The next saga of my biking journey

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by TLS-Moose » Jul 6th, '20, 21:43

I can't believe there are many (any?) relationships where one partner would spend that level of money without discussing it with the other? Not much of a "partnership" if so, is it ......

Heyhoo, not my money, not my relationship, not my business ...... But I stick with my perspective, which Ian's last comment summarises nicely :-bd

I could never bear to pay interest on the purchase of a depreciating asset - it's a double whammy!
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Jug_Inspector » Jul 6th, '20, 22:23

TLS-Moose wrote:
Jul 6th, '20, 21:43
I can't believe there are many (any?) relationships where one partner would spend that level of money without discussing it with the other? Not much of a "partnership" if so, is it ......
So instead does just renewing a PCP contract every 3 years (with the required upfront deposit) negate the necessity to discuss it?

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by TLS-Moose » Jul 6th, '20, 22:40

Pass. As I've said, I wouldn't be in that position. Plus my dogs don't seem to have a handle on how money works. Perhaps I might try explaining it in terms of bonio's :-? x_x =))

That is what Rob infers though :-bd
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Tractorwackyracer » Jul 6th, '20, 23:45

TLS-Moose wrote:
Jul 6th, '20, 21:43
I can't believe there are many (any?) relationships where one partner would spend that level of money without discussing it with the other? Not much of a "partnership" if so, is it ......

Heyhoo, not my money, not my relationship, not my business ......
Well perhaps I / we are odd, we both work hard and as long as all the bills are paid what difference does it make what I or the other half spend our money on
If I want to spend it on a bike or a pair of jeans I see little difference i have earns it and life is short if she wants a dress handbag shoes new car if she wants to and can afford to it’s not a problem I am not going to say no
The discussion goes something like this thinking of changing the bike love, oh ok which one, the Orange One, oh nice when’s it coming
But I certainly wouldn’t get involved in any finance otherwise I wouldn’t buy in the first place
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Ruffian » Jul 7th, '20, 06:23

Tractorwackyracer wrote:
Jul 6th, '20, 23:45
TLS-Moose wrote:
Jul 6th, '20, 21:43
I can't believe there are many (any?) relationships where one partner would spend that level of money without discussing it with the other? Not much of a "partnership" if so, is it ......

Heyhoo, not my money, not my relationship, not my business ......
Well perhaps I / we are odd, we both work hard and as long as all the bills are paid what difference does it make what I or the other half spend our money on
If I want to spend it on a bike or a pair of jeans I see little difference i have earns it and life is short if she wants a dress handbag shoes new car if she wants to and can afford to it’s not a problem I am not going to say no
The discussion goes something like this thinking of changing the bike love, oh ok which one, the Orange One, oh nice when’s it coming
But I certainly wouldn’t get involved in any finance otherwise I wouldn’t buy in the first place
And that’s about it

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by billinom8s » Jul 7th, '20, 06:42

When I buy a Bike, I say cash and keep it forever. Only sell it when it becomes surplus to requirement.
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by menzies3032 » Jul 8th, '20, 17:44

Guys great conversation and welcome the feedback it seems there are many ideas on how to find your motorbike and also money sense so that every penny counts. It’s very clear to me to that the way I am going to buy a bike is not the most financially sensible .... however... it works for me. If I am to buy a bike (new or second hand) it will only work for me if the savings don’t get hit in a massive way and I can afford to pay it monthly. I know that after this purchase if I were to loose my job I could still continue on my savings for 3 to 6 months before I needed to panic. For me this works. Not to say it works for everybody.

Either way looking forward to some shiny metal. Really looking forward to some test rides and will take the GoPro with me so can feedback to you guys and take you with me.
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Ruffian » Jul 20th, '20, 19:37

So rob how is the bike hunt going??
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Kata » Jul 20th, '20, 20:18

Well I wanted a new bike.y money doesn't earn anything in the bank. I got the bike on PCP.

However it's interest free so basically I'm treating it like a light up front bank loan then I'll buy it at the end.

Swings and roundabouts only more cause I can zip around on it. :-)

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by menzies3032 » Jul 29th, '20, 12:43

Ruffian wrote:
Jul 20th, '20, 19:37
So rob how is the bike hunt going??
Well did have test rides arranged for a Triumph 765, a Kawasaki Z900 and a BMW F900R all sorted but my mum died and had to go to Spain to help my dad sort stuff out and now I am coming back from Spain the government wants me to sit in a corner for the next 14 days so will have to rearrange for end if August. At least that will help me to book up the test rides on the rest.

Seen your selling the speed triple Ian have to have a think about that one. Is not in my current planning but just maybe.....
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by julesh » Jul 29th, '20, 13:13

Sorry for your loss Rob

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Post by Ruffian » Jul 29th, '20, 19:53

menzies3032 wrote:
Jul 29th, '20, 12:43
Ruffian wrote:
Jul 20th, '20, 19:37
So rob how is the bike hunt going??
Well did have test rides arranged for a Triumph 765, a Kawasaki Z900 and a BMW F900R all sorted but my mum died and had to go to Spain to help my dad sort stuff out and now I am coming back from Spain the government wants me to sit in a corner for the next 14 days so will have to rearrange for end if August. At least that will help me to book up the test rides on the rest.

Seen your selling the speed triple Ian have to have a think about that one. Is not in my current planning but just maybe.....

Sorry to hear that rob.
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by bkingalan » Jul 29th, '20, 20:18

Sorry for your loss Rob .
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Post by menzies3032 » Aug 1st, '20, 10:05

Thanks for the kind words guys. :ymhug:
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by menzies3032 » Aug 13th, '20, 16:32

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First Impression - This thing looks beautiful but also has the price tag to go with it. Will it live up and beat the competition for the price im not so sure. Going up against the Triumph tripple and all of that equipment I am looking for the MV to show me the character to make the bike so special and the reason to by it. but as a thing to look at how amazingly special.

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List price...............£13,880.00
BHP......................104kW (at 12,300 rpm)
Torque..................87Nm (at 10,100 rpm)
Cylinders...............3
Brakes..................Brembo rubber Lines
Quick Shifter..........Yes
Traction control......Yes
Power modes..........Yes
ABS......................Yes
Screen type............ Black LCD screen
Tyres....................Pirelli Rosso III
Suspension Front......Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” aluminium telescopic hydraulic fork with DLC treatment ,with anodized fork legs and having rebound compression damping and spring preload external and separate adjustment
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