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Meet my new friend
~~~ Graylyn ~~~
2004 Suzuki Volusia Intruder,
She's a 52 horsepower pleasure cruisin' machine
Graylyn is a far cry from my
first ride back in 1965
This beauty was a 1965, 80-cc,
I got it in 1965 for my 14th birthday.
She sported 4.9 horsepower of 2-stroke madness
and sounded like 2000 angry bumblebees caught in a tin wash bucket.
But for 2 1/2 years this little rice-burner took me
and my baby brother
all over the
greater Oklahoma City area.
Suzuki's theme song of "Solo Suzuki" was a misnomer, 'cause this
puppy was an honest-to-gosh chick magnet,,, or maybe the chick
magnet was my brother Tommy,,, from the time he was 6 months until
he was 2 1/2 years old, he sat in front of me and we rode the wild
streets of Oklahoma City.