another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Friday, 19 November 2010

my new e-bay purchase turned up today, cagiva mito evo rear caliper and master cylinder for fifteen quid,quality bit of brembo tackle, new pads, some stainless hardware and de-anodising and we will be good to go, it's the same set up that i use on the racer so i know it work's, it's either spending very little money and a bit of time tidying this up or going to the local harley davidson [t.m], lifestyle, [t.m] boutique and parting with several hundred pounds for a shiny piece of tat off the accesorised  [t.m] display, i love my sporty, it's a good bike, i like riding it hard but i'm not blind to it's shortcomings, it still has that raw edge to it that has been ironed out on the jap superbikes, don't get me wrong, i like riding them, the lad's at work have them and i get to ride most of them, they are technically brilliant, but, somehow too clinical, harley's on the otherhand are probably the most over-rated motorcycle in the world, don't believe the hype, they are heavy, slow and overpriced for an air-cooled, pushrod twin, if you buy one chop it up, fuck the resale value, mix and match parts to make it your own and don't get sucked in to the whole lifestyle thing, remember, shop shirt's, goaties, chap's and village people moustache's might look good on dog the bounty hunter but if you wear them in england you are going to end up looking a cock, your rocker c ain't ever going to look as cool as an ironhead sporty or a shovelhead so, my advice would be, throw that novelty german helmet in the bin and spend your money on a decent set of spanners, sucker........................

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