Yep, my wife doesn't say much anymore about my bikes and at time Bikes. I right now have two.
Funny story......... When we married the one caveat "No Motorcycles!" She feels them unsafe and being a worrier said it's one less thing to worry about if I don't have one.
Well, I have always enjoyed them and had many, of course it had been many, many years. So I work on the road and I'm always searching Craigslist anywhere I go, looking for a deal on anything I can re-sell. So first I bring home a 250cc sccoter...... Not much in the way of "upset" so I fix it and ride it a bit. Then I quickly moved up too a Yamaha 400 scooter. Still, not too upset but not as happy as with the smaller one. I told her then..... I've always enjoyed riding bikes and just can't get the thoughts of them off my mind.
So, I go out to work on June 8, three years ago and while on site (Work for an auction company) I get a chance to pick up a 2002 1800R. Just serviced, new tires, Corbin seat, fuel programmer and aftermarket pipes. A nice looking bike and real eye catcher. I knew I couldn't bring it home so even when the auctioneer saying, try it out, I avoided it. That is until the day before the auction. He asked me to move it and I was hooked. So, I told him, I'm all in at $3500 thinking it would bring more and I'd be off the hook. No such luck, I bought it for $3400.
I was gone from June 8, too October 8 and was only home for 2 days over the 4th of July holiday. So, I arrive home on October 8th with trailer in tow. (Bike in the trailer along with tools and such) The wife meets me in the driveway telling me how happy she is that I'm home. I tell her " You won't be quite so happy when you see what you bought me for Christmas" I have to say, while not quite happy, she took it well. And while she still worries when I'm riding, she does feed that by letting me know about group rides, rallies and poker runs. Now she just tells me...... "Be Careful"
So, I don't see pictures like this in my future! Just had to share that story too!
2002 VTX1800R Corbin Young Gun Seat, Programmer III usb, Saddlemen saddlebags, Stealth Fairing, shop built lowers and highway bars, desmoged and 1800 "C" risers.