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    Senior Member old white truck's Avatar
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    My TW is about a month old now (well actually closer to 10 years old; but a month in my possession).



    I have been getting to know her. I have taken her apart, cleaned and inspected all the nooks and crannies and waxed everything and put her back together. I have performed all needed maintenance and torqued all the bolts. Added a Shinko 244 5.10 on the front and put on a set of Tusk D-Flex brushguards and a Crystal Clear Jimbo Shield. I have a kick start kit setting on the floor waiting to be installed.



    I still have much more to do but we are off to a good start. I have a lot to learn but I love how simple this bike is – just what I wanted.





    Now to the problem: My wife wants the bike! She has already named her. And… THE TOPIC OF PURPLE FARKLES HAS COME UP!!





    Dear Abby – what do I do?





    Meet Louise:



    (As you can see by the pic my wife has already added a “trunk”. It is a vintage train case that she found at a second-hand store.)

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    Your life is over.







    On the bright side it means you get to get another one. Farkles X2. Yay.



    If you need pointers on finding purple ANYTHING I can prolly make you a list



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    Seems pretty clear to me...you are now in the market for another bike. That one is gone!
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    Senior Member admiral's Avatar
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    Nice that she wants to ride. With a new bike (TW or not) you will then be able to ride together. Good luck on your new bike search
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    that's awesome...happy searching...

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    You're gonna have to replace one of 'em.

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    I was expecting a different type of problem...but at least it's nothing mechanical!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    Your life is over.







    On the bright side it means you get to get another one. Farkles X2. Yay.



    If you need pointers on finding purple ANYTHING I can prolly make you a list
    MUST NOT LET MY WIFE SEE THIS PIC! Bad lizrdbrth, bad.

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    Senior Member n2o2diver's Avatar
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    The purple isn't that bad. Mine wants one in hello kitty pink.
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    When your married you have to pick your battles just get another one you win.You get to ride an spend more time with the wife.Thats what I had to do.

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