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Old 10-15-2012, 11:53 AM   #31
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it's not due to being emasculated.it's about your priorities and the balance in your life.
That's what the emasculated always say when confronted about their emasculation!



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PS My wife insists I ride! I suspect it is so she can shop without my interference!
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:55 AM   #32
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it's not due to being emasculated.it's about your priorities and the balance in your life.
I disagree. If this were true, why not say 'I've always wanted a motorcycle, but I have so many other things going on in my life?'
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #33
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Funny stuff Jim!


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That's what the emasculated always say when confronted about their emasculation!



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PS My wife insists I ride! I suspect it is so she can shop without my interference!
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:37 PM   #34
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A couple months back, my wife got mad at me because I suggested selling my strom.

I was planning on using the money to pay off some bills and buy a cheap little junk bike to ride for a while. She totally put me in my place.

I have a good one :)


Side note - the advice my MSF instructor gave the single guys= get a bike now so the precedent was set. "well, the bike was here first so you knew what you were getting into"

But mostly I think blaming the wife is used as a cop-out.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #35
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There is a difference between being told you cant do something you have always done and wanting to get into something new. I have only been without a motorcycle of some sort for about one year since I was 10 or so, so my wife knew going in what I was into. Say I all of the sudden decided to take up skydiving. I would think that would be something to discuss with the wife. Would weigh the pros and cons and come to a decision that was good for both.

Luckily for me the wife doesnt tell me no very often. I just put the thought into her head and she ends up into it as much as I am. That is why I have too many bikes now, just cant bring myself to sell anything.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:21 PM   #36
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Wife won't let me...

Some men actually partner or marry a woman.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #37
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A couple months back, my wife got mad at me because I suggested selling my strom.

I was planning on using the money to pay off some bills and buy a cheap little junk bike to ride for a while. She totally put me in my place.

I have a good one :)
After my second ankle surgery I made the mistake of asking the surgeon if I could still ride offroad. Then I remembered my wife was sitting there and was kicking myself. Fortunately, the doc said yes but it had to be electric start. I looked over at my wife and she said "it looks like we are going motorcycle shopping."
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:35 PM   #38
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:47 PM   #39
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IMHO ANY relationship in which the husband and wife are that far apart in ideals, is doomed to fail. Think staunch Republican married to an extreme Liberal.

Jim
Or a staunch Liberal married to an extreme Conservative.

I think one problem is that many times a woman gets married and intends to change the man's ways, and the man gets married and assumes that the woman will always be the same. Eventually: kaboomity.

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:55 PM   #40
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:01 PM   #41
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nooooo

Not emasculated, they were never masculated in the first place.

From momma, then they marry "momma" a woman who controls every decision, from money to the house, car they buy, etc.
He is still a kid, fantasy football, video games, every TV sport, beer with his buddies.
Just bring home that pay check, she doles out an allowance.

"new wife/momma sez "we can't afford a motorcycle", while every week she buys two or three carts full of shit from China at Wal-Mart which will be in the garbage in 5 months..

shit, these guys can't even sharpen a knife....
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #42
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Not emasculated, they were never masculated in the first place.

From momma, then they marry "momma" a woman who controls every decision, from money to the house, car they buy, etc.
He is still a kid, fantasy football, video games, every TV sport, beer with his buddies.
Just bring home that pay check, she doles out an allowance.

"new wife/momma sez "we can't afford a motorcycle", while every week she buys two or three carts full of shit from China which will be in the garbage in 5 months..

shit, these guys can't even sharpen a knife....
That's what I came here to say. ^

If you work in bike sales, you run into these guppies all the time. They can barely buy a cup of coffee at the stop-n-rob without having to explain their actions.

screw that.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #43
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fear

I have know guys were honest enuff to admit they were afraid of motorcycles. Or knew they would end up dead.

I know guys who buy cars, trucks, go carts, watercraft, ATV's etc. anything for their boys, but the girls couldn't even rent a clarinet. Well, only a couple.
I know women who would dress the daughters in all the latest $$$, including a car, while they dress their boys like bums and drive a rust bucket. Several moms like that. Dad is just the paycheck.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #44
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Not emasculated, they were never masculated in the first place.

From momma, then they marry "momma" a woman who controls every decision, from money to the house, car they buy, etc.
He is still a kid, fantasy football, video games, every TV sport, beer with his buddies.
Just bring home that pay check, she doles out an allowance.

"new wife/momma sez "we can't afford a motorcycle", while every week she buys two or three carts full of shit from China which will be in the garbage in 5 months..

shit, these guys can't even sharpen a knife....
LOL

I love being single.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:27 PM   #45
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I never know what to say to the "never masculated" guys. They're a bit unsettling. Growling "grow a pair" seems counterproductive. I just feel sorry for them and disgusted in equal measures.

There's a guy in my neighborhood who I think falls a bit into the "fear" category. He's always wandering past while walking their little rat dog, talks about wanting to buy a motorcycle, and admires my fleet. But at the age of 60, with his gonads firmly locked away in his wife's purse, I don't think he'll ever do anything about it. Every time he walks away, I resolve never to become that guy.


However, my wife and I freely use the "he/she won't let me" excuse when needed to fend off pesky salesdroids, and it works well. Then we laugh our asses off. The very thought of one of us "allowing" the other to do anything is fookin' hilarious.

And yes, we did have "the talk" about motorcycles long before marriage.
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