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Friday, May 21, 2010

"hog momma"

We made a big decision this week, a really big decision! We bought a new motorcycle. Our Goldwing was 9 years old and we had almost 60,000 miles on it and we felt like it was time to trade. We had done some shopping at several motorcycle dealers including checking out all the bikes at Neihaus Honda last weekend. Well we found the one we wanted at a dealer in Plainfield In. and this is what we got:

It's a 2010 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic. The paint is a limited edition pearl 2-tone. The darker color changes from blue to purple depending on the light. I saw one a couple of weeks ago at another shop and called Rudee and told her she had to see it. We stopped into Indy West Harley Davidson on Monday and they had one sitting on their showroom floor. Well I guess it "blew her skirt up" because we ended up making a deal on it and picked it up Wednesday. I guess Rudee is now my "hog Momma".
This is the first Harley we have owned it is a bit different from the Goldwing. One thing is it vibrates a lot more while you are sitting at a stop light but once you take off it smooths right out. The Harleys are louder than the Goldwings too. As far as options the Harley comes stock with a lot of things that are extra with the Goldwing such as CB radio and CD player. The Harley is less $$ too!
I'm sure we have surprised a lot of our Goldwing buddies but one huge plus is the Harley is shorter than the Goldwing which will allow us to build an enclosure on the back of the Freightliner so it will be covered when we travel. Picture a motorcycle garage on the back of our truck, Cool!
The weather has not been cooperating with us very well. Wednesday was cool and overcast and it has rained both Thursday and today so we have not gotten much riding in. The weekend is supposed to be nice with highs in the 80's both days. Our plan is to start wearing out the tires on that new bike. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. I have to say that is one beautiful bike!! Hope you enjoy it, I'm sure you will get alot of looks on the road with a sweet ride like that!