Took the Plunge - Kinda~Sorta

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    Took the Plunge - Kinda~Sorta

    Finally relented to the pestering by a good friend of mine today and visited him at the HD shop where he's the service manager. He's been after me to a certain extent to get a bike. So...I went and took a look and found one I really like. It's a 2004 Dyna with only 8500 miles on it. Has quite a few after-market items on it. I originally was interested in the Sportster, but after considering what style of riding we wanted to do, I knew the Sportster wouldn't fill the bill. Supposed to go back on Tuesday and finish up the paperwork. Here's a couple of pics (phone camera). Will post more later.





    We be cruisin' now.

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    Nice bike, Kevin. Just be careful. We don't want you damaging those leather artist's hands.

    It's been more than 25 years since I did any riding. I miss it and I don't. I miss the riding, but everytime I see some idiot watch a bike coming toward him and then pull out into the street in front of the bike, I remember why I quit.

    Enjoy.
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    but,but,but, how are you going to finish my holster? LOL.

    Nice bike. I bet you will have fun and it's always nice to treat yourself to a presant every once in a while.

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    Nice Ride...

    You're going to love that bike...stepping up from the Sporster is definitely worth it...
    Enjoy the ride.
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    nice , but it don't got no fringe no tooled leather tank bib no hand stiched leather windscreen cover suede 'in' naturally . oh wait it don't need none that . yes evel bike stay away no leather for you !

    holsters and belts kevin ! what were thinking ? a bike? you don't have time for bike riding with leather halter clad cuties snuggling up to ya . just trying to get the latest fashions for a smile and precious little else . yes evel little leather clad cuties stay away !

    holsters and belts! thats were your mind needs to be kevin . man i'm glad i was here to SAVE you whew that was close . anyway what are friends for your welcome .

    and if you need me.. ask the cutie on back of my scooter were we'll be .she generally has em' pointed were we're going .

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    SERIOUSLLY GET BACK TO WORK ! geesh hanging round bike shops and scooter trash no wonder you all backed up .

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    oh and congrats

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    Nice bike Kevin, take a day off now and then and go ridin'! Come on up to Winter Garden and we'll go find a place to eat. Next year maybe you'll have to come to the boat.....
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    Brought it home yesterday. Will post some better pics soon. Am putting on a better seat and detachable sissy bar - those should be in later this week.

    Got to run - have a bunch of holsters to make in order to pay for this bad boy.

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    When you get time we all would love to see some photos of your new bike. I bet it's a hoot to ride.

    I can just see it now,,, all decked out in leather. LOL.

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    Congrats K! - Think of it as just another (fairly expensive) Leather Tool.

    No better way to "naturally air dry" damp and dyed leather than to carefully attach it to a motorcycle and ride around with it for a while.

    See NOW you can write it off as a Buisness Expense! - Leather Drying Machine.

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    I shall be envious now - as you ride thru winter and my bike goes bye-bye in the garage!

    Nice ride ....... stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_cmg View Post
    Nice bike, Kevin. Just be careful. We don't want you damaging those leather artist's hands.

    It's been more than 25 years since I did any riding. I miss it and I don't. I miss the riding, but everytime I see some idiot watch a bike coming toward him and then pull out into the street in front of the bike, I remember why I quit.

    Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teak View Post
    I don't know why but I find it very easy to picture you on a motorcycle
    Pierce, that's good. I don't know why either. I probably wouldn't mind riding around here, but I don't let myself get the bug.

    Kevin, enjoy the ride. Always wanted a Harley, but never managed to get one. If I begin to turn green you will know why.
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    I take it for a ride before heading to the shop, and then again when I get home. It really is a blast to ride. The previous owner added the appropriate pipes, so it sounds awesome when you open it up a little.

    My wife said no coca-cola stuff on it. I guess I'll have to wait to do that until we get her a bike of her own.

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    Here's a couple of pics taken with our regular camera:





    I find myself chomping at the bit to get out of the shop and take a ride. There's not near the vibration, even with the low rider frame, that I remember from my earlier days of riding. I'll eventually change out the saddle bags and the HD logo on the tank (looks kind of cheesy to me). I'll post a couple of updated pics once we get the new seat and back rest put on.

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    Mustang seat Kevin - or Corbin? That'll make a big difference - mine did.

    Good to be out on 2 wheels tho huh - nothing really matches that.
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