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If it were me I wouldn't rush into a mortgage. And since I already have a bike payment I wouldn't buy another bike at the moment. Although I do have my eye on an offroad electric bicycle capable of 100 kph (67 mph). I basically have to much to sort out on the Superlow before I look at other adventures. And at my age I want to ride as much as possible before I am too old or sick to ride.
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I dunno, a garage sounds pretty darn good to me. You can get a Buell more readily than an affordable house with a garage, but it will come to you what's right for you, Crusty. Working on a house has it's own rewards.
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Roast Beef or Cake?


Why is it that when you put cake in an oven, it’s baking but when you put beef in the same oven at the same temperature, it’s called roasting? I’ve been asking myself that question a bit lately. I can’t come up with a good answer though. I guess it’s in the same vein as why baby chickens are called chicks, but baby ducks are not called dicks.

Today, it’s supposed to be sunny with temps close to 70 (20º C). It would be a good day to install both the jet kit and the Ear Cannon. However, I probably won’t do either. Not from laziness, but because I want it done right. I need to replace the choke cable on my bike. It’s an easy job, but it involves removing the carburetor. So does installing the jet & needle kit. Now, to install the horn, I have to get a bracket to mount it on the left side of the bike. My current horn sits between the frame down tubes and is much smaller. The Ear Cannon won’t fit there. Now, coincidentally, the choke cable will fit into the bracket I need to buy. I also need to get a rubber isolator to attach the horn to the bracket and I’m not sure, but I think I’ll need one more piece to get it right. These are all nickel and dime items, but nickels and dimes add up pretty quickly and I’m living on short funds this month. One of my character defects/attributes is that I want it done right and I want it to look right. I hate doing a half assed job. I’ve had too many people tell me how good the Roadster looks; I don’t want to ruin the appearance by doing shoddy work.

Thinking about it, I guess I could do the jet & needle today and live with the choke cable the way it is for now. The horn will definitely be put off until I can afford the rest of the pieces to do it right.

The rain we’ve gotten has made the foliage colors appear. It was looking pretty drab until it started raining; now there are quite a few trees with very vibrant shades of red, gold, orange, yellow, etc. New England at this time of year is spectacular. Maybe, I should jump on the bike and disappear for a day. I wonder if there’s a good burger joint somewhere in the middle of New Hampshire or Vermont?

I just looked at the forecast on Intellicast, and it’s supposed to be nice for the next couple of days. Maybe I should throw the tent and bag on the bike and just do an overnighter. Hmmm; something to think about.
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Me? I would go for the ride. Maybe the horn bracket from a Superlow would work, plus it is rubber mounted.
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Buy the house.... eventually it will become your base of operations.

As for baking vs roasting, aren't the effects of the oven/temperature/time different on baked goods (dough rising and transforming in some ways chemically) than roasted meats (which in essence just cook and become not raw)? Swag.
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Me? I would go for the ride. Maybe the horn bracket from a Superlow would work, plus it is rubber mounted.

I'm pretty sure that the bracket and isolator from an '05 Custom will work. I haven't looked at the bracket from a Superlow, but my bike has the choke cable, and the Superlow probably doesn't since it's injected.

In any event, the forecast is for highs in the 70s (20º+ C), so the ride looks like a good idea. I'll head out tomorrow morning and get back Friday.
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Enjoy the ride if you go Crusty, be safe

P.s. My vote is for the house/garage , so much nicer for working on projects, bike or otherwise.


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Buy the house.... eventually it will become your base of operations.

As for baking vs roasting, aren't the effects of the oven/temperature/time different on baked goods (dough rising and transforming in some ways chemically) than roasted meats (which in essence just cook and become not raw)? Swag.
Roasting is solids, baking is liquid or semi-liquids that become solid.
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