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I Swore It Would Be Diff This Time...No, Still Have M8

So I met you cats with the Gray '16 RG that was slightly done up but had a ton I wanted to do to it - Then I found the '15 with everything done to it that I wanted - Then I got even OLDER and made the jump to the M8 (for reasons already stated) that was again, slightly done and I told myself I would not be an idiot and spend $$ where it was not needed........that lasted less than (1) month

So the bike came with Edge Cut Mirrors and Levers and I snagged the Edge Cut Shift Linkage Arm off the '15 before I traded her in - Well, it just bothered me that I only had "partial edge cut" components on my bike.....so I split the Edge Cut Gear Lever (I took toe, my neighbor took heel) and added the Edge Cut Shifter Peg too - Then I added the Edge Cut Boards and Brake Pedal......with the Brake Lever being the last piece - Now, I just could not bring myself to spend $172 on a Brake Lever when the Shift Lever came with (2) for about $40 less - I will admit, I kept the Part # for the Brake Lever on my phone and would check with the Parts Desk at every dealer we stopped at - So much that, just like you fucks.....my buddies made fun of me....and rightfully so - Fuck, I'll do it someday - For some unknown reason and a force that I cannot explain.....I grabbed the morning coffee, let the dog out and walked down to the office, logged on my Laptop, went to HDs site where the fucking lever was already in my "cart".........added a shirt and bought the fucking thing.

What is it about HD and their overpriced crap that compels me (us) to buy shit that I (we) do not even need? Our dishwasher is on its last leg, I think only 2 of the 4 burners on the stove still work, our Mattress is like a canyon......and my dumb ass buys stupid shit for a motorcycle - God Bless my OL for putting up with my fucked up reasoning and way of thinking and FU HD for making shit that I love.........Fucking Wisconsin!!!!!
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I hear you brother. I never have any extra cash for the house or landscaping but am always looking for something I can buy for the bike! It's not my fault, it's an addiction!
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I was absolutely obsessed at one time, finally I've got it under control in the Harley world, haven't bought much in years.

Have a new obsession now, Honda trail 70's, own three now!
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Have a new obsession now, Honda trail 70's, own three now!
3 Speed Auto.....its what I learned on as a kid - 1974 to be exact - LOVE those things
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What is it about HD and their overpriced crap that compels me (us) to buy shit that I (we) do not even need?
I have no answer for you, only to say that you're not alone. I've owned Harleys for only three years and 1/3rd of my wardrobe is H-D T-shirts. As for the (now two plus the one I traded in last year) bikes, I can't tell you how much I've already spent on stuff for them and my wishlist is still a mile long!

I saw a meme on Facespace once that went something like, "Buy your son a motorcycle and he'll never have any money to buy drugs"

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God Bless my OL for putting up with my fucked up reasoning and way of thinking and FU HD for making shit that I love.........Fucking Wisconsin!!!!!

Hey HEY HEY HEY HEEEYYYY. Don't be bad mouthing Wisconsin you FIB!! Hate the game, don't hate the player!!!


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C'mon, it's Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick 'em up, we zip right out again. We're not going to Moscow. It's Czechoslovakia. It's like going into Wisconsin.
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Hey HEY HEY HEY HEEEYYYY. Don't be bad mouthing Wisconsin you FIB!! Hate the game, don't hate the player!!!
I tried to get "FIB" on my License Plates but the State said they were already taken

For those who don't know, that is what the residents of Illinois Largest State Park aka Wisconsin call folks from Illinois........Fucking Illinois Bastards aka FIBS




I do love that state though.......beautiful in so many parts

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I only buy a part from Harley if it something that no aftermarket supplier manufactures, so for the most part I buy nothing from the MOCO if it can be avoided.
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Understand you completely. Keep buying and changing stuff on the bike until a new bike is bought. Been doing it forever and know I always will even if it makes no sense to everyone that doesn't own a Harley.


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