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Old 08-11-2011, 07:51 PM   #41
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Thanks for the thoughts on how to handle. She really is a good wife, just doesn't get the same appreciation for some things as I do.

Now, let's get a few things straight....

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She may not use the space as much as you do but the garage is half hers. It's the congestion that bothers her. If you want her off your back,let her know that she is important too by compromising
Move most of the bikes in a storage unit. What she doesn't see wont bother her..as much.
No conjestion at all. I have a LARGE detached garage. She has her large SUV parked in the garage all the time and the sedan as well. My truck does sit out, as it is too tall.

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Go buy her whatever the it is she wants and tell her to STFU about your hobby.....

......that is unless you are up to your eyeballs in debt and she has a valid point...
$0 debt tied up in any of the bikes. I learned many years ago that bikes are a luxury and you don't go into debt over a "want".

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Partially disassemble a few and tell her those arn't bikes just parts lying about...
I have plenty of those as well. It happens that seven are the same year / make / model. So one needs a few spares.

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5 star thread, get a storage unit
I have a neighbor that allows a few to be stored in his garage until they "slowly blend into the system". I still have more that need to come home.

Let the bashing continue....
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:38 PM   #42
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I have a neighbor that allows a few to be stored in his garage until they "slowly blend into the system". I still have more that need to come home.
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Better pray she doesn't read the forum.....
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:38 PM   #43
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and your wife thinks you have how many bikes? i think you are talking out of both sides of your face
Hush you, and she stopped asking anyways-says it just makes her mad, especially when i ask her about her camera equipment. Whats fair is fair.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:53 PM   #44
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Might be time to build another garage (if you have the land/unrestricted, etc).

If not then it's time to purchase a property for storage.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:05 PM   #45
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #46
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My best advice is keep thinning the herd on your own. If you let it build up too much, you'll get in over your head....like me. Oil changes are now done in batches, at about $200 for materials each time. Bikes literally take up every square inch of my garage. I have to dig out each bike for each purpose, and it really dissuades me from riding. When I do go for a ride, regardless of what bike, I always have thoughts of selling every other bike except the one I am on...because I like riding it, whatever it is, so much.

Bikes to me are an addiction, my biggest vice. I buy and sell on stupid whims. I have maybe 25 grand worth of bikes in my garage in total, and I haven't spent more than maybe $10k out of pocket in 10 years including street, racing, dirt, minis, etc.. I can usually buy and sell for about the same price if I buy carefully.

So listen to your wife, and all those fools who don't understand you or your hobby. YOU DON'T NEED THAT MANY BIKES. And when you, like me, find yourself hiding the purchases until the "time is right", know that you have a problem controlling your impulses and setting your priorities straight.

All this is really directed towards me so I can stop my lunatic ways. ., I almost brought home the Lotus last Friday without a square inch of garage space and zero bikes sold to make room. So much for self control and achieving goals.

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Old 08-11-2011, 10:13 PM   #47
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From another post of mine on another forum...this is what to avoid...think how many hours I've wasted on my rediculous hobby....

HI, MY NAME IS PETER AND I'M AN ADDICT!

I am addicted to buying cheap, fixing up, selling for not quite as cheap. Since junior high I've financed each new bike by selling something, with the exception of my Hayabusa I splurged on when they were discounting new Busa's to $9500:

Junior High:
1 83 kd80m
2 79 xr80l

High School
3 83 cr80
4 Honda Spree

College:
5 83 Hawk450
6 82 CM 400
7 82 CM 400 Custom
8 85 VFR500
9 81 CM200
10 86 VFR 500
11 YSR 50
12 Seca 900
13 83 Maxim 700
14 73 cb750k
15 85 Sabre 100
16 79 Kawi 550
17 93 Bandit 400 (first new bike)
18 93 CR125
19 89 KX250
20 92 Bandit 400 (track)

Kids / grad school:
21 93 DR250S (second new bike)
22 XT250
23 CB550
24 XV650

First real job / 2 kids at home:
25 1998 Superhawk
26 1996 Ninja 600
27 2002 Hayabusa

Then it gets blurry...
28 EX500 (Race)
29 2001 GSXR 600 (Race)
30 YSR50 (Race)
31 YSR100 XR conversion (Race)
32 RM250
33 XR200
34 KX60

Kids bikes:
35 Z50
36 JR50
37 50cc honda clone
38 XR70
39 XR100
40 TTR 125



Then my oldest got hooked on dirt:
41 2000 XR80
42 2002 CRF150
43 2006 CRF150
44 2008 CRF150
45 2001 RM125
46 2000 CR250
47 2002 CR125

Then I got the bug to go adventure riding:
48 96 XR600
49 96 XR400
50 07 DRZ 400 SM

Then my son started hanging out at the race track with me and he had to keep moving up:
51 98 Superhawk
52 WR250X
53 01 F4i

And i had a few streetbikes:
54 06 CBR1000RR
55 Seca 600
56 02 Honda 919
57 05 GSXR 750

And a few toys:
58 kx 125
59 kx85
60 rm85
61 Z50
62 SDG 140
63 Ninja 500
64 XR100 (mini motard)
65 CRF230
66 z50
67 RM125
68 BMW clone with sidecar
69 Another BMW clone with sidecar
70 03 R6 Racebike

And a few scooter:
71 China 50
72 China 50 #2
73 Zuma 50 / 70

I think theres a few more, out of order...

74 SV650
75 Bandit 1200
76 XR 110 motard
77 2007 GSXR600 (Race)
78 GSXR 750 (Race)
79 TLR200
80 XR75
81 China pitbike clone

You get the idea....

Down to maybe 16 bikes in the garage now.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:14 AM   #48
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go count her shoes in the closet, you thought there were only 3 pair, negotiate
Exactly. Some women can be close minded when it comes to these sorts of things.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:20 PM   #49
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Dam Mr P, I think U are right on track keep up the good work, I done feel so bad about all of mine now, I literally couldnt go back that far and tally all them up like that
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:24 PM   #50
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This is exactly the reason why I married a girl who's been riding longer than I have. Why do women even ask these stupid questions???
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:25 PM   #51
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It seems im in the path of having multiple bikes eventually. I'm almost, by almost i mean 1/2 to 1 year to getting my second bike. Then eventually gonna buy another...and another...i'll be posting something like this sometime in the future. lmao.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:34 PM   #52
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I know that I have an addiction to these kinds of things (mountain bikes before this) and I have to set myself a hard rule that I can only have one bike at a time. If I buy another I'll have to sell my SV.. no keeping it around for track or anything like that, it NEEDS to go.

I know that If I let myself, I'll soon have a 'project' bike, then a cruiser, then a tourer, then a 'nice street bike' then a 'race' bike then a dirt bike and etc.
As it is, there is my bike in my garage and my wife's suzuki savage which was my project bike to fix for her.

Wife is ok with the two there are now and I don't want to push it... although she's sore she cant park her car in the garage and it has to sleep on the street (1 spot, full with 2 bikes and tools).
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:59 PM   #53
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Keep them at MY HOUSE and leave the keys in case I need to Move them around in my Garage
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:32 AM   #54
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Perfect solution. I have a nice diamond ring I'm looking to sell. You can trade me for a bike and she will have one less bike to worry about and a ring to distract her for a while. You know something about the bling distracts women from reality
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Over lunch today, my wife advised that she counted seven bikes in the garage, and she thought there were only supposed to be four. I explained that three are staying, one is my son's and the others are close to getting sold. She said' "Don't even think you are keeping four!"

This evening when she was out in the garage, she counted again and advised that there were nine (said she missed a couple when she previously counted). She just nodded her head and walked away.

What do you do to keep the wife / SO from asking these sorts of questions? Or from geeting upset over these sorts of details? Oh and I did just deliver one to DFW area this past weekend (whew...).
my wife said it's real simple, what you spend on bikes....i need the same amount in cash...
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my wife said it's real simple, what you spend on bikes....i need the same amount in cash...
Trust me, she has far outdone me on the cash (or equivalent stuff).

I sold a bike this past weekend, and gave her the usual cash associated with a sell. She later (laughingly) told me that she thinks she should get 30% of the selling price. This is beginning to feel like the government working on me.
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