Thursday, July 10, 2008

Been a long while

Since December you say, well at least no one can accuse me of rambling on.


A lot has happened since last Christmas. I have endured another brutal winter in this god-forsaken land and am glad that there are only 6 or so more to go until blissful retirement in North Carolina.


This Spring my most lovely wife Jennifer happened to be in the Dealership with me and I convinced her to sit on a 1200 Sportster Low, 105th Anniversary edition. Within 30 minutes we had closed the deal and the bike was hers. Well not really, this all happened in February and if you reference my view on winter you will understand why we didn't pick it up until the end of April.



She has taken the riding course and as this is her first ever motorcycle we are taking it slow. A lot of neighbourhood jaunts so far but today we headed out for the first time down the highway. A little 20 mile trip down to a little town called Alfred "The French-fry capital of Eastern Ontario" so that she could visit a craft store there. She rode beautifully and we stopped and ate lunch (poutine....my favourite). On the way back I pulled a bonehead move by doing a last minute stop at a light that was controlling traffic over a bridge that had one lane closed. I shoulda kept going and she assumed I was. She made an expert avoidance move around my bike to the left but did manage to clip my mirror and bend my clutch lever forward. More importantly she went on past and came to a very controlled stop. No damage to her bike cept a scratch on the end of the brake lever and she has a very sore finger which unforunately will probably get sorer before long.



I don't care about my mirror but I am chastising myself for being such an idiot and putting a new rider in that kinda position. But as i said she did marvelously.


Myself I have been looking for ways to improve the old Road King and have decided this month to replace the seat with a new Mustang and next year change exhaust to V&H true duals with Monster oval mufflers. I want a little more tone to the exhaust but don't want it sounding like some refugee from an OCC build. I don't get these morons who want the open pipes. Doesn't improve performance cause usually that is all they do and they sound like s**t. Lets face it boys and girls, a Harley is never going to be fast (unless you spend mega dollars) and I got all of that out of my system long ago with my old Kawisaki ZX11.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Darlin', it was completely my fault! I hit you! YIKES! Is that grounds for divorce? But golly, isn't my bike a beauty?!! I'm so sorry about your mirror and I hope you'll still ride with me.

Just sign me,
your Harley Princess

Kevin W said...

Told you dad, Harley's are nothing but trouble, all they do is fall apart!

Jovita said...

I'm so happy to see that you've FINALLY updated your blog, it's great to see that winter in Canada has ended!

It's wonderful to read that Jennifer had the confidence to leave her neighborhood and she did awesome swerving in that situation.

I just recently purchased a Mustang seat and LOVE it. I did a bunch reading about seats and I'm so glad I went with Mustang.

~ Jovi

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