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    Spouse with bike

    How many guys (or gals) have a spouse with his/her own bike, that rides with you?

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    I met my wife when she was teaching her 1st MSF class over 30 years ago. She's usually on her GS, occasionally on her /5 toaster.
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    Back in the Saddle mcmxcivrs's Avatar
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    My wife has two bikes, but only rides one presently. She's been a rider for over ten years now, won't even consider going back to being a passenger.
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    I can't wait to retire and have a fixed income. The one I have now is always broke.

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    My wife rides/drives

    an R1150R with an EZS sidecar attached.

    You should see how much sh*t we bring to rallies!!!
    Somers, NY

    Just enjoying the ride.......

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    Sold it

    My wife sold her /6 when I bought the R1100RT. She prefers to snap pics and listen to her music or books and let me be the one to pay attention.
    Jerry Dockery
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    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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    I started as a pillion and got tired of looking at the pack of his helmet.

    Now I have two bikes. (he has one)

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    Voni rides her R1100RS, K75, F800S (and TW200 in the desert).
    Just a bit over 1,000,000 BMW miles at the moment.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    My wife rides; has a F650GS twin and a F650GS single. She's the only person I ever ride with. Makes camping more fun.
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    Helen actually is the reason I switched to BMW's

    She was riding an 1100R when we met. She has a '95,'02 and '07 Roadster...a K12S that she rides like the wind(tornado) , and a F650 Thumper to hound me in the dirt. She'd steal my GSA if it were lower. All her bikes get ridden, but her 1150R is her favorite still... her first 100K was mostly on that bike.

    She is near 200K...not anywhere near Voni...but rides all the time...sometimes more than I get too...like today yeah, I know
    She only rides on the back when we are out on the road travelling and we are headed to dinner...her bike under the cover waiting. She doesn't do pillion well...ooops ,did I say that?
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    Dave and I each have our own bikes and travel together on them. Our sona dn daughter each have one as well, but haven't managed any trips so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Helen actually is the reason I switched to BMW's
    One role of women is to make men better people..... finally, one woman succeeded.
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    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBeemer View Post
    One role of women is to make men better people..... finally, one woman succeeded.
    You are correct...and I am a much happier guy
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    Diann has 2 BMW's ( 1977 R60/7 & 2011 F650GS).

    I have a 76 R90/6. a 75 Norton Commando and a 1930 James...........Rod.

    P.S. yes we often ride together.
    Work is the curse of the riding class

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    I think I'd be too chicken to ride pillion, so would suggest the wife be in control of her destiny, too.

    SOMETIMES (not "stereotyping," that is) women prefer luxury and comfort. Which is passengering vs being the operator?

    I recall the instance we were setting up tents in some rain in Jackson, WY, on the way to Missoula '84 ... there was a young lady doing same not far from us that had arrived there on a little bitty chopper-look Kawalski. She was very unhappy, and had I filmed her she would admit upon seeing the film she was being bitchy.

    I concluded then that "comfortable" motorcycling is important and recognized of course that most often that's BMW's motorcycling mission. For me, at least, the feel of a boxer twin is luxury for sure. So too for me is the ability for me to "own" all the luggage space on my bike. We sure don't share the same luggage on any other form of travel.

    So, for all kinds of reasons (some possibly mentioned above) the wife/significant other on her own BMW is probably as good as it gets. Her having a BMW car, too, will only enhance the impression, I'd advise.

    Oh, and a lot of why I motorcycle is curves. She does her own skiing, too.
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    Sorry. I thought this was a misplaced "For Sale" ad. Carry on.
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