Whats Your Best Reason (Excuse) for a New Ride


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  • The_Missile

Posted July 15, 2004 - 01:21 AM

#1

I'm looking for inspiration here on the lines people have used to ensure the other half Ok's the purchase of a new bike!!! :lol: :D

I have a WR400 with all the goodies I can think of, but, its a '98 and its getting tired and I have the option to buy a WR426 2002 Model BRAND NEW, 0 miles, 12 months guarantee (Some advantages to living in Switzerland) with a 35%+ discount off of new !!! :thumbsup:

How can I refuse??? Well I cant, but I have a wife who may think differently!!!

So let me have em...what have you told your significant others in support of your quest for new blue ?? :devil: :awww:

  • jbrooks26

Posted July 15, 2004 - 01:30 AM

#2

The only reason I got my new 426 was because someone stole my YZ400 out of my garage 1 month after I bought it. Even then I had to wait another 4 months before I could get the 426. Good luck though, surely she will understand. But then again, I don't claim to know women at all. Just when you think you have them figured out, they go and change everything.

  • WR_Dave

Posted July 15, 2004 - 01:39 AM

#3

Tell her how much it will cost to 1-rebuild the old bike. 2- Buy a new '04-05 model. 3- Pick up this sweet deal on a new '02 bike. She has to understand the benefits of this reasoning. Good Luck - WR Dave. :thumbsup:

  • ovrrdrive

Posted July 15, 2004 - 05:54 AM

#4

You mean we're supposed to ask???

Oh man, if she ever finds that out I'm in big trouble. At least I bought her one too. :devil:

I control the finances in my house, so I handled it by telling her, "I'm buying us dirtbikes honey." And that worked fine for me.

:thumbsup:

  • jwriott

Posted July 15, 2004 - 06:28 AM

#5

I'm looking at a 300 EXC for 05. I told the wife it will give me more time to spend with her since I won't have to work on a brand new bike. :thumbsup:

I also talked about it constantly for the last 6 months so she's sick of hearing about the bike and finally said just get it.

  • dachrist

Posted July 15, 2004 - 06:30 AM

#6

It's better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission!

  • RichBaker

Posted July 15, 2004 - 08:55 AM

#7

I'm single....don't need no steenkin' excuse :thumbsup:

  • OhioRich

Posted July 15, 2004 - 08:58 AM

#8

I used this for the purchase of my bike, but it only works if your in your thirty's or so. I told her that I wanted a first class bike, now, because I don't know how much longer I can ride aggressively and really push it. She felt bad for me and happily agreed to the bike. I'll try it agian when I turn 40 (I'm 38) :thumbsup:

  • dez4ever

Posted July 15, 2004 - 12:30 PM

#9

Because my bike is already a year old.

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  • jaggley

Posted July 15, 2004 - 01:17 PM

#10

I am supposed to tell my wife?

  • YamahaSteve

Posted July 15, 2004 - 01:38 PM

#11

I also talked about it constantly for the last 6 months so she's sick of hearing about the bike and finally said just get it.



LOL, that is what I did. I complained about my 250 needing some work and not having enough power for me to get up hills and stuff. Then I basically said to her, you know what... later this year I am going to buy a WR450... then talked about it all the time and then one day she calls me up to go pick up the new WR450 she bought for me... it rocked.

  • oldbones

Posted July 15, 2004 - 02:09 PM

#12

So, I hadn't had a dirtbike since I was 15 or so, and coming up on my 31st Bday, I had been talking a lot about bikes, buying the magazines, and leaving WR426 pamphlets laying all over the house.

My birthday was on a Saturday, and that morning, my wife tells me she hadn't had any time to go pick up my present, but had intended on buying me a nice pool cue. Then she said "let's go out right now and pick one up for you"! Ok, cool, I really wanted one, and it was a little pricey, but, hey, she said so! We get to the pool store, and they were closed. :awww:

We left there, and were driving home, and I told her, "well, since you can't get me a pool stick for my birthday, I guess you'll have to get me a dirtbike instead, cause the bike shop IS open on Saturday!" :lol: Laugh, laugh, right?

While passing the next exit, she looks at me and says "isn't that the way to the bike shop?"

"Uh, yeah, it is if you want a Suzuki or Kawasaki, but I want a Yamaha and that's the next exit."

"Ok" she says.

{{insert sound of screeching rubber and video of my dodge dakota swerving across three lanes of traffic}}

That was all it took! :devil:

My wife is the best! Last year, she got me Pro-Tapers, grips and handguards. This year, an IMS tank and SDG tall YZ seat.



I think I'll keep her! :thumbsup: Oh, and for her birthday this year, I got her a TTR125, her first dirtbike.

  • mantle

Posted July 16, 2004 - 03:59 AM

#13

Most of them don't know the difference between one bike and the other. Buy a bike the same colour and tell her you upgraded the plastics and graphics. They don't need to know how much you spend !!! Works everytime. :thumbsup:

  • r1superstar

Posted July 16, 2004 - 04:19 AM

#14

I'm looking for inspiration here on the lines people have used to ensure the other half Ok's the purchase of a new bike!!! :lol: :lol:

I have a WR400 with all the goodies I can think of, but, its a '98 and its getting tired and I have the option to buy a WR426 2002 Model BRAND NEW, 0 miles, 12 months guarantee (Some advantages to living in Switzerland) with a 35%+ discount off of new !!! :thumbsup:

How can I refuse??? Well I cant, but I have a wife who may think differently!!!

So let me have em...what have you told your significant others in support of your quest for new blue ?? :awww: :D


No excuse here, we talk about it and it's done. My wife rides too so she understands. :devil:

  • bikepilot

Posted July 17, 2004 - 06:29 PM

#15

I counted them all up the other day. In the almost 20 years that I have been married I've had 32 motorcycles and I now own 7. I find it best to used the time-honored "Jesuit Principle"... (It is easier to ask for forgiveness, than it is to ask for permission) :thumbsup:

  • The_Missile

Posted July 18, 2004 - 11:28 PM

#16

I also talked about it constantly for the last 6 months so she's sick of hearing about the bike and finally said just get it.


That one is a tried and tested method. :thumbsup: :devil: Works on partners. Works on moms and dads too...................anything for a bit of peace! :awww: :lol:

  • The_Missile

Posted July 18, 2004 - 11:32 PM

#17

Most of them don't know the difference between one bike and the other. Buy a bike the same colour and tell her you upgraded the plastics and graphics. They don't need to know how much you spend !!! Works everytime. :thumbsup:


Never a truer word spoken :devil: :awww: :lol:

  • Bamster

Posted July 19, 2004 - 02:37 AM

#18

Most of them don't know the difference between one bike and the other. Buy a bike the same colour and tell her you upgraded the plastics and graphics. They don't need to know how much you spend !!! Works everytime.


A friend of mine did this,up graded his yellow DRZs model to an offroad. I didn't even know until I seen his bike at the dealer two months latter.




 
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