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Old 26th February 2021
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What color is that? I like what I can see, but there's not exactly a ton to see with the black fenders.
It’s Midnight Crimson. It was really overcast when I took that pic. The color has a very, very fine gold metallic in it that really doesn’t show up unless bright light hits it. I love the color, but I do wish it was just a bit lighter to give it some contrast from the fenders.
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Huh, I wouldn’t have expected any gold in that. I was thinking it was a deep red initially, but it almost looks purple too. I like it. I actually like the subtlety of the black fenders here. Sometimes the high contrast 48s with black and some other color just looks cheap.

Anyway, I might have to see if anybody around here has anything in that color to get a better look. I do wish HD would bring their old purple back though. I always liked that color.
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got my XLCH running finally! Long time coming!
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got my XLCH running finally! Long time coming!
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Started last Saturday, but was completed today.
  • Fluids (both holes)
  • New shoes & tubes
  • Front brakes
  • Plugs
  • Had the PO's sketchy spacer setup fixed for the rear wheel
  • Replaced clutch perch
  • Replaced shifter arm
  • New white shift peg from J & P
  • Downtube mounted tool bag from Fox Creek
  • Replaced rear fork (aka Swingarm)
  • Found an indy to work on my 'old bike'

While I did not technically 'do' a lot of this, I did have it done. Looks like the PO had the pulley bolts back out at one time, and the carnage below ensued. Lucky that my guy could find a replacement swingarm.

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Boy! Those types should not be allowed to turn a wrench; at all!
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Took mine for a nice little 100 mile ride around the area.
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Brad, whose working on your bike?
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Dave at Sideshow. 91 and Cactus. I looked at the cat you recommended, but he was too far for it to be practical for me.
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I’m a longtime friend of Dave’s. I thought you were further west or I would have suggested him. Great guy.
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