My oldest daughter is just a good kid. She’s working her way though college, and she called us when her car wouldn’t start at the car wash. Somebody helped her bump start it, and she got it back to her college dorm.
I called a B.A.C.A. brother down there Just to ask him if he’d take a look. He did. I don’t think the guy took a half an hour, and he called me and told me it was her starter. Bad Bendix.
Then another B.A.C.A. brother jumped in, and offered to change it for her. I ordered the part, he picked it up and put it in for her.
I’m a pretty prideful person. Asking for help is not my M.O. . I want to thank you 2 guys for being there for my family. You know who you are…
I’m proud to be a member of B.A.C.A. For what we do for kids, but also what we do for each other. Yeah man… Brotherhood. I owe ya. I’ll pay ya back.
Somehow, I always seem to find my way back to this one. Man, what a masterpiece.
Great Song. Sent to me by a friend. Never heard it, but I get it.
I’ma gonna find me some long side road on a map, that leads me to some proud little side town, out in the middle of no where. One of those towns where main street is 100 yards long. Park the bike. Ask the questions, and drink in the history. I’ve kind of learned to spot em.
I can almost see it now, And to me, its a beautiful thing.
Strike up a conversation with a long time local old guy, who’s knows his town. They’re always willing to tell you their stories if you ask right, and the stories are always good, when you pay attention. Eat at the local greasy spoon. Spend a couple of hours, watch people go by.
I’ll wonder how I’ll get home by Sunday night, Buy a tank of gas even if I don’t need it, just because I feel like I’m helping out a local economy that needs a buck or two.
Then, kick up a foot peg, Twist the throttle and play the Rolling Stones while I think about what I just learned.
The next town is 30 more miles.
Surfing around youtube, and found this. It still makes me laugh. Jane, you Ignorant Slut:
Ice is off the road for the most part, and I’ve taken the bike for a few putts around the neighborhood. I can’t wait till its all off, and I can make miles somewhere. These are the worst months of the year thataway. I really would enjoy a good long ride somewhere.
In my opinion, Harley Davidson is fucking things up.
I gotta get this out.
First off, the six gallon tank: I get it, you gotta change something to sell more bikes. but, the 5 gallon tank design has been around since 1934 and it looked pretty damn good. Harley, you fucked that up. I’m just going to say it. You did that a few years ago. It doesn’t look nearly as good as a 5 gallon tank. You bloated the look.
And the 2014 bikes: You changed the faring, and you changed the hard bags. A vent? You put a vent in the faring. And your douche bags on the sales floor are telling me its for air flow, or some crap? The whole bike is a vent. It’s why we ride it. hah, a vent??
Its a motorcycle. The whole bike has adequate ventilation. You can fart at 40 miles per hour and no one will notice, even your passenger. The batwing faring has been around since the 60′s. It worked and looked pretty good.
Now you rounded out the saddle bags on your touring models. Sorry, it looks honda-ish.
I hate the changes. Change something else.
Harley is not the best bike out there. In fact, its one of the worst, compared to a metric bike. They’re slower, don’t last as long, and more expensive to fix and maintain. even a fucking windshield bushing costs 25 dollars. I buy it because of tradition. I buy it because it looks like what my grandfather rode, or my dad rode. You had it right in 1934. Japanese bikes change every few years. Don’t do what they do. Change something else, not the look.
Whew! I feel better