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Old 10-16-2012, 06:27 AM   #61
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I think "wife won't let me" is a great excuse - that's what I say to dealers when i'm ready to leave and I want them to turn off the hard sell.
Early days of riding, my dealership excuse was "I can't afford one."

Now, I just tell them, "That's more than I want to pay."
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:08 AM   #62
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I think if a man uses his wife as an excuse thats worse then letting her tell you what to do in the first place..
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #63
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Men can be just as controlling as women. I see plenty of husbands that don’t let their wives do things. I have one friend who said she’d love to get a motorcycle, the husband said “there’s no way in Hell I’d ever let her ride a motorcycle”. He lets her keep getting back on her horse that keeps throwing her ass on the ground though.

I have never understood this concept that marriage means ownership. I do not ‘let’ my husband do/buy things. He’s an adult and therefore in charge of his own life. I may tell him that I think what he is doing/buying is idiotic but it is his life and his decision and I will support whatever that decision is.

My husband used to get the question ‘your wife let you have a motorcycle? My wife would never let me have one’ from the guys at work. His reply was ‘let? Hell she bought it for me’. He was the envy of many a co-worker.

As for the financial aspect, I think if your spouse is inconsiderate enough to be making expensive purchases that put you both so deeply in dept that you can’t pay bills, are about to lose the house etc you may want to have another look at their character.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #64
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Oh man some of you guys are killing me.

Wait to the kids are in college.. it is ok if you die once they are in school..???...WTF..
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:05 AM   #65
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Just when they think they got you out!

My stepson's wife "talked him into getting rid of his R-6" after they got Married because it was to dangerous and they were going to have a family. He was a E,O,D Tech at the time Deployed to Iraq.
A few years later he's out of the Army and going to school full time and he used the tried and true its good on gas to get another "bike". I am betting when he finish's school he will have a full size bike. Here is the Hog he has now!
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:25 AM   #66
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The two-wheel equivalent of "just the tip"

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:35 AM   #67
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The two-wheel equivalent of "just the tip"
Or two-wheel equivalent of gateway drug
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #68
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Early days of riding, my dealership excuse was "I can't afford one."

Now, I just tell them, "That's more than I want to pay."
Yeah but then they won't let you test ride it again next week!
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:01 PM   #69
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Oh man some of you guys are killing me.

Wait to the kids are in college.. it is ok if you die once they are in school..???...WTF..
walking wallets.

Nevermind that riding is a POSITIVE example if done correctly.

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:50 PM   #70
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Had a talk with the current girlfriend about something else, but I told her I am what I am and I do what I do. If people dont like it, too bad.


I havent heard the "wife wont let me" in person, but i have heard guys say they are scared of bikes, or that they didn't want to have an accident when the kids are young. My thoughts have always been, when it's your time to go, you go.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:02 PM   #71
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This works both ways..

ANY person (male or female) that attempts to squash the dreams and desires of their mate should be kicked to the curb. It should be discussed and if the dream squasher does not relent then there is no point going forward with the relationship.

Cut your losses and move on. No sense dragging out the inevitable.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #72
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But mostly I think blaming the wife is used as a cop-out.
I'd say that's right at least 50% of the time, although it is a dumb-ass way to go about it. If an angry wife is all that's keeping some guy paying the mortgage and not throwing away his salary on hookers and blow, then they're not much of a man to begin with.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #73
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I got lucky-my wife likes guns, bikes, hot rods, and most everything else. If I could get her to like pussy as much as I do it would be perfect!
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:37 AM   #74
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Oh man some of you guys are killing me.

Wait to the kids are in college.. it is ok if you die once they are in school..???...WTF..
There is some truth to that. Life insurance takes care of the tuition. Less hard to deal with as a 20-something than a ten year old.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:41 AM   #75
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I'd say that's right at least 50% of the time, although it is a dumb-ass way to go about it. If an angry wife is all that's keeping some guy paying the mortgage and not throwing away his salary on hookers and blow, then they're not much of a man to begin with.
I agree with what you say.
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