Childhood dream

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by rhino, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. rhino

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    I was six or seven years old when my best friends dad went and bought a brand new 1980 flh. for years i would dream what it would be like to be on that bike and just ride. Now thirty years later I was over to the old mans house he took me aside asked me if i wanted the old bike. he cant ride anymore and cant stand to see it sit. So long story short he said name a price. I named a price, he liked it and was glad to see me get it as he always considered me a son. So finally Im one of those guys that got a deal on the old harley sitting in the barn, and the sentimental value is a plus.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Where's the pics? :D
     
  3. jaceddie

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    Congrats on the new (old) ride. Great story.
     
  4. Scrappy

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    very cool story. I 2nd the pics, I want to see before and after pledge pics.
     
  5. fisherman124

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    congrads on the new ride.you now are in the shovel family too.
    but no pics
     
  6. hobo55

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    Good for you rhino. Congrats..
     
  7. BOBFLHTC

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    Congrats. It has personel history and character. Dream on while you enjoy the restoration - Bob
     
  8. robermv32

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    Man, that's great. I grew up next door to a small Harley dealer back in the 50's and 60's. Always thought I'd like one of those "big Bikes". No such luck for me finding one in a barn. Had to go out and buy one but still smile every now and then when I pass a kid on the sidewalk and recognize that stare. Didn't we all want one ?
     
  9. rmouse2

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    very cool story...
     
  10. stefdustin

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    I have owned several of those old shovelhead fl's. I love them and will own another some day.