Like a kid in the candy store, or perhaps the toy store; I can't wait. As readers of this blog, you know I got cought short on cash in a loss of a roof on my property in San Luis Obispo.
So I had to sell my "rig" Had it built when I realized my knees may be an issue when riding the trails in Southwest Colorado - Silverton and Ouray mostly. Went out every year to ride. But with bad knees, should you brace the bike you could break a leg. Break a leg alone miles on a trail; well you could die. I put a sidecar on it. Not going to fall over! Of course you still could drive off a cliff.
After a little over a year decided I needed to ride. If you ride you know what I mean.
Over the years I have well over 300,000 miles on BMW's. First bike was a new 1976 R90S. Should have kept it.
Bought the new ride. 2017 Indian Vintage Chief. Was on a business trip to Houston, Texas a month ago and visisted a motorcycle dealer. - BMW, INDIAN, AND SLINGSHOT WOODLANDS You know just for fun. Well it cost me. Fell for a totally diferent ride. It just was shipped to have a sidecar put on. Pick it up the end of June. Can't wait! Highly recommend Woodlands Michael and the salesman ,Josh, were a great help with an out of state purchase. If in the market, give them a call - https://www.bmwmcwoodlands.com
First ride on the Indian was certainly different. The sitting position, the peg, or in this case, foot boards, and let us not forget the rear brake "pedal" on the Indian. For those not riders; big diference between the Euorpean bikes and the American bikes. The BMW, Ducatti, KTM, Triumph, etc tend to be for of a "steeple chase" sitting. The big American rides, Indian, Harley tend do be a more "laid back" riding possition. I guess akin to the days of riding a horse. Here in the great expanse of the Amercan plains or indeed now the long days in the saddle; we tend to sit back as in an easy chair and ride. My BMW was quiet. The Indian has a somewhat loud; but pleasent rumble to it. I like it - thumpity thumpity rumble.
Had the Indian shipped to HANNIGAN MOTORSPORTS to marry it to a sidecar. Below is what it will look like. My color is a dark blue and cream.
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