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Just ordered Sil HiMounts and a Sargent Seat. Another $1k to the economy and a much happier butt on the rides.

Anyone know what I can do to keep SWMBO from giving me dirty looks when the boxes arrive? Flowers wont cut it. Dinner out definatly wont. Maybe something shiny?
 

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Deliveries MUST be made to work. And then snuck into the garage...
 
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Ditto that! Nothing come to my house! Bad enough I have to ask to take the "guys" out of the fridge.
 
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The best way is the most expensive, you have to get her a bike too and all the goodies for it as well. ;)
 

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Actually, I got a good deal on my Laverda and had told my wife that it would be short enough for her if she were ever interested in riding. After riding it, I realize it would be a horrible beginners bike. Uncomfortable riding position, grabby clutch, snatchy fuel injection, NO steering lock, needs to be revved, etc. I like it though!
 
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you should see my wife's bike. ;)
looks like somethig Kenney Roberts rode in the 70's.
dirt track tires, meggaphones, yellow with black and white stripe.
mspgs2 get her a bike
 
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I second the day spa idea. Just make sure to buy her a pass for 2. This way she can take a friend. If she takes her friend they are more likley to do dinner or a few drinks after. So you will have time to install the parts. The best part is she will bang your brains out for it.
 
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I bought my Duc a few months back and spent a bunch on it already without even getting the cans yet! My wife hasn't been too happy about that. :mad: I got the idea of taking her to Italy now for our anniversary. Of course, we are going to the Duc factory while we're there. ;) Got my cake and get to eat it too!! :D Maybe you should do this too mspgs2!
 
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Mspgs2, I love that crossed out corse to monster sticker. Is that available anywhere, or just your design?
 

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Had to Google to find the meaning of SWMBO.... :-[

Well, if you spend 1 for 1 on goodies for her, you're likely to do alright. Of course, you know that you can't buy her an Ohlins shock, right?

It is hard to go wrong with the spa thing, but I think you'll come up short even on perceived value.
 

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Ask Strati. He seems to be the expert.

While most of us have the stuff shipped to work, Strati seems to be completely up front about it all!

It helps if your wife is not one to notice details. Either my wife didn't notice the change to a vented billet clutch cover and red power coated, or she's just chosen to be non-confrontational about it!.

The suspension loop and clip-ons are a little more subtle (to someone who doesn't care). Lightened flywheel and RaceTech forks mods are invisible. The list goes on.
 
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I work nights and my wife works days. She never sees what gets delivered. Life is good.
 

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I work at home, so I'm almost always able to intercept deliveries before my S.O. gets home. Then, hide boxes in trunk of car S.O. refuses to drive until installation. Next, take day off work, and while S.O. is at work, install parts. Return empty boxes to trunk of car for recycling, or save in attic of garage. Voila! (It helps, as someone else said, if S.O. doesn't have an eye for detail or is fairly clueless in all things moto. For example, I installed a set of Sil hi-mounts which have yet to arouse any suspicion despite appearance and, heh, heh, sound! On rare occasion, my S.O. will say, usually if I'm sporting a new pair of gloves or something, "Is that new?" To which I always reply, sort of vaguely, "Oh no, I've had these for a while." This usually satisifies her.)
 

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Yeah it gets spendy, I just try to drop subtle hints that I need this or that. But for now she wont budge on new parts until i sell my other bike. BTW does anyone want a 93 750ss. Reminds me of the time I asked to buy a new golf club she said "sure" I said "how much" no more than 250 was her answer. So off I went and got me a nice new Callaway 3 wood. Few months later she asked where are the new "CLUBS" I showed her the one club I bought. Talk about mad that I spent 250$ on one club. Took me a while to live it down. anybody looking for a 93 750SS.
 

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Use the same lines your wife feeds you about her new clothes.
 

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monster_drill_sgt said:
BTW does anyone want a 93 750ss
How much for the SS, My '92 750ss needs company, and the wife needs a bike.

As far as accesories spending goes, my wife frose my accounts and cut up my credit cards after I spent $6k in 8mos. on bike stuff. I kept telling her that it was repair items while I was rebuilding the engine, then she started questioning big boxes with ELS (expensive lightweight sugar) in them. We're better now, and her fingers are all a glitter with Platinum and Diamonds (ESS). At least when you bike bike stuff there's a tangible difference.
 

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Clearly the pipes came with the bike and you were waiting until cold weather to put them on. Statistically, I believe the Sargent seat imparts greater vehicle control, and is safer. Clearly you did this for her! ;D

BTW, I sent the spouse to the spa for her birthday, and was it nice! I am still reaping the rewards 2 weeks later. Don't know why I didn't do this before.

My parts arrive at work, but I also have a P.O. Box!!!

To stimulate the economy you are mandated to spend 2k More over the next 12 months on said monster. It's your duty!

Good luck! Now to look up SWMBO on Google....

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Rideon
 
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