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A record of owning My Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.  It's here for my ongoing analysis of ownership, and because my memory's rather shit. If you read it I hope you find something in it for you.

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Saturday 6th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

I haven't made up my mind yet whether or not to join the local chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG). Here's the though processes so far....

Fors:

  1. I'd like to learn more about the bike I'm riding, where to get stuff for it, what "accessories" are worth it.
  2. The marketing suggests that there are
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Category: General Banter
Sunday 30th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

Yesterday (Saturday) the weather was typical of the weekends of late and there was absolutely no prospect of taking the Road King for a spin.  Today I couldn't ride, I had commitments at a swimming carnival in the Big Smoke with my daughter and the whole family went.  A 6am start driving to the Big Smoke in a beautifully clear day. 

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Category: General Banter
Thursday 27th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

I took the Road King back to the BMW dealership today so they could fit the new steering lock.  I dropped it off in the morning and left my number so they could ring me to let me know when it was ready. At 4.30pm I rang them, and it was ready.  I guess it's a sign of the public's expectation of service that it's no surprise when the

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Category: General Banter
Wednesday 26th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

After such a long break from motorcycling it is my intention to do a Rider Training Course to brush up on my skills and learn to ride the cruiser style bike properly.  There are some differences riding it and I thought I should learn best practices from people who know rather than muddle through it.

I also wanted to put the bike through

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Tuesday 25th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

A call this afternoon from Noel announced that he had finished the survey of the Road King and it was time to come and get it.  There was a warning that there were a few things to discuss.  Initially I mentioned that I wouldn't be able to get there until tomorrow morning, which was the case, however after the call I knew I had to have

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Monday 24th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

I dropped the Road King off with Noel the Harley Guru this morning.  An initial look over by Noel got an approving nod and the following comments...

  • It's been well looked after
  • Reiteration that the Fuel Injection System used in 1998 was a bit dodgy
  • Approval of the exhaust sytem that had been fitted,
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Category: General Banter
Saturday 22nd November 2008
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By Wom Battle

After the ride of the day my son surprised me with a request to take him to a birthday party he was going to later in the day on the bike.  Not hard to work out why, it's great to know that he thinks fanging around on the back of the old Harley with his dad would look cool to his mates.

How could I refuse?

Job done, and yet

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Categories: General Banter | Rides
Saturday 22nd November 2008
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By Wom Battle

Saturday morning 7am, not a cloud in the sky.  Off for a quick 5k walk with my wife to debrief the week and a couple of clouds start to appear, but I'm really excited by the beautiful morning and the prospect of getting out on the Road King.  I had a couple of things to drop off and by 9am the couple of clouds had closed in to a threatening

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Friday 21st November 2008
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By Wom Battle

Had to go home today to do some work and have some lunch.  It was a beautiful day and I hadn't had a chance to do anything but walk past the bike all week so I decided to take the Harley back to work instead of the car.  A short ride but definitely worth firing it up for the five minute trip each way.  I need to remember the security

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Categories: General Banter | Rides
Saturday 15th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, bright sunny days.  Friday night a huge thunderstorm, Saturday morning, the second weekend opportunity to ride my Road King and from 7am it pissed down until after lunch.  I was wondering if I was ever going to get a nice day for a ride. When the sun poked its head out my wife suggested I might like to go

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Categories: General Banter | Rides

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