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Online otr002

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She gave me the evil eye
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:14:17 PM »
Well, It looks like I have another 2S in-coming (the Chief of War and Finance, gave me that look, yep you all know "that" look) It'll need a full restore and is missing the hard to get bits, BUT it runs  :redface: :redface: who doesn't cringe at the sound of a little end on it's last legs.

I give you the 1986 IT200, I'll start on this later this year, after the.....rest are off the bike bench :lol:

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Re: She gave me the evil eye
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 05:01:06 AM »
Looks like she's given you good service. When it's time........it's time.
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Re: She gave me the evil eye
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 09:40:23 AM »
You just haven't been doing this long enough.  You bring it home and stick it in a corner of the garage/shop/basement where she doesn't usually go.  When she does see it and asks about it you say, "Oh I've had that for quite a while.  Got it that weekend when you and the girls went off to Tampa, Wilmington, (or your mother's)".  Just long enough ago so her usually sharp mind is just a little misty.
Helps if you have three or four bikes; that might confuse her.
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Re: She gave me the evil eye
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 02:47:30 PM »
^ some great advice for my later stages of life :laugh:

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Re: She gave me the evil eye
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 03:15:54 PM »
even when i was married i never had this issue.  of course, there were plenty of others.   :laugh:
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Re: She gave me the evil eye
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 03:35:02 PM »
You just haven't been doing this long enough.  You bring it home and stick it in a corner of the garage/shop/basement where she doesn't usually go.  When she does see it and asks about it you say, "Oh I've had that for quite a while.  Got it that weekend when you and the girls went off to Tampa, Wilmington, (or your mother's)".  Just long enough ago so her usually sharp mind is just a little misty.
Helps if you have three or four bikes; that might confuse her.
Lyn Garland


This is exactly what I do.  :laugh: I collected parts for four years for my TZ replica. When my wife and daughters went on vacation last fall for 5 days I worked on it non stop for most of that time. When they got home my wife asked where that motorcycle came from, I told her I've had all those parts for years, it just finally became a motorcycle over the weekend.  :lol:
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Re: She gave me the evil eye
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 04:18:26 PM »
Hmm.
I have honestly never had this issue, even 20 plus bikes in.
She Just laughs and says I have issues.
But then again on the otherhand, I am very financially savvy..
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Re: She gave me the evil eye
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 06:06:20 AM »
It was a constant struggle to keep new motocrossers in the pipeline for my son & I. Fortunately, all YZ's are blue!
Vintage bikes are easier because you can collect the parts over time and "admit" to new paint.

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Re: She gave me the evil eye
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 10:36:49 AM »
"She-who-must-be-obeyed" (who has her own RD200) only thinks I spend too much time with motorcycle porn (this site).
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Re: She gave me the evil eye
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 03:28:34 PM »
My Wife (of almost 40 years) has always been supportive of my hobbies, well I turned up at her place on a CB400/4 Supersport so she had no choice to like Motorcycles :lol: She once commented that she didn't realise bikes could get pregnant, as there seemed to be a growing number of them in the garage, apparently they just magically appeared as if born..

We did a count of the bikes last year before Christmas and I do need to thin the heard a little, but it's down from the 35+ I had in the late 1990's, I sold most to buy another investment home. Now whenever I bring home another motorbike I get the raised eye's and that sigh that we all know, apparently I should only buy functioning registered motorbikes, but we all how hard it is to pass up a bargain :woop: :woop:
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