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Posted on Thu, Apr 05, 2007 13:37

because of the damage to my bike, and the paramedics cutting my leathers off of me, I have been forced to go back to my old bike, and wear whatever I could to stay warm. I was feeling sorry for myself at first. Anyone who goes from a newer road king to an old pan can tell you that there is no comparison in ride. I have to tape my broken hand up just to hang onto the handle bars, and the vibration really irritates injuries. After a few days, I started remembering why I kept that old pan. I started smiling when I saw it dripping oil on the ground, instead of shaking my head. I quickly remembered how much fun it is to crack the straight pipes next to a motorist on the phone. I found that after the first few miles I no longer missed the extra gears or the blinkers, and I was just as thrilled with that old bike as I was ten years ago While I miss the ride of the RK, I am no longer thinking of riding the pan as a demotion. Instead it has been a reminder of where I came from, what is important to me, and why I became so obsessed with motorcycles in the first place. I just wish I was well enough to use the kick start. There is something really cool about a 1 kick pan (I have won a lot of beers betting people that it will start on the first kick)


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Posted on Sun, Apr 08, 2007 05:24

People are mroe important than things. can always replace a bike or downgrade for a while. Can't Replace or Recycle You Geez. Me Suggesting People are more important than Bikes. Sacriledge!!!Get Shot At Dawn, Junie


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Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 10:59

Good to hear you're smiling..hugs!


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Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 10:57

well Knuckel, I am glad I have a cheat start on the pan at the moment. I am still a little bruised up to be kicking that old thing. I definutely need shocks now too, but you are right about a lot of the add on stuff. I do not have hand warmers or stereo. , and do not forsee ever wanting them. I have my "Geezer Glide" for work, because I have to travel a lot. I keep the other bikes because I enjoy them.


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Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 09:24

SORRY HONEY...

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Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 08:25

Isn't that a good feeling. Enjoy and stay safe


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Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 08:02

Great Blog, Heritic. Thanks.


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Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 07:19

Heretic, sometimes gifts come in the weirdest packages. I think you've been given a second chance to see where your roots lie. Don't be stupid and irritate your injuries, you have NOTHING to prove to anyone, period, end of story. There was a reason you hung onto the old bike, much the same as some of us older guys hang onto the past. It's called being true to your heritage.


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Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 05:36

Welcome back to the wonderful world of motorcycles. Makes you wonder why you ever needed a couch on wheels don't it. The electric start ruined motorcycles. They just get more and more crap on them. Who decided we needed stereos, hand warmers, seat warmers, shocks, or push button Harleys anyway?


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Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 05:18

Heretic, That funny. For me I get excited when I go to ride the shovel. On the Heritage I really don't do anything. On the shovel is is louder, the ride is less smooth, bad brakes, only four speeds, but Man is it fun.... The heritage drips more oil than the shovel. Spyder


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