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she always looks good when she is wet.. wait, oh, we are talking about bikes? never mind.
 

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How long does it last? Does it get "spotty" looking as it ages before a re-application? Can (did) you use it on your seat?
 

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Be VERY careful about any product that you use on the seat. If you make it any slipperier than it is, you may find it surprisingly dangerous. I thought this would go without saying, but realize some people haven't ridden as many years and made as many unforced errors as I have. You know, like Armor-All-ing your tires, tread and all, plus your seat and grips, 'cause they're shinier that way. How did I survive childhood?
 

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Side covers need to be painted red. It will look much better.
Yellow, remember? But seriously, no. This bike is staying 100% stock. Saves me a ship-load and assures maximum resale. And I will still have had the pleasure of riding it. After all, it rides exactly the same whether "modified" or not! We like to kid ourselves that we're doing the mods "for ourselves" but really we do it because we think it makes the bike look cool and therefore makes us look cool. Once you realise however that no-one gives a tinker's cuss about you or your bike, it sets you free. Free to just ride. Excuse me now, I have to go find my flame-retardant suit...
 

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This bike is staying 100% stock. assures maximum resale. . Once you realise however that no-one gives a tinker's cuss about you or your bike, it sets you free. Free to just ride. Excuse me now, I have to go find my flame-retardant suit...

them there are two opposing set of statements.. buying it to sell it? but nobody gives a ratsass what you ride, so? you aren't free if you give a ratsass about what somebody else thinks - will pay for your "well used" bike. they will pay whatever it is worth to them, regardless.. and who cares as long as you get what you want from it.


Riding a bike is only a small part of all its potential. Most, er Many, ok just Some have found that doing more than just routine maintenance on their machine(s) brought them tremendous joy. Not for the machine, but for themselves. proof that they could do whatever they set their minds to and not give a damshitt about what anybody else thinks. If another appreciates the effort, well that is extra, but not the goal.

I work with a lot of young men in the mechanical trades that don't have / haven't had any good male mentors in their life. I find that besides just teaching them How to fix things, is the bigger picture, They personally have Value and can do and bring Value to the table. Yes it requires coloring outside the box at times. If you have a spark of life in you, you can build a roaring fire. It takes a bit of work, but is well worth it.


so back to bikes. For those that are intimidated about wrenching or changing up their fancy 'spensive sled, I recommend getting a cheap maybe broke bike and just take it all apart and clean it every piece. pay attention and take pictures. put every bolt and nut back in its place as you dissemble so that you always know what bolt-nut goes where. it is slow methodical work. when you get to the bottom, start reassemble and fix anything that can be rea$onably. when your done, and standing back looking at it proud of a job well done, do one more thing. give it to some kid and light a fire under his life. best dam time and money you ever spent.. you will no longer giveashit about what anybody else thinks of your machines or skills. ponchout
 

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Geepers;81245This bike is staying 100% stock. Saves me a ship-load and assures maximum resale. And I will still have had the pleasure of riding it. After all said:
I think that you pouched that when you painted it yellow, or is it a wrap?. :)



We all like to make our bikes our own. Some paint, some farkle, some do other strange stuff. I don't see myself selling my bike for a very long time, so I make it to best suit me. My last bike, I had it for 12 years.
 
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