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How do i get my Mrs to let me get a bike
Newbie-666
Newbie-666
15 Oct

How do i get my Mrs to let me get a bike

No bike just yet still looking after I convince the Mrs to let me get one

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  • AJay 15 Oct
    Find a way to engage her in the activity and do not allow the decision to become a divisive issue. Talk to her calmly and sensibly about her objects. Do *NOT* belittle her reasons nor dismiss them. Take them onboard and ask her how you could help resolve the issues to enable a mutually agreeable solution.
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    • AJay 15 Oct
      AJay, * Her objections.
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      • Newbie-666 15 Oct author
        AJay, All she keeps saying is too many idiots on the roads and she won't elaborate on that
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        • AJay 16 Oct
          Newbie-666, Brother, she is scared of losing you or seeing you maimed for life. You need to help her address that fear. A tough road to hoe. I have BTDT and made the wrong call on dealing with it, although not about a bike. A bike my girl would have been fine with; Afghanistan as a workplace? Not so much. Good luck with it, but remember, her fear is valid. Your job is to help her with that fear and that means you may never have a bike.
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  • Depends on why she doesn't want you to have one.
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    • Newbie-666 15 Oct author
      Zach Morgan ADVmoto Training, She says too many idiots on the roads
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      • Newbie-666, Still depends. Do you have experience? What kind & how long ago? Have you ever taken the safety course? Would getting a compromise bike like a dirt only or dual sport change her mind or even be acceptable to you (guessing you are either into cruisers or crotch rockets).

        Are you now realizing we can't give you a proper answer without details?
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        • Newbie-666 16 Oct author
          Zach Morgan ADVmoto Training, I'm wanting a cruiser not had a bike since my early 20s, will be quite some time before I get a crotch rocket, all I'm wanting is a 125cc as I go out alot and I'm driving diesel guzzling 8 seater, so wanting a bike just for out & about on my own no racing no wheelies just nipping about
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  • Lil GS Lady 16 Oct
    I remember when my husband first started riding I wasn't crazy about it, but I never would have tried to stop him. What helped with my anxiety was being able to track him and see him moving in real time. As long as I saw that little motorcycle moving along the map then I knew he was still alive lol. Sounds silly but it really did help a lot.
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    • Newbie-666 16 Oct author
      Lil GS Lady, Thanks for that, what's the name of the tracker you used
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      • Lil GS Lady 16 Oct
        Newbie-666, It was around 10 years ago, but it was integrated into his garmin nav. I would suggest looking those up because I know some units have that option. There's probably plenty of apps that do the same that aren't 'motorcycle' specific. I think you can even do real time tracking with Google maps these days.
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      • Bonnie Bob 26 Oct
        Newbie-666, Try an app called , Life360. My whole family uses it. It’s great 🤷‍♂️
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  • ABP 27 Oct
    Is it your money you’re using? If so then do it….my wife doesn’t like bikes, but as she says she’d never tell me what to do as I’m a grown man
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  • Newbie-666 27 Oct author
    It's our money mate
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