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With the bike falling there are some repairs to make i.e. repainting. I can't match his flames so the guy who did it originally is going to do it- at the end of the season.



I was thinking about it yesterday, I have the luggage rack to modify/ put on and then I'm done. It's just minor things from there on out- get the lowers painted (when the tank is repainted) and put on, figure out how to modify the speaker box/ install on the fairing once it comes in.



Basically I see the end in sight. My bike will be just the way I want it and there are no mechanical issues. Riding isn't a question, I was riding it into work when the tank was being stripped of its paint, etc.....





But what else do you do when you get to the point where you only gotta ride the bike???!?!?!??
 

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Eventually ride it and buy another one in rougher shape.



I'm technically on bike 5 of the cx breed. I still have #1 and I know where 2,3, and 4 are but I cant wait to get started on #5.
 

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I have 2, 3 and 4 in my shed already, though #2 will be sold to recover the outlay on 4 bikes bought as a rough parcel but I doubt one of them will ever be a bike again.



The other two are mine I tell ya!
 

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It's just another way of making it your own. The extent of customizing of my machine was to use red RTV on the cracks of the carb intake boots and my valve cover bolt repair.



My guess is that you won't be able to leave it alone when 'done'. I will anxiously wait and see what will be next.
 

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Unless we get a garage with his/ hers sides (or I get a garage to myself...) the bits n pieces idea isn't gonna fly. I can't even get a second motorcycle- and my argument becomes a moot point because he can already point out that my bike will take up more room than his.... and the other ones my eyes are on are a fury (longest wheelbase Honda has come out with) or a spyder....



IDK, when I started thinking about it yesterday it was almost a sad moment that my bike will be EXACTLY how I'd like it- so no more changes etc
 

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Just worth a mention.As the bike has been dropped I would keep an eye on the battery.One of mine went soon after my bike fell over going across this ford/stream,



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Also I would change the oil and filter.I doubt any debris in the engine got moved around but oil and filters are cheap.



HTH
 

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I picked up another few hobbies to go along with wrenching on my bike. My forced breaks are more do to monetary reasons, being in college and all, but I pass the time by producing tracks and DJing.



I know it hurts to thing about not working on the bike, but until you have something else to work on, and the weather or whatever is keeping you from riding look into other hobbies to do. It makes working on your bike that much better when you actually do it.
 

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I picked up another few hobbies to go along with wrenching on my bike. My forced breaks are more do to monetary reasons, being in college and all, but I pass the time by producing tracks and DJing.



I know it hurts to thing about not working on the bike, but until you have something else to work on, and the weather or whatever is keeping you from riding look into other hobbies to do. It makes working on your bike that much better when you actually do it.


I was talking more along the lines of what do you do bike related once you no longer have to do work on it? I'd tend to go overboard and hook up lights, etc....





I'm a full time psychology major, I work full time, am the photog for the local youth football league and enjoy spending time at the local state parks..... but taking the bike from where it was to where it is took almost a year and the thought of not having any more to do is just kinda..... unsettling.



and for the record, there's NO WAY I have the patience to polish my bike til it's as shiny as RB's
 

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What you need is a bike in boxes. Bring it into the garage one small piece at a time.



One day down the road he'll say "Hey, when did we get a 3rd bike?"



When he asks about it make accusations of him not paying attention to you because you've been working on it for months. He wont argue.
 

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You could find someone else with a bike that needs work and help them fix it up.

You could also take up a hobby that involves travel, such as photography or start a shoe collection and ride your bike to those new places. My wife and I like to go to antique tractor and small engine shows in the summer and we always ride our bikes when the kids aren't with us.

Buy a small trailer and install a hitch, then you can take the bike when you go grocery shopping.
 
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