Been a few days since posting here but it hasn't been for lack of everything motorcycle. I've been tweaking the Scrambler to more suit my liking. I started last August with this: After decluttering the bike by removing the passenger pegs, reflectors, annoying caution decals... I added cleated pegs, skid plate, K&N, Corbin seat, a few “other parts” then painted some of the engine parts to match the other silver pieces Yamaha selected to paint. Is that run-on sentence? Anyways, here's how she looks today. One of the “other parts” is this Moto-Fizz tank bag. This is my third Moto-Fizz. I sold the first one, still have the second one and probably keeping this one too. I needed something about twice the thickness of their map-case I've been carrying for years. I had to order it direct from Japan but it was delivered about 6 days after the order was placed. Great piece. Another of the “other parts” are these nifty knurled screws that hold the side covers on. There's a ton of storage under the seat and these are far more accessible than the Phillips-head screws they replaced. I found them by following fellow inmate @ChopperCharles project Scrambler. I ordered these direct from China and they only took 3 1/2 months to get here. However, they're the cheapest, most bang-for the-buck farkle I have purchased for the bike. Thanks Charles! So, I had to adjust the shifter after installing the new pegs but hadn't really had a chance to take her for a decent ride, only around the block. I also wanted to get some miles on the seat to figure out if its a keeper or not. I was able to get in a 25 mile jaunt on Saturday then a thirty-miler tonight. If you've been through Indiana you might not think it's got very many geographical features. That's true, it does not. However, there are those special roads and old places that only locals know the history of. This almost forgotten place is an intersection at Gadbury Road and old 400 South. The background is the approach ramp and foundation for an iron bridge that used to cross Lick Creek right here. The guardrail blocks the creek line but this bridge and another bridge like it four miles from here in Elizabethtown have the same haunting... or had. Both have been replaced by slab bridges and relocated to straighten out the primary back roads. The hauntings were maybe an old wives tale or local folklore but two girls separately hung themselves from this bridge and the one at Elizabethtown. If you stop on the bridge at midnight, shut your vehicle off and honk the horn three times you were supposed to be able to see their ghosts. Of course it never worked but we scared the shit out of a bunch of teenage girls here. There's a memory in the sound of a car crossing slowly over a wood-planked, steel bridge on a moonlit night with Lynard Skynard playing in the 8-track. Look closely you'll see curves and elevation changes. They are here in Indiana if you know where to go. Also note that Indiana is very brown and gray this time of year. There's still chaff in the roadways, especially in the corners, along with ruts at the inside apexes. Its always good to pre-run roads here before you crank it up. I didn't go looking for "MoJo" when I went out tonight but I may have found it. Not in words but, in the bike. The Corbin killed the problems with the OEM seat. I can go all day in this saddle. The rear brake lever needs fab work to fix the foot position problem on the right peg. The bike is top heavy and has no ground clearance. It really is a 90/10 bike. Ninety percent street and ten percent dirt. The only thing that makes it dirt worthy are the looks but, this bike speaks to me. It is the best Sportster I have ever owned. Yep, I just said that. I name all of my bikes, eventually. Hadn't thought of a good one for her but it hit me one night to call her "Scramp". A cross between a Tramp and a Scrambler. Its a parts-bin bike that poses as a scrambler. It really is a street bike in dirty clothes but damn it is fun to ride. I think I will keep her. And the music collection grows on... this is another song by The Steel Woods that hits on the topic of superstitions. Enjoy! Stay Tuned.