Author Topic: how many of you fella's have convinced the wife to let bike stay in the house  (Read 3497 times)

Offline chicago

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hi fella's as the title almost say's, how many of you guy's have managed to convince the wife your bike should stay in the house.
i ask as ive now ran out of reasons to convince my missus.
heres a few of the reasons i have given her upto now but without a result.
1 the garage is really damp and the poor bikes old and might rust.
2 the garage is very insecure and those dodgy looking guys have been sniffing around outside again.
3 consider the bike more as a work of art, some people pay big money for automotive works of art.

any suggestions to convince her would be cool.
all the best fella's, chicago
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Hahaha! Try with "over time you'll learn to love the petrol smell all over the house" and "those oil spills on the carpet are very artistic, aren't they?", and don't forget to regularly start it up in the living room, to make her understand the real value of the great exhaust note (and the wonderful exhaust fumes!). Hopefully someone here may have better ideas.

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Offline Goldy

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You have to explain what a valuable asset it is and how it has to be preserved.
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"Starting is important honey. Every now and then the oil that drains into the sump due to a leaky check valve buried in the crankase  needs to be moved back up into the oil tank by the pump that evacuates more than it supplies. You know what I mean?" (Note: I had to carefully consider my choice of words there at the end to avoid drifting from the technical issue).

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Offline Mosin

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I have three bikes in my dining room. My wife is resigned to the fact. The deal was that she fell in love with the house but I wanted to buy somewhere with a big shed or garage. She got the house on the condition that my bikes could occupy a small part of it. They are very happy there and even get decorated with a bit of tinsel as we sit next to them eating our Christmas Dinner!
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I'm told "God loves a tryer" but I fear that this is a step to far even for any divine intervention,(!) and may result in you and the bike taking up residence in said damp and cold garage for the winter.If you do manage it however ,I'm going to be the first to congratulate you and then send you some very large jars of water !! we'll see what you can do with them .Best of luck, BobH.
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Starting is important honey. Every now and then the oil that drains into the sump...
*smile*

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No joy here, tried it once and although the bikes in the living room was a faint possibility there was no way she would agree to move into the shed.

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The solution is easy - get rid of the wife. Thats why my BSA stays where I put it.

Old BSA's are like a wife; cranky, hard to get started, need lots of polishing to make them look good, but they dont take all your money when they leave.
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Unfortunately the fairer sex can be a bit unreasonable with these matters.

A few years back my "better half" came up with the idea of building a new house so I headed off to the architect and had some plans drawn up. I took them home and showed her and she wouldnt talk to me for a week, I still dont know why................................................................

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Did you really need to waste the space with a bedroom, Brian?

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I did think about that at the time Trev but I thought it would be poor form on my behalf to not let her have some comforts, I didnt want her to accuse me of being unreasonable.

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