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pre-DW bike shop bills?

motometal

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this always seems like an excuse to go through the bike, freshen things up, new riding gear here and there.  Credit card.  The guys at the parts counter smile when they see me coming.  If you have more than one bike, you spend that much more...

tires, brake pads, extra air filters, spare fork seals, chemicals, etc.
 

WaltCMoto

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Moto,
Besides myself, Ive got my kids bikes to keep up. Sometimes its hard to find the time, money and effort to keep em all in top knotch condition. But I love it.
 

JuliusPleaser

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I dropped a lil coin last year, but this year I'm grinchin'.

It's hard to spend money when you're on welfare. :silly:
 

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I know exactly what you mean. New fork seals yesterday. Brakes, chain and new rear M12 tire a week ago Chaching$$$

Not to mention the maint. work that still needs done on all the bikes.
 

squeaky

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I know what you mean. My bike decided to STOP running on Labor Day. I had a heart attack, well knowing I had 2 1/2 weeks to get it running before I had to bring it for transport to Oklahoma.

So, I now owe "Papakeith's Bike Repair Service" about a million dollars in parts and labor!
 

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#6
I'm fine with the bike parts-- wheel bearings here, muffler packing there, etc.

It's the pre-DW TRUCK bills that are gonna kill me.  I took our truck in last Monday, told them to change the oil, rotate the tires, and check the tranny fluid, coolant, belts, hoses before we take off on our trip.  I got a call the other day-- metal flakes in the tranny fluid.  :think:  

So now I'm in for a SECOND rebuilt tranny on this truck.  All it had to do was make it to next spring, and we were going to trade it in anyway.  Dangit.  DirtWeek isn't here yet, and I'm already broke. :( 
 

GETMETOCA

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My bill is not tallied yet.......I have a list of some parts I need to go get. In addition to that I did buy some new gear, a new rear tire, and I'm getting a new helmet light ($$! :scream: )

 
 

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The bike bills are not any different then usual for us. Since thekid races almost every weekend we have a stockpile of spare everythings.
My expenses are going to be respringing his old CR for me so I have a bike to putt around on.
The truck is next in line- I have known tires are an upcoming need and everyday I look at them trying to decide whether to do them before or after DW.
Then there is the camper 2 blowout in the last 2 weeks didn't help the pocketbook.
I guess I really should replace the helmet I cracked when I crashed and broke my collarbone. At first I didn't think about it because I was convinced I was going to quit riding but my resolve in that direction is slowly dieing
 

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Umm...

F350 Crew Cab Diesel ......................................... $45k
26' Camper/Toy Hauler ........................................ $25k
Gear/Bike Parts/Etc (after our stuff was stolen)... $2k
Possibly new (to me) KX100 ................................ $2k
One week w/ the DRN Crew at Cooperland ......... PRICELESS!


We are so broke and in debt it's not even funny... but that okay - you only live once, we'll never be 23/28 again, and you can't take it with ya!
 

CaptainObvious

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RV rental, trailer rental, new aparal (for me and the kid!), knee braces for all, new tires for all, new filters, lots of fluids (premix, gear, chain, coolant, brake, filter, beer...), brake pads, food...when does it end.

Worth every penny!
 

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Hey, I'm going to drive most of the way to West Virginia Next Saturday and Sunday to pick up a sweet 03 KTM 300 MX/C!! Just decided that yesterday. Anyone looking for a 02 CRF? It'll be for sale at DW...
 

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Well I just spent about $5600 at the KTM shop and another $412 at Berts and I still have a few more thing to get.
 

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Originally posted by nikki
... We are so broke and in debt it's not even funny... but that okay - you only live once, we'll never be 23/28 again, and you can't take it with ya!
Nikki - I just wished i had realized that when i was 23!! ;)

 

As for the $$ - well it seems to just keep popuring out of the pockets as i get ready to depart for DW!   :scream:

New parts - same old bike.