I've been quite successful avoiding it until now but I must admit... I now own a Harley-Davidson. My step brother and father (both die hard HD) never understood why I liked "rice burning crotch rockets" and I'm sure will have quite a chuckle when they find out.
If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, I'm sure your wondering "Why did you buy another bike? Don't you have enough projects on your plate?" Mrs. Inebriated Engineer and I had that exact same conversation when I said I wanted it and yes, I do have plenty of projects but... I don't have a daily rider. So that was our agreement: it had to be functional and rideable and I could have one more motorcycle. Have I mentioned how wonderful Mrs. IE can be?
Anywho, on to the bike: 1978 XLCH Sportster, the same vintage as me. As per our agreement it is running and rideable, however, you know there's quite a bit I will change before it's all said and done. Though not just yet, for now, I'm just going to ride it.
Enough noise, I'll post more later but here's a couple quick teaser pics:
The thing that sealed the deal on the bike: the oil tank tribute. Not the best airbrush job but I appreciate the effort. If I could get away with it in my day-to-day life, I'd drink Guinness instead of water.
And finally, I'd like to give a special thanks to my buddy MDC (who I am pretty sure is the only other person besides me who reads this blog). Thanks again for going with me tonight to check this bike out and helping to load it up!