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What would you do?

Hey Guys, I have an interesting opportunity. I currently own a 03 954 & 97 VFR750. My Boss at work has decided to get rid of his 04 1000RR, because he just had a kid, and his wife won't let him ride anymore. It is completly stock with 5,000 miles, and never been down. He told me he would let me have it for $5,000.00................Here's the downside, I'm a Network Technician for the largest Retailer in the World, and I constantly stay gone on the road. I don't get to ride my bikes nearly as much as I'd like, and kind of feel like I'd just have another nice bike sitting around depreciating.........but the price just seems too sweet!!................What would you do?
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H and kind of feel like I'd just have another nice bike sitting around depreciating.........but the price just seems too sweet!!................What would you do?
So?
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Buy it, then sell it for $6k in the spring.
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Get it or you will regret it!
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Re: What would you do?

Asking this question here is like asking the other tourist's at Carlos and Charlie's if you should have one more tequila shot!
If you can afford it buy it! You can always sell it later.

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get it its worth it
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Rarely respond to these, but if I was in a similar spot, I'd sell the 54, keep the 1K and the VFR...

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Re: What would you do?

Intresting Baketech, that's a scenerio I was considering. I love my 954, but I had a 929 before, and kind of feel like it was a better handling bike than my 954, though I like the looks better of the 954 than the 929. I have the cash in savings, but would probably want to get rid of one of the others next Spring. I ride the 954 more than the VFR, but the VFR is so incredibly cherry, that I don't think I could part with it. Is it wrong to keep aquiring more bikes, they are all Honda's afterall. My Girl went Ballistic when I ran it by her last night, said I could only ride one bike at a time..................this coming from a Woman that owns a dozen Coach Purses, and wants more.
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Re: What would you do?

The VFR and CBR are so different in scope that it make sense to keep one of each...

After that it, it's a matter of keeping whichever CBR(s) you like the most...

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Rarely respond to these, but if I was in a similar spot, I'd sell the 54, keep the 1K and the VFR...
, and ND4SPD's suggestion is a good alternative!
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Re: What would you do?

Getting sweatty palms, pulse is quickening, I might have to pull the Trigger!!
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Rarely respond to these, but if I was in a similar spot, I'd sell the 54, keep the 1K and the VFR...
Didn't you sell the 1000?

And then there's this asshole...
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Getting sweatty palms, pulse is quickening, I might have to pull the Trigger!!
Good thing you can find sound counsel on this form to help in your hour of need!

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Re: What would you do?

Once you ride the 1000 you will quickly learn its absolutely nothing like your 954. Buy it if you can afford it, and decide which one you like better in the spring time, when they will be worth the most anyway.
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Re: What would you do?

I never have had the opportunity to ride the 1KRR, is it really a night and day difference? What would be the most noticeable difference? I would expect a little more power, but I've heard they can be difficult to dial-in. Is there a big difference in handling?
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