So, besides the cost of snow removal (plowing, earthmover service to remove the mountains of snow, guys to shovel my roof (not doing that myself ever again when I nearly fell off) and tank upon tank of oil to keep my 97 YO father-in-law comfortable at 80 degrees all day and night) I've been going crazy buying parts for the bike. Here's what comes to mind ...
Started with Ohlins #6 for the rear (self-installed)
AlloyArt stabilizer - self-installed
Precision Billet floor boards, passenger boards (required machine work to adapt HD mount), air cleaner, mirrors, brake arm, gear shifter and shifter rod - all self-installed
Engraved MadStad windshield (pick-up today)
Powder coating floorboard supports, jiffy stand, bag latches, etc - done
On order or received but not installed:
V&H HO Carbon-Tipped exhaust
V&H Power Duels/quiet baffles, SERT
Performance Machine contrast-cut lower legs and sliders
Ohlins FKC101s for the front (got a great deal on EBAY - brand new in box from MC dealer in CA)
His and hers Screamin' Eagle leather jackets (wife way over-paid for the ones that came up on EBAY but they are beautiful and in like new condition)
Used enclosed fiberglass trailer so I can get the bike to the dealer once it stops snowing and I can get everything else installed that I don't want to screw up!
Holy cow - perhaps I should not have listed all this - it's complete snow madness and I'm sure there are a few other things like a new helmet and other odds and sods!
Point is - I'm looking for crowd funding so I can pay my mortgage - please send your spare hundred dollar bills to me at snowmadesscantstopbuyingmotorcyclestuffformyrg as soon as possible
To somewhat counter-balance my spending I have sold quite a few parts here on RG.org and CVO.org and my wife has been ebaying on my behalf as well.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Now what's your level of snow madness?