That "One Guy" Who Picks Your Bike Apart
Have you ever entered your vintage Triumph, BSA, or Norton in a motorcycle show?
Have you ever rode your motorcycle down the street to your local store or bar?
If you have done those two things or perhaps more with your bike you have probably ran into that "one guy" that always seems to pick your motorcycle apart.
What do I mean?
There is always that "one guy" who seems to know more about your motorcycle than you do. He is usually quick to pick apart what is correct and what is not correct. Don't you just despise that guy?
My 1970 Triumph Bonneville is in disguise as a 1966 Triumph Bonneville with a grey seat, orange and white paint scheme, and grey face Smiths gauges - just to name a few mods.
Now keep in mind that I am clearly aware of all the changes that I have done to this bike - some are correct and some are not.
"One spectator happens to walk up to the bike..."
One spectator happens to walk up to the bike. He takes a look at my front brake and says "hey you got the wrong front brake on this bike"!
As I stated before I know exactly what I've done to my motorcycle but this person starts to go on a picking spree telling me what is correct and what is not correct on my Triumph Bonneville.
At this time I'm thinking to myself, "you have some nerve"! If I wanted my motorcycle to be scrutinized I would have entered my motorcycle in a show to be judged.
"where is your motorcycle...?"
After hearing the list from the referee I asked this person "where is your motorcycle?" His answer was "it's still in a basket - I'm doing a full restoration on it". - pathetic.
So here we have a person that's picking apart my motorcycle and potentially doesn't even have a motorcycle or it's still in a basket or in his dreams.
If you haven't experienced this trust me at some point in time it's going to happen to you. That "one guy" could be at a motorcycle show, could be down the street, could be your buddy or it could be that "one guy" trolling on the online forums.
Just be aware that this "one guy" is lurking and when he starts to pick your bike apart just ask him this - "where is your bike?". Chances are he probably doesn't have one..
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