I did it, I switched to a bike that really fits my style, it’s a little dark, low to the ground, with a big attitude. I’m sure we all get it wrong when we describe ourselves, but I really, really like this bike. I traded in a 2018 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom 1200 for this bike and would do it again over and over.
The Sportster had about 1200 miles when this happened, I enjoyed the bike a lot, Sportsters are great. But the revving power of a 1800cc engine is something you need to try before you judge, and going from a 1200cc bike to an 1800cc bike it’s a dream for any biker. Here is a picture I took a few days ago while at work…
I got this bike with only 110 miles on it, practically brand new. It only has a few minor scratches that are barely noticeable and it’s beautiful. Since I purchase it, I added a sissy bar, a more comfortable seat, passenger pegs and I changed the speedometer with the upgrade available from Harley Davidson. In the future months, I will be making some changes, probably a different handlebar and maybe even removable saddlebags.
Late last year I traded a 1995 Sportster for a 2018 Sportster as if I needed a newer version of the old bike. I enjoyed that bike for 1200 miles before I realized my mistake. I thought I was not going to be riding much and to my surprise, I was wrong.
Another surprise was my wife enjoying the rides with me, and us taking longer trips. While the Sportster is a great bike, when you get on the highway, specially with a passenger, you notice the wind throwing you all around the place. To make matters worse, the lack of a sixth gear means the engine gets extra loud and hot when traveling long rides.
Here is a picture of my Sportster…
I really enjoyed this bike but it had to go. Coming up on my next article, I will reveal the new addition to my garage. In the meantime, share with me, if you have a Sportster, what do you like the most and the least about it.
Hello guys, I spend a few days (like 8 days) under freeze warning and the pussy in me went running to Harley Davidson and bought a batter tender.
After reading the manual (more like skimming), plug this thing on my bike and after a very long time (more like 10 minutes) my battery was fully charged. So, yeah, I wasted $40 bucks, but not really, I think a battery tender is a good thing to have around. It keeps the life of your battery as good as it can for a very long time, but if your time between rides is anything under a month, you probably don’t need one.
The thing comes with a couple of cable adapters to plug it to batteries outside of your bike, which is pretty good. If you think of any question you may have about the tender, just write it in the comments and I’ll write back with the answer.
To close 2017 I headed out to Orlando Gun Club with my niece’s husband, while we took almost every firearm we had available we only shot our AR-15’s in the 50 yard rifle range. This was the first time I use a Fire Field riflescope model FF13011, this is a poor man’s scope with a laser, I’ll review this unit later on when I have more experience with it.
Had a great time, the target shown above is at 50 yards, pulled from a free standing position, I’m happy with the results. If you haven’t visited this shooting range, I recommend it, it’s clean and the staff is very professional.
After we finish, we headed to my wife’s cousin house where we (safely) displayed our tools on his pool table. It was a good way to end the year and say goodbye to 2017. Now I have to clean my “tools” to have them ready for our next trip. Happy New Year, and thank God for 2018.
Had a great morning riding my bicycle with my kids, Soldiers Creek is a great starter park for those looking to get into mountain biking.
I stopped at my local Harley Davidson dealer to get darker lenses for the Sportster, picked up part number 69304-02 for $40. I like the looks of it, now I’m saving a couple bucks to switch the incandescent lights with LED’s. Here are before and after pictures…
Excuse the mess in the background, also, I’m selling the original orange set with clear lights, use the contact form to send me a message if you are interested.
Bike nights are awesome, just returned from one. Spent time with the wife, and had a delicious Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. What more can one ask for?
Hey guys, this pic was taken on Christmas Day on my new (about a month old) Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom. Note the shirt, you can’t really make the words but it reads “Ganejo King”. Fun day.
Hello guys, just getting things ready for 2018. Come back later…