I'm gong to start to blush if I get any more compliments (damn I have EVERYONE fooled
Yeah Damsel, that phone looked like the one I had back in 1987! I didn't want to make you feel too badly, but I'm pretty sure any free phone on craigslist would get you a better signal (though, as you noted, you might have missed me this time around).
And glad to hear you were listening about that pic - I have a reputation to maintain as a preeminent pic-whore
In all the time we spent together wrenching, you never mentioned that you were on the side of the road that long before I stopped - that is really appalling that other bikers shot past you (and thanks for supporting my contention that I didn't know you were a female or a 'hottie' when I stopped - I'll send that $20 right away
). As for the HUGE comment . . . I know I've put on a little weight over the years, but I think my 6'3" frame carries it well - give a guy a break!
The pic actually doesn't look like your bike as I recall it. To be clear, it is definitely your bike, but the colors don't come through as well - looks too much like orange. Also, I notice you've changed the seat (I was eyeing that ultimate seat you have now). I can't tell if the bags are on in that pic, but I know that passenger peg wasn't there . . . so I guess you've decided against ever having a passenger.
Bevo - what do you think you're doing offering to knock down my $1k fee????
My advice is that the dealer rates are too high, but $95 is the rate at the dealers near me, and $75/hr at the independent shop I like. But I do most of my own stuff, I just notice the price when I stop in to window shop and chat. What are the rates in your area?
Back to Damsel, I hope you come to like the forum, you can really learn a lot. If nothing else, Corsair gives away weekly prizes and an annual paid vacation to his royal estate in Banf for an entire month. I'll put in a good word for you . . . .