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Hey BKB, I was just making a joke about "sweaty armpits", nothing personal was meant.
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Not wanting to get into the judgemental thing (& I've never had a bike with ape hangers or the like), aren't there issues at times with the wind blast from oncoming trucks?
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SonWon, no offense taken. Hard to insult a man with my huge ego.
Paul, the OSHP are anal about speed. And adding insult to injury is a specialty of theirs. They're like mosquitos. Have the potential to mess up a pleasant day in the country.
BSA Bob, I got more truck cross wind issues with the stock Custom rear wheel, than the tall bars, which are still below shoulder & top of windshield height. When I changed to a 13 spoke Low rear wheel, it eliminated the truck back-wash issue. The large TourMaster sissybar pack (which is also my back rest) however, being up on the pillion, does make cross winds at a stop more noticeable. The windshield also helps a lot with the opposing winds from a semi.
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I like the idea and phrase of Crusty's "Gentleman's Express"!
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I’m living on a tight budget. I have to if I want to get the Plastic paid down. That means that I have to watch what I spend money on and how much I spend.

Let me give you an example; I have things I need to buy just for normal day-to-day life. I need to buy a new pair of slippers, I need a few pairs of new sweatpants and I really should buy a new set of sheets for the bed. At the same time, there are things I want to get for the Roadster. It’s running OK, but I really would like to change the chrome shift lever for a black one and I would also like to put a black headlight mount on and replace the polished aluminum mount that’s there. And to make things a little more interesting, I’d like to get a POR-15 gas tank prep and sealer kit for the Custom tank I got for the next Roadster.

I’ll probably compromise with what I get. Since I don’t go out in my sweatpants, I could probably wear them another month. I really do have to get new slippers; the soles are breaking up and pieces have fallen off. I’m pretty sure I should get the sheets because there are separations in the material happening – they’re pulling apart. Between the slippers and the sheets, that takes care of most of my “Disposable” income.

But there’s a brand new black shifter on fleaBay that’s made of the finest Chinesium for twenty five bucks with free shipping. And a brand new black eyebrow, also made of Chinesium for twenty one bucks and change. The POR 15 kit can be had for under forty two bucks and no tax from one place.

Now, the tank sealer kit will be put off. I’ll probably go with the shifter and wait on the headlight mount. At least, that’s the way it looks right now. Then again, the mount is cheaper than the shifter by about three bucks and a quarter. But the shifter is one state over while the mount is in Wayne’s Shoe, China (or someplace near there). Ahhh… Shifter now and eyebrow later; if either gets bought this month.

Either way, the Roadster will continue to look prettier as the miles keep adding up and the house will also improve as time passes. Sometimes, it helps to write this stuff down. It puts everything into perspective and allows me to set priorities.

Next month, I’ll have a couple of bucks more to Dispose of. Or maybe not. I don’t know how much yesterday’s doctor visit is going to come to. Well; I’ll get it all sorted as time goes by. And it gives me something to think and plan about. That’s a Good Thing.

So; new slippers and a shifter. That’ll do for now.
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John, don't buy a black shifter just yet, I may have one in my secret stash. Give me a day or two to look, if I have one it's yours.

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