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Default She's back in the Funny Farm... and this time for good.

Back in '09, Mrs Bunny and I acquired MacXLN's Nightster as an upgrade from her former '04 XL883 Standard. Quite the upgrade indeed, it was well equipped and quick AF. For 2 years we rode side my side, with her on the Nightster and me on my '05 XL883L.

In 2010, I traded the 883L for a Street Glide and in 2011, Mrs Bunny's Nightster was traded for a Deluxe, something we felt would be better for longer distances; a bike she still rides to date (but not as often due to medical reasons).

The list of bikes I've gone through is quite long; traded the SG for a '15 Limited Low; bought a '11 Superlow and traded it in for a '15 Freewheeler; traded the Limited for a '17 Triumph Bobber; and finally, bought a barely-running '76 Shovelhead as a project bike.... well, the project bike turned out quite nice and not soon after I posted it online, it got scooped right up; so with cash on hand, a search for a new project bike began...

What have I longed for? Another Shovel, a Big Twin or a Vintage Honda CB? Perhaps a Triumph or a classic car? Nope; I started looking for a Sportster... it needed to be EFI (got cold feet working on the Shovel), with a 1200cc and low miles for my budget and that's when I came across my Unicorn...

It looked quite familiar... Could it be? I know that bike!! It was Mrs Bunny's Nightster on eBay!! I contacted the seller and asked for the VIN; it was a match! To date, it's the only XL1200N out there with both Speedo and Tach, Swingarm Saddles on both sides, Rineharts and ThunderMax equipped and the matte paint was polished to a bright shine! There's not another one out there like it.

I begged him to take the ad down and the next day, with trailer in tow I drove across state lines to bring back OUR Nightster. After a good chat and backstory to the bike's origins, we agreed on a price and trailered her home.

So now, in the "Funny Stable", a '15 Freewheeler, a '11 Deluxe and a '17 Triumph Bobber celebrate th homecoming of our beloved '08 Nightster

and I think, this time's for good...

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Wow!!! pretty cool story!!!

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So very happy for the both of you, nice to have the family reunited!
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