My Main Ride

off on a Sporty 28 years ago, I think that makes that motor a
vintage Evolution. Crazy huh? Back then the Evolution Sporty was only 1 year old and had just taken over from the Iron head sporty. 1986 the first Sporty Evo's appear and 1985 for the first big twin Evo's..

I had gone to Harley School to become a tech and I know it was a long time ago because we worked on Panheads, Iron Sporties, the 66-69' Pan-Shovel and the Shovelhead. There wasn't one Evo in class yet lol.

You know your old when you know what points are or a Magneto (no not an X-men) is or if ya ever hand tuned your linkert or S&S carb before.

Anyway, I finally gave in to comfort and got me a 2006 FLHRCI you see here, brand new which I just paid off actually. She's my main squeeze now. Our biggest ride together so far was the 1100 miles from Phoenix, AZ to Euless, TX and boy was that an adventure, she and I both got battle scars from that one. It's not bad enough that illegal aliens do not respect the immigration laws but they also do not hold driving laws in high regard as well. Me and "baby" got rear-ended on the way to TX. Almost killed me, and she got a banged up skirt.But I hung onto her and she never fell over, the cop and fire fighters right there when it happened couldn't believe it. Anyway enough of my adventures.

Thanks to Sierra Vista H-D for patching me up and getting me on the road so quick so I could get home and to Adam's H-D in TX for patching up baby to better than new condition. And to Bedford Back & Neck for kinda patching me up.

I still have a soft spot for that first Sporty though and still own it as well and that's why this page exists. Call it a second chance on life for an old EVO engine. She deserves it.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The new Toy

Well while I'm trying to sort the garage out and pack boxes for the eventual move to FL, the Mouse (Susie) and I traded her 2006 Ford Mustang in on a new SUV believe it or not.  Never thought you would catch my old biker ass in a yuppie mobile but here I am, and imma likin it.

Kinda resembles a pregnant roller skate but a bit cooler. It's Tuxedo Black outside with a beige leather interior. Has SYNC, Sirius Satellite radio, FORD my touch, and a decent sound system. Digital dash with steering wheel control for voice commands, blue tooth, phone and the dash computer, cruise control, driver/passenger independent A/C,  Electronic leather bucket seats with all kinds of positions and heated if desired as well, middle row seats with center console and of course the cargo area in rear, middle row are fold down flat, as is the passenger seat.

Oh and this puppy has a back-up camera and parking assist but I prefer to swivel my bean on my neck and look anyways, All rear windows are tinted black, and it has some sweet low profile rubber and mag spoke chrome wheels. Big chrome grill. Key-less entry. Rear wiper. Auto or not headlights which is cool cuz I like them off when it's a bright sunny day instead of running on all the time.

Oh and its hot spot capable for internet and has hook-up for USB, and memory card and Mp3 interface.

In fact this thing has so many toys in it for me I'm beside myself HAHAR. Mouse on the other hand just likes to drive it and doesn't care about anything except the hands free phone, tilt steering, and the seat controls LOL.

Pretty cool though after sifting through the owners manual and reading a lot I figured out how to pair up our phones so they can be in your pocket or purse or what-ever and as soon as you get close enough to the vehicle they pair up automatically and are ready to use hands free. And for this senile old guy I like the key-less entry, no more lockin the car keys in the vehicle.

Anyways, its our first step in down sizing for our retirement. I still have the 2005 Mustang with 64k miles on it. It needs some work but that will be done soon and then I'm going to sell her too. That will leave the bobber to be, the SUV and "BBBaby" my 2006 FLHRCI.

Here's a photo of the new addition, 2012 FORD Edge SEL. Oh we actually bought this for Minki and our trips with him in the car.

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