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Well.. it's not really admitting defeat!

Hello again!

I made a very tough decision today. I've decided that I'm going to put my bike in the shop and have the work done on it since I can't get the time or space to do it on my own and the summer is passing me by!

Today I threw a charge on her and tried to ride her to the shop to start work.. but she crapped out at the end of the street and I was pushing her home again

I'm hoping a trickle charge through the night will give me the juice to get the 7 miles to the shop where they'll be kind enough to charge me more than double what I've priced the cost of doing on my own. But the price I'm willing to pay to get back on 2 wheels gets higher every day! I even catch myself shopping for a new bike just so I have something that runs!

ARGH! Hope to see you all soon!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 05:54 PM
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Don't fret my friend. Time is money and your time is quite valuable. Time spent fixing your baby rather than riding it is like lost money. Time spent riding it will certainly make it seem like money well spent.

I know how you feel. I actually paid someone to paint the exterior of my house when I know I could have done it myself for half the price. But I just didn't have the time and I know it wouldn't get done otherwise. Bit the bullet and really liked the look of it when it was done. Felt good to come home with it looking so good. Would have felt better knowing I did it myself, but I just didn't have the time and now it's finished.

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I am hoping you have your baby back for the weekend, and the weather is fine. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet.

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Well my friend, it's better to pay someone to fix it and ride it than to look at it and wish you could. Whatever it takes......you MUST ride!

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whats wrong with it, was it the stator? and what part of ohio are you in?

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From the testing I've done and the help of the kind folks here, I'm pretty sure it's the stator.

I'm in columbus. But the thing has been sitting since mid April and I need to get her back on the road!

Hopefully there will be enough juice in the battery that I can ride her to the shop this morning
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I had done the same thing when my stator needed changed. Had everything I needed.... except the time to do it.
Went to a local dealer and got it done for $308 (not including parts)
A pretty fair price, IMO, and well worth it to me, as I was expecting to pay around $500!

Good luck on getting the bike back on the road.


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Best wishes to you in getting her on the road and trouble free very soon. I too am finding it impossible to get any work done but I have a couple back up bikes.

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Gotta do whatcha gotta do bro. I'm fairly certain you'll think the decision's a good one when you fire her up and take a loooooooooooooong ride. If you think about it, post again when you get her back and take her out. Live to ride, ride to live...
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