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post #1 of 7 Old 04-19-2019, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got Wify to ride my Wee!

After a couple years of trying, I finally got her to ride my Wee, AND SHE LIKED IT!

It seems she agrees that my blue Wee is more fun and more comfy than her wimpy little Funduro. The Funduro is old, tired, and has been ridden hard & put away wet too many times. She liked a little pep! And I'll like the (hoped for) lack of having to lube, adjust, and charge things more or less constantly.

So, we are searching for the perfect Wee to join us. It will end up rigged pretty much as mine- big cases, engine guards, bash plate, etc. Her bikes tend to nap frequently, so pretty is optional. For the next week or two we are stuck near Detroit. Then we can widen our search a bit.

It's time for me to spend an evening curled up with Stromtrooper to come up with a farkle plan & budget.
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-19-2019, 07:14 PM
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For shame picking on the little funduro. But you do mention the poor bugger has been well used.
My '13 G650GS is a peppy little dude but the Wee Strom is a better tourer.
Put the old bike up for sale on the 650 site and give the faithful a chance to make it live on. F650 Community
Oh, my 04 Wee has 100 miles shy of 100K miles and still runs and works like it did at 23K miles when i got it. Not worn out at all.
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It's so coll when your wife enjoys your passions. I taught my wife to ride motorcycle on my TS-400 Suzuki. Eventually we had his and her motorcycles. Good times. My advice is take lots of pics. Then print and frame them.
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I'm sure the Funduro was more fun in '93. She's been well enjoyed and owes the world nothing. I would not hesitate to buy a newer F650.

I'm lucky that I found someone who shares, or is willing to try, my passions. Bikes, sailboats, kayaks (and building kayaks), etc. Oh yeah - DARK beer, too.

I've got to upload some pics to a hosting site. We took a little trip along the Rockies 3 years ago. Basically from Bozeman to Yellowstone/Chief Joseph/Beartooth all the way up to Jasper & back. We had a great trip, even though we got chased by blizzards, had a (minor) wreck on day 1, and had to break my rule about not riding thru Yellowstone after dark (TOTALLY worth it).

We have lots of pics on our walls- great minds think alike.

My '05 Wee only has 50k ish on the clock. Still young.

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Ooooh, dark beer and motorcycles? Keeper!
Beartooth, too hip!
My wife was the monkey in the sidecar for many miles. Hates beer though. Keeper for other reasons!
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Sidecar?

That's how we started. She was very nervous to ride, so we decided to just run up to the coffee shop. She liked everybody waving, even the popo. 3 hours later, we still had not stopped for coffee.

What do you have?

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What I had, '78 R80/7 with a Ural. Had an elephant ear front fender and a Dauntless fork extender that made steering easy.
After multiple hip surgeries the wife couldn't get in and out of the chair no mo.
So after it sat in the garage for way too long, I finally sold it to a friend who is currently terrorizing Orange County with it.
Had it painted black with the white pin striping. Had a 10 gallon Heinrich gas tank too.
I put the sidecar on the bike at about 100K miles. Some while later it got valve recession and I found a '92 R100R crashed and put the 100 motor in the 80 frame.
The lighter flywheel made it a lot more responsive in accelerating and stopping.

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