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one2watch
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   Posted 11/16/2011 11:20 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
she says ill kill myself on it. she says won't talk 2 me until i get rid of the bike.....well its going to be real quite around here because the bike is staying
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   Posted 11/16/2011 11:24 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
one2watch said...
.well its going to be real quite around here because the bike is staying
Well.....it's gonna be quiet for a LONG time if it turns out she is right.......and you end up dead.
 
This is not a joking matter.
 
Getting a monster bike really IS dangerous for someone who has never ridden before.
 
(I can't help but get a little trollish feeling from these posts.)
 
 


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   Posted 11/16/2011 11:33 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
ONE/TO, your wife does not like a m/c compared to a cage (slang for a car or truck), so hope that things calm down in your home.  We have a lot of chaps that are married, to even some kids & they have been riding for quite a number of years with no problems for it is the all the hours they put on the bike that becomes EXPERIENCE that pays off down the roads.
 
I will admit I use to be with British street irons to later on British irons for all forms of competition basially dirt comp to some road racing.
 
Admittely my first bike in 1946, when of age, I purchased a '39 Indian to later on a Harley Davison or two, then into British bikes till finally JPN makers started comming out with good fours to sportbikes which I have winterized in the garage. 



Remember all the others on the road are crazy & out to kill you.

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   Posted 11/16/2011 12:33 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Your wife seems like a very sensible woman.

Spending, what, $20 grand on a starter bike is far from sensible.


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   Posted 11/16/2011 12:37 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
one2watch said...
she says won't talk 2 me until i get rid of the bike
that's good, most men actually prefer quite women vs. the ones that yap, complain, and talk your ears out. having some peace and quite ain't a bad thing...smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 11/16/2011 1:06 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Women are funny people, they're like us, but lumpy. I've taught hundreds of them how to ride a motorcycle.

They're immune to testosterone poisoning, and often quite wise.


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   Posted 11/16/2011 1:28 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
one2watch said...
she says ill kill myself on it.
What makes her say that?  Do you have a moto license?  Any moto experience?


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   Posted 11/16/2011 1:45 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Desmolicious said...
one2watch said...
she says ill kill myself on it.
What makes her say that?  Do you have a moto license?  Any moto experience?
Start reading Desmo:  http://forum.motorcycle-usa.com/default.aspx?f=21&m=522408


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   Posted 11/16/2011 2:35 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Okay. I'd say you screwed up. She's scared for you. Can you blame her? Motorcycling is RISKY. And it isn't something that one can just figure out on their own, especially on a 700(?) lb monster.

I'll strongly suggest that you park the bike until you've completed your safety course, because you will have a nightmare of a time getting a feel for riding on one of the class bikes, after practicing on your own. You'll have as much "unlearning" to do as learning. You'll be making it tough on yourself. Trust me.


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   Posted 11/16/2011 2:58 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
yes i hd a lot of bikes when i was a kid.yes i do have my lisence and yes i am currently in safety school and to gaj..you might want to ask if this was my first bike before your condescending jaw starts flapping........just a thought
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   Posted 11/16/2011 3:09 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
one2watch said...
yes i hd a lot of bikes when i was a kid.yes i do have my lisence and yes i am currently in safety school and to gaj..you might want to ask if this was my first bike before your condescending jaw starts flapping........just a thought
no worries, like anywhere else but more so on the interweb, making assumptions is very common from some participants. if it's not true, it's easier to shrug it off or educate the those that are passing judgment w/o facts than stress about it. since it's a new bike to you, take your time to know the bike and enjoy.
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   Posted 11/16/2011 3:11 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Well, if I made a major purchase without talking to the wife I expect she would be rather peeved at me. And if she spent 20K without talking to me I would have something to say to her. There would be a decided cooling of the atmosphere.


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   Posted 11/16/2011 3:56 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
i hope so
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   Posted 11/16/2011 3:57 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
thank you jon
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   Posted 11/16/2011 4:42 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
one2watch said...
.you might want to ask if this was my first bike before your condescending jaw starts flapping........just a thought
Just because someone expresses an opinion that does not paint you in a good light........that does not automatically make it condescending.
It might just be TRUE.  rolleyes
 
Maybe you should have had more thoughts BEFORE you made a rash decision.........and then advertised it here.......in the "newbies" section no less.
 
Just a though. 

What kind of a reaction did you expect to a post like you made ??  I mean really.

 

 


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   Posted 11/16/2011 5:20 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
You can always find another wife.


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Andy VH
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   Posted 11/16/2011 5:47 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Now you have to prove yourself a bunch of ways:
Number ONE, communicate with your wife before making a purchase like that. A move like this without wifey appoval and participation can mean a LOT of cold lonely nights in the garage, polishing your, bike.
Number TWO, prove yourself by taking and passing the rider training course. Things are a LOT different on bikes these days.
Number THREE, prove that you can ride the thing. Because based on your first post "Tension" is sure sounded to us like you had no prior riding experience.

Not dissing on you, but some of the things you described in your first post sure sounded like it was coming from someone who had never ridden a bike at all.

Take the course and really concentrate on the cornering techniques, pressing to lean, looking through the turn to the exit, smooth clutch action, and very smooth throttle into AND through the turn, which all help make a big bike handle the turns. But especially, if your bike has a super-fat rear tire it takes a LOT more counter-steering input and some upper body input to make those bikes lean and keep the lean steady.


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   Posted 11/16/2011 6:01 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Get a life insurance policy for $500,000 and she will insist you ride. Plus take a motorcycle safety course, that will let you have both worlds. When dealing with gals you must stay the Alpha male, they hate whimps.


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   Posted 11/16/2011 6:28 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Chimin in.... ZXR,and clax,are painting proper pictures. LOL New wife....pricey though a viable option

So,what are you giving up dude? Shes got you now,diamonds,botox,you quite possibly have bought the most expensive bharley ever. Good luck. At least your still living,it would have been the last day on earth for me. DRT

ZXR is right while in jest, bump up the life insurance plan. Most sensible,responsible riders have good life insurance plans.

As andy has eluded to, Use your head. Safety starts between the ears.

I would recommend buying a new couch as well,you will be sleeping there for a long while.

cheers

 


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   Posted 11/16/2011 7:13 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
thank you all 4 ur advise.even when it stings a bit
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   Posted 11/17/2011 12:19 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
These kind of decisions always sting a bit, but there are a lot of us here who have been there, done that. So aside that some of us get kinda sharp in our responses, we all mean well. Buck up, ride your best ride, always.


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   Posted 11/17/2011 6:38 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Interesting stuff, lots'a psychology going on here.

Imagine for a minute that you're a classical violinist. You started lessons when you were 4, and you're now 27 and hold an MA from Julliard. So you log on to www.violinmasters.com or something and a guy comes in and posts this:

"I GOT THIS FIDL FROM MY UNCLE. IT SAYS 'GARNIERI' OR SOMETHING, UNCLE PAID A LOT OF $$$ FOR IT. I KEEP IN THE FREEZER. I CAN PLAY TWINKLE TWINKLE LTL STATR."

Well, how would you react? This is kind'a like that, except that bad fiddle players don't often die on the side of the highway. We are people who have made a lifetime study of the skills and techniques of motorcycling. It's not simple, it's not easy, and belittling a lifetime of learning with "I bot a screaming dyna - how do i ride it", like you think we can write that skill set on the back of a McDonalds napkin rubs folks the wrong way. Don't take it personally.

Enjoy your MSF class, you'll get a lot out of it. Where are you that they're still doing BRC's in late November? Here in ohio we finished our season over a month ago.


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   Posted 11/17/2011 6:52 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Just a thought, because I didn't see it in any of the posts, did you ask your wife to join you?  Maybe if she was included she wouldn't be so angry.  Though I think that she's more upset that you went and spent so much money without consulting her.
 
Also, what kind of gear have you invested in.  If you can show her that you're out to have fun, but be responsible and cautious she might be more reasonable. 
 
I'm not making any claims or assumptions, there's been plenty of those thrown around in this thread already, just trying to maybe point out some over looked ideas.
 
Hope this helps.


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   Posted 11/17/2011 7:32 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
thank you all
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   Posted 11/17/2011 7:40 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
i agree with what u said. i did not look at it that way.thank you all 4 ur FREE advise.i guess thats what this thread is for thax again. steve
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