Bittersweet, Out with the old...In with the new!
Gosh it was a tough decision to sell my trusty Vulcan 1600 Classic. I LOVED that bike! It was a blast to ride, and never a single repair or expense other than maintenance. I rode it OVER 11,000 miles this summer. Had an awesome time on many rides and runs. But....
I got a NEW Harley! :)
2011 Harley Davidson FLHTCU, --- Ultra Classic Electra Glide
I got a SMOKIN' DEAL on it too! I was in the process of buying a used one in Rock Springs Wyoming. It had 21,000 miles on it. But after 2 weeks of the sales team JACKING me around on the deal I walked. (EXTREMELY POOR business practices really got sick of them changing the dollar amounts we had agreed to on my trade, loan, and purchase price.)
So I found another one in Albuquerque with 22,000 miles on it, and an AWESOME Salesman! (Joaquin).....
Then I found even another in Illinois. It only had 1400 miles on it. So I decided to buy that one......Well...It was a few phone calls back and forth that morning coming to agreement on terms and my trade. Apparently another salesman OVERHEARD my offer and hurried up and called one of his customers, told them what they could get the bike for. So while I was on the phone giving my Debit Card info to my salesman The OTHER salesman's customers walk in and go straight to the manager's office and BUY the bike. I hear some heated discussion between the salesmen , then my salesman says that they sold the bike while he was taking my deposit! :( So now I'm back to the one in New Mexico.....OR am I? LOL!
About an hour after I hang up from Illinois, the salesman calls me back. He said he felt so bad that we got the bike pulled out from under us that he decided to do a "LOCATE" and see if there were any others at another dealer in the USA.
HE FOUND ONE! BRAND NEW! NEVER RIDDEN OR TITLED! Now this is a BIG deal, because I ONLY wanted a 2011 FLHTCU in Cool Blue Pearl/Vivid Black. All 2011's of course are used, with miles on them. But because this one had been put on Hold for a friend at the dealership, and the deal never came together, they had put it back on the floor to sell! :) But now the 2013's are on the floor, so this makes this one 2 model years old. They dropped the price over $5,000 dollars! I bought it for $200.00 LESS than ALL the used ones I found!!!!! It has the full 2 year Warranty that comes with all NEW Harleys AND I got them to give me an additional 3rd year warranty! :)
Soooooo...I flew to Hammond Louisiana and bought "BlUE"! It was a VERY long ride back home to Colorado, and very CHILLY! 1,727 miles ALL BY MYSELF! (I had taken some back roads so I could see some sites. so it added a couple hundred miles.
Can you say BRRRRRRRRRRR?!
But!!!!! I was SMILING the whole way! Perma-Grin!
(Actually I think my mouth FROZE in the cold air while I was Smiling!)
By the way...I lost 30 inches, and 17 pounds....STILL Losing, But That's ANOTHER STORY! :)