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[QUOTE=jpoutlaw;4512250]I added another bike this year..... insurance went up $1. As far as parking that in another "lady's garage"..... that's the red flag for the wife. Make it fit at home or it's definitely not happening (or at least in this house hold).

Not any issue there. Neighbor widow. Doesn't get around well. Deb and I take care of her trash, lawn, etc. Right next door. My VTX actually resides there full time. She offered the space, after her husband died and she sold his car. I graciously accepted the invitation.

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When I bought my second bike, a Fatboy, my wife wasn't happy. I told her I wouldn't ride it so no insurance or yearly riding tax needed but planned to put it in our living. Then she really got furious......
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One of the members on here, and I, have been in some serious discussions about a 1998 Valkyrie. This bike has been completely restored, carbs rebuilt, dealer checked, and was owned by a collector, who didn't put many miles on the bike. I have always liked the Valkyrie and thought it would be a nice addition to my "stable". Bruce and I worked out almost all of the details, but then there was the final obstacle to overcome -- Getting the blessing from the wife!!!

Here's how the conversation went -- Her comments/questions vs. my answers (which were partially contributed by Bruce, in a "pre-meeting" discussion)

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Where are we going to keep TWO bikes?? --- I actually have a neighbor who was going to let me keep it in her garage,, provided that she got a ride from time to time (on the bike).
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. As far as parking that in another "lady's garage"..... that's the red flag for the wife. Make it fit at home or it's definitely not happening (or at least in this house hold).
Not any issue there. Neighbor widow. Doesn't get around well. Deb and I take care of her trash, lawn, etc. Right next door. My VTX actually resides there full time. She offered the space, after her husband died and she sold his car. I graciously accepted the invitation.
Requiring more interaction with the widow next door, and a ride from time to time with her wrapped around you... might be more of an issue than you think. You know your wife better than we do, but this sort of an arrangement might give all but the exceptionally secure man or woman pause. There's a difference between helping out, and being beholden to someone, and repaying that with close physical contact. Is the widow lady attractive?
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I have loved my VTX ever since I got it but I have lusted for a Valkyrie especially the interstate edition since before I started riding. If I could only have one bike I would put the VTX up for sale in a heartbeat. That being said I would also bluff the old lady and tell her that I would put it up for sale after I picked up the Valk and then maybe never get around to it....
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Back in the day I went to look at a beautiful interstate but don’t remember the year...seems the guys wife had told him her or the bike....dude had it priced so high no way it was gonna sell....
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Good luck with you purchase my wife is the same way
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I just sold this beautiful 1997 Valk a couple of days ago. Not even I could justify having three cruisers - now I'm down to my 2016 Indian Vintage and my 2003 VTX1800R. Oh well, I'm still a happy camper. And so is my wife.
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Requiring more interaction with the widow next door, and a ride from time to time with her wrapped around you... might be more of an issue than you think. You know your wife better than we do, but this sort of an arrangement might give all but the exceptionally secure man or woman pause. There's a difference between helping out, and being beholden to someone, and repaying that with close physical contact. Is the widow lady attractive?
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I found a 2005 Spec 3 N with only 650 miles. My 2003R has 45K. I didn't tell the wife but I got it and plan to sell the R after I transfer some of the goodies.
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