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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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Keep in mind that your raise will be taken into account for the child support, so it may not help out too much afterall because it will all be figured in.

I agree...wait and see about the child support first and then you'll know more about what you can and cannot afford. If you get the new and then end up not being able to afford it, you'd have to sell it or something. But, if you get the used, then you end up being able to afford more, you'll wish you had. Then again, you can always have some extra money if you go used too.

btw, how dare you cheat on me? :lol:
Captain Morgan said:
Also, I'd never cheat on you. I had met her first, but we were finished before I met you. ;) Still want to go to Florida? I'm leaving Wednesday. :D
:tt: exuses, exuses!!! :nono:
but if florida is still on....
:bash: damnit and here i was thinking this thread was about you cheating on me :nonod: :lol:
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