend, I'm itching to get a SM and get back to mixing it up.

argh.

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Your bike fetish is almost as bad as your car fetish...

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Yeesh! That's allotta bikes. Hope you find one that fits.

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The question is whether you are buying them or not?

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Story of my life dude.

Constantly on e-bay, traderonline, craigslist.

It comes in waves....lies dormant for a short period and comes back even stronger.

Dirtbikes, streetbikes, choppers, sportbikes new bikes old bikes I must have them all!!!!!!!

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mee too.
you guys aren't the only ones.
problem is I already have nine in there......

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I look every day, and I don't even have a job yet to pay for the one that I do have. It's a mental disease, and I think most of us have it.

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that CRF450 isn't by chance located around Orlando is it?

I'd sell my soul for a trackday and some tires...
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Yep, sure do...

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I got it, ........bad

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that CRF450 isn't by chance located around Orlando is it?
it is indeed.

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The first step for healing is admitting the problem exists...

The second is buy the bike anyway

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it is indeed.
heh if it's black and pretty hooked up, it was my buddy's. he traded it for an '05 600rr track bike.

I'd sell my soul for a trackday and some tires...
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It's black with a polished frame and very built motor.

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Hello - My name is _Jetblast, etc ._________ and I have a bike problem --


Hello Jetblast - welcome and your now stronger for admiting your problem -

Ive been toying around with the idea of taking 3 or 4 bikes ,selling them and getting somthing newer.Only problem is Im not sure of what i want and what i would have to get rid of to get it -- I thought about selling the uzzi, but, then i rode it for a couple of days and now I dont want to part with it . Same for the GPZ 750 and the ZX7R --- Help !

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I just spent every morning for the last year scanning ebay for bike parts and having bidding wars. Finally weeks ago it was come to a stop. I feel so free... Driven with insanity it seemed.

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It's black with a polished frame and very built motor.
that'd be it! yes that motor is wicked strong, think it was 62-63hp... i do also know that he had the bottom end rebuilt at Gainesville Motorsports north of Atlanta (his uncle owns the shop). bike was in good shape, some minor things i knew of, like no kill switch when he traded it. i also know what kind of money changed hands if that at all affects your decision. i can get a LOT more details if you would like.

I'd sell my soul for a trackday and some tires...
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maybe. I'm leaning more toward the KTM because it's built to do SM from the factory and factory support is very strong. Wicked-up motors aren't exactly designed for long life and reliability. I offered him $3k for the CRF, the responded that $3400 was the lowest he'd go.

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not bad money, my buddy had $4k (before repairs) in it and traded it plus 800 for the RR. i would agree that motor is a ticking grenade as built as it is. but **** it's FAST! the guy he bought it from originally was well known on smjunkie as having one of the fastest 450s they've seen

I'd sell my soul for a trackday and some tires...
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oh and the text reply from my buddy that had the CRF... "no no no don't buy that thing!" weird coincidence...

I'd sell my soul for a trackday and some tires...
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Thanks for confirming my suspicions. Don't need a 240lb exploded motor paperweight in the garage.

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no prob buddy. sounded too familiar to me.

I'd sell my soul for a trackday and some tires...
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that's BADASS!

I'd sell my soul for a trackday and some tires...
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