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Retirement present. I asked for a 5DIII.

 
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Sep 03, 2013 03:29 |  #76

Congratulations mate....live to ride... :)


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Sep 03, 2013 05:21 |  #77
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james.bond wrote in post #16263267 (external link)
Not to the 95% of married couples that I know that are divorced. Some of them has been divorced 39 years later, most within the first 5 years. A Majour culprit? M-O-N-E-Y.

Boy, I really hate to hijack my own thread, but here goes.

Money has NEVER, EVER, not even ONCE been the reason for a divorce. Marriage is a relationship between two people. Did any of the divorced people you know invite their checking account into the ceremony?

If money (or the lack of it) caused divorce, everyone who has ever gone through hard times would be divorced. Everyone who was married during the depression, the recent downturn and WWII would have gotten divorced.

Divorce happens when two people have different opinions about how to proceed with the relationship. That can be with respect to religion, children, money, in-laws, hobbies, sex or any of about 53,321 other reasons. It is the interpersonal relationship, and the couple's dedication to it, that either keeps a marriage strong, or tears it apart. To blame it on money, or any one of the other thousands of reasons, no excuses, people give is just avoiding one's own responsibility.

Nobody ever got divorced because of money. They got divorced because they could not agree on how to handle their financial situation. Nobody ever got divorced because one spouse cheated. They got divorced because one party could not, or did not want to, cope with the infidelity. Divorce is an extremely personal thing. To blame it on an inanimate object like money makes as much sense as blaming it on the sand at Laguna Beach.

If you go into a marriage thinking that it will only be good for as long as the money lasts, you have created a self-fulfilling prophecy. There is no reason to go through with the ceremony.


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Sep 03, 2013 07:06 |  #78

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Ok, that makes two posts and I still have no idea what either of them is about. Would you care to explain, or should I just forget it?

Sure. You said in your first post that that you received a new "camera" as a gift from your wife, a 2011 Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide UltraClassic Limited.
In my first comment I commented that I would prefer a digital camera not a film camera. So, I was implying that I would prefer instead a modern japanese bike, not an old technology Harley Davidson bike.

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Sep 03, 2013 07:06 |  #79

^ Well said, Yashica.

Now, back to us all being jealous of your new retirement. :)


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Sep 03, 2013 07:22 as a reply to  @ Scott M's post |  #80

Ha Ha.

My wife got me this. Gotta love a wife who likes 5D3's and Hondas

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Sep 03, 2013 07:54 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #81

My wife let me get this - (My other camera is a Leica M8. :wink:)

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Ha Ha.

My wife got me this. Gotta love a wife who likes 5D3's and Hondas

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Nice. My last bike was Valkyrie Interstate. If I were buying that's what I would have gotten. My wife is a H-D fan. I don't mind, although I think the H-D handles better at parking lot speeds.


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Azathoth wrote in post #16263644 (external link)
Sure. You said in your first post that that you received a new "camera" as a gift from your wife, a 2011 Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide UltraClassic Limited.
In my first comment I commented that I would prefer a digital camera not a film camera. So, I was implying that I would prefer instead a modern japanese bike, not an old technology Harley Davidson bike.

;)

I am supposing this means you want me to just forget it. It still makes no sense to me. I asked for a 5DIII. My wife bought what she wanted me to have. It was a gift, from her. By the way, she got it because she knew I would never have bought it for myself. I can pick up whatever camera I want at my own discretion. It was a truly heartfelt action on her part, and deeply appreciated on my part.

Your comments about H-D are simply ill-informed. Just like your insinuation about film cameras. In case you are wondering, cutting edge motorcycle technology belongs to Victory, an American company. Although I am sure many Japanese motorcylces are fine examples of technology, also.


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Sep 03, 2013 09:27 |  #84

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Nice. My last bike was Valkyrie Interstate. If I were buying that's what I would have gotten. My wife is a H-D fan. I don't mind, although I think the H-D handles better at parking lot speeds.

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I had a Harley. They are OK. I plan on taking long cross country rides over the next few years and only want to use one vehicle to do it. With a Harley,you need to have a Pick up truck follow you for when it breaks down:lol::eek::p

I've ridden a bunch of bikes and raced motocross. Always loved the reliability of Honda. They just don't break. These Goldwings will go 200K with ease. Love mine. Only problem is it wants to cruise at 90MPH:lol:


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Sep 03, 2013 11:03 |  #85

YashicaFX2 wrote in post #16263912 (external link)
I am supposing this means you want me to just forget it. It still makes no sense to me. I asked for a 5DIII. My wife bought what she wanted me to have.

hey, it's great your wife loves Harleys !




  
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Sep 03, 2013 11:15 |  #86

umphotography wrote in post #16263922 (external link)
I've ridden a bunch of bikes and raced motocross. Always loved the reliability of Honda. They just don't break. These Goldwings will go 200K with ease. Love mine. Only problem is it wants to cruise at 90MPH:lol:

A Goldwing is more like a small convertible roadster than a motorcycle. Might as well get a Mazda Miata! :)

Goldwing weighs 1000lbs!


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I've owned a Valkryie Interstate (GW w/fork-mounted fairing) and now have the Ultra-Classic Limited. I see advantages to each bike.

Honda Wins:
Just like the Energizer Bunny - it keeps on working.
A lot less motor noise.
Better clutch mechanism.
Overall cost of ownership.
Smooth running, as in almost no vibration, even at idle.

Harley-Davidson wins:
THE COOL FACTOR!
It is noisy, but it sounds good doing it.
Hands-down better looking bike. As my wife says: Honda == GeezerMobile. Just buy a Lincoln.
Gas mileage. Honda 35 on a good day. Harley (with a bigger motor) 44. Both mostly highway.
THE COOL FACTOR!
The really big Harley advantage, to me anyway, is low-speed maneuverability. At parking lot speeds, the Harley is a dream to ride. I found the Honda a struggle a that speed, even after riding the same bike for six years. If I had more than 2 stops to make in town, I left the Honda at home. The Harley is like riding a bicycle, and I've only had it 7 days.
Six speed transmission.
And did I mention, THE COOL FACTOR!


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Sep 03, 2013 16:00 |  #88

Lets exchange, i can get the 5D3 +24-70 II for you. :cool::cool::cool:




  
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KHAWACHEN wrote in post #16265048 (external link)
Lets exchange, i can get the 5D3 +24-70 II for you. :cool::cool::cool:

Tempting. Throw in a 1DX, 16-35 II, 70-200 2.8 II and a 400 2.8 II and we can start talking. You'll have to take my wife, too. She would kill me if I traded this bike for A POT OF GOLD. She really likes to ride on Harleys. Got any idea why that might be? It ain't to show me off, that's for sure!


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Sep 03, 2013 18:10 |  #90

YashicaFX2 wrote in post #16263912 (external link)
I am supposing this means you want me to just forget it. It still makes no sense to me. I asked for a 5DIII. My wife bought what she wanted me to have. It was a gift, from her. By the way, she got it because she knew I would never have bought it for myself. I can pick up whatever camera I want at my own discretion. It was a truly heartfelt action on her part, and deeply appreciated on my part.

Your comments about H-D are simply ill-informed. Just like your insinuation about film cameras. In case you are wondering, cutting edge motorcycle technology belongs to Victory, an American company. Although I am sure many Japanese motorcylces are fine examples of technology, also.

YashicaFX2,you are truly blessed for receiving that gift from your wife. I wish someone would offer something like that!

But in my opinion (and of many), Harley Davidson, is a brand that is still living in the past. Nothing wrong there, it's a way to sell. But they don't risks, they keep doing the same thing over and over.


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