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A record of owning My Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.  It's here for my ongoing analysis of ownership, and because my memory's rather shit. If you read it I hope you find something in it for you.

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Sunday 2nd November 2008
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By Wom Battle

Tomorrow is the day I pick up my 1998 Harley Davidson Road King.  Work commitments have limited my time to spend at the dealership so I decided to get a couple of the preliminary things out of the way, Insurance and a helmet.

Insurance first.  I decided to go online to see what was out there.  I found InsureMyRide and got

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Friday 31st October 2008
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By Wom Battle

Saturday morning is busy at our place.  It kicks off about 5.25am to get one of the two of the kids to swimming and having the third ready to start at 8am.  The weather during the week was nice, there were a few clouds around at 7, by 9 it was threatening to rain, but hadn't.  I went over to the BMW dealership with my gear ready to

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Thursday 30th October 2008
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By Wom Battle

General net research on the pricing of the Harley Davidson Road King at bikesales and bikepoint came up fine, it seemed on the money.  As an aside it seems that Harley Davidsons might be cheaper in Queensland. I wonder why that is?

Googling the Road King came up with some interesting stuff.  I'd do a quick review that does not

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Category: General Banter
Thursday 30th October 2008
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By Wom Battle

With all the financial decisions made about what I was looking for I decided to do some serious looking. It was Friday lunctime so I slipped down the the bike shops (all except for the Suzuki Dealer).  I wanted to organise some test rides in the morning if there was anything worth looking at.  I went to the Harley-Davidson dealer and told

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Thursday 30th October 2008
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By Wom Battle

OK, now that my wife's had some input, here's the true logic.  She is dead right, there is an attraction to owning a brand spanking new expensive bike, and I could afford it.  I had definitely made up my mind to go down the cruiser path.  Two problems with doing that though...

  1. If I spent 35k on a nice new Harley,
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Category: General Banter
Thursday 30th October 2008
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By Wom Battle

So I went home and thought the whole thing through. The attraction of the expensive bike was definitely getting my hormones racing, and as my caring and sharing wife had already so correctly stated, it was almost irresistible to me. Fortunately though, together with that same caring and sharing wife I chose a bike costing somewhere in the middle,

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Category: General Banter
Wednesday 29th October 2008
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By Wom Battle

Armed with some information from my accountant I returned to the Big Bike Dealership and plucked up the courage to walk into Harley Davidson Land.  The helpful sales person I had spoken to earlier in the day handed me over to the Harley Davidson specialist.  Looking at the prices that conveniently showed the weekly repayments and residuals

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Categories: General Banter | Rides
Tuesday 28th October 2008
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By Wom Battle

After the disappointing trip to the Suzuki Dealer I walked up the road to the big shop in town, the Harley, Yamaha, Honda, Buell and Ducati Dealer.  I got chatting to a salesman who was interested in selling me a bike, mentioned my budget and sat on some bikes.  I sat on a Yamaha Tourer, knees didn't fit under the contours in the tank,

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Category: General Banter
Tuesday 28th October 2008
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By Wom Battle

I decided to take a quick lunchtime look around and examine some bikes in more detail. Research not riding.  I'd had a look at the new Kawasaki Vulcan on trip 1 to the bike shops and during a visit to the local Suzuki Dealer, that missed a mention in the blog until now, I was told that an aquaintence of mind had bought a new Suzuki Boulevard

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Category: General Banter
Sunday 26th October 2008
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By Wom Battle

After my first big day riding bikes to get a feel for what was out there I decided to hit the net again and broaden my search.  Looking in the sub 15k market I'd seen most of what was there and selecting cruisers didn't really deliver anything that excited me.  I'd been spoiled by the 26k Rocket III so I decided to see what was in the

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Category: General Banter

Disclaimer: This non commercial website and its content is not affiliated with or associated in any way with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Harley-Davidson Australia, the Harley-Davidson Owners Group® or any Harley-Davidson® Dealers in Australia.  The use of the terms Harley-Davidson, and Road King® are unavoidable because that's what I own and ride.  This website,  called "My Harley Davidson" , and any opinions or comments expressed herein are purely about my Harley-Davidson Road King ownership experience, a truly great experience at that. I have no intention whatsoever to infringe on any trademarks or copyright ownership of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company or anyone else.


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