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By Sapphire13 (Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 05:34:55 PM EST) (all tags)
I've been dreaming about my Harley again.


Freaky and I had to leave our Harleys in Maine.  They are in a safe place, but they aren't being ridden.  We were supposed to have a truck for the drive out here.  It didn't end up being fixed in time for our trip out here.  I can't wait to get back to Maine so I can, at least see my bike.  (By the time we get home next year it will probably be too cold to ride.)  It will also be sitting dormant for another season, so it is going to need work to get it back on the road.  Of course, this is why we are in Arizona.  Freaky at MMI. 

He has been asking me to make decisions on what I want him to do to my bike.  What color I want it painted...the type of shocks.  He is trying to talk me into a springer front end.  (Ugh..NO!!)  He also wants me to 'bob' my back fender.  I don't want my bike to look like its stripped down.  I want a solo seat, a bigger gas tank, new pegs and hand-grips, low profile mirrors, new signals and a paint job. I like the frame it has, just lowered would be nice.  I haven't decided on a color yet.  I keep going back and forth in my head.  I need to go pick up some DuPont samples at a local Carquest or something.

I guess, I want to make smaller changes to my bike.  He is going to take it all apart to tweak my engine, so I might as well do some of the other things he wants to do.  I can't ride my bike in the winter in Maine anyway.

Freaky seems to think he is going to teach me to work on bikes too.  I can see myself doing oil changes and things like that, but I don't think I trust myself with electrical or brakes.  He has this idea that he wants to have me build a second bike for myself from the frame up.  (We will see about that.)

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Do you trust yourself, with your life? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 01:52:48 AM EST
That's what it comes down to, when you work on your brakes.

I redid mine on my '75 UJM, replaced the old rubber tubes with stainless, honed out the cylinder, and hoped the old gaskets still hold. So far they do.

I can understand Freaky's desire to build from the ground up, but it will have to wait for me until my kids are older and I get a better shop.


Chopped and dropped with a king/queen seat by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 02:05:24 AM EST
and a sissy bar. That's how to set up an old Harley. That way you can play the part of the Hardcore Biker Dude and your wife/girlfriend can play the part of the Rough 'n' Tough Biker Chick.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

It is my bike. by Sapphire13 (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 10:29:01 AM EST
I'm a gal, I don't think Freaky would want to ride bitch...LOL  (What do you think, M~)

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No, we'll save the riding bitch by a user by any other name (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Oct 18, 2006 at 01:11:24 PM EST
for Rizzo.

BTW: saw the girl close-up.  WTF is he thinking?!?!?

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