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Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« on: June 09, 2017, 11:09:20 am »
So with marriage it’s supposed to be the 7 year itch but with bikes, I get a serious dose of 2 year itch. I thought I’d avoid it with my KTM690 because I’ve really enjoyed this bike so much but alas, I’ve only been able to extend it by another 6 months and the damn rash is back and has me scratching like crazy  :o

It’s not like I can afford a new bike, but I find myself looking enviously looking and others and reading through specs sheets when I shouldn’t. Sometimes I even look and dirty magazines like “Dirt & Trail” to satisfy my evil lust  fapfap I even blow tons of data reading ride reports on pretty little underpowered bikes like the Honda CRF250Rally just to get my scratch fix for the day  :amazon:

I’m even finding ways of justifying spending an extra R50K just to upgrade from my 690 to the new Husky 701 which is essentially almost the same damn bike… WTF, I need help Dr Phil  :help:

Please tell me I’m not the only one out there with this problem???
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 11:12:26 am »
Please tell me I’m not the only one out there with this problem???


I am in the same boat as you and with more than one set of wheels mind you..................
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 11:16:05 am »
Ohhh... and don't think it's only the 690, there's 3 other bikes hiding in the garage that are at severe risk at the moment, even the missus's bike isn't safe  :eek7:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 11:17:35 am »
Ohhh... and don't think it's only the 690, there's 3 other bikes hiding in the garage that are at severe risk at the moment, even the missus's bike isn't safe  :eek7:
:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

My bike is not safe, the misses one is not safe and neither is my bakkie :deal: :lol8: :eek7:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 11:22:03 am »
Ohhh... and don't think it's only the 690, there's 3 other bikes hiding in the garage that are at severe risk at the moment, even the missus's bike isn't safe  :eek7:
:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

My bike is not safe, the misses one is not safe and neither is my bakkie :deal: :lol8: :eek7:

Ohhh fok, you have it worse, at least my bakkie is safe  :imaposer:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 11:26:05 am »
It is incurable. I have been in rehabilitation for a month. Its not helping and I'm looking very much forward to the treatment failing.

Just give it up and get the bike
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 11:27:10 am »
Made the mistake of driving a Ford 2.2 auto 4x4 extended cab. :drif:

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 11:38:08 am »
So with marriage it’s supposed to be the 7 year itch but with bikes, I get a serious dose of 2 year itch. I thought I’d avoid it with my KTM690 because I’ve really enjoyed this bike so much but alas, I’ve only been able to extend it by another 6 months and the damn rash is back and has me scratching like crazy  :o

It’s not like I can afford a new bike, but I find myself looking enviously looking and others and reading through specs sheets when I shouldn’t. Sometimes I even look and dirty magazines like “Dirt & Trail” to satisfy my evil lust  fapfap I even blow tons of data reading ride reports on pretty little underpowered bikes like the Honda CRF250Rally just to get my scratch fix for the day  :amazon:

I’m even finding ways of justifying spending an extra R50K just to upgrade from my 690 to the new Husky 701 which is essentially almost the same damn bike… WTF, I need help Dr Phil  :help:

Please tell me I’m not the only one out there with this problem???

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 11:43:17 am »
Made the mistake of driving a Ford 2.2 auto 4x4 extended cab. :drif:



I just look away & pretend the gearbox & turbos issues are all lies...
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 11:46:05 am »

if you make this possible, it will be a temptation. if you say it's not possible, it won't be...simple?

Norra 'n sokkie, that kind of philosophy doesn't even come close to working for me anymore... been there, done that, bought the bike  :ricky: :-[
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2017, 11:47:14 am »
Made the mistake of driving a Ford 2.2 auto 4x4 extended cab. :drif:



I just look away & pretend the gearbox & turbos issues are all lies...

That's only on the 3.2, the 2.2 on the other hand is an awesome bakkie... hope I'm helping you here Chris?  >:D
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2017, 11:56:02 am »
 :laughing4: I know, that's what I said  :imaposer:

I'm liking Gerrard's advice the most, embrace your addiction  :thumleft: My bank balance is liking it less though, and so is my wife  ???

You need to understand how bad this is... I've even considered buying a fuktup old scooter to restore just so there's some new colour in the garage  :( :o :-[ I don't even need a frikkin scooter  :-\
« Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 11:58:34 am by Buff »
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2017, 11:58:37 am »
I have the same same problem, but mine(my bike) found out about my intentions and reprimanded me all over a gravel road, I will have to be more careful now and peruse the classifieds in secret :biggrin:.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 04:17:17 pm by Nev »
 

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2017, 11:59:56 am »
The worse mistake you can make is throwing money at your existing bike in order to force yourself to keep it :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2017, 12:00:21 pm »
Laugh hysterically in the face of debt :imaposer: :imaposer:

That the advise my mate always gives me :ricky:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2017, 12:05:34 pm »
Don't ask me, I've had 13 bikes in 5 years, excluding the 2 I have now.  >:D :biggrin: :ricky:

Oh, and i'm planning another one - maybe a replacement before this year is over.   :occasion1:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2017, 12:13:54 pm »
If addiction, then look to ways of how addiction is dealt with.. you wanted the advice.. :deal:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2017, 12:25:25 pm »
If addiction, then look to ways of how addiction is dealt with.. you wanted the advice.. :deal:

It would appear by the responses that the Wilddogs might not be the best place to search for advice on this... who knew?  ::)
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2017, 12:26:38 pm »
Don't ask me, I've had 13 bikes in 5 years, excluding the 2 I have now.  >:D :biggrin: :ricky:

Oh, and i'm planning another one - maybe a replacement before this year is over.   :occasion1:

I'll share my therapists deats as soon as I've found one that's into bikes  :thumleft: ;)
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