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Old 01-24-2018, 02:20 PM
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I bought my first Harley last week..since then I have dumped a grand in "upgrades" into it. I've put a new saddle, passenger pegs, solo bag, and just ordered the bits to swap the boards for forward controls.

I'm no stranger to motorcycles. I have been riding for 32 years and have had a multitude of bikes, but this is the first motorcycle that I have owned that I've actually wanted to spend money on!

Now, if you'll excuse me, there is a Drag Specialties catalog calling me!
 
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:21 PM
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When your grand reaches 10 seek professional help. Good luck in controlling your addiction
 
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:23 PM
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just bought a new(to me) one and i'm off to the races, too. happens every time!!
 
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:27 PM
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A grand? I’ve passed that easily. Should be passing 2 and 3 soon.

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Old 01-24-2018, 02:35 PM
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Passed 3K on my 08 Ultra that was bone stock when I picked it up 2 years ago. Still thinking on what I should do next.
 
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:43 PM
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That's a good way of putting it. The wife calls it a sickness, but disease works too. It's fun, but can give the ol' checkbook a workout, so pace yourself. Do your homework as you don't want to be re-doing things - that's when it can really get out of control.

When it gets to the point where you "just don't wanna know" how much you've spent, that's when it may be a problem...;-)

Have fun and make sure to ride the hell out of it too.
 
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:55 PM
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I spent close to 2K on my last bike before I ever left the dealership. Within a month I spent close to another grand on a couple seats. That is just the newest bike. They are about as bad as gun habits.
 
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:00 PM
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Not to make anyone feel like an underachiever, but I dropped $3500 on extras the day I bought my Limited. And....I'm planning about $2700 more right now.


There is no vaccine for this. You get exposed...you're gonna catch it.
 
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:02 PM
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Well I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you have left us no choice but to tell you that, you have been bitten by the modification bug, and there Is No known cure what soever. I'm sorry, but there isn't.
 
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:11 PM
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So ah.. how do you feel about leather tassels on the handle grips...
 

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