Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hallettsville, TX, USA
Ownership Cost - not too bad!
About once a year I get the bug for a new bike so I was looking at the ownership costs of my '99 LT (purchased used for under $10K) which now has 50,000 miles on it (41,000 are mine).
Anyway, even with pre-emptive replacement of the rear bearing and slave cylinder by the dealer, and doing the 12k Maintenance myself, I'm guessing maintenance cost is about $100 / month.
Does anyone else have a handle on that figure?
Anyway, with the low purchase price and pretty reasonable ownership / maintenance costs, I can't justify buying anything new. Darn it!!!!
My fall back plan is to pay this girl off this year, keep her another 100,000 miles and get serious looking at the Ural sidecars to add to the stable for a change of pace. (Quick someone - save me from myself!)
"Ride, boldly ride, ... If you seek for Eldorado!"
'10 Triumph Tiger 1050