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motorcycle or sea do?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by mntbiker2008, Jul 12, 2009.

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motorcycle or jet ski?

Poll closed Aug 11, 2009.
  1. motorcycle

    61.0%
  2. jet ski

    31.2%
  3. none of the above

    7.8%
  1. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    so... im in a bit of a dilemma here... i have been wanting a motorcycle for quite some time but i have also loved jet skis and boating. Either way I go, the outcome will be a 10-15 yr old bike or boat. what should i do? i have a few lakes nearby that i frequent alot and i go up to michigan every summer so i could take the jet ski up there on the lake. the only thing that has me uneasy about both is for the motorcycle, there are a shit ton of deer around here. and not to mention, people cant drive for crap. thats what got me thinking twice about the motorcycle. the problem with the jet ski is the cost to up keep the thing. and storage. either way, i will end up getting one of these but cant make up my mind.


    thanks

    aaron
     
  2. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    What about a boat?
     
  3. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    jet skies are just way too much fun to say no too. get a doo.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    They ARE fun, but chicks dig boats:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    im just not sure bout a boat. maybe a smaller 16 footer. i dont have a ton of money and unfortunately I no longer have my yota. my tow vehicle would be a 03 santa fe with a tiny little 2.7 v6 that struggles to pull a set of bikes on a bike rack behind it. :( it would be up for consideration though.


    very nice lady chris. what kinda boat is that?


    btw... the thing that got me wanting a pwc again was cuz today a guy in this badass 05+ taco came backing down the boat ramp at the lake with a beuatiful mobius ski boat. then another backed down with brand spankin new jet skis. it was hard to control myself.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Ah...Disregard my suggestion then. I thought when you mentioned "Boat", you meant a "Boat". :eek:
     
  7. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    it still up for consideration. sorry for the confusion though.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    djs05tacoma

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    x2 on the boat. I've had a waverunner for a while and its fun by yourself or with a friend who has one, but gets old after a while.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Haha!! Nice pic!! Is that Mrs. Chris4x4?:confused:
     
  10. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    sorry just saw the post about the tow vehicle, what type of jet ski's are you looking at?
     
  11. Jul 12, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    busatodd

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    bad thing about boats is you have to drive somewhere to have fun with them, where a motorcycle, it only take pulling it out of the garage a away you go!!
     
  12. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    yeh i know... im kicking myself in the ass now cuz im finding tons of tacos for sale now that i bought that peice. ive been looking at some of the polaris skis, i saw a few mastercraft jet skis. im trying to find a bombardier for a decent price as well.


    one more question.... how do i convince the lady that a boat is a little safer than a motorcycle? she seems to be fixed on the fact that motorcycles are safer. im thinking otherwise.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 [OP] First I derp.. then I herp

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    true. thats another thing that has played around in my head. not a big deal though. the lake is only about half hour away.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    kmann6905

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    You will get much more use out of a bike. Even simple things like running to the store can be done on your bike, try doing that with the Doo. Your concern about safety is valid, make certain you take the state safety course!!!!
     
  15. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    thebigk

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    I have both......we hardly use the PWC because the lake here is full-empty-full-empty...stupid desert.

    The bike I use year round......you living up north...either toy will be season dependant.

    If you have lakes you can use most of the summer....I would go with the PWC :)
     
  16. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    thats just the thing. if i knew i wouldnt use the pwc as much, i wouldnt get it. but since i know for a fact you wont find my butt on a motorcycle once the weather gets below 70 degrees, both toys will be retired for the winter months. spring summer and early fall will be the time either one gets used.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    let me tell ya..I have a small 14' boat that hasnt been used in a few years up untill this year, when i took it out once for about an hour.

    I bought a bike last october also, and it just sits in the shed alot, since we only have about maybe 5 months of rideable weather, and about the same for boating weather.

    I tried to convice myself that getting a bike would be cheaper to use then the truck daily, but its not happening. Im paying $600/yr plus the loan off, for the thing to sit in the shed most days.

    Think wisely about what you want vs. what you need.
    Is banking the cash your possibly going to spend on the new toy out of the question?
     
  18. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    im actually scheduled to take the msf course here next month. that way i can get a motorcycle when i want and possibly have both toys. but thats not gonna happen for a little while. unfortunately. :mad:
     
  19. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    Grew up with bikes, loved bikes, and here is where I sound like an old man... I've lost too many friends to bikes, have a very good friend right now that might be loosing his leg (2 years after his bike accident with no recovery yet - many operations and infections) from a guy pulling out in front of him. I was very lucky. Last accident ran into a double guard rail - short hospital stay - on way home was one of first to arrive where 3 people were racing and t-boned a Ford. All 3 dead. Watched entire clean up repeating to myself - "I have to much that I want to do with my life." I never looked back and I enjoy mountain biking and go carting to replace the motorcycles of my life.

    I'd go with the jet ski!
     
  20. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    Buzzoff

    Buzzoff Don't go ninja'in nobody don't need ninja'in

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    X 3, 4 or whatever on the boat. I have had a sea-doo and it was fun but it's really only you and one other person.....unless you have other friends with them. I sold my 2001 Harley Deuce and 2003 Tacoma to get my 2009 Tacoma.

    The Harley was nice, but it wasn't that much fun to ride alone. I had a few buddies that had Street Glides/Road Kings that had windshields/radios/saddlebags and here I was with none of the above. Kind of sucked. I went on very few long trips due to no music/windshield or space to carry anything. It was more of a bar-hopper and I didn't really drink when I rode it. Plus being an L.E.O. it seemed I came across more motorcycle fatalities and accident then before I owned one. With 3 kids it just wasn't worth it.

    My next purchase will be a boat. Probably some type of pontoon boat so I can take my family/friends along. Will definitely be equipped with a stereo and BBQ pit!!!!
     
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