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  • You heard it here first!!!!!!!

    Well, I did what I said I wasn't going to do...buy a Brand new bike.
    Went to the dealer to just look since it was Sunday and I figured it
    would be slower traffic, but it wasn't. Checked the new bikes and
    thought I didn't want to spend that much, then found a 2004
    Lowrider that was pretty nice. Well taken care of, 20,000 miles,
    drag bars and reamed out stock pipes. Ended up taking it for a ride.
    It wasn't too bad, but a little cramped with the forward seat on it.
    Went back down stairs to look at the new ones again. Found a
    2011 SuperGlide brand new for only about 3500 more. They even
    let me take it for a ride. it was showing 5 miles when we rolled it
    out the door. Wow, what a ride. The only thing wrong was it was
    toooooooo quiet. They said no problem we can fix that. They had
    some nice Vance&Hines slip on that they said they could install Today!
    Well that pushed me all the way in, so a couple of hours later, a small
    Good Bye to the Sporty and off I rode on my new Super Glide.
    I still can't wipe the smile off my face. This is my first brand new bike since 1988, and my first new HARLEY.
    I used their finacing, but I'm going to go tomorrow to my broker and sell off some stocks and then pay the loan off.
    I generally wouldn't do something so foolish with my "retirement"
    future, but you know, I got to thinking alot last week about that.
    I started thinking your supposed to have fun when you retire, your
    supposed to get to do those things you really like to do and have fun
    like you did when you were a kid. I have a few ex coworkers that
    are my age that havn't faired all that well health wise, and that got me to thinking, and weighing heavily on my mind. I'll be 61 years old in about 2 weeks. I figure, Lord willing, I probably only have about 8 or
    9 more years to really get out and ride, that's if the Lord lets me be here that long. I figured I'd hate to die unhappy not doing the things
    I really loved and enjoying life just so I could have a bunch of money
    set back to retire on...........or spend on Hospital bills, etc.
    Starting to feel a bit vulnerable in my old age. Anyway, I just wanted
    to share my joy with you guys, and Thank You for letting me,
    Regards Sonny





    Last edited by sonnyd; 09-26-2010, 05:55 PM.
    2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
    Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

  • #2
    Congrat's
    OLD SKOOL BIKERS RULE, WE DO WHAT IT TAKES AND LIKE IT!!!
    With age comes wisdom, yeah right!
    FIRST "HERD BIKE OF THE MONTH CLUB MEMBER"
    RIP Rick.....Ride On Forever In Our Hearts My Brother!

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    • #3
      Its a beauty!!! You did the right thing...enjoy!!! Oh and congrats!!!
      Official "Herd Booze taste tester!"

      Member #0006 :babe

      "Lead paint chips are chewy AND sweet......" In memory of Rick.

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      • #4
        F'n A man! Can't ride when your dead. I'm glad for ya!
        Herd member #85

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        • #5
          Strats right, ya can't ride when u is dead, and ya can't take ur $$$ with ya. Live life to the fullest and enjoy "now" don't live in the past or worry (too much) bout the future, live in the now.

          nice bike you got, bet it's a smooth rider
          Ride in Peace Wndchsr


          www.my.doterra.com/jbush

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          • #6
            It's the Mrs. here because Boss is exhausted from all of the water softner stuff but that is SO awesome! I can't believe you came home with a new bike!!! Amazing!
            .
            2010 FLHX - Street Glide
            HERD MEMBER #00003

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            • #7
              Great!!! Like they we say ya cant take it with ya!! Live life to the fullest!
              Herd#00055
              When we do wrong no one forgets!
              When we do right no on remembers!
              Tattooed White Boy

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              • #8
                Nice ride Sonny, enjoy it...
                The hardest part about a Zombie Apocalypse, will be pretending I'm not excited!

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                • #9
                  Happy New Bike Day :brian


                  Nice looking ride Sonny
                  2018 Road Glide
                  Member #00014

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                  • #10
                    cool, congrats
                    HERD MEMBER #00027
                    Riding for LT. Tim Campbell (LEO)
                    In Memory of Rubberdown RIP HERD #00019
                    In Memory of Betsy
                    In Memory of Sabrina

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                    • #11
                      Nice Sonny! Great ride and great outlook!
                      H1E2R8D

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                      • #12
                        THANKS EVERYONE!!!! I'm happier today then I've been for a long time. I feel kind of like I'm floating on air. I know it's only a material item,
                        but it's something I've wanted for so long, and to finally have it be Brand new!
                        I just got back in from a short ride, it's like 50 degrees outside, and I felt like I was going to freeze, LOL. Thiis is honestly one of the smoothest
                        engines I've ever had. Even though I now have only about 80 miles on it, it still feels really smooth. I can hardly wait till morning so I can ride
                        it to work.
                        Thanks again everyone, and Thanks for sharing in my super Joy
                        Regards Sonny
                        2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
                        Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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                        • #13
                          funny thngs happen to people when they get the smell of new leather in their lungs.....congrats on yer new sled
                          Twenty First Herdster
                          * When Its All Said And Done, Will You Have Said More Than You Have Done?
                          ** How Old Would You Be If You Didnt Know How Old You Where?
                          99 FLSTF
                          03 FLHTCI

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by toorglide View Post
                            funny thngs happen to people when they get the smell of new leather in their lungs.....congrats on yer new sled
                            Thanks Brother! See guys I even update my Avatar and sig line, LOLOLOLOL
                            Regards Sonny
                            2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
                            Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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                            • #15
                              I'm really glad to hear your point of view on your purchase Sonny. I share that point of view.

                              I have a friend who pretty much hates everything about his marital situation and thus his life. His wife spends more money than he makes on crap and she runs the household...with no job. He's the one that cleans the house, takes care of the kid, etc. The only joy he takes from life is hunting which his wife scorns him for doing. Being an avid hunter, he needs a pick-up truck, but his wife made him buy a VW Passat station wagon while she drives a Nissan Xterra. He used to tie deer on the roof of that thing and it was always dirty and smelled bad cuz of all the crap he'd put in the back of that thing. The passat finally quit on him, and he's got the perfect opportunity to get the truck he dearly needs, and she makes him get a stinkin' Nissan Versa! He's always wanted a motorcycle but has conceded that it'll never happen for him as well.

                              I refuse to live my life that way. I'm a pretty good fella and I'm fairly confident that the good Lord has a place in heaven for me when I go, BUT I do have fun and there's no guarantees...so I choose to live my life happy...to do the things I wanna do because it's a fact that I'm only gettin' closer to dead...NOT farther away from it.

                              Good move Sonny. Ride that son-of-a-Dyna like your life depends on it!

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