9/13/11

Sweep the leg......




You ever meet a guy who just seems to coast through..... always landing on his feet.... you know the kind of guy who seemingly has a golden horseshoe up his ass..........?

Well, I've got a buddy who's fits that bill....... Kevin (aka Shady)....... he is constantly making moves...... and I don't hate him for it..... he always has an angle and always finds rad motorcycle shit......

Kevin is the go-to guy if you're looking for parts..... if he doesn't have them he can find them..... he's always down to donate to the cause..... but you gotta be careful because he could sell you your own bike.......

Well, I've known Shady for a while now.... and I'm constantly taking notes.... trying to learn the technique.... figuring that one day we might be locked in battle over some parts I want him to let loose of.....

When I traded him my pan/shovel for his FXR I knew that time had come....... I've been badgering him for weeks to let loose of a set of FXRT hard bags.....

My negotiation was going pretty good until I landed that knucklehead..... that set me back a month or so.....

So, I decided I needed to change strategies... I've been watching American Pickers and I decided I'd "bundle".... I made a pile that I wanted and started fresh..... the bags, a mag and some fog lights......

Recently I cornered him... cleared out all roadblocks (the famous Kevin move is deflection - "that's April's" etc....)..... he had to hit me with a price.... I marinated on it for a week or two.... then I felt a little softening and finally I won the battle.... well, maybe it was a draw.... we agreed on a price that's more than fair....

I feel like Daniel when Mr. Miagi gives him that baller-ass head-band..... I feel like maybe one day I might even get to go with Kevin and look for parts............. fingers crossed.... maybe.......


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