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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Mr. Chubbs: In for Surgery

I did get a bit of riding in yesterday….down to the local motorcycle parts shop to pick up my pullback risers.  I ordered them last week…I finally decided that I needed to put them on to move my handle bars back a bit.  This is a project I had been thinking about for a bit, but one I didn’t necessarily want to start because of the issue of only wanting to do it once.  If I didn’t like them, I don’t want to take them off.  So it’s not only one of those can’t try before you buy…it’s a disassembling project I’m pretty much not interested in doing.

It is an easier project than my Dyna riding Harley Diva girlfriend is doing…she’s swapping out her bars…

While I was down at the shop, I noticed that the purple leather lever wraps were gone…hmmm..wondering if Biker Betty…who rides a purple Star….got them??   LOL.

My Fatboy is in the garage at the moment…the surgery has begun.  It’s an easy enough project—so I’m not complaining.  I should have it done this afternoon.  I hope so; I have way too much to do the rest of the week!

As I was riding down the road, I noticed—it’s HOT!!  We have been having 90 degree temps so it’s noticeably warm when I stop.  I was at a red light and feeling the heat come off the motor and I’m wondering….how on earth can people ride with shorts on?   I’m thinking the legs would not appreciate all that heat in direct contact with my skin.  It was not really that comfortable with jeans on!  I think that’s an experiment that I’m not going to do.  The burn mark on my shin from oh so many years ago on my leg coming in direct contact with a hot pipe is just a memory scar…and one I’m not interested in replaying.  

Hey, I’m getting old, I need to preserve as much of this body as I can!!

Other than that, not much is going on in the motorcycle world at the moment.  As much as I would love to get out and ride today…I’m a wrenchin’.  If I don’t to it now, I won’t be riding this weekend!!

Keep the Shiny Side Up!

~The Rainbow Wahine


Biker Betty said...

LOL, no it twasn't me that took the purple leather lever wraps (wow, say that 3 times fast!). I am sorry to hear that they are missing. I think it's low when people steal from others!! And didn't you just get them?

Christine said...

Nononono, I meant at the bike shop...they were sold! Wondering if it was you that got them....

I still have mine..they are black and red anyway!

Biker Betty said...

OOHHHHhhh (*blush*). I didn't realize yours were black and red, I thought they were purple, lol. Well, I'm glad nothing got stolen off your bike. Well, in that case, it still wasn't me, lol.