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Karma Komfort

5 Apr

If you’re going to give yourself a Christmas gift, a brand new 2012 HD Street Glide is the way to go!

Although this was the first Harley for Mustang’s new friend Glen, he was no stranger to motorcycles, having ridden (mostly off-road) in his earlier years. As he now ventured into a new period in his life, Glen decided it was time again for the pure enjoyment of riding and the camaraderie of his riding friends.

Glen had originally looked at V-Rods but, after salespersons in two different dealerships told him he was definitely a “Street Glide Man”, the decision was made. He didn’t get his new baby in time for Christmas because the dealership had to uncrate and assemble it first. So, just in time to watch the ball drop in Times Square, Glen’s gift with its shiny “Big Blue Pearl” paint was delivered to his house on New Year’s Eve. (Smart move, Glen, since you wouldn’t want your first ride to spin out of control with New England’s winter weather!)

Good news/bad news/good news: thanks to Mother Nature giving us a mild winter, Glen has put 800 miles on his bike since January…the bad news is that Glen is in the heating oil business….but the slow business “climate” has afforded him some extra time to ride!

On a recent long ride, Glen noticed the lack of “comfort” of his stock seat. After talking to friends, he decided to research seats that would make his ride more enjoyable. Glen figured “Why invest money in a beautiful, new bike but be uncomfortable riding? May as well spend a few more dollars for a seat that will make you enjoy every mile.”

Karma? Well, a couple days later, Glen got a call from a friend saying that Mustang was looking for a “model” for a photo shoot with their new Wide Tripper solos and pads. Perfect timing at the least.

This morning, Glen pulled his Street Glide into our photo room at Mustang. Our Graphics Director Julie shot Glen’s baby with his stock seat (the “before” pic) and then we watched his eyes light up as we tried on several of our new Wide Tripper seats. He was amazed at how different the seats made his bike look and how different the seats felt on his butt. A win-win situation for all of us.

We want to thank Glen for kindly lending Mustang his sharp new Street Glide. We’ll keep you posted as to which Mustang seat he finally decides to get. Of course, we did point out that he might want a couple totally different seats for different types of rides: low and sleek for rides with his buddies versus plush comfort for touring! Uh oh…more decisions for Glen…..

UPDATE:  It’s official – Glen has made his choice!  He decided on a two-piece seat with driver backrest, giving him the versatility of riding solo or 2-up, and with or without a driver backrest.  If you like the look and want one for your bike, the part numbers are:  79448 Solo and 79112 Passenger Seat.  Thanks, Glen!