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A new motorcycle

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Last summer when gas was fast approaching $3.00 I had enough of spending $90.00 to fill up my Dodge 1500 4wd . I saw an ad for leftover suzuki 600 Katana's . Brand new in the crate for $5000 - great bargain and sporty enough to fill my need for speed . I go to the dealer do the papers and the sales guy tells me he will call me when it's ready . When he calls and says your bike is put together and ready to go I call my dad for a ride . My dad is 69 years old but has rode since the '50's . He was hard core back in the day , rode thru any weather any season but has not been on a bike in years . We get to the dealers and my brand new blue and white Katana is sitting rite out front . The salesman informs me that they sent some one to get gas . Thier gas truck is out on a service call . As the saleman and I smoke a cig we walk away from the bike . Then I hear a crash and look at my new baby - laying down on the asphalt and my dad is on the ground ! We rush over and I help my dad up and we get the bike up the left side plastic is all scratched up and dad is saying , there's something wrong with that kickstand . He tried to sit on the bike and put his wieght on the handlebars and knocked it off the kickstand . Man I love my dad but if that had been a buddy I would have punched him . So dad OK bike is scratched I ride it home 16 miles . Next day I'm trying to back it out of a narrow shed , wearing flip flops . My foot slips it falls to the right and hits my work bench . So my bike is 24 hours old and is scratched and has a dent in the gas tank .It's like 25 degrees out and I was just standing in the shed smokin and looking at my bike wishing I could be riding even though she's a little beat up . I guess she's gonna be a beater bike . Every one try to stay warm until it is warm enough to get out there and RIDE!

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If all you were going to do was drop the bike on the ground, you could have spent $1000 on a previously owned bike, and put the rest in a healthcare flexible spending account (it sounds like you're going to need this).

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