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post #11 of 116 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:25 AM
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No problem for me, I pay for mine she pays for hers .


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post #12 of 116 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:42 AM
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I started riding again about 6 months ago, told g f she would love, she hates it said will never go again,oh well, its always fun to me
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I always had a dirt bike but also wanted a Harley. When the kids were young I just didn't think I could aford it and keep them busy in all they did. My wife would have never said no even then. My daughter was in school for 7 years after HS. Once she was done I bought the Harley. My wife and I shopped for about 6 months before I found the one I liked and she enjoyed it as much as I did. She likes riding with me but recently my daughter left her boy friend and moved back home. She has kind of taken the rear seat for now.
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cant help you my wife loves to ride we were married on a road trip though the smokey mts and we will never give up bike might be homeless and living in a tent but will always have bike
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I work as an RN for a pulmonologist. My husband smoked. He mentioned that if he quit smoking, the money he saved on cigarettes would cover a new motorcycle payment.

1 year later he still isn't smoking. His bike is 1 year old and I just bought mine last month.

I didn't have to give up anything for mine. I just have to ride with him which equals more time on his bike.

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I work as an RN for a pulmonologist. My husband smoked. He mentioned that if he quit smoking, the money he saved on cigarettes would cover a new motorcycle payment.

1 year later he still isn't smoking. His bike is 1 year old and I just bought mine last month.

I didn't have to give up anything for mine. I just have to ride with him which equals more time on his bike.

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I grew up riding. Before my gf, before my wife, ex wife and before this gf.
Its part of my life. You can't take away part of my life.
My kids have a taste of it.
I will go through motorcycles 'till I can't go through them anymore.
The spouse has to understand.
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post #18 of 116 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 10:21 AM
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Not a water-proof case for the finances of buying a Harley, but should soften the finances a bit. My vehicle is a Ford F-150, and it gets apr. 18 mpg. At $4/gal it costs me about $60/week commuting to work. The Harley gets 42 mpg and only costs me about $20/week to commute. Living in Colorado i can commute on the bike about 3/4 of the year, or 39 weeks. A $40/week difference for 39 weeks saves me $1560 a year in gas, which means up to $130/month of motorcycle payment is already paid for out of money that would have gone towards gas. Obviously this is a more effective justification if you live somewhere you can commute year round, less effective if you can't use the bike for as many months, and completely pointless if you can't use the bike for commuting. Saddlebags and cold weather gear are highly recommended to compliment this strategy... As it was 28 degrees this morning when I headed into the office, and if I wear my cold weather stuff on the way home this afternoon I might drown in a pool of my own sweat. Hope this helps and good luck


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post #19 of 116 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 10:40 AM
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I beat around the bush for several months about getting a bike. I looked and rode several brands. Then coming home one day my 4runner broke down. I was able to get it running and get home but, It just didn't feel right...

I put it on Craigslist on Thursday and it sold on Saturday. When it drove away, my wife asked me how I was getting to work on Monday...

The next morning I suggested looking at a Harley dealership a little north of us. We drove up there and looked around. Then my wife asked "how about this one?" The paperwork was done and the bike was delivered the next day.

Now we are shopping for a little bit bigger bike.
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post #20 of 116 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 10:53 AM
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Christmas is coming up buy her the bike for Christmas.

More seriously when it comes to family money you need to both be onboard, My wife had no problem, she lived through my motocross days then road racing crotchrocket days that I voluntarily gave up to raise my kids.

So the Harley was not a big deal to her.
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