How much money do you spend each month or year on your motorbicycling hobby?

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  1. mrfubs

    mrfubs New Member

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    Post your limits or what you spend on parts ect. In a month or every year to keep your hobby going?!?
     
  2. Easy Rider

    Easy Rider Santa Cruz Scooter Works

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    I think I've spent around $2.5k in the last year. That was for three 48 volt batteries, two MP3s, six 2.4x24 tires and a downhill bike and I don't regret single penny I've spent.
     
  3. wing nut

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    last year , way too much , this year the hobby paid me
    & that got me a whizzer
     
  4. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    More than I care to think about. Racing these things doesn't help that fact.......have money....will spend!

    laff laff rotfl

    show me the money......mo money, mo money....oh please honey dance1
     
  5. BarelyAWake

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    Probably about $50 a week!
    But have just about everything I need now for the four bikes.
    Often think I should sell one of them, But there all to good to sell.
     
  7. xseler

    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Just enough to keep the full size motorcycle itch at bay. That said, I honestly don't know what else I need/want to do to it now --- unless I'd shove a suspension/shifter/disc brake/4 cycle bike under this one...........hmmmmmm.......
     
  8. Henshooter

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    Damn beat me to it , in reality if I have it I spend it lol

    I get pocket money although I'm married with two kids and a third on the way , if I did handle the budget it would go something like 1 for you 1 for me and 3 for the hobby

    The wife ( the minister of war, finance and recreation ) keeps me in control of this feverish urge to build build build , in reality my spend budget per build is a tad under/over 500 ,I've done 3 builds so far

    She's a good wifey .

    Regards Henshooter
     
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  9. BarelyAWake

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    Not bad at all Henshooter - but I wasn't really joking, this year to date I've spent a whopping $3.50 on my MBs & that was only just yesterday... as I needed to fuel up the taddy for the spring season lol

    Here's a sight not often seen, an ebike "fueling" at a gas station ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Henshooter

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    On a technicality I've only had two chinagirl builds as my very first was a weed trimmer motor with a roller converted on the drive shaft with a lifter rack , all on a giant atx990 the bike was worth 10 time the price of the weed whacker back in the day

    Filling up on an electric , now that is a sight for sore eyes , my tank costs about tree fiddy to fill as well except I fill at the gas station and add the oil to the tank ,I know I know you shouldn't do it but I'm a slacker and as such can't be bothered carrying a jerrycan
     
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  11. BarelyAWake

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    It's "technicalities" like this that keep the "minister of war, finance and recreation" at bay :p
     
  12. Henshooter

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    Hybrid???? Lol
     
  13. BarelyAWake

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    The taddy usually fills at the station too, if for no other reason then it's a laugh - but she was dry as a bone from winter storage so, gas can it was.

    Four stroke, so no botherin' with premix... funny thing is the taddy won't quite take a full gallon so usually it's even less then tree-fiddy, buck-fiddy usually - which gets me dirty looks from the monster truck guys lol

    [​IMG]

    Mongo the ebike ofc asks for nothin' at all save a plug in from time to time, as I've no electric bill... technicalities again ;)
     
  14. mapbike

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    I spend a $200 - $300 a year probably, and its just mainly on gadgets and gizmos for the bikes or some upgrades or experiments with sprocket sizes and maybe a tire here and there, my bikes are just a seasonal hobby/toy thing for me to have something to do in between all the junk I have to do like work around the house and a full time job, mine aint fancy but they are reliable, plenty fast and lots of enjoyment.

    I play around with and tinker with my bikes, but for a big ride or a serious distance cruise I ride my Harley or my old 1982 Yamaha Maxim....

    I do enjoy the motorized bikes and get way more attention from average people when I cruise into town on one of the motorized bikes.

    Map
    dnut
     
  15. CTripps

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    I'll plead the fifth on that, as my wife reads these forums. ;)
     
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    I traded a shotgun I paid $125 for for a western flyer with a 48cc, spent $25 for brakes, 2.50 for a spark plug , $1.50 for a fuel line, $7 for 2 gallons of fuel, $3 for oil so I have a total of $164 invested plus a few hours of my time with a dremel.
     

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