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    what do you think of lending your motorcycle?

    I have an emotional conflict. a friend borrowed it from me but I do not know if I should


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    never ever lend your bike. Nothing but problems doing that.

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    If you’ve already loaned your bike to your friend, why are you now on here asking others for their opinion? The damage is already done, so I don’t quite understand that. Moreover, you’re an adult, and you have to do what you think is best with your own property. If I want to loan something to a friend, it’s not going to matter to me what someone else thinks, and I certainly wouldn’t come to this Forum to ask others if it was okay to do so. With that being said, loaning my bikes to anyone is an absolute NO, NO, NO...but that’s just me.

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    Thanks bro


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    That's a tough call because I don't know your friend.
    I regularly swap bikes with friends during rides, but never had occasion to be asked to borrow it for a solo ride.
    I trust my friends and my insurance company so I don't have a big problem with it.
    If you don't trust your friend, you need to be honest with them:
    "Uh. Dude RUFKM? It makes me nervous to even have you NEAR my bike. Don't ask stupid questions unless you want a stupid answer."



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    I have a few solid friends I would loan my bike to.......but its a very short list.

    I have let others ride my bike and follow me (or try to) while I ride their bike on a test drive after working on it.......but I have their bike under me so if they were to wreck mine, I am already in possession of my new bike. (Theirs)

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    I have very few.

    One good friend I've known for 30+years that rides a C109 so he respects the power. Saved my ass yesterday


    A friend since elementary school that we've ridden together since '78 and he has business that is motorcycle safety school for insurance accreditation and has his Police training certification

    That's pretty much it.

    I have 3" forward controls and neither of them would be able reach them to ride my bike so I guess that would be a NOBODY

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    thanks for the support
    I needed arguments to make the decision

    Have a great day brothers


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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSetFine View Post
    If you don't trust your friend, you need to be honest with them:
    "Uh. Dude RUFKM? It makes me nervous to even have you NEAR my bike. Don't ask stupid questions unless you want a stupid answer."

    ^^^^Yep, what he said

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    The two things I won't lend is the bike and the wife.
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    If you are comfortable with the person then do. If you are not comfortable then have no reservations in saying NO. My son had a CBR1000 and we stopped to my brother's house while riding. My son wanted to take it for a 50 minute test ride. When he came back, he fell in love with it. He then asked could he ride it to his MC club meeting. I trust his riding but I couldn't see my stress reliever riding off into the sunset. I did not want to ride a crotch rocket.

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    I was always taught that you should not lend anything that you are not willing to part with. That goes for money or anything else. I stick to those rules. That being said, I would lend my bike to some people, due to the fact that I know they would treat it better than I would. And I also know that if something happened, they would make it right.
    Good example, On one of our pre MAM meet trips to Maggie Valley, I met Lamont (Used to own this site). We were on our spyders, and he just happened to pull into the same hotel that we were staying. We talked, and I told him how I had not ridden the new F3. He gave me the keys to his and said, "go ahead, give it a try". Now, I felt uncomfortable doing that since I just met him. But he insisted. I took better care of that bike than I ever did one of my own. 12 months later, I bought my F3T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    I have very few.

    One good friend I've known for 30+years that rides a C109 so he respects the power. Saved my ass yesterday


    A friend since elementary school that we've ridden together since '78 and he has business that is motorcycle safety school for insurance accreditation and has his Police training certification

    That's pretty much it.

    I have 3" forward controls and neither of them would be able reach them to ride my bike so I guess that would be a NOBODY
    I sat on your bike when you were in Edmonton and I couldn't even reach your forward controls. I'd let you ride it. BTW, I'm glad you made it home, that sucks what happened to you.

    There are only two other people I would let ride my bike, my friend I learned to ride with from junior high. He did take it for a spin and was pleasantly surprised how comfy it was. He ended up getting a BMW K1600GT. Also a mechanic buddy. He actually let me take his Honda CB916 Hornet out for an evening on a bike date with a gal who had a bike of her own. Coincidentally, this woke up the rider in me and I bought my 9 three days later. I offered to let him take it out but he refused. He said he doesn't want to be responsible for someone else's property.

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    All I got to say on loaning my bike. NO WAY JOSE! NOT EVER!
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    Not a tough decision for me as I busted my jump to pay her off. I asked my freind that had an Ultra once if I could borrow his bike. He asked if he could borrow my underwear? Makes sense?

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    I have one friend I’d ever lend my bike to, that’s it

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    I think of myself as a giving, caring, and considerate person who values the few very close friends I have. However, there are some things I’m just not willing to loan to anyone. I’ve learned through experience to “NOT” loan money. If I feel compelled I will give the money rather than loan it, because of all the past disappointments I’ve had when it’s time for the money to be paid back to me. As well, due to what I’ve invested in my bikes, along with my plan and desire to maintain and preserve them in order to keep them for as long as I possibly can, I will never loan any of my bikes to anyone. Plus, I wouldn’t want to jeopardize possibly fracturing a good friendship over an issue of a friend having damaged my bike, because I know how majorly-upset I would be if that happened. I’m not a selfish person, but my bikes are simply off limits for “borrowing.” If asked, I would recommend that friend go to a local dealership or bike shop and try to rent a bike to ride.

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