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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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To have as art or to ride?

Just joined here after picking up an 02 F4. The bike is amazing. The only problem was that I originally bought the thing to put in my house as art. I'm now at a crossroads since I'm now thinking I may keep it to ride.

Anyone else had this dilemma? Looking for input.

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Just joined here after picking up an 02 F4. The bike is amazing. The only problem was that I originally bought the thing to put in my house as art. I'm now at a crossroads since I'm now thinking I may keep it to ride.

Anyone else had this dilemma? Looking for input.

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Let me put it this way. If you had bought it new in 2002 and kepted it as an art piece, you'd only get about $10 to $12K if you sold it now. That's a $10K loss (based on OTD price) for an art piece. If you want an art piece, get something that may appreciate in value. You've got it, use it because it's depreciated.
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ride the friggin' thing!
you think it looks good? wait till you ride it.

and that'll be the last time you think about saving an MV as a museum piece!
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you can make up your own mind
but..... for me.... life is WAY TOO SHORT to keep the most amazing bike ever made IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

Ride the bike..... it wasn't produced to be art



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Mate, I say ride it like you stole it!!!!

You only live once and you can't take it with you when you die!!!!

You want art, go to the museum on the MV!!!

When you get too old to put your leg over the bike, then put the bike in the lounge room. Panels, tyres, rims, and all the other parts can all be repaired and replaced. The feeling of hanging off the bike trying to get rid of the chicken strips or the first time you hear the knee sliders scrape on the road cannot be purchased when your too old.

Slow is smooth and smooth is fast!!
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Use it for both.

It's not like it's going to fly into a million pieces or something if you ride it. Insure it.

Then put it back in your living room for art. I did this for 2 years. Kind of had to get over the mild fuel smell once in a while, but so what?

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The only problem was that I originally bought the thing to put in my house as art.
you should be banned for even saying that....

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and the HUGE lower triple clamp. that thing is braced like king-kong at at a bondage party.
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definitely wasn't buying for investment. it just looks so bad arse and as a single dude, makes the statement to girls 'he ain't settling down any time soon, he has a f***ing motorcycle in his house!'

well maybe I'll ride it a little...

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I think we agree that MV F4 is like the most sexy and beautiful sex goddess, so ask yourself the question that you asked us...

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To have as art or to ride?
it's a no brainer I think... literally.

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definitely wasn't buying for investment. it just looks so bad arse and as a single dude, makes the statement to girls 'he ain't settling down any time soon, he has a f***ing motorcycle in his house!'

well maybe I'll ride it a little...

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Most girls couldn't tell a difference between a MV and a GSXR except for one's blue and white and the other's red and silver.

A motorcycle in the living room isn't much of a statement. We've all done that at one point or other. However, a more interesting conversation piece would be to have an motorcycle in your living room with tires like this:
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