Have you ever bought your Wife or significant other a diamond ring? Why? Because it looks pretty, it made you happy, and it might have gotten you laid because it made her happy. Right? Some people look at motorcycles like diamond rings, they're an accessory, they look pretty and they think it might get them laid. When I see nice motorcycles with really low mileage I call them "ass jewelry" motorcycles. They were bought as an accessory and I can't whine, I've owned some of them, all second hand, all in awesome shape and all at a great price. Ass jewelry motorcycles give us serious riders a chance to experience motorcycles we might not otherwise been able to afford.
Choppers in their day and now the chromed out lowered baggers than drag if you corner at any speed above an escaping fart are the perfect example of ass jewelry. Lots of look at me paint and shiny chrome, you can spot the owners in the parking lot polishing away after that massive 20 mile ride. I love parking my bug ridden, water spotted, dirty motorcycle right next to them and walking away while they disdainfully dismiss my ride. I'm fine with that, I, like you all reading this know what motorcycles are really about, it's a Brotherhood and my chosen way of life. I ride and therefore I am or will be soon. No matter how bad a day it's been a ride clears the mind. Bad weather or hot or cold is mind over matter, you don't mind it don't matter, it's just another obstacle to overcome. We have plenty of those don't we? Tweeting teenagers, mindless millennials and distracted driver's all driving 2 ton missiles squarely aimed at us. Hit the chaff Maverick and let's turn and burn, it's a war out there kids so let's all be careful out there.
I need everyone to understand that paint and chrome isn't a bad thing before someone strokes out. In the days of cookie cutter motorcycles we need to make it our very own. Hell, if you have a black Street Glide parked at a rally you'd better have GPS coordinates of your motorcycle because there's a zillion of them there so good luck finding it unless like a penguin you can sniff yours out. That's why there's more companies making cool stuff for motorcycles than you can shake a ratchet wrench at. Face it, the motorcycle manufacturers are not gonna offer any color you want unless you order from their "custom" department and as much as my oldest Son has pissed me off I'm not gonna sell him into indentured servitude so I can have any color motorcycle. I have a paint gun and I'm not afraid to use it. The point I'm taking the long way in making is that I don't care what color it is or if it's shiny enough to be seen from another planet with the naked eye, ride the damn thing!
Modern motorcycles are wonderful creations. They are as dependable as a stone hammer and almost more fun than a get anything you want free card from the local brothel. Sure we wear out tires, and put gas and oil in them but like a good woman you gotta maintain them in the style they're accustomed to. Take care of it, you're trusting it with your life. I choose to live in a climate that is conducive to year round motorcycle bliss. I've been offered a lot of money in a promotion to move to a lesser climate and I'm still here. If I'm not with my family, I'm happiest on a motorcycle and let me promise you this; there will be no low mileage motorcycles in my garage.
I eat, breathe, live, love and ride motorcycles.
4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul.
2014 Cross Country
Wiseco fueler, Lloyds timing gear +4, Thrush modded mufflers and LLoyds air filter.