[QUOTE=mjtski;93234]I have a bit of an issue with the purchase of my vulcan 900 and was hoping for some help.
My fiancee has made the argument that buying it would be wasteful and that I should put the money towards our future, such as a house.
She also made the argument that from time to time I receive financial help from my parents, and they've adamantly stated that if I get a bike I would be "disowned". I know its an exhaggeration but I worry what would happen if they heard that I've spent money on something they forbid.
I stated that the bike would save a world in fuel and parking expenses over my SUV and that its something I've always wanted. This would include buying the bike at $6,100 and yearly insurance of about $860. Did I unintentionally lie?
I'm not trying to air out my personal issues but the truth is that my fiancee has valid points, and its left me with a knot in my stomach. Now I'm questioning getting that which I've always dreamed of having.
I was hoping for some honest and MATURE advice as to the topic and what I've stated, as like I said, I'm left feeling sort of unsure, like taking your feet off the ground the first time you ride.
Personnal/similar experiences would really help.
I think your first have to decide if it's something you need
, or something you want
. You alone must decide the priorities in your life, but IMHO, buying a bike wouldn't be at the "TOP" of my list. If you can't afford to live on your own (without financial assistance), then listen to your fiancee. The parent's response is probably based strictly on emotional feelings, so that's up to you to convince them that you're responsible and mature enough to own a bike. One BIG mistake you're making, is to assume that the cost and insurance are the only expenses in owning a motorcycle. Unless you plan on doing all your own maintenance, a motorcycle is very expensive to have a dealer do the repairs and maintenance. Tires, batteries,oil changes are much more expensive than cars or trucks, and need to be done on a more-regular schedule. Owning bike can be much cheaper to operate on a daily basis, but over-all costs per year are much higher on a bike. Set a goal and a time to get a bike in the future, save a little each week, and see if it's want your really want
in a few years. Planning your finances now will help keep you out of debt in the future