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post #1 of 6 Old 08-27-2011, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Beyond middle class

Beyond the middle class money no longer buys happiness.
In middle class you can buy a boat that skips across the water.

Once you enter the ULTRA RICH crowd you buy a 7 to 50 million dollar yacht and walk around on board with a glass of wine.
So, who is happier?

In middle class, 10 of your best friends sit around a bonfire drinking a few six packs and having fun playing horse shoes.

The Ultra Rich are tired of all of their friends on their yacht and have sadly located themselves in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, so they pull out their Helicopter and fly to Cozumel to get a head start on the party.

The Middle class book a cruise for $300.00.
If and when they are ever bored, they head to the casino.

The Ultra Rich miss their Ferrari back at home, so they call for a stretch Limo to tour the grounds, but the traffic and narrow roads make for slow going in a Stretch Limo, so he calls for a shorter GMC Surburban, wasting time, money and getting frustrated with the trip.

The Middle class are having fun with all of the free food, the Wine lists, the free entertainment, the workout Gym and personal trainers, the spa, the tour of the ship, the lounges the piano bar and the huge number of new friends to meet and greet.

The Ultra rich ends up Renting a room at the Presidente while his friends are having an unsupervised party on the yacht. He invites 20 people to help him have fun, but they only frustrate him further. In desparation he leaves to Hotel in search of something better..

Meanwhile, the middle class are eating and drinking and visiting each others rooms, sampling different bottles of wine, dancing and moving from balcony to balcony and from deck to deck.

So, where does the Rebel fit in?

The Rebel is not the 49cc Moped.
It is not the V8 either

It is simple and fills all needs.. It is FUN! it is inexpensive..
It is Middle class..

So, show me your Money, I will show you my happiness..

Yes, Money does buy you happiness. It places you into the Middle class. Makes life FUN..

More money and you get frustrated because you can not buy MORE fun..

Just my take.. Yours may be different..

Enjoy what fun you have and never exhaust it.. Make it fun.. Keep it fun..


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post #2 of 6 Old 08-27-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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Couldnt agree more. If you have too much or too big, it is not as fun, and the bigger you go, more maintenance required. The rebel is just in between. That is why I want one again, should not have sold it....
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Couldnt agree more. If you have too much or too big, it is not as fun, and the bigger you go, more maintenance required. The rebel is just in between. That is why I want one again, should not have sold it....
Not necessarily true about bigger being more maintenance, at least on motorcycles.
The Shadow 600 is less maintenance than the rebel. Oil changes are longer in between. Valve adjustments are farther between.

Same with the Viffer, longer intervals, Honda recommends valve checks every 15000, but after I bought mine with 30k plus, I took it in and they were still in spec. The mechanic said that Honda was overly cautious and I could go around 10000 more before I worry about them.he recommended checks at 40000,. Then every 25000 after that. He did say that even if they were way off it would hurt the bike beyond repair and to listen for top end noise, that is where they show symptoms.

The rebel is a great bike. It does what it does well, but it is fairly high for
routine maintenance. The no oil filter was a big draw back when we were looking at one for my wife. She has put just a bit over 2300 miles on it since February, I changed the oil when we bought it. I won't worry about changing it until next season.
At least that is what I saw and noticed about the Rebel. I may be wrong.

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I do agree with you Mblosch,

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Not necessarily true about bigger being more maintenance, at least on motorcycles.
The Shadow 600 is less maintenance than the rebel. Oil changes are longer in between. Valve adjustments are farther between.

Same with the Viffer, longer intervals, Honda recommends valve checks every 15000, but after I bought mine with 30k plus, I took it in and they were still in spec. The mechanic said that Honda was overly cautious and I could go around 10000 more before I worry about them.he recommended checks at 40000,. Then every 25000 after that. He did say that even if they were way off it would hurt the bike beyond repair and to listen for top end noise, that is where they show symptoms.

The rebel is a great bike. It does what it does well, but it is fairly high for
routine maintenance. The no oil filter was a big draw back when we were looking at one for my wife. She has put just a bit over 2300 miles on it since February, I changed the oil when we bought it. I won't worry about changing it until next season.
At least that is what I saw and noticed about the Rebel. I may be wrong.
I would change the oil at the end of the season. Blow by and suspended particles will corrode and gum up bearings and other surfaces if left sitting too long. Change it, then ride it for a few days.

Put on a few miles before parking it for the winter.

There are a lot of other things, but we are talking oil right now..

Pssst,, charge the battery too....

But yes, some bikes have very low maintanence..
All have tires. All use gas, all use oil, so all need some attention..
The Rebel is low maintanence, but not "no maintenance".


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Both bikes have battery tenders. Both will need tires next season. I am not worried about changing the oil before next season, but it will be changed before starting them up in the spring.

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