Unsuccessful Negotiations For A Valkyrie
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)
1998?? That's an old bike. --- It's not old,, it's a classic
600 miles away?? That's a very long trip. --- Not a long trip,, a weekend get-away
If we spend money on that,,, it's going to put us short. --- I get paid again next week.
Why do you need two bikes?? You can only ride one at a time. --- How many pairs of shoes do you own?? (I didn't really say this,, but I SHOULD have)
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).
Insurance will be higher!!! --- I don't think an extra $160/year is going to put us in the poor house.
Aren't the two bikes just the same?? They look the same to me!! --- Once again, I chose NOT to bring up the shoes
Well, I'm not telling you what to do. You make your own choice on this one. --- I hope the Valkyrie finds a new home with a loving owner!!!
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