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Am near sighted. Wear my glasses when I go outside and/or to see far away ie drive. Currently have glasses with flip down sunglasses for driving and basically seeing outdoors. I take them off indoors and to read. Said they could change my eyes by putting the prescription in the replacement lenses for the cadillac surgery. Said I could change my eyes so I could se fine at distance that I use my glasses for now, and would need glasses to read.
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:14 AM
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My wife had lens replacement surgery. She did not have cataracts so it was all out of pocket expense. She only puts on glasses to see very small stuff. She can read her iPad and see distance things fine.

It was expensive but she was able to dump her contacts and loves being able to see.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:33 AM
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I would rather need them to read, but so far i get by without when wearing my contacts. I hate glasses so take that into account. Glasses get in the way of sports and they get full of crap when working on the cars and I can't see as fine with glasses as well as contacts.

Since you already wear them for driving and such, I would think you would be happier that way.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:44 AM
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Fixed it for you.

Joe, nice bike. They aren't terrible loud with stock or close to stock performance (Screaming Eagle) pipes. Some guys have pipes on them that make them blat like a sheep that just met a Viking. Yours looks classic.

I had beans once. The cafeteria monitor made me eat them when I was in 8th grade. 5 minutes later they were all over the cafeteria floor. She never made me eat them again.

Jim, have fun in Spain.
Akropovic makes a set of pipes for the Sporty that sound insane....like a hybrid between a HD and a Duc.

The pipes that are on there now aren't ridiculous, but they are pretty loud.
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As long as it doesn't sound like a 1972 Chevy with a 125hpp 454, 4" pipes with a cam with bad lobes and retarded timing and missing on 3 cylinders.

My cousin has a 1200 making 140 at the wheel. It isn't horribly loud. It is like an old muscle car. Great fun in a straight line up to 100mph. I think he spent more on the engine than he did on the bike itself.
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Spending more on the engine than on the bike won't be hard. After selling off the aftermarket seat that came with it, I'm in it $200 under KBB trade in.
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His was new. You got a great deal. They are a great cruiser. We will get worried if you start wearing a spangled wide collar suit though.
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So, when are you getting the arseless chaps?
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Good Tuesday morning. It ain't Monday no more day.

All chaps are arseless. He will need to work on the mustache and get some chains.



It is just not the image I see for him in my mind's eye.
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Well. Good Morning to you all.

Gots to be a Macho man?...not that there's anything wrong with that.



As long as you get what I would consider a must-have accessories to go with it!
Wouldn't care if she wore chaps or not.
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Richard, those are very expensive accessories. They always seem to want to buy more clothes and jewelry and ather expensive crap that sucks up the budget for the important toys.
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Morning all. Accessories like that can't be insured against gravity and old age either.
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Aye but they can be repaired and replaced.
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Better not let the better half hear that. You can also be repaired and replaced.
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We got pretty heavy snow overnight. I almost broke out the snowthrower but shoveled it instead. I need the exercise anyway so I helped the neighbor clean her driveway as well.
Looks like we are going to get some low temps later this week.

Good Tuesday all!
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It's snowing here.
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Run out side naked, turn around 6 times shouting "I hate this $HIT" I'm betting it will not stop but the neighbors might feel better about it.
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We had a little snow. 10* and blowing like mad.

On the accessory, she looks lighter than a ruck sack anyway.
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Am near sighted. Wear my glasses when I go outside and/or to see far away ie drive. Currently have glasses with flip down sunglasses for driving and basically seeing outdoors. I take them off indoors and to read. Said they could change my eyes by putting the prescription in the replacement lenses for the cadillac surgery. Said I could change my eyes so I could se fine at distance that I use my glasses for now, and would need glasses to read.
I am similarly nearsighted and only had my dominant eye fixed for distance and left my other nearsighted one alone (commonly called monovision) and my brain automatically makes adjustments between the two. I can drive, shoot, etc. normally and still read and see the computer, car gauges...and I need no glasses.
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