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So I bought a Harley
And damnit it was the worst shitbox ever! Ok so its been a long time since I posted but well...you know how I do..I come and go like a drunk in the night.
Back to the Harley.
So I had this 2002 Avalanche Z71. Pretty good condition but it had 298k and counting.
I put an ad up for sale $6k or trade. A while passes...and after all the Mustangs, old boxes and other odd trade request-I get hit with a 1997 Harley Davidson Fat Boy.
Hmmm...Eh...why not? So I meet up with the guy and take her for a cruise and seems ok. Cool lets do the trade.
I trade up and cruise her home. Im kinda excited but still frustrated by the lack of power..eh I brush it off with some bullshit self encouraging words "But its a Harley" and "its made for cruising". Ok so she lines up next to my other bikes and talk about a pimple in pubic hair. She stood out bad. Even the Vmax was like "who and what the shit is this?" So I put her somewhere else. Ok....riding time.
Don the black Shoei take her for a spin and wtf...She can barely break 80...Ford Tempos were passing me up. I was like this is too much work. So I get off the highway and go home. Pick up the max and like a Glock in her serpa-she felt perfect.
I rode and rode and rode that damn Harley and could not adjust to it...it was slow, loud and vibrated like a mechanical bull on Urban Cowboy. So back to craigslist. I clean her ride her and during the testing video the damn gear shifter breaks! Clean breaks off..wtf..Im furious now. She is asking to be given away. So...I take the shifter off and weld a humongous bead on it, grind it, polish it and shes good.
I ended up trading her for a good 2000 BMW 540i Sport. with 128k miles.
I will NEVER eeeeeeeevvver get another Harley again...Ever! Ever!
Oh by the way...according to Harley owners...28k miles is ALOT of miles....Geezus...
Last edited by beowulf2k; 01-16-2013 at 12:17 AM.