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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-15-2008, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice- taking a vote....

Okay - I have a 99 VN750 that is completely original and in almost mint condition. (Everytime I say "completely original" I sound like a jerk considering its only 9 years old)
Part of me wants to keep it that way for the next 10 years, and part of me wants to start changing and customizing...

Whats your opinion?

I will heed advice....
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My vote: Keep it stock. Maybe it will be worth more in 10 years that way. Let the new owner customize it as they want to.

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Do you want to ride it or save it as some kind of an investment?

If you want to ride it, then do whatever customization you want to make it more comfortable, more personal, whatever.

If you want to save it as some kind of investment, well, you'd be better off just putting the money in a 401k fund. Or if you're really interested, I got this email from some Nigerian Prince who could make you a boatload of cash.
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Its really all up to you. I think most of the people here customize they bikes to fit them and make the ride more comfortable. This is what makes it your bike or if you like it stock then keep it that way. Very few make the bike like any other rider, they are all different in some way. Have fun and ride long, and make it your way

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I ride it almost everyday, so I am not looking to keep it in a ziplock bag for future generations, or make a killing on a return.

And I got the same email, but the guy wont call me back...
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Do what you really want to do. If you want to customize, go for it. If you want to keep it stock, do that. You could also do reversable customization if you're worroed about resale. In other words, mods that can be put back to stock without much problem.
Me, I keep my vehicles until they aren't much good for anything but the scrap heap so resale doesn't mean squat to me. But that's just me.

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I ride it almost everyday, so I am not looking to keep it in a ziplock bag for future generations, or make a killing on a return.

And I got the same email, but the guy wont call me back...
That's cause I already took him up on his offer. All I had to do was send him my social security number and bank routing information (like I'll ever need that) and he's going to wire the money into my account this weekend! Party on! I'm buying everybody a round!
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This is my bike, there are many like it but this one is mine.

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