I was working in Houston, TX. I was managing a bar and was bored in general with my life and I wanted another Harley. So I sold my car, and started building. I bought an old Yamaha 1100 so I could get around town and started to gather parts in my living room. Early on I decided that the bike had a name and it was Rita. That is a long story and not a very interesting one but Rita occupied my mind and heart for a lot of years. She evolved a bit over time and suffered mostly because I was the chief mechanic but she was a great bike.
This was the final configuration. 3″ belt, jockey shift, 21″ front tire. I had to sell Rita to finance a move to NYC which in the end was the right thing to do and one of the best decisions I have every made. I met my wife in NYC and it was there that I met my first Italian Sportbike