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Gas Man
03-10-2009, 11:51 PM
OH SNAP!!

its been years since my garage has been bikeless
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/HomeStretch036.jpg

Stay tuned...

detdrbuzzard
03-11-2009, 06:21 AM
where is the bigdog

Berto
03-11-2009, 06:42 AM
What the...?

'Splain...

Gas Man
03-11-2009, 09:39 AM
Gone everything is gone... :-\

bettyboop1w
03-11-2009, 09:41 AM
what do you mean gone? what's up, out for cleaning, special parts, what gives.

B-Kinger
03-11-2009, 10:08 AM
getting different bikes.

bettyboop1w
03-11-2009, 10:11 AM
Couldn't be true.... :o

detdrbuzzard
03-11-2009, 11:34 AM
call 911, gas man needs help

Bob
03-11-2009, 09:20 PM
Going for a Boss Hoss?

Or Maybe an "IT" like in SouthPark?

Gas Man
03-11-2009, 10:24 PM
Well bottom line... allow me to explain my reasoning and amounts for the trades...

Ok... so last year I started out with a bang when I revealed the Phoenix Chopper. It was an awesome acomplishment. Then had some problems with some electrical connectors which I fixed. Then the ignition fail, which I replaced. I had heat shields rattle loose, causing a constant retightening of them being an irritant. The trans nut came loose and had to be re-torqued and loctited (again). The open belt seem to cause more vibration. Even though all of this happened, it was still a BLAST to ride. The power, the look, the sound, everything was just jaw dropping. But I was done... had nothing more to do to the bike.

Then it came to the fact that either by bruised "mental" reliability or not wanting to ever take it anywhere for multiple reasons. Whether it is due to not wanting to get it wet, people screwin with it causing me to shoot them, or whatever. Coupled with the pending doom of EHC failure, top end rattle, this or that.

put all of that in the back of your mind.

Its a shame... a damn shame that in this economy. They are currently selling mostly stock used bikes around $18k. I had about $15k in aftermarket into the bike, that you normally get nothing out of. So what's a good trade in price? $15k stock? Anything for the aftermarket?

So lets throw the line out there and see if we get a bite.....

We start talking... the sporty trade is easy. Strip it down and take it in $7580 trade in value (actual trade would be about $5k), this all under the HD promo till the end of this month.

We start moving numbers on the chop. I wanted to clear enough money on the chop to cover the cost of a new bike for me. So the back n forth starts... $18k, show them pics... $19k... I push the "I buy 2 new bikes card". $20k.... nope... still need more boys... $21k. That is about $7k over normal trade which is about 50 cents on the dollar for the aftermarket stuff. Plus no selling hassle... we make the deal

Many can't believe it and few can understand my desire to keep up change.

So I stripped all the sportster aftermarket off cause they won't give me anymore on this promo...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Sportster/HomeStretch035.jpg

Then its just a matter of what to buy at this point and locating the exact unit in their stock or dealer trade. So at least now you know its from an HD dealer.

They picked up the bikes and now we wait with an empty garage...

Will update the exact picks when they come in and I have pics.

Bob
03-11-2009, 10:30 PM
I'm guessing Cross Bones or Rocker. Or maybe a CVO? Can't wait to see it man!

Gas Man
03-11-2009, 10:54 PM
Cross bones is whicked cool but I need something more practical. Rocker C... after being on a badass chopper like mine why would I do a half ass chopper?

I had a horrible riding season last year... I will not have another!

Bob
03-11-2009, 11:06 PM
Cross bones is whicked cool but I need something more practical. Rocker C... after being on a badass chopper like mine why would I do a half ass chopper?

I had a horrible riding season last year... I will not have another!


Going to a large touring or a Dyna?

I hear ya man. I don;t think I'd have fun on a chopper. I liked yours and all but I'd worry about leaving it places and all that jazz.

Berto
03-12-2009, 10:05 AM
Dyna... like the sons of anarchy... haha.

B-Kinger
03-12-2009, 10:10 AM
Sounds like it's time for an Ultra Glide. They've certainly never been better, they're much more reliable now, and with the twin cam 96 and six speed, and all that luggage space, there's nowhere you wouldn't or couldn't go. Great stereo, super comfy seat, and in my opinion the most masculine bike HD makes, if not the best looking. it sure is the viagra of the motorcycle world. ;D As for the wifey, hmmm, a Dyna? V rod?

B-Kinger
03-12-2009, 01:34 PM
Wait...NIGHTSTER for her!!!

Gas Man
03-12-2009, 09:20 PM
Interesting POV Kinger

vortech302
03-12-2009, 09:59 PM
Nightster and Night Rod. I guess I'm in a dark period right now.

doughrek
03-13-2009, 12:51 PM
I vote for a street glide with chrome rims. Put a 21" up front with a wrap around fender. O0
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/doughrek/545665_3169d674-c5e2-4490-a583-9188.jpg

Thats what I would do if I hade the money.

Gas Man
03-13-2009, 09:37 PM
OK... guys... well I closed the loan and signed the papers on the bikes today.

When we went the other week to look at the various bikes there, Uma got to trying on different bikes. She realized she really likes the smallness of the sporty. But would love a change. So I got thinking more...

I would like to have a new project and something more practical. I like baggers and they are the "new" choppers.

Plus side... she's getting the UBER cool 2009 Nightster 1200 with silver/black denim. No pics of HER bike cause its got to be dealer traded in and it wasn't in yet, the guys were still on the road with it, I guess it came out of southern ohio.
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/196293/images/XL1200N_01.jpg

I like the Nightster and it will probably also, when the wife's not around or riding it, be my small bike for around town.

They got my bike in the other day and the mechanic just got done going over it again (last dealership mechanic did as well, so that's 2 mechanics going over it which I like).

I like the look of the street glides but want the usefullness of a tour bag/trunk. Also, like the spot lights on the front. Hate the tall windshield on the Ultra. Like the usefullness and protection of the side bag bars. Like the lower fairing. Like the Ultra wheels over the Honda look Street Glide wheels. So already have the kit to make the trunk detachable, a short 4" black windshield and a bunch more extras.

So a 2009 HD Ultra Classic that once I'm done will be more like a "Street Classic"... Black Pearl with looks like a gun metal gray but because its a pearl it looks black then gray... its great. I've included with and w/o flash to help show the difference in the paint.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay002.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay005.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay004.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay006.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay008.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay009.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay010.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay011.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay012.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay014.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay015.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/PayDay016.jpg

A small vid of the mechanic returning from his test ride.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox1WrY6g ... annel_page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox1WrY6gxpM&feature=channel_page)

Will get real pics of the wife's nightster either Sat or maybe Sun when we pick them up. Then let the mods go on...

So what ya guys think?

Berto
03-13-2009, 09:42 PM
Holy balls...

I LOVE YOUR wife's bike!

That is the Harley I would own if I was going that route... those bikes look like fun!

Your bike is awesome!

You will be in comfort, I'll be on the VTX... or the 2x4 seat on the DRZ... Good luck with both... LOVE THEM!

Gas Man
03-13-2009, 09:48 PM
That's what I'm saying... I'll enjoy the hell out of her little bike. I think its a great combo for the garage.

B-Kinger
03-14-2009, 08:45 AM
Fantastic bro, love the paint on that thing. Is a set of pipes in that bike's future? Can't wait to see it in person. Yea the Nightster has a cool factor that goes way beyond the price tag, and the riding position is absolutely ideal. Suspension is a little soft; probably perfect for her. You may have bought the two most comfortable bikes Harley makes. Congrads!!!! ;D

Bob
03-14-2009, 10:16 AM
I like it for sure. I actually like it better than your BD just because it's going to be more practical. Good job Chris!

Gas Man
03-14-2009, 10:49 AM
Thanks guys... I pick them up Sunday... I'm stoked!!

B-Kinger
03-14-2009, 07:12 PM
Guess you'll be needing one of THESE for your garage now... ;D I have an extra one.

sarge
03-14-2009, 10:37 PM
Merry Xmas to Gasman !!!!!

Gas Man
03-15-2009, 03:51 PM
That would be sweet!!

I just picked it up and rode it to work!!

OMG its so fuckin NICE!!!

And pot holes? What pot holes?

detdrbuzzard
03-15-2009, 05:13 PM
nice rides gas man, hope to see you on the road soon

Gas Man
03-18-2009, 01:17 AM
Put 50 miles on the wife's nightster today after picking it up...

And let me tell ya guys...

Before I even left the parking lot I knew it would be fun! Got onto Telegraph Rd... whipped the throttle open pretty good... OH BOY!! Its small, v-twin, and fast, not big dog fast but it goes. 20# lighter than her 883 and up from 55# torque to 79#. Can't WAIT to get the SE mufflers on it so I can hear it more!

B-Kinger
03-18-2009, 09:41 AM
I'm sure its as much fun as it looks. :)

Gas Man
03-18-2009, 11:44 PM
Rode again today... only about 50 miles and hit a little rain in my travels. Never felt a drop on the UC but the bike itself is good n dirty... oh well... will just give her a bath in the next couple days...

Also, starting working on the nightster tonight... got some of the stuff on it. Pipes are on and oh my... they sound even better on this version.

Gas Man
03-23-2009, 12:55 AM
Well I got both the bikes in the garage....
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Mods003.jpg

I did some things to the Nightster the other day but haven't got the pics of it, cause I hit a road block... will get to that later once I get the new part.

So after a bike wash... I got the UC on the lift...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods012.jpg

Got the parts setup to go on... all kinds of stuff... the big box on the far right is all the parts for the trunk detach kit... I'm sure that will take some time to put on...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods008.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods009.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods010.jpg

New oil temp and level dipstick. Pretty slick dilly... all digital, tells you the oil temp and level. It even adjusts the level for the oil temp.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods013.jpg

I don't like the orange lenses on the front...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods014.jpg

So switch out the bulbs for the orange ones, and put on the smoked lens covers. Also, swapped out the front fender light bulb for a LED and a smoked lens there as well. Then ditched the front fender bumper. Bumpers belong on cars not on bikes!!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods017.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods018.jpg

Then carry that same theme to the rear. I don't like the orange in the rear. Always preferred the side lights to double as parking/brake lights as well as blinkers.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods023a.jpg

So I took off the seat to install the relay for the light change
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods020.jpg

Then here's the newer lens look
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods026a.jpg

Then I pealed off the stock pipes and put on the new Screamin Eagle II slip on mufflers... also in this pic you can see the removed rear fender bumper
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods040a.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods041a.jpg

Now onto some comfort/function features...

Put on a set of side bags. An easy grab bottle and some on the road access bags. May see if I can get cd's into the one larger bag... you would be surprised how quickly I get bored of one cd.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods043.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods044.jpg

Some new long angled highway pegs
Left
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods028.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods031.jpg
Right
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods032.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods035.jpg

That's it for now, still have some more things to put on tomry as well to tackle the big box of goodies for the trunk detach kit....

detdrbuzzard
03-23-2009, 06:25 AM
nice upgrades gas man, what are you going to do with the stock mufflers

B-Kinger
03-23-2009, 09:48 AM
Yea you're right, the new smoked lenses look much nicer. And, bumpers on a motorcycle??? Who the heck thought up that idea? Heck yea they should come off! Nice highway footrests, I just hope you don't position em so that your legs are spread out into different time zones when ya ride, like so many guys I see. That looks ridiculous. I can't wait to see this bad boy!

Gas Man
03-24-2009, 12:35 AM
nice upgrades gas man, what are you going to do with the stock mufflers
Probably put em on the shelf... not sure right now



Yea you're right, the new smoked lenses look much nicer. And, bumpers on a motorcycle??? Who the heck thought up that idea? Heck yea they should come off! Nice highway footrests, I just hope you don't position em so that your legs are spread out into different time zones when ya ride, like so many guys I see. That looks ridiculous. I can't wait to see this bad boy!

That's what I thought about the bumpers.

I didn't put the highway pegs on that way... they are nice where if I put the peg on the ball of my foot, my knees are slightly bent, then I can sling them over the pegs to stretch em out.

Gas Man
03-24-2009, 12:51 AM
So even though I had a ruff day today with some family stuff I decided that a busy mind keeps me sharp.

So I had a few mins and tore into the front fairing to add in the electical for the light bar.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods046.jpg

So buttoned it all up, with the new light bar, the 4" shorty black windshield and a 2 pocket setup to boot.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods047.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods048.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods049.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods050.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods051.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods056.jpg

B-Kinger
03-24-2009, 09:46 AM
Looks GREAT man.

Berto
03-24-2009, 05:59 PM
Looks good Chris... both bikes look awesome!

detdrbuzzard
03-24-2009, 06:41 PM
a good friend of mine has the four inch windshield on his harley. it seems easier to change than the windshield on my wings so going back to the stock on for cold weather should be no problem. i got the 1500 running today so i'm ready to ride with you or anyone else

Gas Man
03-24-2009, 08:56 PM
I'll be up for more riding after a few more weeks. Right now I have allot on my plate with a death in the family and will probably have mom living with me for a few months as well, so getting ready for that too.

detdrbuzzard
03-24-2009, 09:38 PM
sorry to hear of the loss. since my father pass i have been very close to my mom and they had been devorced since i was 8yrs old

Bob
03-24-2009, 10:01 PM
Looking good man. Sorry to hear of the death in the family. If you need anything let me know.

B-Kinger
03-25-2009, 09:48 AM
Looking good man. Sorry to hear of the death in the family. If you need anything let me know.
Same here.

Berto
03-25-2009, 03:25 PM
Sorry to hear Chris.

Let me know if there is anything I can do.

Take care of business man... family above all.

Gas Man
03-25-2009, 10:53 PM
Thanks Gents. You all aren't as bad as Mein says you are! :P

Gas Man
03-30-2009, 10:06 PM
Time to bore you with some BS Harley junk...

Well I been working on the bikes little by little throughout the week with all this family stuff going on.

I had the Nightster on the lift already to start to bolt up the parts from her 883.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods005.jpg


The chrome don't match but got it installed anyway.. a temp gauge
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods013.jpg

Put on the engine bar and highway pegs
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods014.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods010.jpg

Got the tach put on... it was a 2 trip event because the damn 1200 speedo bucket is part of the riser clamps vs the 883s are seperate pieces. So I just ordered a new riser top clamp to finish the job
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods012.jpg

The windshield really kills the looks but its function over form
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods017.jpg

Got the cruiser-mate installed
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods006.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods008.jpg

Pulled the front fork reflectors
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods021.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods023.jpg

Smoked out the front blinkers... looks great with the black pods
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods026.jpg

Then I ordered some 1157 red bulbs on ebay cause I wanted to smoke out the rears... but HD don't sell red 1157's. Also pulled the reflector off the rear fender.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods027.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods029.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods030.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/Mods033.jpg

Then I finished up some stuff on the "Street Classic".

During my few trips to the dealer I decided I wanted to pick up a few things to dress it up.

I picked up the Willie G skull pieces for the gas cap, timing cover, and derby cover
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods058.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods059.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods062.jpg

Then worked on the final pieces... I tell ya while HD directions are far superior to many others... this particular mod was complete choas in the directions. I ended up just looking at the parts and pictures and did it on my own.

Pulled the map pocket, liner, tourpack, saddlebags, and seat all out/off.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods064.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods066.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods067.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods069.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods070.jpg

What was left....
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods071.jpg

Then I installed the 2 new fender strut covers, and the quick disconnect adapters. Also the new lisence plate mount
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods072.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods073.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods077a.jpg

Slid the new trunk mount onto the bike
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods079.jpg

And the bike is back to normal
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods083.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods085.jpg

But now its detachable... YEA
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods091.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods093.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods097a.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods099a.jpg

I'm very happy the way it all turned out... Can't wait to get some miles in now that the family stuff is calming down and hopefully the weather starts to get better.

Berto
03-31-2009, 10:17 AM
Looking good Chris.

That Nightster is looking badass!!!

Gas Man
03-31-2009, 05:49 PM
Thanks Berto.

Stopped by the dealer today for a few things left over from the projects. Ended up with some nice plate bolts and a plate frame for mine...

CYA

Gas Man
03-31-2009, 07:03 PM
Look at what I found today...

No price tag
No keys

$24k according to the sales person

Stab Count of dealership personell by the Phoenix = 3

Hence, the cones.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/img1238523670781.jpg

Berto
03-31-2009, 09:03 PM
That chopper is badass...

But I think you made the right choice, less headaches with these...

And again, that nightster is actually making me look at Harleys... my friend my be getting one of those... hmmmm... would be my daily driver if I went harley...

We should swap with the SM at some point... if you don't mind... i'll be gentle... sort of...

Gas Man
04-01-2009, 06:49 AM
That chopper is badass...

But I think you made the right choice, less headaches with these...

And again, that nightster is actually making me look at Harleys... my friend my be getting one of those... hmmmm... would be my daily driver if I went harley...

We should swap with the SM at some point... if you don't mind... i'll be gentle... sort of...
Yeah the chopper is definately that.

I hope so... as of right now its biter sweet looking at it there.

The nite... its a sweet bike. A worker there has one that he put miny apes on it with a stage one kit... looks badass! I may be able to arrange your last request... but obviously not with the wife around :P

Gas Man
04-14-2009, 08:36 PM
Look at what I found today...

No price tag
No keys

$24k according to the sales person

Stab Count of dealership personell by the Phoenix = 3

Hence, the cones.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/img1238523670781.jpg
A couple days later after I found this... they finally got a tag on it. $24,495...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/img1238962655870.jpg
And it says at the bottom under assc.
"sharp points everywhere"
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/img1238962656375.jpg

Gas Man
04-14-2009, 10:08 PM
Well then my latest upgrade to the Street Classic

New HogTunes speakers
http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/showthread.php?t=523

B-Kinger
04-15-2009, 07:41 PM
Well she's been bitter since she got dumped, and for a more voluptuous woman! I bet she wouldn't even look at you...

Gas Man
04-15-2009, 11:41 PM
Who is she in this analogy?