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post #1 of 5 Old 08-29-2007, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Sold the Road Glide This Evening

Like many, I rode for a few years in my late teens/early 20's. Then was off bikes for many years. As the children got older, the riding itch returned, and I scratched it 2 years ago when I purchased an 03 Road Glide. Thought it would be my ride for at least 6 - 8 years (College coming next year - ouch!).

About a year ago, I started enjoying not just Harleys, but the many fine bikes that are out there. Last winter, got the "something different, something lighter" itch. Kept putting it off, but finally started looking for an ABS strom in late May. Found one in Harrisburg, PA, and did the deal in mid June.

Have been procrastinating, but got the Glide cleaned up a week or two ago, and put it on Craig's List this morning. Sold it this afternoon. Got to ride it to the buyers house towards the mountains and the setting sun. Was a great last ride. I know Harley's get a lot of bashing here, but it sure has been a great ride for the last two years.

Sure wish I could have a stable, and have kept the Glide, but it's not to be right now (one day!).

So now, I'm a one bike dude again. The strom is awesome, and I've been getting it set up/farkled out and ready for some longer trips.

What a great hobby! Wonder what I'll have an itch for in 2 or 3 years??!!:mrgreen:

Ride on, ride well.


"I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-30-2007, 02:21 AM
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I like your perspective Doug.
And I think most of the HD ribbing is meant to be good natured, well, at least from me it is....sort of.

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2007 DL650 ABS, grip puppies, factory hand guards, backoff brake light modulator, givi rack with JCW 'side' cases, K&N air filter, swing arm spools...
Shopping for some new wheels now.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-01-2007, 07:57 AM
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I can appreciate that bittersweet feeling you must have felt as you rode the Harley for the last time.
I've had mine for over 20 years and have rode all over N. America on it. Fortunately, I'm able to keep mine and the Wee I bought this spring. It was long paid for and I found a new insurance company that charged practically the same amount for both bikes as the old one did for just the Harley. Though, I've been riding the VStrom much more than the HD lately, I'll never sell my Softail. She's a beautiful classic bike and I've many excellent, trouble free adventures on her.
In fact, I too hope to have a "stable" of rides antique Triumph or Norton would be nice someday.
And now I'm out the door, off to West Virginia for a week on the Wee.

"The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate." "O. Henry"

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-02-2007, 10:46 AM
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I've also owned my Harley Dresser for 16 years and I would never get get rid of her. She is completly original with the stock belt and sprockets still on. She has 97000 miles on the odometer and I just recently rode her down the Blue Ridge Parkway. We've been across the USA several times with absoulutly no trouble ever. It's been a very reliable and enjoyable ride. But, since the end of May my main ride is my '06 650 Wee Strom. What a fun bike. It now has nearly 13000 miles on the odometer and runs like a top. I love all kinds of bikes and wish I had the money and room to have a stable full of different rides.

So many roads so little time!
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-02-2007, 12:52 PM
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I have an 02 Road King Classic that will probably be my first and last new Harley. I love the bike and have enjoyed putting on the 32,000 miles that it has on it, but I am wanting something lighter for an Alaska trip in 09. My next new bike will most likely be an 08 Wee Strom, but I'm still waiting to see what all comes out for 08. It will have to be a big surprise from Honda and not just "Bold New Graphics" if it changes my mind. I'm not holding my breath for a new Adventure bike from Honda though.
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