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Old 04-04-2012, 05:46 PM   #3061
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Better tie the knot before she changes her mind. Sounds like a keeper, preferring a bike instead of a diamond.

She is just smart, if it doesn't work out the bike is more practical and probably worth more than a 2nd hand ring
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #3062
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My girlfriend taking a rest after a day of riding


Also, need advice. Last night she told me that she would rather me buy her a bike instead of an engagement ring and we would just buy bands. I was pretty sure she was the one for me before that but that statement may have just sealed the deal....so....today I priced out a 2012 F650GS for her. Feel free to chime in with your input....I would love to hear it.

Also, for our Easter weekend, we are doing a three day ride to Deal's Gap / Tail of the Dragon (her idea) and this will be her first time riding it....should be fun.
It aways costs money but money for a bike is money well spent!
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #3063
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Heres my best friend, who happens to also be my wife. She was my favorite riding partner but gave riding up last year. She sold her bike to get a new horse. I told her that was a horrible deal. How does trading 150hp for 1hp make any sense. She is happy so thats all that matters. [I]
Problem with horses is you have to feed them whether you ride them or not and the maintenance (veterinarians) can be mega bucks.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #3064
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Problem with horses is you have to feed them whether you ride them or not and the maintenance (veterinarians) can be mega bucks.
I here you buddy, you haven’t even mentioned the board, feed supplements, clothing for the horse and her, farrier. I think this is why nothing is said when I spend money on the bikes
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #3065
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Also, for our Easter weekend, we are doing a three day ride to Deal's Gap / Tail of the Dragon (her idea) and this will be her first time riding it....should be fun.

dont forget the Cherohala Skyway, which in my mind is twice the fun of the Dragon...

and if you get the chance, stop by Hunts Lodge and tell me Shaun sent ya:

http://www.huntslodge.com/routes_5.html
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:48 PM   #3066
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dont forget the Cherohala Skyway, which in my mind is twice the fun of the Dragon...
OH!!! I am So there!!! I am riding from Nampa Idaho down to Braselton GA (Road Atlanta) and I will most certainly make a pass (or three) through the Cherohala Skyway!

This is me at the Dragon way back in 2006. Note: Everything in the photo except the helmet was purchased on eBay
leathers, gloves, boots, bags and Busa


And since this thread is "Bikes AND Wives" I will put this one right here


21 years and 7 kids
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:50 PM   #3067
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>"engagement ring and we would just buy bands."

Yup. Best way to go. Simple.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #3068
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Also, need advice. Last night she told me that she would rather me buy her a bike instead of an engagement ring and we would just buy bands

Okay - I'll ask for everyone else. Does she have a sister? Cousin?

Congrats and good luck!
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #3069
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Ok, that's the 'before' shot, now for the 'after' shot?
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #3070
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Bikes depreciate quickly and get used up and sold. Wives and nice jewelry appreciate and last a lifetime or more. I wouldn't forgoe the nice ring. That's a once in a lifetime purchase, for a once in a lifetime woman. You'll have many bikes.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:46 PM   #3071
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dont forget the Cherohala Skyway, which in my mind is twice the fun of the Dragon...

and if you get the chance, stop by Hunts Lodge and tell me Shaun sent ya:

http://www.huntslodge.com/routes_5.html
My plan is to ride the Dragon from the NC side....around the skyway....the dragon from the NC side again and then turn around at the HD dealership and ride the dragon the other way. It will be a full day of riding to leave from Maggie Valley hotel do the ride and then back to Maggie Valley but she specifically requested the skyway. I told her about it on my last trip out there and I kind of get the feeling the she is more interested in the skyway scenery than the twisties of the Dragon.

Oh well...it should be a blast and I'll post a RR for everyone if we take pictures.

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #3072
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Also, need advice. Last night she told me that she would rather me buy her a bike instead of an engagement ring and we would just buy bands

Okay - I'll ask for everyone else. Does she have a sister? Cousin?

Congrats and good luck!
She does but I KNOW I have the pick of the litter. She is awesome! She puts up with my crap and doesn't bitch about my toys. The dealer has a white F650GS in the showroom and 'thinks' he has a red F650GS still in the crate. I'll find out tomorrow but I really would like to get her one that matches my red R1200GSA. Fingers crossed.

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:53 PM   #3073
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Bikes depreciate quickly and get used up and sold. Wives and nice jewelry appreciate and last a lifetime or more. I wouldn't forgoe the nice ring. That's a once in a lifetime purchase, for a once in a lifetime woman. You'll have many bikes.
I agree with you somewhat....have you ever sold a wedding ring? I have and EX and you get nowhere near what you put into that stupid ring and you're at the mercy of the jeweler. A bike however....I have Kelly Blue Book!

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #3074
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good on ya Fish
get the bike for your girl
you wont regret it
my wife rides with me every where on her f650gs,,she loves it
no photos sorry I dont want to be bashed to death
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ok one from our trip in Iran

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:12 PM   #3075
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good on ya Fish
get the bike for your girl
you wont regret it
my wife rides with me every where on her f650gs,,she loves it
no photos sorry I dont want to be bashed to death
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ok one from our trip in Iran
Thanks man.....It's totally bad ass that you rode through Iran...I kind of 'borrowed' a bike in Afghanistan to ride a little but nothing as nice as your bikes.

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