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 Post subject: 'Tarded Que$tion
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 7:29 pm 
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:Roost: :Roost: I'm in the process of 'tarding my 07 and was totaling
up what I've spent so far. :OMG: Including the purchase price
of the bike itself, I figure I've spent close to $4500.00. And I
Haven't even started on the suspension yet. I figure the tm-40
Will be the crowning touch. So I guess what I'm asking is how
Much have you guys spent on yours? And do you ever hope to
Recoup your investment? Don't get me wrong, I love this bike. Even
In ' tard form it can still do anything from touring to (slow) track days.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Tarded Que$tion
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 7:52 pm 
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Location: South Central PA
My 2012 w/ 2,300 mile, DJ cab kit, SC seat and 2 Bros slip on was $3,800 delivered from 90 milea away. Since then I have added:

Extra set of wheel
FCR 38
Rico Intiminators
After market f/r springs
Acerbis 5.0
Warp 9 fork brace
Vapor computer
Extra set of plastic
CR bend handlebars and hand guards
HT pannier racks
Pelican 1550 panniers

All told I bought a lot of stuff used and don't have $5,000 into the bike. I get my money out of it overtime I ride it.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Tarded Que$tion
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 8:22 pm 
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Geohaydook wrote:
...And do you ever hope to recoup your investment? ...
That kind of thinking leads down the dark path of a dull life... :s_no
Farkles for my motorcycle are no more an investment than movie tickets or a case of beer.
Maybe we can rephrase the question to 'How do I make sure I get my moneys worth?'.
Then the answer is easy, ride the hell out of it. Ride every day you can. Wear it out and start over. Money well spent. :drinks:

Oh yeah, how much have I spent on mine? Hmm... last time I tried to add up all the things I've modded and re-modded and redone again it was well over $20K. Did I get $20K worth of entertainment out of it? You bet I have. Now I've spent the last few days turning that one back to 'stock-ish' condition to sell and have started building version 2.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Tarded Que$tion
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:47 am 
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Thanks for the attitude check, guys. The project will continue! I'm
probably the first person to ever complain about a too short commute,
but work is only .6 miles (or 1 kilometer) from home. Not even enough
to get her warmed up. I'll just have to find other excuses to go for
a ride.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Tarded Que$tion
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 4:54 am 
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The only DR specific mod I spent money on was the TM40. I was lucky in that the bike came with the emulator catridges in the forks. And the springs are actually stock and work fine for me (with a bit of preload).

Of course my DR is not a shining example of dirt bike performance as a result, but my opinion is that it's never going to be a good dirt bike nor a good road bike. So why waste money on achieving nothing?

I just ride the crap out of it and live with it's inadequacies. I like to think that i'm not only richer, but happier for it :drinks:


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I bought my bike two season ago out the door for about 5 grand.
Just dropped a grand on suspension, plus another 450 on an FCR,
5.3 tank, sargent seat, and the list goes on.

People keep telling me I could have bought a KTM for the money that went into
the DR. I just tell them, if I bought a KTM i'd still mod it out for myself.

Just ride it and mod it for your self and enjoy the ride.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Tarded Que$tion
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 3:41 pm 
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not counting the price i paid (still paying on) for my '14, i'm at $5,600 and running. (new tkc80's to mount up tomorrow, so add another $300-ish)

yeah...

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 Post subject: Re: 'Tarded Que$tion
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 4:25 pm 
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You can't count maintenance parts like tires, brake pads/discs, chain/sprockets. That's just maintenance. I would go even further by saying lowered footpegs -mandatory for me, I feel like a monkey without them- and NSU fix are simply obligatory and should be added in before you buy.

For me, the farkling starts "above the waist". DRZ 250 rear light, seat, tank, or oversized bars, etc

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 Post subject: Re: 'Tarded Que$tion
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 4:50 pm 
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DR.FEELGOOD650 wrote:
not counting the price i paid (still paying on) for my '14, i'm at $5,600 and running. (new tkc80's to mount up tomorrow, so add another $300-ish)

yeah...


You can't count tires they are consumables like gas and oil.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Tarded Que$tion
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 6:22 pm 
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Location: Tracy, Ca. USA 37°37'21.6"N 121°32'44.8"W
PerazziMx14 wrote:
DR.FEELGOOD650 wrote:
not counting the price i paid (still paying on) for my '14, i'm at $5,600 and running. (new tkc80's to mount up tomorrow, so add another $300-ish)

yeah...


You can't count tires they are consumables like gas and oil.


what about when you swap out brand new and perfectly good deathwings (oxymoron, i know) on stock wheels for a set of MX52's with beadlocks, and then swap on a set of warp9's and sticky ass Conti's, and THEN swap on some tkc80's onto the Warp9's since you get bored of being stuck on the asphalt for too long? and you'd rather save your mx52's for pure offroad riding. sprockets?=I have 3 or 4 of each tooth count both front and rear, swapping out for gearing preferences on different riding terrain. brake pads of different compositions for different terrains (wet muddy offroad on stock wheels with knobbies or dry street on warp9's) so, not maintenance, but swapping over setups for different riding conditions, i'd say. $,$$$ adds up fast when you ride the bike in multiple setups often swapping back and forth. I'd consider my "maintenance" costs the cost of adult beverages consumed in the garage while turning a wrench on setup swaps tho. :-)

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