This is kinda like fishin.

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Hammond Egger, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Hammond Egger

    Hammond Egger New Member

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    Once you get past the ten grand for the boat it's a pretty cheap hobby. I guess I'm just an accessory kind of guy.
     
  2. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Ten grand? Whoa. That means I'm a cheap skate. I didn't go much above $700.00, even with the shipping and so on. I ended up with a really cool daily driver though.
     
  3. 5-7HEAVEN

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    LOL, I'm not gonna call you a liar, but.....:-||

    Boat and MB? Not even close. Bike accessories and even motorized components are relatively cheap.

    Let's not even mention what it costs my nephew for a day's fishing. $200+?

    For a day's ride, it costs me...$1.00xct2

    Nephew can't ride his boat to work, or park on the 4th floor for free.
     
  4. wheelbender6

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    This hobby is as cheap or expensive as you would like to make it. Some dumpster dive for a bike and old weed eater motor. Others spend the bucks on a high performance Morini motor and stretch custom frame. I am amazed by the ingenuity of motor bike builders at both ends of the spectrum.
     
  5. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    My chainring cracked, so I bought 3 different sizes for $5.95-$6.95 each. Also spent $10 worth of nuts and bolts, some stainless.

    Spent $20 on running lights, front and rear.

    My 4hp engine cost $255. My brother's diesel engine cost $40,000.

    My used Diamondback cost $125. It came with front and rear disc brakes.

    Scooterguy frame-mount cost $250.

    High-performance wheelset cost $160.

    Armadillo tires cost $80.

    Happy Time expansion pipe cost $75.

    So my B-I-L's boat cost over $100K(not including expensive fishing gear) and looks like other fishing boats.

    My custom motorized bike cost $1K. It is truly unique.

    Absolutely no comparison to a fishing boat.dance1
     
  6. killercanuck

    killercanuck New Member

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    Yea, just like with fishing how there's always a new technique or lure to try...
    With mb'n there's always a new technique or part to try :)

    mb'n is way cheaper though.
     
  7. 2door

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    There's an old maxim that I've always loved. "If it flys, floats, f**ks or has wheels, its probably cheaper to rent it than to own it."
    Motorbikes seem to be an exception to that. I have 3 bikes and a trike, and combined I've spent less money on them than the rims for my hot rod cost. Go figure.
    Tom
     
  8. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    The cost per usability and fun factor is amazing.dance1

    Not as great as the dogs I picked up at the Humane Society, though.

    Now MUTTS are great bargains!drn2
     
  9. Dan

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    Was getting tax stuff ready and going threw receipts. Wow did I spend some cash. But really and truly a great way to stay out-a trouble. In talking to my much better half this morning, I said I wanted a mini lathe/mill. Cheap one about 700 bucks. (Gonna have to save up for that implement of destruction) I felt guilty about blowing that much cash on a hobby. Her answer; "if it makes you happy" Which I guess is my point here. So far has tought/is teaching math, physics, small engines and bicycle repair. (read keeps me out of the bars, snork)

    I always think of the "accessorys" as buying the baby presents. Gotta show em ya love em.
     
  10. killercanuck

    killercanuck New Member

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    Rofl 2Door, so true(fixed maybe?) :p

    oh yea, accessories keep 'em happy. If not, just wiping the road grime off 'em can give yourself a nice smile.
    :)
     

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