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Question: Does your significant other ride his/her own motorcycle?
Yes - 56 (50%)
No, and doesn't plan to - 43 (38.4%)
No, but did in the past - 6 (5.4%)
No, but is considering it - 5 (4.5%)
No, but is definitely going to - 1 (0.9%)
I don't have a significant other - 1 (0.9%)
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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2012, 02:56:07 PM »

As pillion:



On the way to Durango:



Riding around Durango:



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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2012, 03:42:55 PM »

My wife was girlfriend first in 2009 when she said, 'If we ride together, we should have a bigger bike.'  I upgraded her to Wife 2.0 and the 1981 Honda Silverwing became a 2001 Concours ZG1000.

We rode the Honda quite a bit that first summer.  We picnicked near Green Lake one windy, windy day.

We used to ride around Plymouth, Wisconsin and local attraction, Antoinette, until we sold wife's house this April.  (Yay)

She likes being chauffeured around by a handsome driver and I like her with me.
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2012, 03:50:22 PM »

Peter rides, too, but not as much as I do.  Lol

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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2012, 04:39:00 PM »


By the way, have you and your wife ever been riding near Lake Vermilion in MN?  I saw a couple with a pair of big touring bikes at a gas station near the lake, and the woman looked a lot like your wife.


Probably wasn't us - IIRC the last time we rode in Minnesota was in 2005.  
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« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2012, 04:49:34 PM »

Meh... she does OK.  







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« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2012, 04:53:04 PM »

my bride has a old honda tlr200 that she rides around the pasture. On the street she rides with me.
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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2012, 06:39:12 PM »

I still hold ever-so-faintly to the idea that I might meet him someday....   Smile
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« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2012, 07:12:19 PM »


I'm pretty sure she does.  We just haven't met yet.



I still hold ever-so-faintly to the idea that I might meet him someday....   Smile


You two ought to meet... Bigok

Anyway, yes my wife does ride, although due to health issues hasn't ridden for about 5 years. But she has her fingers crossed for this year.

We met at university and she asked for a ride, which I was happy to oblige. She rode as passenger for several years and without any prodding from me, decided to learn to ride. She did well in her classes, but took additional lessons even after she passed. And with that she took over my '89 CBR600 and I got a '95 VFR750.
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« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2012, 10:54:56 PM »

Yeah she's cool like that....

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k147/yadadaXJ/Float%20Trip%20Niangua%20June%202010/IMG_0462.jpg

Now for whatever reason she feels like she needs TWO MOTORCYCLES!!!   EEK! EEK! EEK!
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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2012, 10:58:39 PM »


Now for whatever reason she feels like she needs TWO MOTORCYCLES!!!   EEK! EEK! EEK!


Only two.... Headscratch
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2012, 01:53:43 PM »


Only two.... Headscratch


ssssshhhhhhh!  Let's not give her any ideas.  I can't even get another motorbike until we have more space.  Garage is FULL!  Let's not talk about her horse addiction, the truck for that takes up lots of motorbike space.  So far it has been like this:  one spouse has a hobby, and the other spouse has one of whatever is needed to do that hobby, so that we can do it together.  Two motorcycles for her would upset that precarious balance.  

To answer OP's poll a little more...she got her motorcycle after a few years of riding on the back with me, fall of '07.  I think she thought it was fun, and wanted her own to ride.  She gets bored pretty easy, so riding her own is much more interesting for her, I think.  She took the MSF and passed.  She wanted a bike like they had in the class, but I knew she could handle a bigger bike to start, so we skipped the 250cc bike.  She got the '06 Suzuki S50 pictured because it fit her well, and met my requirement of no chain drive plus enough power for the four lane hiway.  We live in the country and take the hiway every day just about everywhere we go, a 250 sounded like a bad idea.  And it was blue.  
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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2012, 02:41:36 PM »




ssssshhhhhhh!  Let's not give her any ideas.  I can't even get another motorbike until we have more space.  Garage is FULL!  Let's not talk about her horse addiction, the truck for that takes up lots of motorbike space.  


don't get me started on the horse thing!  11 (at last count), deisel truck, 26' trailer, coral panels, water tanks (and heater$ during the winter), fencing, vet bills, hay, etc. etc. etc. not to mention entry fees and fuel to haul the things around....... the only plus is I got a cool tractor out of the deal for moving round bales Wink.. on the other hand she never complains about money spent on motorcycles Bigsmile
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« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2012, 04:49:30 PM »


My wife won't even ride pillion.  Big no.

Ditto.  I prefer the peacefulness of a solo ride anyway.  My escape from the every-day.
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« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2012, 08:31:00 PM »

My bride rides pillion and is totally uninterested in having her own ride. She sits on the back, watches the scenery, and listens to her iPod. Never complains, whines, or bitches. Inlove
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« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2012, 11:27:44 PM »

 So this chick PMs me on another forum wanting to know about roads in my neighborhood. We end up meeting on her ride, and hit it off a bit. After some time corresponding through e-mail & telecom we end up dating. I wrench on her bikes, and she makes me food. We ride a lot. Life is good.

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« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2012, 01:31:49 AM »


Never complains, whines, or bitches. Inlove

You sure she's really a she? Headscratch Might want to look for the tuck to be sure. Razz
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« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2012, 04:38:42 AM »


I still hold ever-so-faintly to the idea that I might meet him her someday....   Smile


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« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2012, 04:42:13 AM »


 So this chick PMs me on another forum wanting to know about roads in my neighborhood. We end up meeting on her ride, and hit it off a bit. After some time corresponding through e-mail & telecom we end up dating. I wrench on her bikes, and she makes me food. We ride a lot. Life is good.


That was to the point, truthful, and no bullshit.

people are so much nicer and mellower in california.
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« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2012, 05:12:58 AM »

When I met my wife I was jumping out of planes every weekend so she decided she wanted to give it a try so I threw her out of a plane over Galveston Island.  She liked it but I decided she was too anal retentive so I didn't want her jumping.  Anyway, she would ride with me on the back of the bike but not very often because she wanted to wear shorts and I insisted on full gear.

Jump forward ten years... when I got the FJR she decided she wanted to ride with me again. This time she reluctantly agreed to the gear. After riding on the back for a year she decided she wanted her own bike. First thing I did was make her watch and read about Brittany Morrow www.rockthegear.org because I knew if she was riding on her own I wouldn't always be there to make her wear the gear.  

She took the MSF course and passed with flying colors and we went bike shopping. She finally set her eyes on the gsx650f and decided that was the bike for her.  I add givi bags to it
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Now she is riding all the time
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When I was home in March we rode around East TN and she got to ride the Dragon for the first time
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and at the over look
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Hopefully I'll be home in time for us to make it to the Woman's Sportbike Rally in September
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« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2012, 05:16:09 AM »

When I first met my wife 7 years ago,  she was riding a Harley.  I've slowly been converting her to the ST dark side by getting to ride the Vstrom as in pic below.  The culmination of all my hard work comes this weekend when pick up her new R1200RT   Inlove

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