First of all, please don't misundertand me. I love Annabelle. I love riding Annabelle. But I really want something bigger. I've felt this way for a while. Even before I got my license I had dreams of shovelheads screaming in my head. :)
Big D and I have been talking about a big-girl bike for some time now. We went to a swap meet at a local parts/repair shop yesterday, and I sat on a 1982 FXR that was absolutely gorgeous. And it had 34K original miles on it. Ape hangers, lots of pretty chrome, everything I like. However, it was about $2K more than we really had to spend. I was sad, but I moved on knowing that Big D was on the lookout for a new/old scoot for me.
When I got home from work today, Big D said he was thinking of buying our whack-job neighbor's 80-80. He's tried to buy it before, but the neighbor never wanted to sell, or the price wasn't right, or he was too drunk, etc, etc. So I told Big D to take a walk over and make an offer, knowing full well that whack-job wouldn't sell.
When he came back to the house I said, "Better luck next time." Big D said, "I just bought myself a shovelhead." WTF?! Apparently whack-job took Big D's offer with no questions asked. My new/old shovel will be here tomorrow.
Mind you, it needs to be put back together (of course), but who better to do that than Big D? I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be graduating to the bike of my dreams. :) Of course, this means I will have to be extra nice to my favorite mechanic for a while. But I guess I can deal with it for a new bike. ;)
I will post pics as soon as she arrives!!