In my original post from above I said "long story short I bought it."
Now that I have a few more minutes, here is the long story. The back story.
It starts with my 30 something year old daughter Bethany. She has a 2009 sportster. When she got pregnant this year, for the first time with our first grand baby of the family, she elected to give up riding completely. She wants to sell the bike. I have it at my house and I started riding it and really fell in love with it. It's got character and soul. And pretty much just badass.
That's when I discovered a new found "fun" in riding a smaller bike. Since she wanted to sell it, and I thought it would be cool to still keep it in the family, I started thinking about buying it.
So I went on Craigslist to see what sportsters were selling for. And that's how I stumbled onto this Bolt. I was then torn between what I perceived as a really good deal (the Bolt) and the character and soul of the sportster (which the Bolt does not have, imo). The Bolt is a lot more comfortable to ride, but there's nothing that grabs you like the sportster does.
So I bought the bolt with the only money I had available. But I also want to buy her bike. Partly for the sentimental attachment that's grown on me, and because it's just a fun badass bike.
She just gave birth to a son, two weeks ago. I'm sure if he's anything like his mom, dad, and grand dad he'll be drawn to motorcycles before long. Who knows, maybe one day his first ride will be with grand dad, on mom's old bike!!!