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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-12-2017, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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My Wife Loves Harleys

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It's true - my Wife loves Harleys - and I don't know what to do about it.



On Saturday, she found a bright Orange pearl metallic Road King on the show room - and made me buy it. Ya'all know I love my Wife. ANYTHING to make her happy. That's the kind of guy that I am. And she's such a lovely woman.........
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Sooooo - out with the 2010 Gold Wing
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And in with the 2017 Road King
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Next thing you know - we'll be buying a trailer !

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Will it be a single or double wide??
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Will it be a single or double wide??
I hadn't thought that far ahead .........

BUT - I'm sure it'll be down by the river.



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You'll also need a chrome polish fund. Not my kind of ride, but I like to look at them all.
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Well, I ordered a hitch and now looking at trailers.

Thinking about the Aluma MCT


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Wow thats one expensive vibrator.......
The new ones are counterbalanced so it won't even get her going anymore!
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It's true - my Wife loves Harleys - and I don't know what to do about it.



On Saturday, she found a bright Orange pearl metallic Road King on the show room - and made me buy it. Ya'all know I love my Wife. ANYTHING to make her happy. That's the kind of guy that I am. And she's such a lovely woman.........
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Sooooo - out with the 2010 Gold Wing
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And in with the 2017 Road King
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Next thing you know - we'll be buying a trailer !

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Congrats. I mostly ride mine with the solo seat and no windshield.




But can load it up for a trip, and once I get to a locale, I can put the tour pack and shield in the hotel room and do some local riding.

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It's true - my Wife loves Harleys - and I don't know what to do about it.



On Saturday, she found a bright Orange pearl metallic Road King on the show room - and made me buy it. Ya'all know I love my Wife. ANYTHING to make her happy. That's the kind of guy that I am. And she's such a lovely woman.........
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Sooooo - out with the 2010 Gold Wing
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And in with the 2017 Road King
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Next thing you know - we'll be buying a trailer !

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Made you buy it, huh?! Oh, do I know that trick.

Well, now you'll HAVE to go to Sturgis. And you're going to have to get a pair of denim vests with lots of pins and patches, and do rags for your heads 'cause most Harley riders don't wear helmets. Apparently it has something to do, according to Harley, with the dreaded beard flap. Not that I would suggest for a moment that your wife has a beard!

The saving grace, if it is one, is that the Harley most likely has around 48 fewer buttons, knobs and switches than the Gold Wing.

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Congrats..both the HD and GW looks awesome. enjoy your ride..
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im so sorry for you... id love that goldwing.. thats my 1000+cc dream bike....so many switches you could never get board at a red light
make sure you buy oil in bulk.. youll need the trail to haul it with you on long trips.. but hey you can always fallow the trail you leave behind to get home =p....oh and lock tight lots and lots of red lock tight xD

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My Wife LOVES Harley's as well. I'm Safe for now. Bought a new RV Last September, then realized truck was out of payload so bought new 3/4 ton truck to Replace my 1/2 ton to tow RV and now wife wants bigger RV.. Harley keeps getting further down the list..However I STILL want and FJR after test riding that one a few weeks ago.. But that's MUCH cheaper!

That is a BEAUTIFUL bike..hope it treats you well!
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im so sorry for you... id love that goldwing.. thats my 1000+cc dream bike....so many switches you could never get board at a red light
make sure you buy oil in bulk.. youll need the trail to haul it with you on long trips.. but hey you can always fallow the trail you leave behind to get home =p....oh and lock tight lots and lots of red lock tight xD
Why do you propagate tired stereotype posts? It just makes you come off as jealous. 95 out of 100 bikes I see touring the country are Harley Davidson Touring bikes, and I have talked with many that have high mileage on them. I finally bought one because I saw it as a superior bike to my Vulcan Voyager and it has turned out to be a superior bike in every way.
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My Wife LOVES Harley's as well. I'm Safe for now. Bought a new RV Last September, then realized truck was out of payload so bought new 3/4 ton truck to Replace my 1/2 ton to tow RV and now wife wants bigger RV.. Harley keeps getting further down the list..However I STILL want and FJR after test riding that one a few weeks ago.. But that's MUCH cheaper!

That is a BEAUTIFUL bike..hope it treats you well!
Personally, I would test ride a new FJR before you make a decision. For me the addition of cruise control and 6 speed transmission is enough to justify. Once you have ridden a bike with electronic cruise control it is hard to do without it on long trips.

I have heard "my wife made me buy it" many times with Harley. My wife was dead set against it because of the bad boy image it presents. You know I get a lot of looks when I pull up on my Harley with my Yellow modular helmet and Hi-Vis jacket.

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Personally, I would test ride a new FJR before you make a decision. For me the addition of cruise control and 6 speed transmission is enough to justify. Once you have ridden a bike with electronic cruise control it is hard to do without it on long trips.

I have heard "my wife made me buy it" many times with Harley. My wife was dead set against it because of the bad boy image it presents. You know I get a lot of looks when I pull up on my Harley with my Yellow modular helmet and Hi-Vis jacket.
Yea a new one is almost as expensive as the Harley! Maybe you meant "Newer"? I don't follow them so I'm not sure what years features got added etc.

Wife has always loved Harley's. New guy in our Sunday school class is an advid Harley rider like many in our Church.. when someone was asking him about riding, he said he rides frequently but doesn't dress like one of those hi-liters.. When I introduced myself to him, I said " Hi, I'm Ron.. I'm a Hi-liter..L
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We're old now - and been riding a long, long time.

Here's a pic of us - in our younger days..... on our Indian.....
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Don't tell anyone - but this new bike has electronic cruise control and ABS brakes.....
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Why do you propagate tired stereotype posts? It just makes you come off as jealous. 95 out of 100 bikes I see touring the country are Harley Davidson Touring bikes, and I have talked with many that have high mileage on them. I finally bought one because I saw it as a superior bike to my Vulcan Voyager and it has turned out to be a superior bike in every way.
because i use sarcasm as a form of entertainment...?........ obviously you couldnt tell from all the tong out and smiley faces that i was kidding..... and at the same stereotype exist for a reason. because at-least at one point they were true.... if you cant laugh about them then maybe you need to pull that thorn out of your side...........
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because i use sarcasm as a form of entertainment...?........ obviously you couldnt tell from all the tong out and smiley faces that i was kidding..... and at the same stereotype exist for a reason. because at-least at one point they were true.... if you cant laugh about them then maybe you need to pull that thorn out of your side...........
All bikes back in the day leaked or burned oil. My Yamaha XS750 leaked oil and lost fasteners.

When you make fun of yourself, or what you own, it can be funny. When you make fun of someone else or what they own, it is not usually perceived as funny. You of all people should be aware of that.

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Silvie leaks oil??
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