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Which one goes: guitars or motorcycle?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Williams, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Williams

    Williams Tele-Meister

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    I have to make a touch choice. I have two guitars worth considerable amount of change, but both are special, and my bike is special too. Something has to go, but I can't decide:(

    Bike: 2001 Honda F41 2,800 miles no damage and never downed -- perfect condition.

    Guitars: Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion (black) minimal fret wear and a few scratches on backside. 1974 or 1975 Thinline Telecaster (my late uncle's) with wide range humbuckers. It has been refretted with medium jumbo frets with some road wear.

    Which ones go??
     
  2. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Does that IRS Auditor like to Jam?
     
  3. jhegel

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    The bike can be replaced easier than the guitars.
     
  4. CajunPicker316

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    The Thinline would NOT be going anywhere, if it was me.
     
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    Guitars are living organic things. No two are alike. One has sentimental value, the other is just a nice guitar...I know because I used to own an HRF. Bikes are machines, metal stampings or machined castings and forgings all identical to each other....cookie cutters. Lose the bike:
     
  6. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    you have two guitars and one bike...seems obvious...one guitar goes and you can still play and ride
     
  7. bparnell57

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    If the bike only has that many miles, you don't ride it as much as someone who has the passion to do so would. It sounds like you would be giving up a passion, but IMHO it sounds like the guitars are more easily enjoyed by you and I feel like they have a more sentimental place in your heart. Also, the bike is easier to find a replacement for in the future.
     
  8. Mike Simpson

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    Sell the bike.
     
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    The bike can potentially kill you. The guitars won't unless you don't practice enough and somebody beats you up for bad music.
     
  10. twintwelve

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    Is this a short term financial problem or a relationship issue?
     
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    I admit I don't get motorcycles, but I bet you'd get the opposite answers on a motorcycle forum.
     
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    I love a sunny afternoon ride, even riding in the rain is fun. But music has always given me much more joy than riding.

    If you only have those 2 guitars, then sell the motorcycle. If you have 5 other guitars you like and only one motorcycle, then maybe sell guitars. But that Thinline does seem like something that you can never replace.

    Summer is generally not a good time to sell anything. People are away on holidays or too busy relaxing to be looking to buy anything. But it is far easier to sell a motorcycle right now than to sell guitars.
     
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  13. bloomz

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    I sold my motorcycle for that very reason.


    And spent the money on guitars and associated gear.


    When I had my accident - got t-boned and my knee smashed, not my fault (3 surgeries) I realized life's too precious to risk any more for that thrill - they're thrilling - because they're dangerous - and it's not as much the bike but the cars that run into you, then go "oops".

    At the ER after that accident the nurse said "You know what we call those things? Donorcycles"
     
  14. DeweyPeek

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    I would get rid of the bike, it's easier to buy another f4i and love it than to find a guitar that feels as special as those you have.
     
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    Ive been riding over 40 years and playing less then 10. Both these activities bring me great joy, but I would hate to depart a cool ole guitar that had been part of the family tree, think hard before you let go of that tele.
    G'luck
     
  16. suthol

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    In my youth I rode a bike and looking back I don't understand how I never became an organ donor :lol:

    For mine the bike goes before the guitars especially the thinline because of the attachment, in your position I would be looking for a young family member to hand it down to after you have added to the mojo.
     
  17. Gautfrid

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    I presume you mean Honda F4i?

    It's a CBR600F. There are thousands of them around, and they're all very similar.

    The guitars? Not so much.
     
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    I rode bikes for nearly 40 years. I'm still alive...
     
  19. justrfb

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    First, I am sorry you have to do either one. Must be hard. That said, sell the bike...

    Sincerely,
    Rich
     
  20. Tidepoolbay

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    Why? Why does something have to go?
     
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