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Old 07-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #16
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These threads...

What are the chances this thread is going to go the way the OP intends?

Slim, I bet.

Mrs. is heading out to look at a low chassis R1200GS Friday while I am stuck at work, so what do I know. What do you think the chances of here ended on a new GSW are?
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:21 AM   #17
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I'm guessing the OP isn't as pissed off as his post would make us believe.

Dude. Cowboy up, and get her the bike she wants.

Life is too short to live with a pissed off wife.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:21 AM   #18
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Good Lord man... talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth!!! (not that you're wife is a horse, but you know what I mean). This is the perfect excuse to upgrade your bike at the same time. There is no chance she would say no to you if you get her the F700. No chance at all!
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #19
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Exactly. You don't sound thrilled with the K75, so the Versys should be a nice upgrade for you.

Will the F700 be available for you to ride when she isn't on it? If so, double bonus!

Option 2: sell the Versys as well, and get yourself a Triumph 800XC to match her new bike. You can tell everyone your relationship is like WWII.
I will happily take the K75 off your hands... I won't even charge a disposal fee....
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:55 AM   #20
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I will happily take the K75 off your hands... I won't even charge a disposal fee....
Isn't this place great? People are so supportive around here.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #21
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be sure to put crash bars on the 700
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #22
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Is this a woman who deserves a new bike???

For putting up with your grumpy foul mouthed ass, I would have to YES, and I mean that in the nicest, non-jomma way possible.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #23
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my advice is keep your wife happy. She's a rider so more power to the both of you! She wants another bike - yeah, so? Who doesnt want another bike?
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:32 PM   #24
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The BMW is also about 50 lbs lighter, and probably has a lower seat. Might help with the dropping issue.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #25
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So when do you pick up the f700??
Of course, you'll need a matching F800GS so you can both ride in comfort and safety.

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Life is too short to live with a pissed off wife.
Says a man who's BTDT.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:04 PM   #26
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Deserve it?

If she pays for it, she deserves it.

Does Justin Beiber deserve to be wealthy? No, but he is. Money and being Deserving of something are not connected.

It is only money. Get the stuff you want out of this life. If the F bike turns her crank, get it.

You can't expect to log on to a biker forum and here people say "don't get a new bike!" as that just isn't going to happen.

You will hear that from investment forums ;-) "don't put money into a depreciating asset..."
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:12 PM   #27
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So

...show her this thread's first post. Problem solved.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #28
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32" seat height. Explain to her why this won't work for her.

(30" high seat is an extra cost option. I won't tell her.)

75 hp. Tell her what a bad idea that is.

Where's she gonn'a come up with the $149/month payment?...work overtime, but that won't leave time for riding.


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Old 07-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #29
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I took my wife to the local Yami/Honda/Kawi/Zuki dealer under the guise of buying fork oil (I actually did need and buy it) and then suggested we go check out bikes. I wanted to gauge her reaction to a new bike since she always complained of her EX500 (first bike) of feeling "loose" and "squirrely". Little did I know they would offer a test ride. So we did, a new Ninja 650 and an FZ6R. 3 days later she was the proud owner of an FZ6R from said dealer.

1 year later it has 2k miles on it, ridden to work maybe 5 times. Her current job forbids her to ride to work even though she travels between stores (merchandizing) and must provide her own transportation. I personally would fight this right up to the point of "fire me I dare you..." but I think she is a bit relieved to not feel pressured to ride the bike and I'm letting that sleeping dog lie.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #30
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I took my wife to the local Yami/Honda/Kawi/Zuki dealer under the guise of buying fork oil (I actually did need and buy it) and then suggested we go check out bikes. I wanted to gauge her reaction to a new bike since she always complained of her EX500 (first bike) of feeling "loose" and "squirrely". Little did I know they would offer a test ride. So we did, a new Ninja 650 and an FZ6R. 3 days later she was the proud owner of an FZ6R from said dealer.

1 year later it has 2k miles on it, ridden to work maybe 5 times. Her current job forbids her to ride to work even though she travels between stores (merchandizing) and must provide her own transportation. I personally would fight this right up to the point of "fire me I dare you..." but I think she is a bit relieved to not feel pressured to ride the bike and I'm letting that sleeping dog lie.
At least she knows the value of a real motorcycle. I'd say she is pretty smart. What is your complaint? That she doesn't ride it enough? She works and earns, right?
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