A belated 'welcome' to the forum.
Well done on the bike. And I'm with you on your comment about sinking money into extras. Someone stop me...
Thanks Roy! I must confess however, I've reconsidered my prior opinion regarding sinking money into mods and I have since withdrawn and discard my prior rationale.
Gentlemen, we are bobber owners. There is nothing practical about these machines. The fuel tank is laughable in its range, the ride quality with OEM shocks necessitates dental insurance, they are expensive relative to other motorcycles of equivalent or even superior performance. Purchasing one requires the abandonment of conventional, established societal logical norms.
They are beautiful, artful, and emotional. That fat rear tire, those obscenely designed carburetor-looking throttle bodies, the whine of the engine's harmonious centrifugal forces, spinning with fluid smoothness under that precision engineered parallel twin as underpowered as it might be.
I implore everyone on this forum to embrace that which you fight to resist. Resisting an urge and faltering however so minor paves the way for guilt, for cognitive dissonance. Gentlemen, by what right should guilt be allowed to manifest itself in regards to an irrational impulse? That in itself is irrational, and ought to be categorically prohibited.
Max out your credit card, dig into your savings accounts, sell that junk in your garage if you must, but do what you have to do in order to bring to life the bobber you dream of, the bobber you ought to have. You owe it to yourself, and the only appropriate feeling with each step you take should be that of satisfaction, gratification, and accomplishment.
On another note, I'm looking for a vendor who can supply me 24 square yards of gold leaf for a reasonable price and a Chinese person with experience. Immigration status isn't a concern, but prior gold leaf experience is required. Food and lodging will be provided and I'll return him/her once my project is completed.