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Diversity?
« on: 15.10. 2014 08:04 »
Good Morning All - well it's morning here, anyway.

Just a thought on diversity... Do we have any members from the the fair sex on the forum?

I was going to say 'from the other persuasion' but that could have been confused with Triumph owners, I imagine.

In our household the interest is strictly limited to the males.  Mrs is very tolerant but (although a pillion passenger long ago) not the least bit interested in motorcycles.  I know others have spouses who take an active interest but I don't recall seeing forum activity from that quarter.

Not a big issue, just curious.

On some forums, where the topic and level of interest verges on the threshold of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I believe they have special access/threads for partners to share their concerns and frustrations.  We do not seem to have such a need here - yet.
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Re: Diversity?
« Reply #1 on: 15.10. 2014 13:31 »
My wife does not ride pillion with me, and never has done, but luckily she is very supportive about my motorcycle addiction. I never get any grief from her about the amount of time I spend playing with them, and neither do I have to hide any new acquisitions from her. She also, enjoys going to motorcycle shows.
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Re: Diversity?
« Reply #2 on: 15.10. 2014 14:05 »
Mrs B has a license. She learnt on a Bantam that I sorted out for, her though took her test on my James Commodore. I subsequently assembled a last of the line Daytona 500 for her from a blown up wreck. She is quite petite though so always struggled to start it. She did run my Veefer for a while and in fact wrote it off against the side of a Rover heading out to Aber Uni on one occasion.

From all of which she has a distinct aversion to kick starting anything and does not ride. I lure her out on the Flapper Bracket from time to time, and as you can tell from my signature line is very understanding about my tendency to collect these things.
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Re: Diversity?
« Reply #3 on: 15.10. 2014 18:45 »
 Hi to all.
  My wife is very supportive with my bikes, she will even buy me one.
   But I will be out of the way from her when I am in the garage working on them.
    But when I say come and have a look at what I have done she will say,
    MMM,YES, OK, MMM like a cup of tea. Bob.

     
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Re: Diversity?
« Reply #4 on: 15.10. 2014 23:18 »
We have had a few ladies on the forum over the years. Don't hear from them much.
Yep, mine is very supportive. Used to ride pillion with me everywhere (our honeymoon was a 2 week trip on the "51) but sadly can't throw a leg anymore. She grew up with 3 older brothers all had bikes so is well versed with mechanics and the biker way of life. No probs with time in shed, she knows where I am and not prowling around bars and "night" clubs.
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Re: Diversity?
« Reply #5 on: 16.10. 2014 14:22 »
Well - same type story from me

Started biking on a MZ sport 250 in 1973 - and did meet my wife to be in '78, so she did her pillion duty on the trusty MZ. Then came kids and cars, and after a looong time I started mumbling about having a motorcycle again... she must have gotten feed up with this, as she was the one finding my 1962 A-10 (owned by a work mate!

She has no wish doing any pillion duty anymore, tried it once and after that leaves it all to me, giving me quite a wide berth,letting me go to bike meetings, rallies and so on, and spend time in the sheed.
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Re: Diversity?
« Reply #6 on: 16.10. 2014 21:11 »
Hello Madsens - your story sounds a lot like mine.  Met the wife in '76 and she did her pillion duty on the BSA Lightning for a couple of years.  In that time she was content (not happy!) to ride in all weathers.  Her solution to protecting a rather nice pair of gloves was to wear bright yellow rubber (Marigold) kitchen gloves over the top.  Quirky but very effective.

Thanks all for the replies.
Terry
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