I just had the most insane conversation with him. i rang him from work but had to hang up because he just didn't understand.... Here's how it went. Me "Is Ray (his mate) coming on the Toy Run?" Him "Yeah I need to talk to you about that..see he may have sold his bike." Me "Oh so he's not coming? or is he going pillion with you?" him "Actually I had a suggestion. See I thought I could loan him.." Me inturupting "..my 250? That's a great idea! Then you ride your bike, Ray rides the Cibby and I take the Hornet 600! Thanks baby that would be awesome!!!" Him "um..not quite. I thought I could lend him my CB1300, I'll take your hornet & you can come on the back or ride the 250 or something." Me " silence..............silence................" Him "Honey?" Me "So let me get this straight....on the biggest motorcycle event of the year, when everyone shows off their bikes, you want to take MY baby, the project I've spent 9 months working on so far, on it's first unveiling to the public, and RIDE IT YOURSELF!!!!!!" Him "um....yeah, why what's wrong with that?" Me " Oh how about EVERYTHING!!!!! You can't ride MY bike on the toy run as if it's yours!" Him "But you're still on restrictions!" Me "I don't care - you're NOT riding my Hornet. People will be coming up to you ALL DAY saying things like 'wow nice bike DUDE'. Everyone will be commenting talking to YOU about it. And it's MINE!! My ego can't deal with that!" Him "But you can't ride it anyway you're on restrictions you HAVE to take the 250" Me "Then shove your mate on the arse of your bike & haul him around. either I ride the hornet or no-one does!" He just didn't understand! I have had no problem with him taking it for rides through the hills to charge the battery, or from place to place to get work done, but I just can't deal with him riding it on the toy run! so am I being "ridiculously stupid, it's just a bike" or am I justified in "get stuffed, i ride it or no-one does"?