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Keep it. 4 23.53%
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:47 PM   #1
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Sell my extra bike or keep it for my kids?

I've got a 2005 V-Strom 650. Just got a 2015 Tiger 800 XCx. I doubt I'll be riding the Wee much anymore.
I've posted the Wee on Craigslist and in a thread here, but I'm not really sure if I should sell it.
3 boys, 13, 15, 16. None has a driver's license yet.
Would this be a good bike to hold onto for one or more of my boys to start on in a few years? Or should I sell it and get something lighter for them to start on if/when?
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:59 PM   #2
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sell it, buy something lighter-more forgiving.Much safer. Lotta light weight thumpers that can do it all.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:05 PM   #3
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Keep it!

Nice to have a spare if the new bike is down for repairs!
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:11 PM   #4
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Put some fresh stabilized fuel in it, do an oil change and spray some rust protectant on it. Cover and remove when the children have learned on a smaller machine.
It don't eat no hay while it is waiting.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:26 PM   #5
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1 divided by 3 is gona be a mess!

Sell it and put it towards their education or,

3 dirt bikes for them all to learn and hone their skills on

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Old 03-21-2015, 06:40 PM   #6
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Sell it and put it towards their education or,

3 dirt bikes for them all to learn and hone their skills on

GLWS
Now that's a win / win
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:16 AM   #7
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Have they shown any interest in riding yet? If they aren't interested now, I really don't see that changing in the future. However if they have dirt bikes now or love going with you 2 up on rides then yup keep it.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:41 AM   #8
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Dirt bikes. Growing up riding in the dirt was invaluable.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:04 PM   #9
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sell it, buy something lighter-more forgiving.Much safer. Lotta light weight thumpers that can do it all.
Second that. Sell it and maybe get a dirt bike for them later on...
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Old Yesterday, 06:46 AM   #10
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Huh?!

You gotta bike and your boys don't? WTF! When my kids were young we all had dirt bikes - we spent many a weekend camping and rippin' up the trails in PA. Unforgettable family adventures!!!
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Old Yesterday, 07:32 AM   #11
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Sell it, buy the kids two bikes...


I am considering the 800XCX how are you liking it and do you do much offroad?


Thanks
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Old Yesterday, 07:38 AM   #12
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Sell it.

It will be sitting for quite awhile, considering your childrens' ages, and it's frankly not a great starter bike anyhow.

If, however, you want it as a backup, by all means hold onto it.
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Old Yesterday, 09:09 AM   #13
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Sell it, buy the kids two bikes...


I am considering the 800XCX how are you liking it and do you do much offroad?


Thanks
The Tiger 800 XC (I have XCx) seems really good. I've been pushing more into the dirt, which is part of the reason for changing bikes. The Tiger is definitely more dirt oriented than the V-Strom, but seems plenty happy on hard. V-Strom handling and geometry is better for carving road curves, but I think the greater power and better suspension on the Tiger make up for that. I've only got 250 all road miles on the Tiger so really too soon to give a well informed opinion. But my impression if that it was a good choice.
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Old Yesterday, 10:14 PM   #14
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sell it and use the $ for a cheap small starter bike. keep that one for each kid down the line and have them work on buying their upgrade. maybe a 50/50 split in $. teach them what it takes to buy and maintain a bike and you've provided them a life lesson.
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