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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Don't Let Your Friends Ride Your Bike

This happened a while back but it is a lesson well learned.

You're proud of your bike, you love your bike. You want everyone to love your bike.

So you cruise to your friend's house and talk non-stop about how great it is until your tongue falls out of your mouth.

In your euphoria, you tell your friend to jump on and take it around the block.

And your friend drives it right into the hedgerow and drops it.

You have a brain tsunami of emotions.

You have just shortened your life by 2 years.

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Re: Don't Let Your Friends Ride Your Bike

It's the same as loaning out the wife/girlfriend!

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post #3 of 64 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 04:07 PM
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It's the same as loaning out the wife/girlfriend!
Hey!! lol

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Never loan your bike, your dog, your wife or money to anyone. If you get them back, they won't be the same.

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I'm pretty "generous" with saying, "Take her out for a spin"....Having said that, I have had the 250R, the KLR650, and my current bike, the EX500...NOW that I have the 2011 Vulcan Classic..I'm feeling a bit more, stingy! It's so...shiny and Beautiful! I may not be as inclined to LEND her out

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My answer to anyone who asks to take my bike out for a spin is this:

"Sure - give me $1000 deposit. You'll get it back when you return her safe and sound."

Same answer for my truck...only it's $5000.

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This happened a while back but it is a lesson well learned.

You're proud of your bike, you love your bike. You want everyone to love your bike.

So you cruise to your friend's house and talk non-stop about how great it is until your tongue falls out of your mouth.

In your euphoria, you tell your friend to jump on and take it around the block.

And your friend drives it right into the hedgerow and drops it.

You have a brain tsunami of emotions.

You have just shortened your life by 2 years.
That sucks man, that really sucks. Sorry to hear about that.




One of my friends here is having to rebuild his bike. He loaned it out and it wound up getting banged up.

Myself, I'm very leery about loaning out my bike in general, and I won't loan my ZRX out unless the guy borrowing it know how to ride a ZRX. Not just experienced with a sportbike, not experienced with a literbike, specifically experienced with a ZRX because they're both fast and heavy.

What a strange trip this life has been.
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It's the same as loaning out the wife/girlfriend!
No - they're not insured....
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Take the wife, take the cages. Boat and bike are off limits.

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I let my GF try my 08 250(back in 08!!!) out after a breif explanation and a very strict: RIDE THE CLUTCH TO **** AND WALK THE BIKE....needless to say she didnt, she put her feet up on the pegs and road like she knew what she was doing for the most part. Even worse....I let her do it again. She didnt ask to try the 650 star when she couldnt lift it. I wont even let her sit in the saddle of my new cbr with the key near it.

Dont even take a deposit, if its wrecked, its NEVER going to be the same and wont be worth as much when you sell.

Wifes/girls cna ride on back.

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