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  • Ode to the obsolete Dyna

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    A little irony here... the graffiti about color and TARA decidedly monochrome.



    I'll wax poetic on this tomorrow...
    Last edited by Big D; 09-03-2017, 07:45 PM.
    2001 FXDX Superglide Sport. More horses than a feller would want

    Official HERD Member #00192

    "What, me worry?" Alfred E. Neuman

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    Well, shoot! Never did get a chance to bloviate on this... but I shall.

    But first, I got a note on FB Messinger early this AM from an old acquaintance Bruce, neighbors to another friend, down Kentucky-way. I got to know Bruce on another (now defunct) website called The Biker's Hangout. BHO for short. For ever and ever, Bruce rode a sweet, but problematic Ironhead Sportster. One year... damn, must have been 10 years ago, us BHO folk went to Robbinsville, NC, rolled around Maggie Valley, Dragon, etc. Bruce's old Iron never missed a beat.

    Bruce is a part-time musician and singer/songwriter. He can sing the blues, and I've never heard any harmonica better than he can do. Well, I lost track of him, other than a jab or two on Facebook. Years ago, he traded his Iron on a white 2001 FXDX Superglide Sport. He then re-jetted the carb himself and did other Stage 1 things. He mentioned to me on FB we shared distain for the Harley Kidney Bean A/C cover. I had just put a S&S cover on, and I offered to send him my nostalgia round cover (looked like an old dog-dish cover off a Panhead.) I shipped it to him, no charge. He loved it.

    And I forgot about it, for a decade.

    ~~

    This morning, I get this terse message and photo on FB Messinger:

    SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS.

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    Well, I did and asked "wassup" and he said these are Harley bags to fit a 2001 FXDX; all brackets & hardware. He's gonna ship them to me. No charge. He

    His further noted:

    Well Dave. They are genuine HD slant saddle bags that fit your new bike.
    They are leather and they are awesome. Like your bike. If you put them on,
    bald eagles will rest on your shoulders as you cruise down freedom lane.
    I will send them to you because you did me righteous on an air cleaner one time.
    Mkay?


    Well, Mkay!

    Sheeeeit!

    Happy, happy!

    Guess I be drivin' a bagger, Mkay?

    Last edited by Big D; 09-05-2017, 10:14 AM.
    2001 FXDX Superglide Sport. More horses than a feller would want

    Official HERD Member #00192

    "What, me worry?" Alfred E. Neuman

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    • #3
      That's cool Big D


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      2004 Electra Glide Custom Police Bike
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      • #4
        Good lookin' bags!
        Ride EVERY CHANCE YOU GET. Father Time is undefeated.

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        • #5
          That is mighty thoughtfull of bothe of You. Nice looking bags too.
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          • #6
            Good looking bags Dave, they do come in handy. But you might wanna talk to Dancer about them eagles and turkey buzzards. ....
            Official HERD Member #00135

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            • #7
              Originally posted by trail dust View Post
              Good looking bags Dave, they do come in handy. But you might wanna talk to Dancer about them eagles and turkey buzzards. ....


              2001 FXDX Superglide Sport. More horses than a feller would want

              Official HERD Member #00192

              "What, me worry?" Alfred E. Neuman

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                Long may she wave, and long may TARA roll...

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                  Looky! I'm drivin' a bagger!

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                  These are Harley-Davidson bags and are hard sided all around, and the brackets are welded 1/2" steel barstock. The ferrules slip onto longer bolts right on the fender horns. The receivers for my detachable sissy bar fit right on.

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                  With the Tradesman bag on the sissy bar luggage shelf, I gots me some cargo room!

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                  Official HERD Member #00192

                  "What, me worry?" Alfred E. Neuman

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                  • #10
                    Looking good, D!
                    Kristy
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                    '09 Softail Deluxe - Mojo
                    Stage 1, dyno, no major mods but it's shiny!

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                    • #11
                      WOW ! ! ! ! I ne er thought I would ever see You driving/riding a bagger before this.

                      Looks real nice toooooh.
                      Ear Tag no. 00030
                      MMMMOOoo"Official HERD Exalted Prime Example"...
                      Do`nt need no stinking hay,We want fresh green spring grass
                      If they get close enough kick em in the crotch,MMMOOOOooo
                      The missing link
                      http://www.shovelhead.us/

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                        "What, me worry?" Alfred E. Neuman

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