A while back, I mentioned that I’d gotten the Sportster running again. In that same post, I mentioned fluids and hoses needing replacing. I also made a grand statement that she’d be ride-able the following weekend.
Yeah, I got cocky. I had to go and make a big deal about riding her again. Yeah, things happened, parts weren’t readily available, other things came up that prevented me from tending to her. So fast forward 2.5 months.
I did the things with the stuff to the bike and she’s street worthy again. I’ve been driving her to work the past 2 days. HUGE FREAKING DIFFERENCE between the Sportster and the Road King. The missus calls a number of big twins “fat cows.” Going from an XL to an FL is an easy change. Things just go slower. Going the other way is a huge culture shock. I’ve gotten used to the laid-back ways of the big bike.
I think the best analogy would be imagine spending your time around a 10 year old golden retriever, then visit a friend with a Jack Russell puppy.
I’m enjoying the hell out of the Sportster. It’s been too long.