Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
What price love...how much do you have into your ST?
So this week I sunk another $2,300 into my beloved 2004 ST3, and it got me to thinking, "when does an expensive toy become an obsession?
I purchased my ST3 used in spring of 2006 for $6,300. It was low miles, less than 4K. Today i have over 32,000 miles on the ST3--it is oneof three bikes I own, (the one i ride the least, so i guess on an annual basis I'm a high miler).
Over the course of the five years I've owned the ST3, I've put $9k of upgrades and $4.5k in maintenance. upgrades go the gambit from complete suspension upgrade, 5 spoke wheels, EBC petal rotors, leo vince exhaust, carbon fiber front and rear fenders, new paint job, aluminum swing arm and everything else that made an ST3 into an ST3s.
All in I have easily $20K in this bike.
Upon reflection, this seems like a lot of money to me for what is in essence a mid-tier sport-touring bike. For that same 20k I could have easily purchased a used Honda VFR in pristine condition plus a well taken care of 999 or early model 1098.....
I am crazy, or just crazy in love?
What do others have in to their beloved STx?
Last edited by levine98; Oct 9th, 2011 at 12:24 pm.
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