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post #1 of 29 Old 08-18-2019, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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It looks like I'm leaving soon.

My wife is pressing me to sell my bike. She's worried that I'll get hurt in an accident.

So, I've stripped most of the farkles off the XJR1300 and will soon be advertising it (not here ).

It's very likely I'll be selling my 2003 L322 Range Rover as well as my wife cannot drive any more owing to a medical condition - so we don't need two cars.

We'll keep her 2009 turbo Subaru Forester even though I much prefer driving the Rangie.

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post #2 of 29 Old 08-18-2019, 11:41 PM
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Ya know, in a way I can see her side of the story. It sounds like she is somewhat dependent upon you. If you were gone or not in good condition she would be up the creek.
I am glad I have never got the "me or the motorcycle" ultimatum. I would be losing weight because I am not a very good cook.
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post #3 of 29 Old 08-19-2019, 12:16 AM
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She was not worry about your riding before...?
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post #4 of 29 Old 08-19-2019, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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She was not worry about your riding before...?
She did but not so much. The loss of driving has only just happened and I'm taking her to quite a few medical appointments whereas, previously, she could take herself.

There's also the fact that our son died whilst on a ride. See https://www.stromtrooper.com/stromtr...tml#post355260

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I hope you get top dollar and easy sales. I understand her position. Nice to be needed and wanted.

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Is her condition one that will get better over time or possibly worse ?

Maybe a Can Am Spyder might get you back to at least 3 wheels.

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Is her condition one that will get better over time or possibly worse ?

Maybe a Can Am Spyder might get you back to at least 3 wheels.
At this stage it's unknown.

Re the Can-Am, I can't see the point of them. One still needs to wear protective gear, including a helmet (mandatory in Oz).

A friend down the street has one. Me? I'd rather a sports car - a Sunbeam Alpine Series V would be my choice.

Like this: https://www.driving.co.uk/news/me-an...series-v-1968/
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Riding or not riding is always a personal choice, and no one should try to influence another person to keep doing it if they decide they want to stop. As far as leaving the site goes, I don't think that selling your bike automatically means you have to leave here, unless that's what you want to do. You've been here a long time, and you have experience and insights into riding that don't disappear just because you don't have a bike any more. Other people can always benefit from that experience.

Whichever way you decide, good luck!
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I'm sorry it's come down to that decision for you, I hope all works out OK for you and your spouse.

When mine gave me the blessing to get my first bike, I honestly don't think she expected me to become as passionate about riding as I became. She's always worried about me when I ride, and sometimes that worry's risen to the point of conflict. So compromises have been made. I don't ride as much or as long as I'd prefer to, or spend as much time working on the bike as I want. On the other hand, happy wife = happy life.

If it's a good day to wash the bike, it's a better day to ride the bike.
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Sorry. All the best to you and your spouse.


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