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post #1 of 21 Old 08-26-2012, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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I went into the dealership to checkout the new Honda NC700X. Wife sat on bike and said it wasn't comfortable. She looks two bikes over and says she likes that one. I get on and she gets behind me. Tells me this is the bike I'm buying. I told her i wanted to check out a 650GS and Versys. I road out of dealership with my new Wee-Strom Adventure. Glad I took the wife or I would still be looking at bikes.


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post #2 of 21 Old 08-26-2012, 09:42 PM
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Congrats and welcome! My wife was awesome too! She surprised me with my Glee!


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I went into the dealership to checkout the new Honda NC700X. Wife sat on bike and said it wasn't comfortable. She looks two bikes over and says she likes that one. I get on and she gets behind me. Tells me this is the bike I'm buying. I told her i wanted to check out a 650GS and Versys. I road out of dealership with my new Wee-Strom Adventure. Glad I took the wife or I would still be looking at bikes.
Your wife has good taste in bikes. 45 vs 65 hp. Need I say more. The 650 gs would have been interesting, but who wants the beamer cost of ownership, let alone out the door.

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The rear seat was a major consideration when I bought mine. Anyone who rides in the back would have no problem choosing between the bikes you mentioned and the DL650. Especially the versys. its very poor for a passenger. If your going to ride 2 up always take your passenger with you when choosing your machine. Congratulations. now the hard part becomes getting to cruise solo. I am beginning to have that problem. If I grab my helmet my wife beats me to the door with hers in hand. It reminds me of the dog begging to go bye bye. (She just read this over my shoulder and smacked me in the head)
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The rear seat was a major consideration when I bought mine. Anyone who rides in the back would have no problem choosing between the bikes you mentioned and the DL650. Especially the versys. its very poor for a passenger. If your going to ride 2 up always take your passenger with you when choosing your machine. Congratulations. now the hard part becomes getting to cruise solo. I am beginning to have that problem. If I grab my helmet my wife beats me to the door with hers in hand. It reminds me of the dog begging to go bye bye. (She just read this over my shoulder and smacked me in the head)
Ah...then she can read this too. The solution is for her to get her own!

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Similar situation happened with me. My wife saw how much I wanted the 2012 Wee, so she made me call around to dealerships to see who had one. Then, she drive me the 80 miles to go pick up the only '12 Wee within 200 miles and followed me home, all the while carting around our 4-month-old. I would also still be looking if she hadn't pushed me over the edge. I married the right one.

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All in the same boat !

OK, we don't *require* spousal approval, but if we want to live happy lives with our bikes, then the wife kind of has to buy-in to the concept. I also took my wife out on every bike I was seriously considering, and she approved 2012 V-Strom hands down. That way I can tell everyone that I got the bike that she wanted!! Win-win!!
Note: I was a passenger for a few hours on a GS1200 in Corsica (yes, please go there for your next ride if possible!!), and I was stiff and sore. The V-Strom is cush and luxurious compared to the standard seat on the Beemer.

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Ah...then she can read this too. The solution is for her to get her own!

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You sir are a wise man. My wife can't reach the floor when she sits on my V. I did however give her my old Kawasaki Vulcan, and we can ride together. She will go 2up, but likes to ride her own more.


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Called my wife from the shop to ask if she preferred black, white or orange. She said orange which surprised me. I had looked at all the bikes in my parking garage before going to the shop - all silver or black (including my '08 vstrom) except one red honda. Should be picking up my new orange vstrom this saturday!
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