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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Will She Notice

I sold the Ninja last week, I did get a chance to commemorate the fleet in a few quick photos.





It was sold while my wife was away on a business trip and am curious how long it will take her to notice that the bike is gone. She has three clues.

1. Our credit card was reimbursed for the balance of the insurance payment.

2. Our joint savings account had an inexplicable large deposit.

3. And really the most obvious, the bike isn't there anymore.

It's been two days and no mention.


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Hurry, go out and get another bike...lol

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I like the color of the Versys............mine is the same color as your Ninja.............
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once she notices freak out and tell her its stolen
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She knows and she just been herself, "like all ladies" so don't be too surprised..
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Women aside, what I find amazing is how much larger the Honda looks compared to the Ninja.

My wife acts like she has no clue what is parked in my shop. When she talks about it she mixed up the facts. But ask her anything about horses...
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What I find amazing is how much larger the Honda looks compared to the Ninja.
For sure, the VFR is an absolute pig compared to the Ninja. The Ninja feels like a toy to move around the garage after handling the VFR or even the Versys. I sold the Ninja because it's too similar to the Versys and seemed redundant, and I prefer the Versys to the Ninja for my long rides. The Interceptor is just awesome to me even if she is a fatty, not just in looks but that luscious V4 motor.
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I have the room so it's a possibility. I just found it really hard to make time to ride three different bikes. Maybe if the third was completely different. I've never owned a cruiser or a cafe type bike... maybe a scooter???
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When I was a multiple bike owner my wife knew exactly how many bikes were in the garage cause she kept asking me when I was going to get rid of "at least one" of those bikes. When I got rid of "one" then it was "when are you going to get rid of one of those bikes"? She just couldn't see the point of having two different type bikes (she very seldom rides with me).
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... maybe a scooter???
We have 6 but I'm trying the sell the Piaggio MP3 250, but we're in Ohio. It really turns heads with the 2 wheels in the front! It's just been too heavy for the wife so she's sticking with the Spyder until we get another scooter that she can handle.
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We have 6 but I'm trying the sell the Piaggio MP3 250, but we're in Ohio. It really turns heads with the 2 wheels in the front! It's just been too heavy for the wife so she's sticking with the Spyder until we get another scooter that she can handle.
I love scooters, my first bike was a Honda Reflex.




Look at that dash on the Reflex, for those unfamiliar with big scoots that large lever on the right of the dash is a parking brake. It's needed because the transmission is a CVT and if you park on the sidestand it could roll off the stand and fall down.




My first action shot riding a bike, thought I was really hustling. The Reflex actually handled really well but it wasn't all that quick but it did have a top speed of 80mph which I never saw because it was so twitchy at high speeds.


The bike did make me really happy. I rode it for 20,000+ miles from new and even did two or three tours on it. Big scooters are great for touring if comfort is your main goal, lot's of weather protection, comfortable seat and ergos and watertight underseat storage. Very nice.

Matter of fact the first time I had a fleet of three bikes, two of them were scooters. To be fair the white KYMCO is my then girlfriend and now wife's bike but I rode it more than she did.


In order from left to right, a 2003 Honda Reflex ABS, 1984 Honda Nighthawk CB650SC and a 2007 KYMCO Grand Vista. The Nighthawk was my first motorcycle.

Sorry about all the scoot photos but KnobbyGuy's reply got me getting all nostalgic about my first bike.


Cat's out of the bag, so to speak. On Friday Serena finally realized something was wrong or different. We got in the car that is parked behind the bikes in the garage to go out for dinner and drinks. Did not notice at that time but upon our return later she said, "Hi two bikes" and then there was a pause and then the lightbulb goes on. She asked me when and if I sold the Ninja. I told her it was last week when she was traveling and that it's been missing from the garage for five days since her return.
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I have four bikes in the garage along with my Miata. My wife in NOT a motorcycle person. Nor is she convertible person. She refers to my wheels as my "Girl friends". When I go out on a trip or a day ride she always asks "Which Girl friend are you going out with today?" Being retired rigorous.
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Fortunately, the wife enjoys riding and convertibles! Here's our family pic.
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I have four bikes in the garage along with my Miata. My wife in NOT a motorcycle person. Nor is she convertible person. She refers to my wheels as my "Girl friends". When I go out on a trip or a day ride she always asks "Which Girl friend are you going out with today?" Being retired rigorous.
I may own a miata one day. I really like the new RF Recaro package for '19. It will be when I am done riding or am down to one bike.

When I had my Pontiac Solstice, it competed too much with the bikes. Whenever it was perfect weather for driving top down it was perfect weather for two wheels so the car got driven more in inclement weather where a chance of top down existed than on beautiful days.
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Fortunately, the wife enjoys riding and convertibles! Here's our family pic.
Look at that fancy photo composition. Nice! What bike is that in the back row, far right.


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KTM 390 Duke. Got rid of the Suzuki DRZ400-SM and picked up this. Always liked the smaller displacement bikes. I'm hoping that Kawasaki will put that new 400 engine in a Versys!
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