Friday, October 15, 2010

Horse Trading

The Slug got started eighteen months ago with a 1200 Sportster he picked up for four grand. He immediately got to the business of customizing it. He turned it into the Bratstyle Bobber pictured here.
He sold the Sporty soon after it was completed for a tidy profit of fifteen hundred. A FLH Shovel soon caught his eye, but turned out be a bit less than it appeared to be. It wasn't long before He spotted a nice '87 Heritage Classic on craigslist up in Houghton Lake for five large. He contacted the seller and soon found himself making the one hundred ninety mile trip to check the bike out. What he found at the end of the trip was a very clean one owner bike with twenty three thousand original miles on the clock. He promptly paid the man and with a wave of his magic wand he turned his Sportster into a Softtail Heritage.
He was happy with this bike until recently when his old man picked up an '10 Street Glide. After spending a little time with that bike he was bitten hard by the FLH bug. That bug bites hard and he soon found himself dreaming about batwing fairings and hard bags. Of course he put the Heritage on the market, but before he got a call, he found a '86 Harley Davidson Classic Liberty Edition. it's a low production bike of only eight hundred ninety nine units. He fell head over heals for this bike. I could see why, with its silver and black paint scheme it's one of the nicest looking baggers the MoCo has ever produced.
We rode out to the owners place last Saturday and as it turns out, he was looking for a Heritage. The bike was every thing he made it out to be. They made a trade plus some cash and next thing you know, the Heritage was suddenly transformed into a sweet Bagger.
He has had the bike for a week now and I think he has even been sleeping with it. So kids, that's how you turn a Sportster into a Electra Glide Classic in a year and a half. Now if I could only figure out how to magically transform my FJ1100 into a Concours 14 or a FJR1300.

Till Next Time................


bayou_boy504 said...

Awesome progression!

Gymi said...

He is a master horse trader.

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