It is time to invest in something new and exciting. You are in a buyers market and have received a windfall of sorts. Look ahead and not back. You can take my 2¢ or not. Whatever you do, know that I am BBQing four awesome T-Bones tomorrow and they are near 1 1/2" thick.
Agreed! I picked up a 2001 Ducati 996 in April, and I believe that I'm going to focus my time and efforts(and money!) on that for the time being. Enjoy the T-Bones, I'm going to have to grill out sometime in the near future as well. And agreed on the windfall, the insurance company is giving me(all said and done) about 2K MORE than I would realistically be able to get for my bike, and enough to buy a very nice looking 07 that's on craigslist, with enough left over to make the payments on my Duck for the next year or so.
Buy a new & exciting bike...AND buy back your 919 to fix up! best of both worlda, you can have your cake AND eat it too!
Hope you didn't get banged up in your unexpected get-off!
I'm not really interested in buying it back. The bike is getting up there in miles, and was badly abused by the previous owner. I was starting to pay for his mistakes, so it was getting time for the Honda to go away anyways. I've already got the new/exciting taken care of, though. See above! And no, I got away with a slightly sore wrist, and a bruised ego.
best JUJU on whatever you decide to do
Thanks! I'm hoping everything works out.
+1, hope you're OK, you could probably buy the bike back from the ins. co. and still have enough for a cool project bike, classic or older dual sport...
I could, but as I said above, I'm not really inerested. I'd much rather wait a year or two, then pick up another one.
I would say just buy a classic and restore it. 86 VFR700F in Red, White, and blue would be my first choice.
Edit: I just have to add I think that is one of the most beautiful semi-modern bikes ever produced.
I have to say you're right. My ex rode a VFR of that vintage, and it was gorgeous, fast, and a blast to ride. Not really what I'm in to, though.
^ This. Look into buying it back. It can be a fun and worthwile ($$ wise) exercise. There's new and exciting bikes on the market, such as the new Z1000.
Unfortunately, the ins. company wants significantly more to buy it back than is economically feasible.
Sorry to here of your latest misfortune and glad your alright, but if you don't buy the bike back from the insurance company, I'd recommend parting her out. If you do so ... I'd like to bike your seat.
Can't part it out if I don't buy it back... they might be a little irritated if I were to send them a bike missing half it's bits.