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post #31 of 109 Old 07-17-2013, 09:14 AM
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2 years trying to diagnose a problem that keeps your bike from being ridden??
I would cry like a baby too! You my friend have the patience of a saint.
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There is something to be said for the fact that I keep my bikes around longer than my boyfriends.

Bikes, for the most part can be fixed.
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There is something to be said for the fact that I keep my bikes around longer than my boyfriends.

Bikes, for the most part can be fixed.
Yup.... because you have complete control over your bikes. They don't talk back or have differing opinions. They simply do what you tell them to do.

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They simply do what you tell them to do.


I've been telling my bike to lean all the way over for months now, and she won't do it.
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Yup.... because you have complete control over your bikes. They don't talk back or have differing opinions. They simply do what you tell them to do.

And imagine if you'd have just taken that bike in 2 years ago.
I would think they do. If they didn't, then you would never know when they have a problem and one day it would just seize. And, quite similarly to people, they can be QUITE hostile in conveying their difference of opinion; even leaving you stranded on the side of the road by yourself if you aren't careful.

If I had taken it in two years ago, then I would have nipped it in the butt. I could have saved myself 2 years of anguish and torment. But I guess therein lies another parallel. I went ahead and chose to involve myself and try to delve deeper into the problems. I learned a GREAT deal about the bike in the process though so I definitely don't have regrets about it.

Yeah, there were times when people told me that I should cut my losses. That I should sell the bike or part it out. But I guess that's just not in my nature. I prefer to see things through, even if I have a hard time staying motivated when I find disappointment. There is, indeed, only so much that can be done but what good is an effort if you're not going to put forth a valid effort?

Like I said, people ride for different reasons. Every rider is on his or her own journey and some people ride life like they stole it whereas other people have a clearly defined sense of purpose and respect for it. To each his own.
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Well... I had 60 pages of it laid out before my desktop hard drive crashed last week. Unfortunately none of it was backed up so I'm trying to re-compile the notes and start over. Oh well. It will be better than it would have been.
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Great read MOM. I can definately see why your writing a book. You are a weaver of words and I look forward to the book.
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Nice write-up Mom, really nice to see literate people on this forum.

It took me almost 38 years to start riding motorcycles, but I respect them as I do my wife. It's rained here for 3 days which means I didn't ride for 3 WHOLE DAYS! Don't know how the people in the snow-belt stay sane for 3-4 months out of the year.

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Yeah, there were times when people told me that I should cut my losses. That I should sell the bike or part it out. But I guess that's just not in my nature. I prefer to see things through, even if I have a hard time staying motivated when I find disappointment. There is, indeed, only so much that can be done but what good is an effort if you're not going to put forth a valid effort?
I remember adamantly being one of those people, lol. Though had I been in your shoes I probably would have ignored me too. I have a hard time letting go of things and accepting a total loss/bad investment. I like to think that I can fix everything; that would apply to bikes and relationships.

I personally am very much a fan of strong independent women who know how to ride and wrench... All others are rather boring in comparison.


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I personally am very much a fan of strong independent women who know how to ride and wrench... All others are rather boring in comparison.
Amen. And the "others" are far more plentiful.
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I remember adamantly being one of those people, lol. Though had I been in your shoes I probably would have ignored me too. I have a hard time letting go of things and accepting a total loss/bad investment. I like to think that I can fix everything; that would apply to bikes and relationships.

I personally am very much a fan of strong independent women who know how to ride and wrench... All others are rather boring in comparison.
I wasn't ignoring you.

I was carefully weighing my options. With that bike, there have been a lot of amazing miles, and I couldn't help but feel like maybe there were still a few more to be had if I just focused and put a little more time into it. I knew there were things I was neglecting that could be an easy fix. Of course, I could have been wrong. That's the risk you take when you invest though and what can I say, I like to play the odds.

As an aside: she's in my garage right now. She fires up and she sounds so much healthier. I just gotta sort through the bolts and start tidying her up.

Although, I do like your idea of selling her and getting the Husky 610

We shall see. Today is today and tomorrow is ripe with opportunity.

You have always given me excellent advice.
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I personally am very much a fan of strong independent women who know how to ride and wrench... All others are rather boring in comparison.
+1 to that, A rare breed indeed.

I personally find myself attracted to smart independent women, I think its because I'm so easily lost, I need a strong woman in my life.

Maybe I need to take a 2nd look at that business of growing up

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I know this thread is 3 pages deep, but I just read M.O.M's original post. makes me smile to know there are people like you out there that enjoy the ride as much as I do. Koodos to you! +1 billion!
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