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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-29-2002, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Nothing but motorcycles sense 1992. Going to the market or trips with the Wife and Kids don't count. I can easily go three or four months without even setting foot in the Wifes car.

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I am planning on moving out of the land of cold, and if I do I am going to sell my car and see how long I can last without buying another car.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-30-2002, 11:07 AM
 
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I voted "no" & then remembered that in early 80's I let my car sit
without starting it for 14 months (sat so long a valve rusted).

I put 27,000 miles on my bike in that 14 months....
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I voted "no" & then remembered that in early 80's I let my car sit without starting it for 14 months (sat so long a valve rusted).
I hope you didn't find out about that valve the hard way. I also changed your vote to yes for you .
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 08:16 AM
 
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Yes it has and still is since 97.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 08:27 AM
 
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Haven't had a car of my own in 9 months and hardly miss it. Wife's car is available once in a while but rarely need it. Mostly doing it because of financial reasons as I graduate from grad school in Dec after 27 mo program. After graduation I plan on adding a sport tour with hard bags (and a track bike, and a dirt bike, and a full tour, and ......) and then it'll be even easier not to own a car. It's a bit of a PITA running errands and such without storage space. Other than that I love riding every day, makes the commute more fun.

Might get an old truck for towing to the track but other than that don't see a real big need for a car after graduation.

Save 300-500/mo in payments and insurance, 5 grand a year is a lot of savings.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 08:38 AM
 
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I've been using my bike(s) for my only transportation for about 6 months now. I have a 2000 Z28 that I don't drive and have it for sale, anyone interested? My wife hauls the groceries in her SUV, so I don't have to worry about trips to the store. About the best thing about southern New Mexico is no rain so it's riding everyday.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 10:48 AM
 
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Well, unless you have amazing balance, chains or studs, and some super warm clothing, you can't get by w/ just a bike in WI. It rains too much in the summer, too. I hope to not drive my car to work more than a dozen times this summer, but I doubt I'll be able to do that.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-05-2002, 08:46 AM
 
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Everyday hell.. It rains 4 5 times a week down here in the spring.
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