So..... it's been aver a month since I've posted..... anything. I am sitting on Tanabe DF210s now... which I like, and REALLY ease the headaches. I don't imagine the stock struts will last long, but6 they'll be ok for a few months till I fork over the $$ for a set of koni yellows.
Between the move to TX, and all the craziness associated with that... just trying to get priorities in order.
So..... a lot of folks have asked me about my next "project".. and what I'm going to do with the $3000 I got from selling the brat. I tossed around the idea of another Porsche 914, another muscle car, a cool old suburban... and about 1000 other ideas in my head.
At age 35 (after owning/building/modding/restoring over 30+ cars).... I learned to ride a motorcycle for the first time. Just took the Harley riders course last weekend. My plan is to put a quite healthy down payment on a new Harley Heritage Softail in March when I finally pay off the WRX, and officially "own" it.
Thats 6 months away though..... It wouldn't be very smart to hop on a $14,000 motorcycle, with 3 days riding experience.... followed by a 6-month period of zero riding. So I got my Texas license, with motorcycle endorsement....
And found "Ninefourteener's project turd-cycle of death" - LOL
$1000 on Craigslist Baby!! 1981 Honda Goldwing 1100cc, bobbed, stripped down, blacked out, and customized with a Harley rear fender, Harley softail seat, and fatty chrome pipes. Comes complete with custom chrome "Hotrod" emblem....... cool.
The fact that it is a water-cooled, horizontally opposed 4-cylinder?? well, thats just an added bonus that makes me think of Subarus and Porsche 914s.
The "plan".... is to beat the $hit out of this thing.... learn to ride.... probably drop it a few times... and "maybe" turn it over back on eBay in 6 months when I buy the Heritage softail...... if I don't completely trash it.
You know me though... I can't leave anything alone (except the Tribeca, and that's because the wife won't let me)..... so I've got a "full" blackout planned, red wheels, fiberglass-wrapped pipes.. and a slew of other old-school bobber tricks planned.
Here's to not dying.....
914er's project turd-cycle of death:
And a cool pic the wife took with her "retro camera" app: