So I return this morning... he's filling the rear tire (new) saying 'it was flat' - uh, a little concern, yes.
Then as he wheels it to the door, he says 'oh, you will need steering head bearings too' - not really winning over a friend/customer here, Marcello.
He share's his troubles with me, that the building he's in is condemned, and he's got to move - and his rent will go up, blah blah blah...
I hop on the Radian and hustle to D's to attempt router exorcism - odd how the bike wants to idle at 4,500 RPM - kinda loud. I ring Marcello when I get to d's - hey S&S - and Marcello says it's the idle knob, under the tank - they set it high for sync'ing the carbs...
Now - the flat tire, the lack of a fixed front brake lever, the 'high' idle - what the fuck. I want to be happy - really. Got my toy back, I'm in the mood to enjoy. Should I freak out that the bike didn't get a test ride by the mechanic who 'fixed' it? Should I be pissed that my original budget was blown by $200? My bad in that I mentioned it up front, after the carb rebuild; got a tune up, which made sense, apparently the chain was a goner, and though I had hoped for fresh tires, I only got one. What the fuck.
Well, there's no doubt I'm happy - guess a chance to be in control will do that to a young man. Have to give a stout shoutout to the fieldsheer Mach 3 meshy I was chilling in - anything beyond stopped and I was comfy - wow!
You can't see the smile, but it's there!
my red radian returns!
a bite of lunch, and perhaps - just perhaps - a run up Rt. 2. Maybe.