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Goldwings in the kitchen

Postby tom84std » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:56 am



In a conversation with my ex-wife last winter I voiced some displeasure over my inability to work on my bikes inside my poorly heated workshop. I wanted to maintain my new to me wing but it was cold and very uncomfortable. She, being the sport, suggested I move the wing into the kitchen where I could work on it in heated comfort. My house is very old. The kitchen vinyl floor is one I had installed thirty years ago. I tried to move the wing up the steps into the door but the heavy bike only collapsed the steel ramp and nearly tumbled. Instead I moved a building table and a frame I had previously modified inside and began work on a BSA Clubman instead.

It was wonderful to be able to watch food on the stove at the same time I was working on my latest bike! If I had insomnia and couldn't sleep, get up and brew a pot of coffee and work on the bike. Welding ruined the floor. But I was able to continue work on my project in even the coldest weather where before I would have been delayed for weeks.

Soon it was off of the table and standing on the floor. The first time I started it, the house smelled badly for about a week. "badly" being a relative term. I liked the smell.

But soon I was ready to place the repaired ramp and with the help of my son-in-law present my creation to the world. A wonderful motorcycle, a joy to ride! My daughter suggested I name her "Betty Crocker"
Betty Crocker, the kitchen bike. Winter project.

Next project is to widen my door and build a lumber ramp to accommodate ANY bike including my wing as well as any future bike, no matter how large. Possibly even my Miata!
Only one more reason I choose to never marry again but only have girlfriends, unless I can find a wife who will tolerate a Goldwing parked in the kitchen!



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Re: Goldwings in the kitchen

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:00 pm

So your ex-wife suggested you work on your bike in the kitchen....WHY is she your EX wife??? :)

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Re: Goldwings in the kitchen

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:26 pm

WingAdmin wrote:So your ex-wife suggested you work on your bike in the kitchen....WHY is she your EX wife??? :)




I'm guessing she hated the parquet flooring and only allowed a bike in the kitchen because of it.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Goldwings in the kitchen

Postby st4r50 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:53 pm

When I was young, before kids, I had a live in gf that told me I couldn't put my bike in the living room. I proved her wrong for the winter. Spring time came and I had a vacancy in the house...but the bike was still there ;)
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Re: Goldwings in the kitchen

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:07 pm

Been there, done that! Had a girlfriend once, bought a GSX-R750 and decided the bike was more fun than the girl, and preferred riding the bike to riding...well, anyway the girl left and I was much better off!

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Re: Goldwings in the kitchen

Postby riffraff » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:33 pm

I was gonna ask the same question too about why is she an ex. But being happily divorced my self, I also know some things are better left alone. I'ld have my wing inside too if I didn't live on the second floor! :lol:

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Re: Goldwings in the kitchen

Postby rooferx » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:59 pm

:roll: I wish I could do this..




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