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Old 02-13-2013, 09:32 AM   #31
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You don't have to save money for uncertain future. You might as well be dead in the future. You have to live your live good in the present time while it is still (more or less) certain.
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That was my motivation for buying the 990. 10 years from now, I know I'll have to start scaling back on some of my riding. Enjoy it while you can, or you will go to your grave with regrets.

I've chosen to go with the full spectrum:

2010 990 Adventure - commuting, touring, easy dirt
2006 450 EXC - Long dual sport rides with knarly single track mixed in
2011 300 XC-W Light weight 5MOH & trail bike

Now that I no longer have bikes that require kick start, I am officially old and infirm.

My wife has as many bikes as I do. I've been told that if she ever sees me use "SWMBO" in a posting, that I will be soundly beaten.

The day I bought my white/orange 990, I took the wife on a date & bought her something in white/orange to match the bike. Both of them use batteries and have throttle controls.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #32
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A real man would say " Honey, I just bought a 3rd motorcycle. Take your clothes off and wrap yourself in Saran wrap, I'm on the way home"

( ... Sure hope no one's wife is reading this :-o )
Don't forget the strawberries
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:53 AM   #33
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Don't forget the strawberries
If this is your wife, I'd suggest selling two of the bikes
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #34
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If this is your wife, I'd suggest selling two of the bikes
Haha truth. I just buy a bike, take it to a buddies house, take it apart and bring it in the garage in pieces. Over the next few months, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a bike magically appears. When asked, I explain it's built from parts.

Oh and a storage unit
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #35
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Trick learned from MCMANN... find the bike ya want , one that your wife would adamantly oppose ..tell her you are thinking about early retirement...fearing the end to her shoe collection ( Mortimersickle), she gives in without a whimper.

Beware - if you go ahead and retire anyway, bad JuJu ahead ;-)
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:08 AM   #36
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Wifey says this,wifey says that.
Guys who make their wife sound like their mom crack me up.
I like it when a guy will come here to buy a bike,he wants it,hes ready to guy it,but the classic " I gotta see if my wife will let me" comes up. I couldnt bring myself to say such a thing.

Yeah, it's better to take the beating from the wife than to say that in front of another living human being.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:30 AM   #37
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"See Dear? I told you it would fit. One more bike in the garage, and it is hardly any more crowded.



"Uh... Dear... why is my KTM all covered with Saran Wrap?"
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #38
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The last couple years have been an easy sell for me for new bikes and gear. My wife started riding her own bike two years ago and now she is the one suggesting to me we need new farkles and riding gear. She has two bikes and I have three. She wished she would have started riding ten years ago. She loves it.
On our travels, many riders have told me: "Don't tell your wife, but you are a lucky man."
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:03 PM   #39
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Life is uncertain...

Just last night, I brought home a friends KTM 990 to test out, since he's selling it. Wife wasn't too happy about this.
But she knows my plan is to pass on my Husky TE610 to my son so that we could transition from off road to dual sport. As I sit here watching the funeral for Officer Michael Crain, Riverside PD, I realize that life IS too short. There is a saying that, "Life is uncertain, death is not". Gonna have some fun with my boy before he's off to college, military etc. (Sorry if I went all Plato/Aristotle on you guys/gals).
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #40
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life IS short. go nuts. i have!
a true lunatic...
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #41
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I'm with her you don't the 950SM so sell it to me!
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #42
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Just last night, I brought home a friends KTM 990 to test out, since he's selling it. Wife wasn't too happy about this.
But she knows my plan is to pass on my Husky TE610 to my son so that we could transition from off road to dual sport. As I sit here watching the funeral for Officer Michael Crain, Riverside PD, I realize that life IS too short. There is a saying that, "Life is uncertain, death is not". Gonna have some fun with my boy before he's off to college, military etc. (Sorry if I went all Plato/Aristotle on you guys/gals).
Some of the most memorable times I have had in my life were riding with my son...hours together and you aren't being some boring ole dad, something in common years later...he loved my KTM too, by the way..
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #43
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I'm with her you don't the 950SM so sell it to me!
My SM is my dream bike:

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:18 PM   #44
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I am all for the 1 woman 3 bikes. They are easier to maintain and cost less over the long run!
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:47 PM   #45
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I thought most blokes just ignored those remarks until they finally gave up and moved onto the next thing, like the lawns don't get mowed enough. So you need reasons.


1. There's seven days in a week, so your four bikes short.

2. KTM's are known to be unreliable so you need the third as a back up.

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