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$4,800 to spend - 03-14-2010

So I have just about $4,800 in the bank and im at a crossroads. I could try to find a deal on a used Saleen blower, or LTs, cams,CAI, and some apperence stuff.

Or another option would be to buy a used motorcycle (cruiser). I dont know much about bikes and havent even taken a MSF course or even know how to ride. But ive always wanted one, and now that some of my friends have one it makes me want one even more. Ive pretty much settled on a VTX 1300 since im a big guy (6ft 280lbs) since i can find those around my price range since I plan to buy it out right in cash no financing.

Any advice or info is very welcomed as i know we have some motorcycle riders here


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dont get a vtx 1300. my dad has one and its a tank. i cant stand riding it. its VERY hard to steer. im a pretty big guy to and i ride a sv650s. im 6 2, 270. id look into other cruisers.



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Depends. If you have nice roads were you live I say go for it. I had a Suzuki marauder 800cc cruiser and loved riding it but the roads in Norfolk are always under construction, dangerous, not to mention the ignorant drivers around here.




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If you go for the bike make sure you take the MSF course.


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I say blower! It makes the car much more fun to drive. With the 5.0 coming out I think the market will be saturated with blower kits. I have a Gen I Whipple and love it.


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I say blower! It makes the car much more fun to drive. With the 5.0 coming out I think the market will be saturated with blower kits. I have a Gen I Whipple and love it.
x2 for the Blower option. And also x2 on the Whipple.


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Personally I would buy a bike over a supercharger but not that bike... being a midget ( 5'5" ) i prefer street bikes, and bikes are a effective / dangerous way to get the need for speed out of your system so when you actually drive your car you enjoy the comforts a lot more and are not too worried how fast it is... A Bike would also keep the miles off your car if you’re like me (75% ride 25% drive)... BUT!! There dangerous and if you haven’t been riding for a while I would agree with Rygen and take a safety course which lowers the insurance and helps many beginners’ not kill themselves the two months of riding which is when most people crash their bikes.

Also if you ride long enough you will crash sooner or later... There are so many used bikes for sale because people get scared or discouraged after witnessing a motorcycle accident or being involved in one themselves. Save yourself the time, money, and skin if this sounds like you... Nothing to be ashamed about riding is not for everyone.

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The only thing I would say to remember if you do get a bike is, "it's not a matter of IF you're going to crash, but WHEN you're going to crash." (I'm looking at 4 trashed motocross helmets mounted on my bedroom wall when I'm typing this, lol) Now with that said motorcycles are a blast to ride, and I would ride one everyday of the week if I had one. But Rygen and Scord gave great advice, and I would do at least what they advised.


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So many people (5) that are close to me have been in horrible bike wrecks in the past year, not that you can't get hurt in a car but at least you have a better chance. Get the blower, used Saleen would be ideal. You will never regret the blower.


   
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