Its easy to tell a guy on a budget to can his present bike and save for a new one, but it's not as easy to do. Anything worth "saving" for, if we are talking new, is 2k or higher, which is a lot harder to "save" up, than dropping 2 or 3 hundred on upgrading his current ride. Is it long term worth it? Maybe not, but honestly, he'll lose less on his investment, than those that buy new, and then sell the damn thing for half or less than they paid for it a year or two later. My advice....,buy all the used but not abused parts the guys who can afford to buy new sell on here, and on other sites for pennies on the dollar, and make your current ride as good as you can, while looking ahead to the day you drop some more serious cash on a new, or newer used, bike.