Thought I’d create this one to find out, How do you have fun? What do you do to keep your sanity? And, what does it cost you to do said thing?
Ill go first: Motorcycles
I don’t get to ride across country or for that matter every week. But I love it. I can jump on and take the back roads for a few hours. I meet people who wanna ask about the bike and what Ive done to it and so forth. Seeing the roads from the seat of a bike makes thing so much more real than looking out of a windshield.
Bikes: HD, Triumph, BMW are expensive to buy and maintain. Your metric bikes tend to be a lot cheaper. Buy used instead of new and you’ll save few bucks.
Customizing: Yea, ehem, I’ve spent a little on mine… This can skyrocket price wise. How deep is your pockets?
Clothing: gotta have leathers or protective gear. Get a helmet please! ((yea I don’t always wear one either so I’m not lecturing you on it)) What about cold weather or rainy season gear? Yea, it adds up quick.
Insurance, fuel, maintenance: I use an insurance broker for our insurance so every year he finds me the cheapest. Fuel expense is just like any other. Just depends on how much and how hard you ride it. Maintenance is fairly cheap as long as you’re doing most of it yourself. Like a car, taking it to the dealer can be cost prohibitive. Learn to do it yourself and you’ll have knowledge that no one can take from you and you’ll save a few bucks.
You can drop a lot of $$ on this. A LOT!!.. Bike (new) 9-35k initial, gear 200-1500 initial, other 100+/-(monthly)
Ok peeps, who’s next?