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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2017, 05:10:30 pm »
I've had about 14 bikes in the last 10 years, one of which I have owned and ridden for the last 6 years. I may now have found my perfect 2 bike garage ( for now) >:D

I maintain I don't have a problem :ricky:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2017, 05:29:05 pm »
Ha ha...I have been called funny names by the missus for always searching for bikes...and particularly the massive bargains which forever happen to cross my path, which I simply cannot let slip to another buyer ;) So my answer is always the same..."I come home doll, I gave up gholf, I only do two weekends rides in a month with the mates, instead of four, I clean the pool twice a month instead of once, have less pool shoot nights with the boys and generally try my utmost to behave, so I am getting another bike :laughing4:" Poor woman, she probably realises she is stuck with a bikoholic...and I am very chuffed that she never sent me for some sort of treatment.
 

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2017, 07:15:19 pm »
I've owned the same bike for eight years, and hope to own it for at least another twenty because I have zero prospect of ever getting another one.

Meanwhile I read about all the new bikes and comment extensively, and often critically and unfavourably about most of them even though I've never ridden them.

It's all I have left.  :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2017, 08:13:16 pm »
I've owned the same bike for eight years, and hope to own it for at least another twenty because I have zero prospect of ever getting another one.

Meanwhile I read about all the new bikes and comment extensively, and often critically and unfavourably about most of them even though I've never ridden them.

It's all I have left.  :'( :'( :'(

Condolences boet but at least you're stuck with a legend of a bike  :thumleft:

This is now the 2nd time my wife's car has pissed on my parade. Last month I sent Dux a photo of a scooter I was looking to buy and rebuild and the same afternoon the power steering of swambo's car packed up and cost me R3600, so scooter was lost.
And now this afternoon I was still busy typing a response to one of these threads when I get a call from swambo telling me she's stuck on the side of the road with her car overheating  :o I'm beginning to think that damn car of hers can read my mind  :eek7:
Now to find out on Monday what that's going to cost me  :-\

So I'll end with another question... Why will I quite easily spend R7 500 on a new pair of MX boots but replacing the tires on my bakkie for R7 500 will be a grudge purchase and bug me for months?

My issues might be worse than I originally anticipated  :-[
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2017, 08:34:28 pm »
Cathy has you taped bud  :biggrin:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2017, 08:55:47 pm »
Cathy has you taped bud  :biggrin:

Dammit, maybe she trawls WDs to check what my next move is going to be... I'm going to be totally stuffed now if she's sees her bike isn't safe anymore either  :o
« Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 09:37:45 pm by Buff »
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2017, 04:14:07 am »
Damn, I thought I was the only one with this type of problem!  :peepwall:
Glad to know others too could be suffering almost as much as me-if not more :snorting:
Don't think I should visit this topic again. Unless there is something that definitely works
Like buying one of each bike you like :patch: or whatever
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2017, 10:09:27 am »
There's only one cure, and that is to scratch that itch!
 

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2017, 10:47:14 am »
I've owned the same bike for eight years, and hope to own it for at least another twenty because I have zero prospect of ever getting another one.

Meanwhile I read about all the new bikes and comment extensively, and often critically and unfavourably about most of them even though I've never ridden them.

It's all I have left.  :'( :'( :'(

Condolences boet but at least you're stuck with a legend of a bike  :thumleft:

This is now the 2nd time my wife's car has pissed on my parade. Last month I sent Dux a photo of a scooter I was looking to buy and rebuild and the same afternoon the power steering of swambo's car packed up and cost me R3600, so scooter was lost.
And now this afternoon I was still busy typing a response to one of these threads when I get a call from swambo telling me she's stuck on the side of the road with her car overheating  :o I'm beginning to think that damn car of hers can read my mind  :eek7:
Now to find out on Monday what that's going to cost me  :-\

So I'll end with another question... Why will I quite easily spend R7 500 on a new pair of MX boots but replacing the tires on my bakkie for R7 500 will be a grudge purchase and bug me for months?

My issues might be worse than I originally anticipated  :-[
:sip: Because you can not wear bakkie tyres on a ride.
About the car that can read your mind, when I get a bit of surprise money, like from SARS I will not open the envelope in the house. I ask the wife to follow me and the walk about 300 meters down the road and without saying a word show her the amount and we walk back. Since I've been doing this the dishwasher, fridge, microwave etc. has not broken down when I receive some money.
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2017, 10:51:30 am »
If you have ever noticed my thread you will know i am exactly the same.
I have 1 word of advice,  yes,  really,  just 1: XT
I have had my forester for 3 years,  she is fully paid for,  and an 11 year old vehicle bought second hand.
I have zero intention of changing.
The 2.5 SG9 XT with an Sti turbo is a fucking beast.
She loves petrol,  and i regularly see less than 300km on a 60l tank.
But,
If you want horses,  you have to feed them,
And she has loads of horses...
 

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2017, 10:54:45 am »
Hi Brett

Dr Phil here. Lucas showed me this thread and allowed me to use his logon to give you a reply.  I sense unnecesary doubt and hesitation from your questions and replies.  I suggest wearing loose fitting underwear for a week to allow your balls to drop to their former position. Then decide which bike to axe. 

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2017, 11:03:36 am »
Hi Brett

Dr Phil here. Lucas showed me this thread and allowed me to use his logon to give you a reply.  I sense unnecesary doubt and hesitation from your questions and replies.  I suggest wearing loose fitting underwear for a week to allow your balls to drop to their former position. Then decide which bike to axe. 

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2017, 11:16:33 am »
I maintain I don't have a problem

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2017, 09:02:44 am »
Hi Brett

Dr Phil here. Lucas showed me this thread and allowed me to use his logon to give you a reply.  I sense unnecesary doubt and hesitation from your questions and replies.  I suggest wearing loose fitting underwear for a week to allow your balls to drop to their former position. Then decide which bike to axe. 

Regards
Dr Phil

 :laughing4: Thanks so much Dr Phil for taking the time to respond to my question, as soon as I manage to take my balls out my wife's handbag then I'll take your advice  :thumleft:  :-[
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2017, 09:06:57 am »

About the car that can read your mind, when I get a bit of surprise money, like from SARS I will not open the envelope in the house. I ask the wife to follow me and the walk about 300 meters down the road and without saying a word show her the amount and we walk back. Since I've been doing this the dishwasher, fridge, microwave etc. has not broken down when I receive some money.

 :imaposer: :imaposer: now this kind of valuable advice is only learnt through life lessons, love your work Herklaas, I'll be taking heed of this gem in the future  :imaposer:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2017, 09:41:18 am »
If you have ever noticed my thread you will know i am exactly the same.
I have 1 word of advice,  yes,  really,  just 1: XT
I have had my forester for 3 years,  she is fully paid for,  and an 11 year old vehicle bought second hand.
I have zero intention of changing.
The 2.5 SG9 XT with an Sti turbo is a fucking beast.
She loves petrol,  and i regularly see less than 300km on a 60l tank.
But,
If you want horses,  you have to feed them,
And she has loads of horses...

You meant to post on the 4x4 community thing.......
 

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2017, 09:48:18 am »
Dear Buff,

Stop wasting my valuable time with shit (kak, I believe your people refer to it), while I deal with real problems like men who hit their wifes, people who rape their dogs, children who shoot their school mates, and others hating inanimate objects such a BMW motorcycles.  Go buy the bloody motorcycle.

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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2017, 12:08:20 pm »
If you have ever noticed my thread you will know i am exactly the same.
I have 1 word of advice,  yes,  really,  just 1: XT
I have had my forester for 3 years,  she is fully paid for,  and an 11 year old vehicle bought second hand.
I have zero intention of changing.
The 2.5 SG9 XT with an Sti turbo is a fucking beast.
She loves petrol,  and i regularly see less than 300km on a 60l tank.
But,
If you want horses,  you have to feed them,
And she has loads of horses...

You meant to post on the 4x4 community thing.......

At least he got the XT part right Danie  ;) :thumleft:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2017, 12:47:57 pm »
Is the itch scratched yet?  :biggrin:
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Re: Dr Phil… please help me with my 2 year itch
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2017, 10:12:08 am »
Is the itch scratched yet?  :biggrin:

LOL... not yet but I'm looking around for a flea collar  ;)

Yamaha are taking their sweet damn time in launching that new 700 and if they keep dragging their heels then I know how the story will unfold... something along the lines of:

Buff sells his 690
Buff buys a new 701
6 months later...
Yamaha launch the 700 twin... and it a beaut
Buff curls up into the fetal position and starts sucking his thumb  :-\
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