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Offline growweblaar

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« on: July 27, 2006, 03:28:26 pm »
Hallo ouens

How do you convince your wife that it is a good idea - in fact, absolutely essential - to upgrade from your 125 Vespa to a 650-ish dual-sport?

Any exprerience with this particular off-road riding skill...?
 

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006, 03:37:06 pm »
Someone once said (can't remember who) that it is easier to ask for forgiveness than get permission!

Moeilke een daai.  Vespa's not allowed on SA roads? No spares and back up. Only delivery scooters ride Vespa's?

The best excuse would be the awesome riding opportunities available on the new bike and by that I include Namibia, Botswana , Lesotho etc.  You planning to come back to SA if I remember correctly?  Just show her some ride reports from this forum. Won't be able to do most of it on a Vespa.

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006, 03:37:09 pm »
Wie dra die broek, koop net die bike :)
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006, 03:37:39 pm »
It is one of the rare exceptions where it is essential to put your feet out/down

If that fails I suggest you strip your threads and give her a good service before attempting to push start the issue further

Throttling will serve no purpose and could be detremental.

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2006, 03:38:16 pm »
compile an album of picx of all the cape ds riders having fun with the bikes (please, not the pics of them having fun with each other!) and tell her that  you ascribe to being one of those "camelmen". if she knows ct's reputation regarding its men, she will divorce you and you will be able to buy the bike. otherwise, she may see the rugged adventurer in you and plead with you to buy the bike, get the gear and go out there with the manne, to return to her 'expecting' loving arms :D
 

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2006, 03:39:27 pm »
Getting out in front of traffic is one of the safety features on a bike.  A Vespa leaves you too close to the bumpers and those hurt. As GS.

Also with SA road conditions the way they are you are better off with a dual purpose to negotiate the potholes and such.

And cos you want one!

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006, 03:45:04 pm »
Do it the way women do it.  Nag and talk about it until they relent.
 

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006, 03:51:31 pm »
My friend Wilhelm ask his wife the following in a very aggresive tone after she refused to let him buy a German Shorthair Pointer as a gundog:

'NOU GAAN JY DIE FOKKEN VOELS WAT EK SKIET IN DIE DAM HAAL?'

So vra maar net - kan ek op jou oor grondpaaie en modder ry?

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2006, 03:52:13 pm »
Well if she is so stuck on the Wespah, why not give it to her to ride while you ride the bike - should be good fun. 8)
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2006, 04:17:33 pm »
1) a vespa in SA costs almost the price of a good secondhand DS
2) In Sandton if you are male and ride a vespa, your sexuality is questionable
3) Men hunt... women gather, in order for you to hunt properly you need an effective bow/arrow/ spear/ club etc...your vespa is not sufficient to bring a proper meal home from the hunt.
4) What XBB said in his quote, talk about it ALOT... tell her specs, advantages, show pictures like Wino said
5) Rent one for a day, then have her join you on a ride to experience the exhiliration one can only feel on a DS.
6) be creative
 

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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2006, 05:07:04 pm »
Thanks. I think I'm gonna throw the ABS trump card.
 

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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2006, 05:12:49 pm »
Try and do what I did:

- Nag for a bike
- Then start looking at harleys, she will fall in love with them, get her buy in.
- Point out how expensive they are and how impractical they are for commuting. (Plus all the extras you have to buy to be in with the HOG's)
- Take her shopping for something else, TA or BM.
- Point out how much more practical they are, and how much more fun the TWO of you will have.
- Her idea, bike is yours...  :D
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2006, 05:20:29 pm »
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Thanks. I think I'm gonna throw the ABS trump card.


Jonway Scooters come with ABS too!   ;)
 

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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2006, 05:26:49 pm »
:lol:  Yes, but I've never heard of anyone taking a Jonway through the Baviaans...
 

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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2006, 05:39:42 pm »
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Quote from: "growweblaar"
Thanks. I think I'm gonna throw the ABS trump card.


Jonway Scooters come with ABS too!   ;)


But you can,t get TKC,s for them!

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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2006, 07:01:58 pm »
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2) In Sandton if you are male and ride a vespa, your sexuality is questionable


Yeah, people might think you're straight  :wink:

But seriously, do what I did. Moan, sob, nag. Moan, sob, nag. Moan, sob, nag. Note, it's not groan, slob, shag, although that might work as well. Over and over and over. And then one day; "Fok man, maak ne's jy wil."

I tell you, it works like a charm. Withing 5 years I had my bike.  :D
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2006, 07:34:53 pm »
I was trepidant, assumed a major NO, she hates bikes due to a family loss some years ago.
She said "O.K." but since this is a "get you over your mid life crisis" concession,  the trade off is NO chasing the Secretaries!! Actually she said Shagging but that is besides the point.

You could try that approach?

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2006, 08:46:04 pm »
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2) In Sandton if you are male and ride a vespa, your sexuality is questionable


Yeah, people might think you're straight  :wink:

But seriously, do what I did. Moan, sob, nag. Moan, sob, nag. Moan, sob, nag. Note, it's not groan, slob, shag, although that might work as well. Over and over and over. And then one day; "Fok man, maak ne's jy wil."

I tell you, it works like a charm. Withing 5 years I had my bike.  :D



Butch.. hierdie hele post het my op die vloer laat rol van die lag... :D  :D  :D
 

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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2006, 10:54:17 pm »
Jy kry nie so iets soos 'n kwaai vrou nie..............


...........net 'n bang man !! :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2006, 08:23:35 am »
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2) In Sandton if you are male and ride a vespa, your sexuality is questionable


Yeah, people might think you're straight  :wink:

But seriously, do what I did. Moan, sob, nag. Moan, sob, nag. Moan, sob, nag. Note, it's not groan, slob, shag, although that might work as well. Over and over and over. And then one day; "Fok man, maak ne's jy wil."

I tell you, it works like a charm. Withing 5 years I had my bike.  :D


hehe. Sounds familiar! Worked for me as well! :oops:  :lol:
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