selling the r1 to invest in a hot rod. - Yamaha R1 Forum: YZF-R1 Forums
Off Topic Talk All off-topic posts. Music, Sports, Movies, Humor, etc... (No NWS)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
Blue, you're my boy!
 
juiced gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,483
selling the r1 to invest in a hot rod.

ive been debating with myself for years. an internal struggle. after 3 wrecks(the first leading to a life flight) i can honestly say i have a vehicle that can take me to limits on the street that i would and do constantly push with every ride. there is nothing wrong with a motorcycle like the r1 to be engineered. the problem is that i own one and cant keep from pushing her to the limit on the street. it is not only a danger to others on the street but my loved ones who depend on me financially. i need to remove myself from the biking world. it will be hard seeing as how i came up on 2 wheels. i came up in the 90's with the freestyle mountain biking world. that was my start. i will miss 2 wheels but i wont be satisfied until i can swing a 30's ford with a chop top and a nasty pre-70 motor. this is my new direction in life. can someone steer me in the right direction?
juiced gt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:33 PM
You don't impress me.
 
Saphexus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 553
In the end, you're the one who has to put on your big boy pants and do what needs to be done. Nobody else is gonna do it for you. We all understand the risks and choose to ride, and that's just how it is. Nothing wrong with this decision. It just means you're willing to make that sacrifice for your family.

And hey, it's not like you're letting go entirely, right? I mean, you've obviously still got the need for speed, just now it's four wheels instead of two. Wish I knew somebody with an old car like that that could sell it to ya.

Good luck, bro.
Big boy pants. What a burden.

THEOS DRACONIS
Nobody said life was easy. Dig your claws into the bedrock, turn against the hurricane and STAND.
Saphexus is offline  
post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
Blue, you're my boy!
 
juiced gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,483
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saphexus View Post
In the end, you're the one who has to put on your big boy pants and do what needs to be done. Nobody else is gonna do it for you. We all understand the risks and choose to ride, and that's just how it is. Nothing wrong with this decision. It just means you're willing to make that sacrifice for your family.

And hey, it's not like you're letting go entirely, right? I mean, you've obviously still got the need for speed, just now it's four wheels instead of two. Wish I knew somebody with an old car like that that could sell it to ya.

Good luck, bro.
Big boy pants. What a burden.
didnt expect someone to put it so eloquently. thats what i needed to hear.
juiced gt is offline  
post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
Blue, you're my boy!
 
juiced gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,483
its a tough decision but when i look at the odds, i lose on a bike. everything comes to an end. id rather give up my riding than give up seeing my nieces and nephew grow up. its time i hang it up. i had fun for 10 years but it is over.
juiced gt is offline  
post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 01:20 AM
Seņor Citizen
 
Petrol_Spice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Pimptopia
Posts: 20,221
Do one trackday then make the decision..





Tact was created by those lacking the mental dexterity for sarcasm. ~ Petrol_Spice



Petrol_Spice is offline  
post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 03:17 AM
Viva La Figa
 
hawk71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tha Gump {Charleston, S.C. Native}
Posts: 3,996
So you don't think of them before you throw a leg over the bike and intentionally endanger yourself and others on the street just because you have a bike that can perform?? What about the others around you on the street? What about their loved ones, nephews and nieces? What's to say you won't do the same with your hot rod? Bigger vehicle = more damage if you lose it.

Keep the bike. And like Petrol said....take it to the track. You'll change your mind about street riding.



"No. You live more for five minutes going fast on a bike like that than other people do in all of their life."~Marco Simoncelli

R1-016 `Venom` Squadron


NESBA #71
hawk71 is offline  
post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 03:25 AM
Sir Douglas
 
DouglasyzfR1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 4,403
Send a message via AIM to DouglasyzfR1
Each one of us that have loved ones has to make this choice. In the end you make the best decision for you, sounds like you have a good reason for selling the bike if you can't tame it down on the street. Best of luck to you!

DouglasyzfR1 is online now  
post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 03:34 AM
Bourbon is my blood
 
T.C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 3,675
Quote:
Originally Posted by Petrol_Spice View Post
Do one trackday then make the decision..


Sig by Uncle P.

Call me an alcoholic all you want. I will not remember in the morning, or the next day.

My '02 R1 thread.. http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/10-appearance-mods/343172-tcs-02-transformation.html
T.C. is offline  
post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 07:14 AM
Rubber side down
 
Slvr04r1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dallas
Posts: 3,268
Quote:
Originally Posted by hawk71 View Post
So you don't think of them before you throw a leg over the bike and intentionally endanger yourself and others on the street just because you have a bike that can perform?? What about the others around you on the street? What about their loved ones, nephews and nieces? What's to say you won't do the same with your hot rod? Bigger vehicle = more damage if you lose it.

Keep the bike. And like Petrol said....take it to the track. You'll change your mind about street riding.
My thoughts exactly
Slvr04r1 is offline  
post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 08:07 AM
I eat my R1
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Posts: 1,508
Made the same decision about 7yrs ago after I was ran into a ditch by a truck that didn't see me, and then took off. Promised my mom and GF that I wouldn't ride on the street anymore. A year later I spent 5 months in a PT office after a really bad crash on the track left me with a severely tilted pelvic bone and broken clavicle(among other things). Hung up my helmet for good. It was affecting my personal relationships and also my ability to do the other things which I loved(powerlifting, triathlons, other sports).

I miss it badly sometimes, but my GF and mom like me in one piece and my retirement portfolio looks a heck of a lot better without the tens of thousands I was spending annually on new bikes, gear, trackdays, and fixing myself after crashes.
stop2think is offline  
post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 08:17 AM
Life: Comedy or Tragedy?
 
fjorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Da Northland. Yah.
Posts: 37,590
It's all in what you want to do. If you feel that it's the right decision for you, follow it. No one can tell you what, or how, to make up your mind. Some might not agree with you (I've nearly hung up motorcycles twice due to different events). But, it's what comes from you and makes you happy.

Best to you on your decisions.

http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic6861_1.gif
  • RIP to our fallen brothers. You will all be missed and remembered:
    • crazyclimbr - March 4, 2007
    • Gawarrior - June 25, 2008
    • bandrews - October 9, 2011
fjorn is offline  
post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 08:25 AM
Drinking Colt 45's with Lando
 
Jeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 6,076
I know EXACTLY what you are going through.

Probably about 8 years ago i quit street riding all toghter and just did track days / drag racing with my R1. Yes it was the funnest time I have had on 2 wheels. BUT with crashing inevitable, missing the ground pounding feel of a v8, and a prego wife watching my try to break my neck on the track I decided to hang it up.

6 years ago I bought my malibu, 1 day later Samantha was born.

I wanted something we could all enjoy. Something we could take to get a burger and still go to the strip and fly. Something with 4 walls.


I miss riding ALL THE TIME and strangely my car is possibly more dangerous than a bike, but the point is. I am alive, one of my dear friends is not. I literally cry everytime I think of him or his daughters. My kids love the car, and it is radical enough to keep me interested. SHIOT AIN'T CHEAP though I'll tell you that. I have no regrets giving up riding even though it was easily the best time of my life. Goodriddance and I had some really good times on 2 wheels.

My only mistake was building one too silly. Too much converter and compression to be usable at all. Should have went low comp and either way more cubees or forced induction. 13.4:1 and a fogger is not a street friendly plan.

The Devil made me do it the first time. The second time I did it on my own.

"Harleys are the most effect machine at turning gas into noise without the side effect of horsepower" --Ruptured Duc 6/5/07

"Honestly, I've liked drinking beer since the 8th grade. I wish I didn't like it as much as I do, but hey, at least I'm not shooting heroin." --Moonlighter

Jeff is offline  
post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 08:32 AM
Need $ for bike parts
 
BlackShadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hudson, Wisconsin
Posts: 3,076
I think family pressures have gotten to you. If you have the desire to ride than ride. Like everyone is saying, do a track day or get a cruiser if you like being on two wheels. Your choice. Yeah, my wife gives me crap all the time to be safe. But is exciting to find where my limits and the bike's limits are at. Just do a coin toss and be done with it.


Sig by Uncle P

I wish my Dad was alive to see some of the crazy shit I do. RIP Pops
BlackShadow is offline  
post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 08:32 AM
Drinking Colt 45's with Lando
 
Jeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 6,076
Quote:
Originally Posted by juiced gt View Post
ive been debating with myself for years. an internal struggle. after 3 wrecks(the first leading to a life flight) i can honestly say i have a vehicle that can take me to limits on the street that i would and do constantly push with every ride. there is nothing wrong with a motorcycle like the r1 to be engineered. the problem is that i own one and cant keep from pushing her to the limit on the street. it is not only a danger to others on the street but my loved ones who depend on me financially. i need to remove myself from the biking world. it will be hard seeing as how i came up on 2 wheels. i came up in the 90's with the freestyle mountain biking world. that was my start. i will miss 2 wheels but i wont be satisfied until i can swing a 30's ford with a chop top and a nasty pre-70 motor. this is my new direction in life. can someone steer me in the right direction?
Care to share your vision? 30's shine runner? rat rod? Street rod? Gasser?

I'd love to build something like a 40 Chevy, all gloss black with steel wheels, stock interior, stock stance, with a 540 hiding under the hood. Period correct tires and everything. Tommy gun under the dash board, case of shine in the truck.... lol man would that be fun.

The Devil made me do it the first time. The second time I did it on my own.

"Harleys are the most effect machine at turning gas into noise without the side effect of horsepower" --Ruptured Duc 6/5/07

"Honestly, I've liked drinking beer since the 8th grade. I wish I didn't like it as much as I do, but hey, at least I'm not shooting heroin." --Moonlighter

Jeff is offline  
post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 08:35 AM
Need $ for bike parts
 
BlackShadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hudson, Wisconsin
Posts: 3,076
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
I know EXACTLY what you are going through.

Probably about 8 years ago i quit street riding all toghter and just did track days / drag racing with my R1. Yes it was the funnest time I have had on 2 wheels. BUT with crashing inevitable, missing the ground pounding feel of a v8, and a prego wife watching my try to break my neck on the track I decided to hang it up.

6 years ago I bought my malibu, 1 day later Samantha was born.

I wanted something we could all enjoy. Something we could take to get a burger and still go to the strip and fly. Something with 4 walls.


I miss riding ALL THE TIME and strangely my car is possibly more dangerous than a bike, but the point is. I am alive, one of my dear friends is not. I literally cry everytime I think of him or his daughters. My kids love the car, and it is radical enough to keep me interested. SHIOT AIN'T CHEAP though I'll tell you that. I have no regrets giving up riding even though it was easily the best time of my life. Goodriddance and I had some really good times on 2 wheels.

My only mistake was building one too silly. Too much converter and compression to be usable at all. Should have went low comp and either way more cubees or forced induction. 13.4:1 and a fogger is not a street friendly plan.
6 years and no bike?! I can barely make through the off season. But I hear ya. My wife wants a boat, something we all can enjoy, I see it as cutting into my riding time.


Sig by Uncle P

I wish my Dad was alive to see some of the crazy shit I do. RIP Pops
BlackShadow is offline  
post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 09:05 AM
Drinking Colt 45's with Lando
 
Jeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 6,076
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackShadow View Post
6 years and no bike?! I can barely make through the off season. But I hear ya. My wife wants a boat, something we all can enjoy, I see it as cutting into my riding time.
I can do still do wheelies, so that helps ease the pain.

I suggested a boat to the wife once, she yelled at me and said why would you buy a boat to go swimmng? Buy a pool I'm not getting in that river. lol

The Devil made me do it the first time. The second time I did it on my own.

"Harleys are the most effect machine at turning gas into noise without the side effect of horsepower" --Ruptured Duc 6/5/07

"Honestly, I've liked drinking beer since the 8th grade. I wish I didn't like it as much as I do, but hey, at least I'm not shooting heroin." --Moonlighter

Jeff is offline  
post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 12:24 PM
You don't impress me.
 
Saphexus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 553
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
I can do still do wheelies, so that helps ease the pain.

I suggested a boat to the wife once, she yelled at me and said why would you buy a boat to go swimmng? Buy a pool I'm not getting in that river. lol

THEOS DRACONIS
Nobody said life was easy. Dig your claws into the bedrock, turn against the hurricane and STAND.
Saphexus is offline  
post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:29 PM
I eat my R1
 
da rza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,618
you guys should help me unload some of my toys! got a eliminator boat,1932 ford roadster,and a 54 chevy...need room to start on 38 lincoln zephr!..all 3 are for sale! pm me if you are intrested....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	iphone pix 021.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	274.0 KB
ID:	477074   Click image for larger version

Name:	iphone pix 026.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	247.7 KB
ID:	477075   Click image for larger version

Name:	32 roadster 018.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	179.8 KB
ID:	477077   Click image for larger version

Name:	32 roadster 012.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	186.9 KB
ID:	477078   Click image for larger version

Name:	lake 002.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	225.8 KB
ID:	477079  

Click image for larger version

Name:	lake 018.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	150.8 KB
ID:	477080  

2007 r1 charcoal/blk
da rza is offline  
post #19 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:34 PM
I eat my R1
 
da rza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,618
also have a superduty truck as well for sale!..bad market right now...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	32and 4x4 032.JPG
Views:	26
Size:	154.4 KB
ID:	477084   Click image for larger version

Name:	32and 4x4 029.JPG
Views:	20
Size:	149.1 KB
ID:	477085   Click image for larger version

Name:	32and 4x4 030.JPG
Views:	20
Size:	120.8 KB
ID:	477086  

2007 r1 charcoal/blk
da rza is offline  
post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:58 PM
fast toys arent just 4 boys
 
BrnEyzR1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: So Cal
Posts: 9,447
Do what makes YOU happy.

"The reason I do it is because if you do it wrong, it will kill you. If you think it's too dangerous then go home and cut your lawn and leave us to it"

~ Guy Martin



Quote:
Originally Posted by KMac View Post
It's my fault.

Miss you Pierre
Much love Andre
58
BrnEyzR1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha R1 Forum: YZF-R1 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome