I would desperately like to get a bike (have my eyes on a GSXR 600) but my wife is dead-set against it. I've tried to negotiate with her, told her I will take the saftey course and use all the appropriate gear, but she won't budge. She is convinced that I will kill myself on the bike and tells me stories about her friends that were hurt badly in accidents. I've told her about my friends that were killed in auto accidents and how that hasn't stopped me from driving but it doesn't get me anywhere. I'm very frustrated! I thought about just buying one anyway, but I don't want to create a rift in our relationship. Any advice?