Looking for some tips on balancing the costs of riding. Does any one out there have a percentage of their income that is budgeted for riding so they dont go over board? Reason being is I sold my old bike and buying a new used bike, but I tend to get excited about buying new toys and spend too much. From a financial stand point, if I made 80,000 dollars after taxes which i dont, and went out to buy a dirt bike i would blow 10% of my yearly salary! Some people dont even save that much a year for retirement. Now if i went out and bought a 2000 dollar dirt bike, and make 40000 that is still 5%. Now add in gas and parts, you have another 5 to 10 percent of your salary spent if you ride a lot. Good thing we dont have to buy a bike every year. I realize buying bikes and riding is a very poor financial investment unless you can some how put a price on the joy it brings you. So how do you guys budget your riding expenses?