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    I have moto-hypochondria

    Just musing about the interweb. I love it- more helpful info than I could ever need, ability to share experience, place to see what issues others have with simillar products...and therein is my problem. I'm sure I have a leaky driveshaft, bad compensator, worn cam lobes, dangerous jiffystand, bad transmission gears etc etc etc ad naseum on my various bikes. I won't even begin to relate the problems I'm sure my cars have! I know information is good and dealers won't always acknowledge issues- but I gotta relax a little.

    The corollary to moto-hypochondria is moto-acquisivitis- wherein I must get every farkle de jour. I mean the guy who posted, eloquently laid out why I need a [fill in here].

    I'm gonna get regular service by the schedule, trust my mechanic (so far so good) and use reviews to research a need that MY EXPERIENCE tells me I need. I'll continue to read cam and compensator threads- but with a less anxious eye, and I'll read your louder horn bigger tank bag review- but be mindful of MY actual needs.

    balancing prudence and foolhardy

    Defining need while "perfecting" my ride

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    Congratulations they say the first step to a cure is admitting you have a problem.
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    “balancing prudence and foolhardy”

    But, but, you take all the fun out of it ...

    Take your bike for example: your R3000RXTL-meg and load it with all appropriate aftermarket accessories. After replacing all moving and non-moving parts, all that’s left of the original purchase is ‘you’. How more individual and special can it get? Ain’t it grand! One of a kind. That should take your breath away ...

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    buy it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    buy it!
    I usually do!! The moto-acquisivitis is less troubling than the moto-hypochondria.

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    You should check out the new, improved, Turbo-Encabulator. It fixes the problems you have with the old one.
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    FYI, details of the turbo-encabulator have been embargoed for some time, but you can still pick one up on Amazon.

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    It's just a thing. You are not marrying it. You buy it and you ride it. Get a good roadside assistance plan. Try to do better than 35 miles towing. It might be a long way to the nearest qualified service facility. Get decent insurance to meet state laws and your needs for financial security. Do the recommended maintenance or have it done. Ride it.

    If it falls off a cliff, blows up, catches fire, explodes, shells an engine, or anything else the worst case is you are out a thing. No divorce needed. Sign the title to the insurance company or the junk yard and walk away. Do not try to pet the dog.

    If the worst case scenario is more than you can afford you need a cheaper bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    It just a thing. You are not marrying it. You buy it and you ride it. Get a good roadside assistance plan. Try to do better than 35 miles towing. It might be a long way to the nearest qualified service facility. Get decent insurance to meet state laws and your needs for financial security. Do the recommended maintenance or have it done. Ride it.

    If it falls off a cliff, blows up, catches fire, explodes, shells an engine, or anything else the worst case is you are out a thing. No divorce needed. Sign the title to the insurance company or the junk yard and walk away. Do not try to pet the dog.

    If the worst case scenario is more than you can afford you need a cheaper bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    It just a thing. You are not marrying it. You buy it and you ride it. Get a good roadside assistance plan. Try to do better than 35 miles towing. It might be a long way to the nearest qualified service facility. Get decent insurance to meet state laws and your needs for financial security. Do the recommended maintenance or have it done. Ride it.

    If it falls off a cliff, blows up, catches fire, explodes, shells an engine, or anything else the worst case is you are out a thing. No divorce needed. Sign the title to the insurance company or the junk yard and walk away. Do not try to pet the dog.

    If the worst case scenario is more than you can afford you need a cheaper bike.
    Actually, if it blows up, falls off a cliff etc. I get to buy a new one!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Is that you, Yoda?
    Nope, Paul was more eloquent than I could ever be.

    I was gonna post:

    "I understand the need to be super uptight about stuff happening on the road. Stuff happening on the road is part of riding. Since my group doesn't ride with a chase van and a trailer, I think we are riders. It's not a lot of fun to have stuff happen in the middle of butt-nut where Sasquatch lives but last I checked, no amount of spreadsheet creation and analysis prevented monster pot-holes, tire killer nails or Redheads that serve cold beer.

    Stuff happening on the side of the road leads to good things, new friends, a great place to stay that has awesome food and sometimes, the next wife.

    To make a few things a bit clearer, a Redhead that serves me a cold beer is a TLM (Trip Limiting Move) as I more often than not, I ask them to marry me. This should not be confused with a BBW ((Blown Bike Wheel)did that with the monster pot-hole this summer) or a 2/3rd rounder(2/3rds of my tire are round, one third ain't).

    You should also know that some of your brethren members hate you when you talk about riding when it's ballzdropov cold and you talk about riding. I think we should open a new forum section devoted to adding farkles to your snowblower."

    Ok San Antonio, I did substitute "S--t" for "Stuff" and I didn't mention that it gets so cold here that a penis turns into a button on a fur coat which results in peeing all over your boots.

    We good until the next time? Prolly be tomorrow though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick601 View Post
    Actually, if it blows up, falls off a cliff etc. I get to buy a new one!!!

    Not if one were still on it....
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    I had one go halfway over a cliff one time on a continental divide trail. Tried to get away from me but I dragged her back kicking and screaming to safety. Hurt my feeling as I always thought we were soul mates. Guess Paul is right, just a thing, not a soul mate. Having said this though, my new R NineT makes googly eyes at me every time I walk past her and mention "not now honey, but soon".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselyoda View Post
    Nope, Paul was more eloquent than I could ever be.

    I was gonna post:

    "I understand the need to be super uptight about stuff happening on the road. Stuff happening on the road is part of riding. Since my group doesn't ride with a chase van and a trailer, I think we are riders. It's not a lot of fun to have stuff happen in the middle of butt-nut where Sasquatch lives but last I checked, no amount of spreadsheet creation and analysis prevented monster pot-holes, tire killer nails or Redheads that serve cold beer.

    Stuff happening on the side of the road leads to good things, new friends, a great place to stay that has awesome food and sometimes, the next wife.

    To make a few things a bit clearer, a Redhead that serves me a cold beer is a TLM (Trip Limiting Move) as I more often than not, I ask them to marry me. This should not be confused with a BBW ((Blown Bike Wheel)did that with the monster pot-hole this summer) or a 2/3rd rounder(2/3rds of my tire are round, one third ain't).

    You should also know that some of your brethren members hate you when you talk about riding when it's ballzdropov cold and you talk about riding. I think we should open a new forum section devoted to adding farkles to your snowblower."

    Ok San Antonio, I did substitute "S--t" for "Stuff" and I didn't mention that it gets so cold here that a penis turns into a button on a fur coat which results in peeing all over your boots.

    We good until the next time? Prolly be tomorrow though.
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