I’m gettin’ all Billy Shakespeare and throwin’ down some poetry. “Too sell or not to sell, that is the question.” What am I considering parting ways with? My motorcycle or as my grandmother likes to call it…my “murdercycle.” I’ve analyzed the pros and cons to riding a motorcycle and need some help from you PF’ers to sway me one way or the other (just like when I asked for help about my school loans). So here they are the good and bad of motorcycle ownership…
So there ya have it. My favorite and not-so-favorite things about motorcycle ownership. I should note that I have a work vehicle that I use from nine to five. I usually use my motorcyle for all local commuting (I promised my mom and girlfriend I would minimize freeway use when I bought it). When I go outside of my community I generally hop in my personal vehicle. One major benefit to having the motorcycle, that I forgot to include in the list, is that it keeps miles off my car and keeps me from using it for short trips (short inner city trips are the worst for your car).
I am aware of the dangers of riding a motorcycle…actually too familiar. My pops got in a bad motorcycle wreck about a year ago and almost lost his leg. I’d post a picture of his surgery, but I don’t want my readers to throw up (it’s pretty disgusting). I guess at the end of the day I’m not as worried about the economic impact of owning a motorcycle as much as I am the physical, aKa death, part that comes with the territory. It would make me really sad to sell the thing and see it go, but probably not as sad as my momma bear would be if she was at my funeral.
Where do you draw the line between fun expense and dumb expense? I’ve been wrestling with the idea of selling the thing for a couple weeks now and I’ve been back and forth. Help!!! Anyone and everyone with an opinion is encouraged to respond.