No gas level? they asked me, "no need i say, while poking my finger in my gas tank, improvise!", a H.O.G. from my neighbouring country, came down last few months, invited some for a ride, some friendly some i dunno, well the ride was a good one cos, we rode down to my hometown good ol' KB town " Black Gold" district i call em, while we were enjoying our midday meal, one of em came up to me and said, " nice bike ", so how much did'cha have to spend to do one of these??, and i just politely said, it wasnt the " how much ", it was more like how long i had to save up and plannings on gettin the stuff i wanted was the real itch, and he laughed and said hahhaaa such a cute lookin bike with a cute skinny tire but my problem is with your rear fender!!?? where is it????, and he was sayin all this in front of few motorcycle traffic police officers!!!??,( imagined how i felt right there and then??? ) nd the funny thing was, he kept asking if this was a real "Harley"? hmmmmm....cos he can't see anything written on the bike that says "Harley Davidson" except my race jacket....and he left.
Well here's my opinion, i dont diss the company's name or the motor industry, i love HD for their timeless classics, their heritage towards the motorcycle world, sure if you got the greens you may do with whatever you want to do with it, buy a heat seated bagger with cup holders, or the latest sportster with all blacks exteriors whatever, so i'm not part of the HD club package, i dont look like i fell into a gap full of HD clothings with complete matching jewelries and the only " Harley Davidson " engravings are on my top carb covers, so just like you, i have my own taste and choice of how to get value for what i spend on, so what if it's aftermarket?? or custom fabricated? hey, it sure hecks dont look like yours now does it?, like some, i diss the company only on it's political side of how they market their stuff, views and losing heritage, what? the jacket? so what?, like i said, i love the HD heritage, did you even see my race jacket?, it's based on the old style race jacket!, yes it's leather, and no it's not a rain coat.....so it's simple as that, what? still dont get me, okay, lets put it this way, how i always explain to clueless guys who's on their new Crossbones, besides the older design HD's, i hate the production models these days, but whatever that comes out of HD from 1903 till now, it's all about the motors for me....so grease up, i know some of us sound like hypocrites but you would'nt even begin to understand the concept.....so shut up n just ride.