Whats Your Best Reason (Excuse) for a New Ride

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:

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.

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:

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.

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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.

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

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

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:

Because my bike is already a year old.

I am supposed to tell my wife?

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.

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.

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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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