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post #1 of 6 Old 06-03-2018, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Something about having a big "Merican" V-twin and being able to dress like a pirate on Saturdays really roped me in. I bought a yellow 2001 Harley Dyna Low Rider. For the record... it was a good deal, which is typically my #1 reason for buying a motorcycle The poor bike was dropped in a trailer which caused a big dent in the left side of the tank, hence the name Sunny Side Down.

The bike is big, loud, yellow, and chrome. I didn't think that I'd ever join the Harley bandwagon, especially after having a Nightster for all of a few weeks and hating it. However, there's something to be said about a dumb, slow, torquey, v-twin when it comes to puttin' around town. I just wanna keep riding the darn thing. The Blackbird is lovely, but begs to do bad things. The Ninja is a great bike, but not daily rider material.

I was sold on ride plushness, especially when compared to the Nightster. A few hundred bucks later and I have Hagon rear shocks out back and gold valve emulators up front that not only picked the bike up off the ground, made the banana slug a dream to ride.

As for the engine, it breaks stuff and loosens bolts all the time. It shakes and shudders and really doesn't have much giddy-up for being 88 cubic inches of fury. But the Samson exhaust makes a pleasant thunderous rumble and I get a surprising amount of compliments despite the bike not being clean or in good shape.
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I'm with you on this one. I could ride it as well.
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Happy for you. Me just the opposite. After riding sportsters, softtail & a custom i said goodbye to cruisers. For one thing i never wanted to be part of dressing up like a biker. I figured out that i did not like riding them much. Had a nice 2005 blinged out softtail deuce. Wish i kept my lowly 883 sporty instead. My 2007 919 fills all my motorcycle wants.

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Ok @filipinoaviator, please remove yourself from the premises. YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR!!!
Ah mannnnnn, but we just got WristTwisters rolling again! I didn't think I'd see this place make a revival after it pretty much stopped dead in its tracks with the facelift!
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Sunny side down is now gone! With the colder weather in Arkansas it makes for decent trading weather. Traded the Harley straight across for a 2005 ST1300 IMG_1742.jpg


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