...but still bike related. (a bit of a story)
It all started out as a "free to me" bike deal, which I've never passed up...
I was perusing the forums a couple of weeks ago while I sipped coffee and an e-mail alert popped up on my screen; it was a notification from our local CMA chapter that one of the members was giving away a rolling project bike because they were preparing to move to the coast. "First one to call, gets the bike". My phone was sitting right next to my laptop, and I was the first to call.
When I got there, I met George, an 88-year-old "old school" biker that once owned a customs & chrome shop in Santa Barbara, California, used to ride BSAs (we talked at length on that topic), and racked up a bunch (MANY thousands) of miles on his '02 Honda VTX1800 MotorTrike with his very young (she's only 63) wife.
Well, he recently bought a newer '03 model (same bike), and transferred the trike kit over to that bike. He placed the newer, lower miles rear end on the older bike, and loosely bolted on a few of the other parts to make it a nominal roller (he also removed and replaced the raked yokes that make the trike easier to steer).
So, it looked like this when I got it-
(actually, I mounted the handlebars on it so I could roll it into my trailer)
It's a real beast, 1800cc V-twin with 90+HP and 100 ft/lb of torque!
It also came with all of these parts that were supposed to produce a complete bike-
It turned out he was missing a complete set of foot boards and pedal controls, and the seats I was left with were old and re-worked in bodgerly fashion. Not to worry, I immediately found an online forum dedicated to the VTX and got the stuff I needed.
Since he wanted all the best stuff for his trike, and liked the deep valanced fenders from his old bike, I was left with the new shorty fenders in a different color. So, here it is, not yet running but very close. I figure maybe 2 or 3 days sorting out his jumble of wiring, he had extra tail lights, extra running lights, a half dozen horns, simple anti-theft hidden toggle switch, CB radio, and all manner of gee-gaws and farkles on it...