help me convince the wifey...for a sportsbike!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Dunewar, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Vertical C

    Vertical C Long timer

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    Sweet, the fz1 is very quick. Will still go more places than the beemer anyway because at $900 you cant depreciate it.
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  2. dickensheets

    dickensheets smprparatus

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    It's all ok. Your wife bought a new knife today at the wife store. She is practicing on your posts first.......

    Sleep with one eye open.
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  3. Dunewar

    Dunewar Been here awhile

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    Actually it was 900 and the bmw, total estimated value 3600
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  4. Forde

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    sweet fazer and a bargain
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  5. Rick G

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    Not sure if this has been suggested, but how about a nice sport touring bike like a Triumph Sprint ST/GT or Ducati ST2-3-4 or BMW R1150 RS or K1200RS? All of these bikes look sporty, have a sportier riding position yet come with factory luggage for touring. Even the insurance companies don't classify them as sport bikes so you will have verifiable proof that they are not sport bikes.

    If she is the great wife that you portray, then it is in your best interest to keep her happy.

    Good luck,

    Rick G

    Edit: I posted before reading through and just noticed you bought a Fazer. Nice choice and please ride safe and show your wife how responsible you are.
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  6. ssmschulz

    ssmschulz Sherpa Rider

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    You are going to love the Fz1. Your wife has no idea how fast that thing is - and don't tell her. I sold my 2007 because I rode it like a jack ass making bad passes and ridding wheelies down the interstate. Now I stick to lower HP bikes, have more fun and don't worry about the police as much. I found I like the curves as moderate speeds better any way. I am calming in my old age so maybe I can go back to something with a 100 or so HP.
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  7. Dunewar

    Dunewar Been here awhile

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    I just took it out for an hour and i have to say : it is fast! It is exactly what i was looking for : a well composed sportsbike in a gentlemens outfit. It has a laser exhaust that gives it a fantastic sound.
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  8. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    FWIW - When I bought the K1300S, I kept the R1200GS for 2-up riding. But the wife prefered being pillion on the K bike far better than on the GS. On teh GS, she felt uncomfortable and exposed sitting so high off the ground.
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  9. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Buy a bike for her first ( something pretty), then she'll probably even write the cheque for whatever bike you want.
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  10. Dunewar

    Dunewar Been here awhile

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    This is what i got now. So no need for new suggestions, the choice is made. I will make a new thread with a first review of the bike. Oh and : my wife doesn't ride, not herself and not pillion.


    Four wheels good, two wheels better
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  11. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I am amazed you got such a clean bike for only $900. I would be suspicious it was stolen or something. Congrats!
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  12. Dunewar

    Dunewar Been here awhile

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    Nono, for 3600
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  13. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    And it came with a BMW for your wife? (post #83)

    Heck; even if the bike cost $3,600 by itself, it seems like a deal for a liter bike that clean.
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  14. PhilB

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    Sheesh, people. He traded $900 cash, plus his BMW (valued at $2700) -- total $3600 value -- for the FZ. Crikey.

    PhilB
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  15. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    You'll put your eye out, kid!

    Congrats on the new ride. :thumb
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  16. scrannel

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    Actually, one way I made buying a v. fast bike OK with my wife was taking out a term life insurance policy for $3 million. She just laughed and said "Ride your ass off!"
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  17. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    A BMW r1200r. Bags and a screen with shaft drive, nobody calls it a sport bike. But on the street in the twisties? Yep.

    You're welcome.
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  18. Dunewar

    Dunewar Been here awhile

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    If you read back a couple of posts, you will see that i bought a fazer 1000...
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  19. totomoto

    totomoto Been here awhile

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    If you stop calling her (or thinking of her as) THE WIFEY, you won't have any issues. Do you guys actually think that your wives or S.O.s never read this forum?
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  20. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Sweet.