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Have you run into this?

I got to ride all 3 days during the weekend, phenomenal riding. 6 tanks of fuel, and nothing but blasting through twisties, rear tire is starting to get worn to **** on the edges. During these 3 days, I ran into 3 different guys while stopping for fuel, and one of them while I was prepping the RC in my garage. Each one of these guys had a story to tell, and each conversion went like this.... "I remember when I had a bike, boy was that fun, I had a few Hondas, and a few Yamahas...." Then I would ask why they aren't riding today and I got the same answer "I'm married, and the wife would never let me have one again..". I've heard this before, you know you stop for gas, a guy walks up with his kid and says "nice bike" etc. On my ride today, I stopped next to the river and took a break, and the same thing happened. This guy was like "Man I used to love to ride but that was before I got married " I felt sorry for these guys, you only live once. Ran into this?

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I got to ride all 3 days during the weekend, phenomenal riding. 6 tanks of fuel, and nothing but blasting through twisties, rear tire is starting to get worn to **** on the edges. During these 3 days, I ran into 3 different guys while stopping for fuel, and one of them while I was prepping the RC in my garage. Each one of these guys had a story to tell, and each conversion went like this.... "I remember when I had a bike, boy was that fun, I had a few Hondas, and a few Yamahas...." Then I would ask why they aren't riding today and I got the same answer "I'm married, and the wife would never let me have one again..". I've heard this before, you know you stop for gas, a guy walks up with his kid and says "nice bike" etc. On my ride today, I stopped next to the river and took a break, and the same thing happened. This guy was like "Man I used to love to ride but that was before I got married " I felt sorry for these guys, you only live once. Ran into this?

Yep, on occasion. I have more wanna be riders talking to me about the bike and wanting one soooooooo bad they can't hardly stand it. Kind of amusing most of the time.
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Re: Have you run into this?

I took my Dad's advice many years ago. "Never get rid of a motorcycle unless you're replacing it with another bike."

To the guys who blame it on the wife, you're looking for an excuse or you married the wrong woman.

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Re: Have you run into this?

I have, and I refuse to marry a girl that at least can't accept my bike. She doesn't have to like it or have anything to do with it, but she'll have to deal with the fact that I own one(or more) and probably will for a long time.
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I traded my 954 for a cruiser thinkin my wife would like the comfort better. Turns out she liked the 954 just fine. Now she is telling me to get whatever bike I want. So....when the cruiser is gone its time for the CBR1000RR.
And I get to replace the GSXR600 racebike I had to sell to get the earnest money for our new house. I guess I'm lucky to find such an understanding wife.
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Re: Have you run into this?

I have had that happen to me especially when I ride my RS50, since the bike draws so much attention and sparks curiosity in so many ppl's heads, I just take comfort in knowing I'll never be that guy asking the questions.

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I have heard that one at least once. My girl accepts it and in fact usually is gets into it with me. If you are into it hardcore you need to have a girl who at least will accept it
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Booth,
Let's just say my 929 was my divorce gift to myself.... Not to mention it helped me get through it.
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I got to ride all 3 days during the weekend, phenomenal riding. 6 tanks of fuel, and nothing but blasting through twisties, rear tire is starting to get worn to **** on the edges. During these 3 days, I ran into 3 different guys while stopping for fuel, and one of them while I was prepping the RC in my garage. Each one of these guys had a story to tell, and each conversion went like this.... "I remember when I had a bike, boy was that fun, I had a few Hondas, and a few Yamahas...." Then I would ask why they aren't riding today and I got the same answer "I'm married, and the wife would never let me have one again..". I've heard this before, you know you stop for gas, a guy walks up with his kid and says "nice bike" etc. On my ride today, I stopped next to the river and took a break, and the same thing happened. This guy was like "Man I used to love to ride but that was before I got married " I felt sorry for these guys, you only live once. Ran into this?
Being married should not be a reason that you don't ride these guys are just suckers. Maybe its the kids and the mini-van payments.

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Re: Have you run into this?

I did get out of motorcycling for almost 20 years once we started having kids. It was probably more a money decision than a safety one, but safety was certainly a part of it too. There is no question that motorcycling involves a certain amount of risk, and my top priority has been (and continues to be) to be there for my kids. It tempers my potential lunacy on the bike (somewhat) to this day.

However, once our boys were 12 and 14, I bought the three of us motorcycles, to expose them to the joy of riding, and to teach them how to do it safely. My wife was never crazy about the idea, but she knows and trusts my commitment to their safety. I took my younger son to STAR school earlier this year, after he decided to buy an R6. I think motorcycling is awesome, but it has to be done with respect for the inherent danger.
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I did get out of motorcycling for almost 20 years once we started having kids. It was probably more a money decision than a safety one, but safety was certainly a part of it too. There is no question that motorcycling involves a certain amount of risk, and my top priority has been (and continues to be) to be there for my kids. It tempers my potential lunacy on the bike (somewhat) to this day.

However, once our boys were 12 and 14, I bought the three of us motorcycles, to expose them to the joy of riding, and to teach them how to do it safely. My wife was never crazy about the idea, but she knows and trusts my commitment to their safety. I took my younger son to STAR school earlier this year, after he decided to buy an R6. I think motorcycling is awesome, but it has to be done with respect for the inherent danger.
Glad you taught your kids that it is fun but it also has to be respected. My dad did the same with me at 11. He was an ex harley rider and loved the sport so when I turned 11 he started to teach me about bikes (mainly dirt). While I have a ball every time I ride there is always a thought in my mind that keeps me from riding to close to the edge of my abilities (besides the fossil I ride )
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Booth,
Let's just say my 929 was my divorce gift to myself.... Not to mention it helped me get through it.
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Huh, added to my divorce also, I slept on the ship for two days when I came home with my 929. HA, I was happy though!!!! It did take two years later before we split for good, but I still heard about it often! The wife is gone, the bike STAYED
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