I Want a Big Twin

Someday, in the not-too-distant future, this will be the Ex-1200C Sportster blog. because I am getting a big twin. In fact, I’m getting a Road King. I don’t know when, exactly, but I’m getting one.

I have a cunning plan.

Actually, it’s a blindingly obvious plan. I’m going to throw every spare penny I have towards paying off my Sportster. I can do e-payments through my bank, and I just put $300 on it yesterday, even though the first payment isn’t due until next month. Next payday, I’m going to throw everything I have left from this payday on it. And I’m gonna do that every payday until the bike is paid off. Every quarter, when I receive my profit sharing bonus, I’m throwing that on the bike.

If I can pay the bike off in a year, I can sell it for about 8-9k. Then, I’m gonna take that 9K, and drop it as a down payment on a Road King.

If I’m very diligent at this, I figure I can have a new Road king by next summer.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my Sporty. But there’s something about the Road King that just calls to me.

So, I’m gonna try to answer that call.

Oh, OK, I may get an Electra Glide instead.

Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for TechCentralStation.com. Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.

1 thought on “I Want a Big Twin”

  1. The 1200 Sporty is a great bike for just hitting the mountain roads and setting the twisties on fire. I took my old Yamaha Road Star, stripped it down to just a solo-bike, and that’s what I ride it for now. I have my HD Ultra Classic for when I want to relax or take long-distance rides.

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