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My advice is same as earlier. Practice contentment. We are being brainwashed with marketing messages and corporatism and being hypnotized to BUY, BUY, BUY. It feels good in the moment but even if I bought a brand new 2019 model today I would find that the "pizzaz" is lost after a month or 2.
This could have come straight out of the "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" :angel:
 

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This could have come straight out of the "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" :angel:
That is a very good book- if you can understand the deepnest of what he's saying- it will really make you think about life- I read it more an 30 years ago and reread it about every 5 years or so because he road a 305 Superhawk and I had one in 1966 he rode a 1964- the trouble he had with the top end burning up that he found out a washer was missing behind the oil filter- I knew exactly what he was talking about -in 1967 I was working at my local Honda shop and would see the washer thing happen when people would try to clean the filter themself not knowing that washer was back there and it would fall into the engine never causing any problems only the oil pressure would be low and slowly starve the top end of oil-- and this has been another blast from the past
 

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I remember reading it some years ago. It obviously means a lot more to you on your side of the pond as you know the places. (I hope).


Anyway, back to the thread...... DO NOT TRADE. (has that helped?):laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

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I thought when I'd worked my way up through the displacements to the FJ1200s it would be my keeper. It nearly was, I loved it and it gave me 20 years of trouble free thrill rides. But in the end I didn't outgrow it, it outgrew 76 year old when I sold it me. I wish I'd kept the honking little Ducati Diana desmo 250 I had near the beginning of my bike fun in reserve as I worked my way through ever bigger more powerful bikes as you, Hi-Viz, plan to do with your 300 if you buy the 500. Not only would it be fun to choose between the 2 the most appealing for a given ride, like many of us here, after you've sampled and enjoyed the range of increasingly powerful bikes, you might find the 300 best provides what you want.
 

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I will buy another bike this spring that's a given and it will have little bigger engine(only because bigger bikes have bigger engines)I need a bigger seat to peg to bars ratio- 80% sure it will be a Honda 500- but I will not sell the 300F- why-two reasons first resale value very low with all the rebates going on- second I just like the little thing it brings me back to what I call the good old days 60's but much improved
 

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^ Watched that one this morning. If it came in all black, or better yet the same matte black / hi-viz yellow my CBR came in, I'd trade up for it today. I'm sort of thankful the USA only gets the (in my opinion, ugly) red and silver combo.
 

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Whatever floats your boat. I tried the 500 a couple years ago on a Honda demo ride. My recollection is it was kinda gutless. I took the 300 for the last ride of the day - thought why not i was already there. I had so much fun on the 300 it was like I was 16 all over again. Its a daily driver for me, light and easy to get around. I ride it the most despite having a CB1100 and a Goldwing (soon to be two Goldwings) in the garage. The little 300 is just fun, fun, fun.
 

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^ Watched that one this morning. If it came in all black, or better yet the same matte black / hi-viz yellow my CBR came in, I'd trade up for it today. I'm sort of thankful the USA only gets the (in my opinion, ugly) red and silver combo.
Watch what you say about trading because the CB300R does come in all mat black in the USA
 
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