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I hadn't had a bike for a few years when my wife said, "i think it is time you got another motorcycle". That was when I knew for sure I found the right one. We have been together for 42 years and 9 bikes.
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My wife & I have been married for 37 lovely years. One of the most important items we had to agree upon was that neither of us ever told the either what we 'couldn't' do- that would likely have been the end of our relationship.

When I was a flatfoot, she would've preferred I didn't work the road on mids in the 'hood but that's where I loved to work. I didn't like that she worked in the worst part of a neighboring city as a nurse. But we never stood in each other's way as it made us happy to do what we wanted and how we wanted.

My riding was part of that equation too, especially since I have never been w/out a bike since I was 17 (and I'm 59+ now.) When we were very young, she would ride, but reluctantly. She never really liked it. By the time our first was born, she was done getting on the back of the bike & I've long since adapted. Actually, I have generally preferred riding by myself.

That was until recently when my daughter started riding w/me, which I very much enjoy & was the motivation to buy the FJR. She's a great, natural riding partner, she loves it and at 16, I don't have long before she vectors off otherwise to other interests, aka boys.
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Havenít heard from Snuffy above in a while,,anyone know if heís still breathing after his wifeís wedding present ?

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I suspect it was a long hospital stay and they couldn't totally rebuild him.............

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The solution is to marry a woman that likes to ride. When you see a bike you like she says buy it and she writes the check. When she sees a bike she likes she writes a check. Before you know it she has more bikes than you do. Spousal Unit... five new BMWs and a Ural in 11 years..... itís a good hurt.
If someone says (idk let me ask THE BOSS). I make different plans. They either don't want to go, or are to much of a candy ass for me
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If someone says (idk let me ask THE BOSS). I make different plans. They either don't want to go, or are to much of a candy ass for me
I used to ride with a friend / neighbor who I really enjoyed riding with, but every danged time we planned a trip he'd wind up backing out for some wife-related reason. Frustrating!

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If someone says (idk let me ask THE BOSS). I make different plans. They either don't want to go, or are to much of a candy ass for me
I think the same thing when someone says that BS about "If Momma ain't happy, ain't no one happy." I have no problems asking them if their wide is 4 and can't accept that she will not always get her way yet will make the lives of everyone around her miserable if she doesn't.

When the saying's meaning is pointed out, ain't no one happy for sure.

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Or pick/be a spouse that is wise enough to understand that 2 people will have some of the same interests and some that are unique; allowing each of you to follow your passions.

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Of pick a wife that is wise enough to understand that 2 people will have some of the same interests and some that are unique; allowing each of you to follow your passions.
Well said.

My wife has recently joined a women-only group of RVers and leaves me home a few times a year to go on their campouts. I tease her about it, but I secretly celebrate that RVing is now taking up less of my motorcycle time. Fact is, she's never begrudged me going off for a week or two at a time with my motorcycle buddies.
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I always say two married (or unmarried) people should never be joined at the hip and each needs their alone time and own space.... so you're at home retired... how many have wished their spouse won't retire any time soon....
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Well said.

My wife has recently joined a women-only group of RVers and leaves me home a few times a year to go on their campouts. I tease her about it, but I secretly celebrate that RVing is now taking up less of my motorcycle time. Fact is, she's never begrudged me going off for a week or two at a time with my motorcycle buddies.
I kinda have the same thing going except its a big boat. When we left Minnesota(land of 10,000 lakes) she said she would never own another boat. Well that changed when our friends wanted to sell theirs. Lucky she still has to work for another 5 years. So I get to go on my trips during the week while she works but try to be back for boating on the week ends. She enjoys sleeping on it, me not so much. Now if I can only get her to be comfortable taking it in and out of the slip on her own.

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