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.