Lies and schemes told to partners to buy bikes

Discussion in 'Australia' started by allan11, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. allan11

    allan11 Long timer

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    Who else has some good "bullshit" told to partners to justify bikes???

    i have been married for almost 30 years and my wife is used to me scheming or spinning some bullshit when i get a bike.. i don't have to ask permission or sell anything and most of the time (not always) i let my wife know before i bring a bike home (unless it looks like or is the same colour as one of the other bikes in the shed)..

    i couldn't get away with this bike as it does look anything like a KLR or dirt bike..

    todays bullshit was "due to recent injuries on the dirt i have decided to transition back to a road bike therefore i have just picked up a cruiser" BULLSHIT also "i could take my wife on the back for some sunday ride to a country pub for lunch and have some quality time" MORE BULLSHIT... it is single seat registered and over the next couple of months will be turned into a bobber similar to bike in the video..

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    how much bullshit have you gotten away with...

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  2. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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    I've found being totally honest is the best way with purchasing motorcycles.

    My wife really likes the 3 I own.
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  3. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    Three, eh? :scratch

    I only have two. But I foresee fixing that in the next year with either an fz1 or a drz400. :fpalm

    Oh, and I'm single so I don't have to explain it to anyone.
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  4. brgsprint

    brgsprint Been here awhile

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    "My Triumph has over 100,000 miles on it. I'm gonna get the new silver one Ed just got in."

    The few years later, we were picking up her new Triumph and I liked a leftover Tiger on the floor. I told her "I got a great second bike price".

    No bullshit necessary. You just have to buy her one once in a while.
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  5. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Nev, what's the most recent toy you've bought? I'm needing inspiration for what next... something grunty, light and about right at 80kmh max would suit here perfectly.

    It's probably 650 territory but maybe a mid sized poly cylinder bike that is also bigger than a postage stamp.
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  6. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    being long term single as well..
    i gotta say it sucks even more for a new bike justification..

    you don't have a partner to blame for the fact you don't have a new bike..
    and you know all your own tricks you used to use, to get a new bike and just end up arguing with yourself over why you don't have one.. :baldy

    those in a relationship don't know how easy they have it.. :lol3
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  7. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    I can justify it. I use my bikes to make part of my income. :augie
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  8. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    now your just showing off.. :lol3

    i'm trying to justify a new bike next year..
    this year to date I've only done 2 overnighters and less than 3000km's in total.

    i'll change my tact..
    you folks with jobs don't know how easy you've got it.. :lol3

    but this time next week i will have departed to PI GP..
    time to ride instead of post.. :thumb
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  9. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    Go ride or I will mock you endlessly.

    How's that for motivation?
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  10. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    It will be an investment........honest !
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  11. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    It's a safer one.
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  12. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    There is some truth to this. I try to live by "save up, then buy it" vs. financing something. I really truly hate debt. But once in a while, when financing is at near-zero rates, and there's a nicely used bike at a low price, and it's fall when they're trying to sell them ... it's tempting to finance it and then pay it off over the winter. But being married enforces that discipline, if only so I don't become a hypocrite.
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  13. 3legs

    3legs Real men ride sidecars Supporter

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    I don't bother.

    I just buy it, wait for the inevitable argument then the next day she finds something else to argue about and the bike is forgotten:D
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  14. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Oh I’m totally honest with the missus. When she comes home and asked where that came from I say “Wangaratta”. She says “no who’s is it”. I say “it’s mine”. Easier to ask for forgiveness. The last bike was lying down in the trailer in the dark. She still spotted it.
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  15. OzRider64

    OzRider64 Friggen slow Adventurer.

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    I purchased a new bike many years ago without telling the better half.
    Mate, was she pissed, didn’t talk to me for two days, but eventually she couldn’t help herself.:lol3
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  16. allan11

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    i try to look ahead and see what bike i might need in the couple of months coming up then plan the scam... in the middle of January this year i was looking at a 510 for the desert (that is another story) so i booked and paid for 12 day romantic getaway for the wife and me to vanuata from 2nd December so i had some leverage all year.. then 2 weeks later bought the 510... 3 weeks ago my son turned 17 so bought him a car and last weekend my wife and son went from brisbane to sydney for a cross fit comp so while the cat is away the mice (more like a rate) will play so i picked the new bike....

    i am looking at a new 300 2smoker enduro in the new year so over the next couple of months will paint and re-carpet the house for some leverage....
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  17. Dr AT

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    " do you mind if I buy another?"

    It works every time, and is complete bs because she knows that what I'm really saying is

    " let me buy this or I'll bore you senseless with why I want it"
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  18. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    I tell mine that I am getting some bike parts and she just assumes I will be coming home with a mostly complete bike.

    She thinks I have more than I actually do, a couple of times I have changed plastics on a bike or made a big modification and she has commented on it looking suspiciously like that bike I was looking at on Gumtree/eBay, and I don't think she believes me when I say I just tarted up an old one.:lol3

    And most of the parts bikes I had bought are exactly that, so I don't count them as bikes and I usually sell off stuff I don't need when I am finished just to make room.

    If I was single I would probably have had a string of new bikes, and be in massive debt, so I am happier this way.:D
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  19. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    That's not a bad thing, I'll keep that in mind:hmmmmm
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  20. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    I don't have to ask for permission from my mi
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