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Got my bike - '07 Honda Shadow Aero

Waiting to get on my new bike
Today I bought a new 2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750cc motorcycle. This is my first bike ever. I only managed to put 24.5 miles on it today, but I am anxiously waiting until this Saturday when I get enough time to go on a decent ride (maybe down to the Swan Falls Dam - it's maybe about a 35 mile ride, I'll have to clock it).
I have a Flickr Photo Set with photos of me picking my bike up from the dealer. Check em out.
Tomorrow I need to take it down and get it licensed, maybe I will get a sweet ERRORIK plate? I wish TerraPass had a way to calculate out Motorcycle emissions.
One thing that amazed me through the process of buying the bike was how easy getting the loan was. Maybe it is because I used the same credit union as my existing auto loan? I called a rep at the credit union yesterday morning saying I wanted to buy a bike, I then went to the dealer during lunch and had them fax a sales order to the union and called my rep to let her know. She said that I could come in at 3:30pm to sign the paperwork and pick up the check. I opted to wait until today to pick up the check because I had to get back to work, but I seriously could have had the money within like 5 hours - that's dangerous.

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Wednesday, September 13th 2006
Last I heard you weren't sure if your wife was going to let you get a bike. I guess that worked out, eh? Looks pretty cool.
Wednesday, September 13th 2006
Yes it did all "work out"... I was pretty amazed actually. Saturday we went to the bike shop, she wanted to go with me to *prevent* a purchased from taking place, and within about 20 minutes she had changed her tune into getting a used bike.

But that bike got sold to someone else before we acted on it - which was OK with me cause I really had my eye on a new Honda.

Over the weekend I did the math and I figured if we stretched the payments out enough the monthly prices wasn't that bad (smart thinking if you ask me! (sarcastic alert!)).

And then Monday I just started making calls and it all came together before my wife could change her mind.

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