Star 1100 ClassicAnd this one I won't even bother naming. Let's just call it ugly and dumb. Sorry if any of you are offended by this.
HF has been invited to join a motorcycle gang, I mean group. It's not the Blue Knights, or the Iron Pigs (which is an awesome name by the way), but a currently unnamed club at his department. These guys have been riding together for years and are trying to make it more official. They have yet to come up with a name, but HF is currently being recruited. Problem is, he doesn't have a bike.
Background: HF is the oldest child in his family. His mother decided when he was born, that they would raise him to be the sweetest, most sensitive, non-bullying, gentlest boy ever known to mankind. While that truly is his nature, he desired like many boys to play contact sports, ride motorcycles, and do other death defying feats like jumping off of roofs, skydiving, and other macho things. He was coddled and protected by his mother from anything that could cause serious bodily injury. He did swimming, tennis, and karate. Karate was as dangerous as it got. His parents specifically forbade him to ride motorcycles. He wasn't allowed to sit on one, touch one, ride behind someone, nothing! He told himself that when he was a grownup he would ride a motorcycle.
Well that day has come. He is now a grownup. It seriously just dawned on us that we are indeed grownups. So now the search is on for the perfect bike. Harley's are out of the question right now, but he has it narrowed down. HF is signing up to take a motorcycle safety foundation training course and is currently studying his little motorcycle license manual. I'm excited because I grew up riding on motorcycles and look forward to riding with him. And seeing him in this: (found at leatherup.com)this:and this: I was just kidding about the chaps. Well, sort of. Any recommendations for a first bike? Are the ones he's looking at too much bike? Any suggestions for a motorcycle gang name? I want them to name themselves the Swine Flu.