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View Poll Results: How did you manage financially when purchasing your first bike?
Parents paid for it all 8 4.71%
Took up a crap job at the local McDonalds 15 8.82%
Parents paid for some...you paid for some... 8 4.71%
By the time you bought your bike you were financially independant 106 62.35%
Other...?? 33 19.41%
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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-08-2004, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Bought and Paid for by....

Just curious. Lately it seems like more and more younger sportbikers are lucky enough to receive a sportbike free of charge courtesy of their parents. How did you guys manage financially when you bought your first bike? Parents? Found a job and paid for it by yourself? Both?
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Other: I paid for my bike with earnings from my internship job last summer. It paid well but was unfortunately only for the summer or else I would have stayed longer since I had last semester off due to transferring to a new school.

I bought the bike back in late September paying cash. Now I'm back in college slowly drying up my savings buying gear and doing maintenance. Too bad I can't try out any of the new gear until it gets a little nicer out here.

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Other: When I bought mine a couple years ago I was still living at home. But I had been saving for something (i didn't know what) for the past 3 years. So when I decided I wanted a bike, i bought one used with cash.

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I was 31 when I bought my first bike payed half in cash half the bank paid. Still paying on it but should be all done by next year.
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same as tippman, bought it myself, but lived with parents at the time...
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I was 5 years old when I got my first bike, (A Harley 50cc) so yes... my parents paid for it.

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by myself in college....bought with some money from good old fashioned manual labor
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Strange one in my case. A Scottish/Cdn family across the alley from us in '43 & as a 13 yrs old kid I looked at their only child's m/c. He was killed in the first day at Normandy with Cdn army.

Sometime in late '44 they asked me if I wanted his motorbike. Parents realized they were very shock at the death of their only child, so took in the bike into our garage to get it out of the way of leaning up against their home.

Come '45 they did not want it back so this old '36 Harley Davidson 45 SV V-twin was mine sick as it was with shot rear piston, no front brake, etc. So a sort of freebie.
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Didn't start buying bikes until I graduated college and could afford it. I actually bought the F4 as a graduation present to myself. Spicerke and I both bought the XX and the Blast together.

We probably won't buy another one until we have cash in hand, or at least the vast majority of it.

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