For months I have been stalking Fort Worth Harley looking for “my Harley”. Scott has had to endure my whining saying “Wheres my Harley?!” He has become a master at tuning the question out or pretending not to hear it. However as I have gotten more comfortable riding the kawasaki and more determined to have a bike of my own I am sure he knew the question would have to be addressed eventually.
Friday I sent him a text asking if we could get my bike early. His reply? He didn’t really see the need to seeing as I still doesn’t have my license yet but agreed we could by and look. So off we went to Harley when we both got home. As you can imagine I was excited all the way there. It reminded me of the time the kids talked me into going to the Humane Society just to talk to the puppies, of course we left with one!
Race (that’s our salesman’s name) offered quite a few different scenarios based on bike color, term, warranty, down payment, etc. We both had agreed on a ballpark amount that we would settle with. While he was working up options we were looking at the bike and discussing things we would need to put on it. We would need a super reach seat replacement, engine guards, and windshield immediately. So we went to the parts counter to get some prices on those items.
Race came over to us with some figures and asked us what we thought. Without even looking at Scott I said, “I just want to know when your gonna finish this paperwork and sell me my bike?” Race laughed and said, “Ok, I’m on it!” When I glanced over at Scott he had sort of a WTF? Did she just buy that thing!? look on his face! He joked and said “So much for my input, you just took control and bought your first Harley.” He the proceeded to just settle into the back seat on this one and let me go. A few minutes later Race was pushing my bike out the front door to take it to service to be prepped.
While we were at the parts counter trying to decide when we were going to buy the parts we needed, Race came to us and said “I forgot to tell you, Harley is doing a promotion where they give you a gift card for $500 if you buy your bike in June.” Wooooot! That was a bonus we had not counted on! So the parts manager worked with us and in the end we got the seat, engine guards, windshield, and a fender bib which they had to order. We got all that stuff and only had to pay $19 extra. As far as the bike goes, we got it for right about what we wanted to spend and with a 4 year extended warranty. We were completely happy with the entire purchase even though it was a bit sudden. I want to give a special Thank You to Race and Nick in parts and also to all of Fort Worth Harley for helping make this happen.
Scott picked it up the next day while I was at work and put all the parts on to have it ready for me to ride. We went out Sunday morning so I could get my first ride in on the new bike. There was some adjusting to do as the bike rides completely different than the kawasaki. Lower center of gravity, longer wheel base, longer turn radius, heavier, much heavier, forward controls, tighter clutch, wider handle bars, etc. The feel was completely different and I was so scared I was going to drop my new bike, I didn’t but I know that it will eventually happen.
Here is a short video taken by Scott of my first ride on my bike!