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Old 02-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #46
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[QUOTE=crash n bern;

3. You suffer from OCD and can't help yourself, but three bikes are cheaper than ten years of therapy.[/QUOTE]

I think I do have A.D.D. Bipolar OCD . . . . If I don't ride every day . . .

P.S. . . . My wife did wrap my SM in Saran Wrap for Valentines Day. . . with whip cream and straw berries . . . I think she was suggesting something
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:05 PM   #47
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I think I do have A.D.D. Bipolar OCD . . . . If I don't ride every day . . .

P.S. . . . My wife did wrap my SM in Saran Wrap for Valentines Day. . . with whip cream and straw berries . . . I think she was suggesting something
Maybe this? (NSFW)
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #48
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Yup that's the reasons right there And all vary valid. Hard to argu with how to drawings
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:50 AM   #49
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As I recall, Cycle World's Peter Egan said the minimum / optimum number of bikes an enthusiast ought to have is FIVE - then went on to justify his assertion. Citing this renowned expert in the field, however, rarely (actually never) convinces Guanowife......
It helps that even collectively, my bikes aren't worth all that much. And since her daily driver is a noisy 17yr old Toyota pushing 200K, It'd be tough to justify adding a $25K K1600GT or a more reliable version of my '04 950ADV to the stable.

But I'm working' it.......
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #50
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If this is your wife, I'd suggest selling two of the bikes


The above is the winner in the "classic British understatement" category :-)



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Old 02-16-2013, 07:50 PM   #51
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My SM is my dream bike:

There is that awesome bike again...
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #52
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I even sold a snowmobile and she still doesn't want me to have a 3rd bike!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #53
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Strictly speaking the Adv is no street bike, it is for off road use. Mount nobbies if she does not buy it. One down.
Also the two KTM's are too uncomfortable for riding two-up, so you'll need the Kwak to ride with her (hope she is pillion or the argument falls). Two down.
You'll need the SM for solo riding on street (as the Adv is for off road).

Problem solved. If not, get her to get a license and give her the Kwak. Soon she'll be lusting after the SM. Give her that and upgrade to the new 1290 Super Duke.

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Old 02-18-2013, 01:56 PM   #54
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Dangggg . . . I like the way you think!

Unfortunately . . . I just shot myself in the foot . . . . added a windshield on the SM for the highway . . . . which is why I had the V. She doesn't ride anymore . . .

I did get her a Library card for Valentines day . . . . that should buy me some good willll

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #55
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I fired up all three bikes today. The 300 got the new top end with a high compression head. Holy shit but it goes when it gets on the pipe! Every time I start thinking I should replace two bikes with one, I ride each one and realize how much fun each of them is in its own particular way.

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Old 02-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #56
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Too bad they don't make a road legal 300 2-stroke . . . It would be my 4th bike . . . Ultimate Play Bike!

I do miss my 625SMC play bike:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oknaDfmEWsg
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #57
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Too bad they don't make a road legal 300 2-stroke . . . It would be my 4th bike . . . Ultimate Play Bike!

I do miss my 625SMC play bike:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oknaDfmEWsg
Mine is plated You're just living in the wrong state.

It's been a long time since I've had a paddle tire, but I'm going to get one for the 300 and take a trip to some big dunes in Utah. That motor just begs to be pinned, and you can't do it anywhere else for more than a few seconds.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #58
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Mine's plated too. Get's some real looks when they realize what it is.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #59
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Mcmann, the fact that you are retired and still out their 'living' and not sitting in front of a box watching daytime TV and eating cookies while waiting to die, answers your question. Anything that keeps you out there, thinking, doing stuff, enjoying life is easily justified.

Hell, how else am I going to justify $2G on panniers and farkles for the one trip per year I have the time to do!

Don't underestimate the benefits to your sanity!
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #60
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XR650R + 990A = as good as it gets for me for a while..!
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