I put the breaks on the Indian. Had the big idea of getting it and putting a cam in it to make it sound more like the 108 Road Star. I was going to finance it but got to thinking how stupid that would be coming into winter.
On the last ride of the 108ci bike, after filling the tank and ripping down the highway, got to thinking. If this was an Indian, I could not enjoy it knowing I'll be making payments on it while it sits all winter.
At least I enjoy this Road Star because I owe it nothing. Sort of a code between me and the bike. How can I ride free if I have to make payments? I ride the bike to chill out verses stressed out thinking how to pay for it.
I like Indians but have an impulsive personality thus have to be realistic as per wants versus needs. The Indian would not sound as sweet as the 108 with it's cam/carb
combo at idle.
If I take the sale of the bike, give the funds to the trustee, that is legal and proper.
If I end up renting, and whatever side deal is made as a condition of the sale, that is legal.
I guess it boils down to staying within the rules. Some guys I spoke with that went BR had to sell their bikes. The bikes were 15-20k Harleys, not a 3k Road Star. At the low price point and Black Book value, a lot easier to re-attain the bikes after the dust settles. Got to find a friend who will do a rental/buyback deal.
Come to think of it, I could start a company called "Mobile Repairs on 2 Wheels". Outfit the bike with tools like I planned, logo up the hard bags. Sell advertising as per the restaurants' name on the bike somewhere. Ace Burger would love to have their logo on the gas tank. Those guys are into bikes.
Remember the oscar mayer wiener truck? I could have the Ace Burger bike. I got a pal that is a signmaker that could do a great job lettering up the bike. They could add a "Bro Burger" to the menu. Ace Burger has a nice logo that would look great on a bike https://twitter.com/aceburgerco
Scroll 14 pictures down to see the entire logo.
The more I think of it, this financial setback may not be as bad as I thought. In the end will have less stress and opportunities to put away funds for retirement.
I think I am going to get into advertising via mobile repairs and gear up a burger bike I need for the new business. A broiled biker burger to perfection with a beer.