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Well, I paid off the bike last week...and it's already starting...bike shopping.

I love the 650, and have no good reason for getting rid of it, and to be honest, would probably regret getting rid of it. BUT DANG...that want for a new bike is powerful stuff.

The V2 is screaming my name!
 

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It has happened to me numerous times, don't feel bad about it. LOL
 

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Selfless, inconsiderate gratification. Happens to the best of us.
Thinking about how much you've spent on the last 5-6 bikes compared to your savings account puts things in perspective.
Then you buy the dang thang anyway.>:)
 

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I always want a new bike, even when I love the one I'm riding. I've never had a bike that I said to myself "aha, this is the one, the one I'll have til the end of my days". I loved the DL650, but didn't have any regrets about trading it for the Super Tenere, and there will come a point (sooner than later) when something replaces the S10. Bikes are awesome, and new bikes are even awesome-er.
 

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It's the one constant for me. I'm looking to find another bike right now. Thinking/looking at Triumph 595T/ 955i.
I'm sure that it won't end till I quit riding. I'll definitely keep the vstrom though.
 

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I've been looking for a plated dirt bike to play on...so that is keeping me occupied for the time being.
 

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Selfless, inconsiderate gratification. Happens to the best of us.
Thinking about how much you've spent on the last 5-6 bikes compared to your savings account puts things in perspective.
Then you buy the dang thang anyway.>:)
You got that right. The total losses from my bike-buying...let's just say it makes me sick.

More so because I'm drawn to the stuff that doesn't appeal to everyone. Like the Honda CB1100. I traded that in; and the bike I bought in trade, I've already sold. That dealer still has that CB in his inventory - even though it's (IMHO) a beautiful bike, and a powerful air-cooled four...Honda couldn't give them away new and now he can't sell that sweet-runner at the same price he bought it from me.

Anyway...a new realization of financial limitations, is probably gonna keep me on the Wee. And it's not a bad place to be stuck.
 

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My wife, to her chagrin, has told me "You should buy that." More than once!
My wife wouldn't even notice a new bike (unless it was a different colour)
 

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I find doing test rides keeps me from buying new bikes. I frequently come away unimpressed with the latest and greatest bikes and happily ride home on my old bike.
 
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only bike i bought new out of the 20 or so i've owned, was the 1996 GPZ1100. Boy do i regret her being stolen.
 

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My wife has talked me into buying a new bike and now when I start talking about adding a third one to the garage, she just says "OK". Bikes come and go but I am thinking the old lady is a keeper. ;)
 
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I find doing test rides keeps me from buying new bikes. I frequently come away unimpressed with the latest and greatest bikes and happily ride home on my old bike.
You're very lucky to have a place that lets you test.

I think a long test would have saved me from the CB1100. Well-balanced but a bit cramped (I kinda knew that from sitting on it on the showroom floor) but that four, without balance shafts, with the cranks not exactly 180 degrees IIRC to give it the "old-school" 750 vibration...it was a buzzer.

It was a cafe racer; and suited exactly for that and not much else. Fast and balanced but the old-school suspension had compromises and there were limited luggage options. Long trips on it were not much fun.
 

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I must be an exception. I'm not lusting after any other new motorcycle.

I love my Vee2. It's fixed up exactly the way I need and like it. I still experiment with little things, but once you get one of these set up the way you like it lusting after other bikes stops. At least for me.

Of course my honest to goodness "need" for a Kawasaki triple and a Norton Commando is something completely different.
 
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