KTM riders: 3 reasons why you should have 3 street bikes?

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  1. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    I need help justifying 3 street bikes to my wife.
    Not sure if my reasons can justify it:

    1. Enjoy your good health while you have it.
    2. I enjoy riding different types of bikes.
    3. I am retired . . . you can only do so much yard work and home improvement projects . . . the more bikes I have . . . the more tinkering I can do.

    My wife says: "You only have one butt" . . . we should save our money for the uncertain future.

    I ride mountain bikes on single trails . . . Which is why I prefer street bikes.

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  2. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Same situation-- 990Adventure, 950SM, and 950SE. Retired. And you could be quoting my wife :lol3.

    Life, and marriage in particular, is an exercise in accommodation. At the end of the day if nothing or no one is suffering because of it, does it really matter?
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  3. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    You could say, "Look at the bright side dear, if I have three bikes, that means I don't have four."

    Or, you could say, "Look at your shoe rack, then count your feet."



    Of course either way, you will probably end up sleeping in the garage. :D
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  4. billbob412

    billbob412 Adventurer

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    I have 4 ,Could you call my wife and explain this to her?:clap:clap
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  5. Schannulleke

    Schannulleke Been here awhile

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    You don't have to save money for uncertain future. You might as well be dead in the future. You have to live your live good in the present time while it is still (more or less) certain.
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  6. Nytro

    Nytro Been here awhile

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    I told my wife that three KTM's cost as much as one car. If I didn't have the bikes we would have another car. I choose the bikes...
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  7. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    "Give" her one!
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  8. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    If you have to justify it with reasoning... You've already lost a battle you shouldn't have to fight!

    I don't know off the top of my head how many bikes I have - Probably between 15 and 20.
    When I come home with another one the wife wants to see it right away and know all about it. She's interested because I am.
    She knows a big part of my life revolves around motorcycles and makes a point to share my enthusiasm.
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  9. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

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    You've got some nice bikes !

    Ok, somebody has to be the contrarian, I guess I'll stick my hand in the fire :D

    There is no "right" or "wrong" solution here, but there is an old saying from the
    American south I will offer :

    "If Mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy"


    If I was in your shoes I'd sell the blue one and keep the two orange ones forever.
    The SM and the Adventure are very nice bikes and one less bike won't ruin the
    riding situation. Of course sometimes these things are not really about practical
    considerations such as money - there can be power struggles in relationships
    and sometimes the other person simply wants to know they still have some
    power. I have no way of knowing whether this could be at the root of your situation
    but human behavior is not as complex as we like to imagine it is, and a lot of what
    people do is based on simple stuff which is not that different from what goes on
    in a group of chimpanzees ( please understand I do NOT mean any disrespect
    when I say this, it's just a comment on behavioral psychology ).


    Anyway, why would you even want to ride the blue one when you have the two
    orange ones ? I like an LC8 engine bike better than any other road bike I've
    ever ridden and I'd be on that supermoto every day the weather permitted.


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  10. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

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    That's the most hilarious thing I've read in a while. Thanks for the laughs !

    I also think it is "sig" material for sure.


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  11. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Tell your wife it's either 3 bikes or 3 women.
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  12. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    Why have more than one piece of jewelry?
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  13. EMGrinan

    EMGrinan El Oso

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    Great reasons!!! Specially number one!! An idea has already posted but the formula could be 1 bike, 3 women!!!

    :beer


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  14. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    It could be worse, you could have 3 girl friends. :rofl
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  15. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    I got 3 and always want more!!!!!!

    Women that is:D
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  16. Marko888

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    Try Robin Williams' line. In response to being quizzed about his bicycle collection, he said: "Well Honey, I could be into Ferarri's!" ... always makes me laugh, even if he and his wife are no longer together.

    I have a 916, and a 950 ADV. Need only one more...the runabout...a SuperDuke 990. Me and the missus also have 300xc and 200xc respectively.
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  17. GZERO

    GZERO Fixing stuff around

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    To me this one won the price.
    You could always answer "baby, do you prefer me playing with my bikes or me having time to flirt with girls?"
    Nice KTMs
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  18. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Just leave two bikes over at your best friends garage, like I do.

    This solves two issues.

    1. Outta sight outta mind.

    2. It guarantees you'll stop by and visit with your buddy regularly.

    As far as your wife sees it, you only have one bike around at a time.
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  19. DuctTape

    DuctTape Been here awhile

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    I have it made. The Queen buys them for me and then loves to watch me transform them. She's also pretty handy at the track. :rofl

    She also believes in me buying the best protection and tools money can buy...............life is good...................if you're me.
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  20. DirtJack

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    My three can be ridden on the street or in the dirt. Wifey said all the vehicles must fit in the garage at the same time. I think she thought she had me on that one, but it turned out the garage was bigger than she thought. :D Bike number 4 is going to be a bit tougher. :eek1
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