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« on: April 18, 2008, 03:57:08 AM »

I want a Harley.  Or possibly a Buell.  Or maybe an old Triumph Spitfire.  Of course, the wife made the "no bike" rule abundantly clear prior to marriage, so I'm hoping this urge will pass.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 04:41:28 AM »

There's always a compromise...

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 04:43:45 AM »

buy matching bikes!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 07:20:27 PM »

Explain to her that it's a mid-life crisis

then ask - if she had to choose would she prefer if you either bought a bike or had a couple meaningless affairs with some 20 year old girls.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 07:43:15 PM »

Then when he comes to, she can knock him out again.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 07:54:34 PM »

Skip the Buell....they don't get great reviews.

What you can do, if you want to spend a bit less is get what I have:V Star Classic






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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008, 10:17:47 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on April 18, 2008, 07:43:15 PM

Then when he comes to, she can knock him out again.


It's worked for me so far. Ever since i mentioned that I was wondering if I was heading into an early mid-life crisis - I've been able to get all the cool toys   icon_twisted
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008, 10:24:59 PM »

I own a scooter that I use about 6 mos a year for my commute to work and back, but I have wanted a full blown motorcycle since day one.  Unfortunately, with the economy the way it is, I see no way to ever get one.  So, I have dropped the dream altogether.  I wish you nothing but the best.  My dream bike is the Kawasaki Concourse 14.  Oh man.
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2008, 04:25:31 AM »

Meet The Crisis. It'll be paid off next month. My advice: be sure you get a red one.



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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2008, 03:25:14 PM »



I am seriously tempted....
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2008, 04:08:57 PM »

Quote from: SzechuanLlama on April 19, 2008, 03:25:14 PM



I am seriously tempted....

Ehh - I would never get a bike personally (because I had a bad accident while riding on one while i was in the Marines)... but if I ever was, I'd go for the classic Harley look.

There's something just so much cooler about those than any of those crotch-rocket looking bikes - plus the matching attire for a crotch-rocket just looks gay.
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2008, 04:14:07 PM »

go for it!  worst case scenario is your wife leaves you, freeing you to travel the highways of the nation like in Easy Rider!  icon_wink
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2008, 04:19:54 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 19, 2008, 04:14:07 PM

go for it!  worst case scenario is your wife leaves you, freeing you to travel the highways of the nation like in Easy Rider!  icon_wink


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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2008, 04:23:15 PM »

I agree.     If you do it...get a Harley.     The crotch rockets are gay.
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2008, 04:30:33 PM »

While I agree that crotch rockets are rather dumb to buy unless you are racing on a track, I disagree 1000% on getting a Harley.  Way way way overpriced.  Every other manufacturer out there makes cruisers that are 1/2 the price and in most cases better quality.  Just my two cents.
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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2008, 04:35:49 PM »

Quote from: mikeg on April 19, 2008, 04:30:33 PM

While I agree that crotch rockets are rather dumb to buy unless you are racing on a track, I disagree 1000% on getting a Harley.  Way way way overpriced.  Every other manufacturer out there makes cruisers that are 1/2 the price and in most cases better quality.  Just my two cents.

I disagree --  it's the mid-life crisis - you don't get to play that card very much so that's the time you don't go into a purchase examining the economics of it like you were buying another family mini-van.

It's his time to buy something overpriced with the awesome cool name and exceptionally loud engine.

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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2008, 06:53:58 PM »

Tell her it's the bike or fucking another woman slywink
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2008, 09:11:59 PM »

I tend to not like most "crotch rockets" - no GSXR for me, thanks - but the Duc is thoroughbred Italian redhead on two wheels.  Only 80 hp, so it's no rocket, but it makes wonderful sounds and is, IMHO, stunning to look at.
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2008, 01:50:23 PM »

What is it with the mid life crisis and getting a bike? I'm going through that whole thing now. Just passed my M-License test the other day. Although I'm getting a scooter instead (Vespa GTS). Still I'm like WTF, as I hadn't wanted a bike since I was 18.
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2008, 02:05:05 PM »

Go for the ducati, as I have to go against the crowd here and say "Harley" type bikes are gay as hell.  It screams "someone please pay attention to me" (All that money for an out of tune engine?); not to mention the attire to go with it is hilarious.  Leather tassles? Wtf?

Anyhow count me in the sport bike camp. smile
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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2008, 05:41:16 PM »

This is what my friend got. He used to have Harley bikes but says they are junk now. Another guy even said his friend's new Harley was going along and the front wheel fell off 1 week after getting it.

Anyways my friend got a 1998 kAWASAKI Vulcan 800 for around $900 and loves it. He has added a windscreen and saddlebags and new pipes and stuff. Its this ciolor but this isn't his bike.

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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2008, 01:44:16 PM »

I love it.... I feel a mid-life crisis coming on.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2008, 02:16:22 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on April 19, 2008, 04:25:31 AM

Meet The Crisis. It'll be paid off next month. My advice: be sure you get a red one.

This isn't really meant to be a dig at you, but that's such a chick car, Ironrod.
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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2008, 02:19:01 PM »

If you're interested in a Triumph Spitfire, for a more modern UK roadster have you considered the Lotus Elise?



Look how happy she is!  If I had a $40k midlife crisis budget I'd buy that in an instant.

If my crisis budget was <$20k, I'd buy an MR2 Spyder in an instant:



All the fun and performance of a Porsche Boxster for half the price!

If my crisis budget is <20k and includes a lot of free time, I've still got my heart set on building a Shelby Cobra Kit Car:



Though I have to admit the more I research kit cars the more I find myself tempted by some of the less commonly kitted 50/60s convertibles.
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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2008, 02:54:07 PM »

Quote from: Eightball on April 21, 2008, 02:16:22 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on April 19, 2008, 04:25:31 AM

Meet The Crisis. It'll be paid off next month. My advice: be sure you get a red one.

This isn't really meant to be a dig at you, but that's such a chick car, Ironrod.

what, Lipstick Red isn't masculine enough?  Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2008, 03:17:53 PM »

Quote from: SzechuanLlama on April 18, 2008, 03:57:08 AM

I want a Harley.  Or possibly a Buell.  Or maybe an old Triumph Spitfire.  Of course, the wife made the "no bike" rule abundantly clear prior to marriage, so I'm hoping this urge will pass.
Get a 23 year old hottie.  That'll show the wife and her "no bike" rule. ninja
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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2008, 09:50:42 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on April 21, 2008, 02:19:01 PM

If my crisis budget is <20k and includes a lot of free time, I've still got my heart set on building a Shelby Cobra Kit Car:



Though I have to admit the more I research kit cars the more I find myself tempted by some of the less commonly kitted 50/60s convertibles.

I see one of these on the highway every so often.  The guy drives it rain  or shine and it is very cool.  nod
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2008, 09:54:33 PM »

Quote from: Remus West on April 21, 2008, 03:17:53 PM

Quote from: SzechuanLlama on April 18, 2008, 03:57:08 AM

I want a Harley.  Or possibly a Buell.  Or maybe an old Triumph Spitfire.  Of course, the wife made the "no bike" rule abundantly clear prior to marriage, so I'm hoping this urge will pass.
Get a 23 year old hottie.  That'll show the wife and her "no bike" rule. ninja

It may start as a mid-life crisis but it will turn into an end-life solution.  thumbsdown
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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2008, 09:58:41 PM »

If you haveto have a convertible get a Saturn Sky. Only one Ive ever liked a lot.

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