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New or used? Please help me decide.

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Okay folks, here's the deal. A few months ago, I had planned on buying either a 2005 GSXR 600 or an R6. I really liked the red/black bikes in each model and both have very similar performance. However, just a couple months ago, I found out I'm going to be a dad in late May/early June (which is why I most likely won't be able to make the gap trip). Now, since I'm not married to, nor am I planning to marry the woman (we aren't even dating), I'm going to be paying child support. Yes, I will be the best dad I can be, and I love children, but this woman is not someone I want to spend the rest of my life with.

Anyway, before I found out this news, I knew I could easily afford a new bike, however, child support will put a bit of a belt on my budget (don't know exact amount yet). I had then decided to just look for a good used bike (no older than 2001, 99% sure it would be a GSXR) and paint it the colors I wanted since the red/black was not an option before '05.

BUT, I JUST got an unexpected 5K per year raise (today), so I'm thinking that will at least come close to covering child support. So, the question now is do I still buy used, or do I go ahead and buy new as previously planned?

What are the pros and cons of each? Any opinions (on the bike, not the child situation since I already know what I'm doing there) would be greatly appreciated.
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Rodogg04 said:
ive got a wife and 2 kids. they dont mind ramen noodles once in a while!! LOL!!!
:lol: Yea sometimes we make sacrifices!!! LOL

Well speaking from experience with DJ, we have 2 kids, and if you can I would just wait until you figure out the support! That would definitely be the best way to go!! This way you can make sure aren't gonna be strapped and you are still able to support the baby. Good Luck with the bike!! Hope you can get what you really, really want!!

Congrats on the baby!!! They are a wonderful gift! (even if they are hellions like my oldest :D )
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