She wants it!

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by 390beretta, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    OK, I'm slightly pissed off! My wife, the bitch, whom I love very much wants a god damned F700 GS in matt black. She currently has a very nice '08 Versys, with a few farkles for comfort. Her birthday is coming up, but she's been waffling around about (maybe some farkles for my Versys, maybe this, maybe that.....she drives me f'ing nuts with this shit!) God damnit!. She rides her current bike to work maybe twice a week. (says she'll ride the new one every day..my ass) I should never have let her ride. She stole my '11 Kawi Super Sherpa, forcing me to buy a used DRZ 400 when we were traveling full time. Now that we're settled down, here we go again! I might add that she's dropped the Versys 3 times doing dumb shit at virtually 0 mph: (front brake in a parking lot, holding the clutch in as I've taught her in traffic at a light, but let go of the clutch to "wave" at another biker who waved at her, and another time on the highway (stuck in traffic on I-17 due to an accident) said she put her foot down and stepped on a pebble, down she went. Is this a woman who deserves a new bike??? I know a lot lot of you are going to say (Damn, wish my wife rode or some such stuff) but really? By the way, I ride a 25 yo BMW K75; if anyone should be looking for a new bike, it's me! I'm at my wit's end! What's your advice?
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  2. SportsGuy

    SportsGuy icanhazdirt?

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    A drink and a shrink.
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  3. GPrairie_Rider

    GPrairie_Rider Dirt Junkie

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    So when do you pick up the f700?? :lol3

    Chris
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  4. MitchG

    MitchG Iron Collector

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    Damn, wish my wife rode or some such stuff..............:D
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  5. chilipeppernorm

    chilipeppernorm Been here awhile

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    So what makes her any different than the rest of us, we're all bike whores. I've got an 08 GSA 1200, just bought my son's 04 Guzzi Bellagio with 2k miles, and desperately want a beautifully restored fully stock 72 Norton Commando I found in Oregon.
    No offense brother, but you sound like a cheap bastard to me.:D
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  6. sarathmenon

    sarathmenon Armchair Adventurer

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    Where are you located at? I sense a cheap Versys on the market soon :rofl
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  7. Al in NB

    Al in NB A Proud 99%er

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  8. Navy Chief

    Navy Chief Long timer

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    So buy her the bike, make her happy, and take her Versys... Problem solved.. She gets a new bike and you get a newer bike...:1drink
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    Jacl-Kampuchea Booze Merchant

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    Say something like:

    "Sure dear, buy it. I'm sure you can afford it, plus I'll take the versys off your hands for $849"

    I can't talk, I'm the exact same position - just my lady wants a bike that costs a tenth the price of the GS.
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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Lucky you! A $1000 bike is always a bargain!

    To the OP, man up for doG's sake. Most men would be thrilled to be in your position!

    Jim :brow
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  11. Surfcat

    Surfcat Adventurer

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    +1

    just say yes and have a few drinks... :D
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  12. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Hey....if Mama ain't happy then NOBODY'S happy.

    Got a different situation here but same WTF factor.

    Past few years we have been traveling 2-up quite a bit and having a really great time.

    Last summer SWMBO wanted to replace the dog we had 6-7 years ago.

    There goes the 2-up trips and now we have 2 dogs. I don't have 500 miles on the K bike this year :cry

    Is this logical or practical? NO.

    Pure bred German Shepard......................$700
    Rescue mutt to keep GS busy...................$260

    Happy Mrs.?............................................priceless

    Just look at how much I am saving on tire wear :huh
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  13. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Hey 390beretta - I'm flying to your valley this month. I'm finally going to buy my own place there instead of storing a bike at my ex place in cave creek. Thinking of a patio home or some such dwelling in Scottsdale.

    On your spouse, consider yourself lucky. I mean she could be yearning for a Mercedes SL! :deal
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  14. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Exactly. You don't sound thrilled with the K75, so the Versys should be a nice upgrade for you.

    Will the F700 be available for you to ride when she isn't on it? If so, double bonus! :clap

    Option 2: sell the Versys as well, and get yourself a Triumph 800XC to match her new bike. You can tell everyone your relationship is like WWII. :lol3
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  15. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    +1
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  16. ericrat

    ericrat Long timer

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    What are the chances this thread is going to go the way the OP intends?

    Slim, I bet. :lol3

    Mrs. is heading out to look at a low chassis R1200GS Friday while I am stuck at work, so what do I know. What do you think the chances of here ended on a new GSW are?
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  17. Wout67

    Wout67 Long timer

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    I'm guessing the OP isn't as pissed off as his post would make us believe.

    Dude. Cowboy up, and get her the bike she wants.

    Life is too short to live with a pissed off wife.
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  18. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    Good Lord man... talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth!!! (not that you're wife is a horse, but you know what I mean). This is the perfect excuse to upgrade your bike at the same time. There is no chance she would say no to you if you get her the F700. No chance at all!
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  19. Navy Chief

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    I will happily take the K75 off your hands... I won't even charge a disposal fee.... :deal
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  20. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Isn't this place great? People are so supportive around here.
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