I was out at the local Kroger, and had my backpack with me since I'd ridden the bike and don't have saddlebags. As it turned out, there was a nice Harley Sporster parked right next to where I usually dropped the kickstand.
I purchased my backpack full of food (yay! the kids can eat tonight!) and was suiting up (jacket, helmet, and gloves, thanks for asking) when the Harley's owner came out. He'd been shopping, too. We chatted about bikes for a bit.
Seems he got a great deal on his bike - $4000 on Craig's List, from a guy who bought it for his girlfriend, not thinking how a 5' 3" girl would handle a big bike like that. He said it was a little big for him, too, but likely would fit me like a glove. He said that the one downside was that it was a Harley, meaning saddle bags wouldn't cost him $50, they'd cost him $500. Or more.
Still, it was nice to hear that if you shop around you can pick up deals. Probably October would be a good time, as people are thinking about Christmas and how they won't be riding for months anyway.
But it's interesting what a small, friendly club the whole motorcycle circuit is. It's no problem just striking up a conversation with another biker.
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