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Hello,
I saw a similar thread on here a little while ago and I wanted to share my same experience. I paid off my 9 a few months ago and wanted to buy a second bike, possibly another 9--(Yes, I cant get enough of this bike) or maybe a sport bike to play with. But, my Father always liked motorcycles. He rode when he was very young before I was born. Growing up, he never spent any money on himself, only the family. He sent me and my brother to the finest schools, paid for collage, and only wanted us to succeed in life.

Now that my brother and I are older, my dad is 73years old and still works full time. He's self employed and still puts in 50-60 hours per week. Thank God he has no health problems. He does not take 1 medication at all! I'm in the health field, and anyone that is, knows that's extremely rare!! Coming from Sicily, at 5'6" tall and 145lbs he can still kick the shizz out of anybody--LOL.

Like I said, the man never bought anything for himself when I was growing up. So, instead of buying myself a 2nd bike,, I bought my dad one. No, it's not a 9, but its what he would like, and that's all that counts.

Thank you dad, for everything! I made it in this life because of your sacrifice and hard work!
 

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Gino, that is the coolest thing in the world. It really is great to see this. I lost my Dad when I was 20 and it would be so awesome to spend another day with him. You are truly blessed to be able to share this time with him. Now when are we going riding with him? :a18:
 

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You're a good son.
And he earned that toy!
 

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Gino, that is the coolest thing in the world. It really is great to see this. I lost my Dad when I was 20 and it would be so awesome to spend another day with him. You are truly blessed to be able to share this time with him. Now when are we going riding with him? :a18:
Thanks Brian!! Sorry to hear about your dad. Like i told you, we did some work on my bike together and he loved it.
Maybe we can get him out this year, one small step at a time!
 

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You're dad is a good man! I can tell, because you have shown it through your thoughtfulness. You are a product of his training and he trained you right.
 

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thats a great thing you have done :bigthumbsup::bigthumbsup: i hope you have a great time riding with him, he looks good on the bike. he will be getting all the girls to want to ride with him
 

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The apple didn't fall far from the tree.I commend you:bigthumbsup:
 

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You, and your father, are lucky to have such a relationship. Good for you. make the most of your time!
 

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Thats an awesome story, really hit hard to me. I lost my father 2 years ago, we were very close. We were in the process of finding him another bike as he had one 25 years ago and my brother wrecked it. I had ordered my 9 in August of 07 I oredered an 08. we had it narrowed down to 2 bikes for him both used. He was in better than average health and I watched him on his riding mower, he and mom live on 2 acres next door in a home I built for them. I didnt know that was the last time I would see him alive. The next day at rush hour traffic he had an unexpected massive heart attack while driving his pickup. He died before he hit the traffic pole and thank God he didnt kill anyone else. Everyone enjoy your fathers and all in your lives as you never know when it will be the last time you see them alive. I hurt loosing him and just last September I lost my 45 year old brother to cancer very quickly. Both within 2 years its tough, enjoy your families and friends......
 

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:2cool::2cool: That is an wonderful story. A great father and son. This is what life is really all about. :a18::a18:
 

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Great story

I am glad to hear that you and your dad are so close I love my dad and mother dearly .. he rides a Hardley davidson but he is still a great dad ha ha .. Ken out and ride safe together
 

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Thats an awesome story, really hit hard to me. I lost my father 2 years ago, we were very close. We were in the process of finding him another bike as he had one 25 years ago and my brother wrecked it. I had ordered my 9 in August of 07 I oredered an 08. we had it narrowed down to 2 bikes for him both used. He was in better than average health and I watched him on his riding mower, he and mom live on 2 acres next door in a home I built for them. I didnt know that was the last time I would see him alive. The next day at rush hour traffic he had an unexpected massive heart attack while driving his pickup. He died before he hit the traffic pole and thank God he didnt kill anyone else. Everyone enjoy your fathers and all in your lives as you never know when it will be the last time you see them alive. I hurt loosing him and just last September I lost my 45 year old brother to cancer very quickly. Both within 2 years its tough, enjoy your families and friends......
WOW, Sorry to hear about your loss, all within 2 years--it's tragic! I never wanted to hurt anyone's feeling with this story, but i understand why you hurt so much. Thank you for reading and sharing your experience as well!!
Take care devilboy
 

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good story man .. money well spent
 

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thats awesome gino! my dad still rides today at age 77. we built a goldwing trike about 10 years ago, and he rides almost everyday.
 

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That is truly great. I love to here these stories.I myself hav'nt spoke to my dad in 10 years. I think often what all we have missed.Congrats:D
 
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