Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Old (new) yeller looks pretty cool! The nickname bumble bee comes to mind too.
I got the batcycle ('09) fer $5500/ 6k door price with the 16t sprocket and service manual tossed in.
I didn't know they went up that much in price considering no R&D is done on these things.
They just change the paint schemes and turn the assembly line back on. LOL
Before they came in all black I blacked mine out with gloss, satin, and flat,
then used a gasrag to wipe off the fasteners and a few silver bits ti give it some killer
contrast. Did the swingarm, handlebars, peeled off the decals with the hairdryer and
sunshine making it go smoothly, did the lower forks, engine block, then silvered the fins,
etc. Still looks awesome! Ride on, brothers of the wind and dust.
The word is really getting around about the reliability, ultra low maintenance costs,
great mileage and range, and low insurance rates of a 38hp bike (or whatever it is)
and even those who ride street only are lovin' 'em too as long as they don't mind not
being able to go over 100 mph. The generation 2 rocket bike/ Euro-styling has indeed
caught on. The upright seating all day comfort has mucho advantages for us old
farts too. They look and ride wonderfully. (I only needed bigger 'glass and a better seat.)
Highway pegs on the crashbar insured that this is the last bike I'll ever own or at the
least never sell when we add another scooter to the stable.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God