I have not ridden my Guzzi for about eight weeks for a couple of reasons. Firstly I dropped it, at standstill, when I didn't get my foot down in time. The clutch perch broke and a new one for a T3 is not something you can get easily. I got one which is the same as that on my V50 but could not get the wiring on the left bar to go through it easily (No holes in the bars) without major work. I therefore decided to fit a Chinese-made switch and sat back to wait for that to arrive. Then, six weeks ago I went into hospital and had the plumbing cleaned out. They did it with a laser and now, like Chuck in Indiana, I once again "pee with velocity." The doc said no riding for six weeks and that's up tomorrow so......
This afternoon is a beautiful fine winter's day here in Hawke's Bay with a temperature of 12C (55F), sunny, dry and without a breath of wind. Over the last two days I have spent some time doing the wiring of the new switch and, apart from forgetting to wire in the tail light (easily fixed), when I had finished everything worked. The switch does not have a flasher function and the idiot lights for the headlight don't work but my Indian doesn't have them either and I don't miss them. While I was about it I also added a small LED light next to the headlight. It is very bright, even in strong sunlight and I hope the usual collection of blind car drivers and pedestrians may be able to see me coming.
I pulled the bike out of the garage and went for a short ride, only about 5 miles, but it felt wonderful and I am, as the subject line suggests, alive again. I can still feel where the laser did it's stuff as I have a small, tender spot somewhere in the middle right where seat and body meet. It is not painful, it's just there. It should diminish in time, I hope.
I have suggested to Chuck that we form a group within this forum fro those of us who have had prostate surgery. I suggested it be called "Velocipedes", Guzzi riders who pee with velocity again. Any takers?