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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-15-2016, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Always ask the wife!

So I am currently looking through adds online just to see what's out there and to keep me on target for saving to get an 1800. Came across an add 02 vtx1800c $3000 well didn't take long to figure out why it was being sold...

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ouch.....that reflection shows his man card in her pocket too
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He looks all broken....lol

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At $3k, it looks like she priced it, too. That's a steal!

We've all seen the ads that guys put up on Craigslist when they promise their wife they'll sell the bike...
"2005 GSXR1000, only been down once, plastidipped - $14,000"

"I don't get it, honey. I've had the bike listed for two weeks and no one's interested!"


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At $3k, it looks like she priced it, too. That's a steal!

We've all seen the ads that guys put up on Craigslist when they promise their wife they'll sell the bike...
"2005 GSXR1000, only been down once, plastidipped - $14,000"

"I don't get it, honey. I've had the bike listed for two weeks and no one's interested!"
Wait til a few weeks before and after Christmas. That's when bikes are really being 'ditched'. Looking at picking up a low miler myself. God bless my late wife but, I took care of my family and whatever I did with my motorcycles was my business. Can't even imagine dealing with that crap!
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Same Jimbo,

my bikes came before my wife did.. and she knows it.

my wedding ring is on my little finger..
Here it means there is a condition on the marriage . married for 43 years.

she can not say/do anything about my motorcycles... If I have the money and want a bike.. I get it.

she did ride behind me from 1971 to 2004. when she said, she will no longer ride.. I then said..
I no longer need a Goldwing... and started the search for a New bike.. and did Feb. 2005 a VTX1800F....

fyi.. from 1983 to 2002.. had both a Goldwing and a sport bike. and various 70's CB750's.
75, 83, 86 wings, and 83 VF750F and later 88 CBR1000F. (all New)
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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!

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[QUOTE=Wizza;4083449]ouch.....that reflection shows his man card in her pocket too[/QUOTE

I don't think it's his man card....... Whatever it is there are two of them!

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