All I wanted was a Harley. I hated baggers, my dad had one, a 1972 Full Dresser. It was Blue & White and it was slow, handled like a bus and it was quiet. I went to the dealer...it was 2003 and I was one of a million or so folks that wanted to buy in to the lifestyle...my advances on the dealership showroom went un-noticed by salesman so I went to another dealership and bought an 883 Custom 100th anniversary Sportster, a matching helmet and the biggest HOG patch the dealership had for sale.
It only took a few months to learn that the dealership set was not for me...I was ready to dismantle my bike and build something cool out of it. I sold my stock bike when it was 6 months old. My second Sportster was a 2002 1200 Custom that was in a wreck. I bought it for $2,000 and built this: