Random night time thoughts

I’ve test ridden the H-D Pan American, and it’s a tremendous motorcycle. I want one.

But if I had my druthers, I think I would return to a bike that had one of these.

Don’t ask me to explain. If you know, you know.


    • jwm on July 15, 2023 at 7:27 AM

    The last true Harleys were made in the early 90’s. The Evolution motor was still your basic OHV V-twin, an ultra refined version of the old knucklehead from the ’30s. Now they’re so glopped up with EPA crap that they might as well be Kawasaki’s. I had a ’91 FXSTS (Softail Springer). It was simple, and easy to strip all the add on California AQMD garbage off the bike. They made it that way. I crossed the continent ten times on that beast without a hitch. The appeal of a Harley Davidson was that it was actually a primitive machine refined to near perfection. Now? eh… But what the hell. I’m done with motorcycles anyway. I rode a lot, and never so much as scratched my knee. Only one way to keep that record intact. Let it go.

  1. I’m not looking forward to the day I have to make that choice. Don’t know if I can, to be honest.

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