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post #1 of 19 Old 05-24-2007, 3:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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thinking about a change

Since i have been out with my broken wrist, and my 8 month old son around, i have been giving serious thought to selling my atvs and motorcycle and heading in a different direction. i enjoy the activities, but the danger of riding on the street and my urge to push the envelope in the dirt makes me wonder if i dont need to get into something safe so that i will be around to support my family. i have been broke up before, but i had no responsibilities either. i am seriously thinking about getting a drag car. i would be able to spend more time with the family and still do somthing i enjoy. any thoughts guys/ gals
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Re: thinking about a change

do people in drag cars not die as well? I know less than bike riders but there are less drag racers than there are street bike riders. I know what you mean about trying to stay safe to support your family and I worry each and every time I get on the bike. I continue because I love it. I try to keep it safe (I fail at that a lot but I still try). I try to stay alert, slow down at intersections just in case the dipshit pulls out in front of me. Does it make it any safer... I doubt it but thats all I can do. Regardless of what you are doing a stupid driver can take you out of this world in an instant.
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Re: thinking about a change

Drag cars don't even turn

NO WAY... I told my kids I could have a plane fall out of the sky and squash me today. If I'm not doing what I love, I'm not living...

Get good insurance, a good job and live every day to the fullest, that's my .02

Oh yeah, chill on the street and hit the track
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Re: thinking about a change

Drag racing is very expensive . So unless you have lots of money the bike is the cheapest thrill. You can drag your bike too. Why not give up the dirt and just drag your bike on the run what you brung drags.
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I can guarantee you that if you sell the bike and or quad, you will buy them again. Once you've got the itch, it's with you for life. I've been without a bike for times in my life, and have always turned back and bought another one.
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Re: thinking about a change

Can't drive a drag car to work and there are no drag car parking spots.

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Re: thinking about a change

If you want change, add a boat to your list of toys. Like Jeff said, once you have the itch you always need to scratch it. I too have been without a bike or quad for different reasons and the whole time I don't have one is missery. With the boat you can enjoy time safely, while having fun, with your family. Don't give up toys, add to.
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If you MUST sell, find a friend you can sell it to who would be willing, when you want to, to sell it back to you.

Why are we discussing this. You can't sell the bike you know you would miss it too much.
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Re: thinking about a change

Man I say keep with the bike, sell the dirt toys if you want to but keep the bike...I went without a bike for 2 years and it was utter hell, I agree with everyone else, once you have the itch it's with you for life
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Re: thinking about a change

Tell ya what. Because I'm such a nice guy I'll come down and pick up the bike and quads for free. I'll keep them up here for a month. if you want them back then come get em, if not we'll put a for sale sign on em
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Tell ya what. Because I'm such a nice guy I'll come down and pick up the bike and quads for free. I'll keep them up here for a month. if you want them back then come get em, if not we'll put a for sale sign on em
sounds like a good deal, for you
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Re: thinking about a change

i went home last night and told the wife what i was thinking, and her response was "do what you want with them they are your toys, but you will regret it."

i guess i will hang on to them, i have been on atvs since i was 8 so i would most likely be miserable if i sold them, and the bike i enjoy tooling around on in my free time. if i had the extra money and lived closer to vir i would make the rr aa track bike. i guess the next best thing is stickin to the country roads. thanks for the input guys.
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haha, find it funny your wife said the same thing
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well she should know him better than we do
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Re: thinking about a change

I had a good friend here at work that bought a mid-90's Miata and with just a little suspension work, some stickier tires, and a little bit of work has himself a really fun track car. He does a lot of auto-crossing and track days. I've been out on the track a few times with him and it's a blast. He could catch and pass Porsches and Vettes in the more technical stuff (granted the drivers weren't as good) but when he got to the straights they would blow back by him... but that made it challenging. He didn't mod the engine much because he didn't want to move up a class in the auto-crossing but for the same price of a new liter bike you could get into a really nice track car.

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