You know how you could make this better? If it was in a sheath (spelling?) and you could pull it out while riding and swing it around like Merlin or King Arthur or something. Then, when you need to shift gears (with a little talent) you could "lower your weapon" and downshift... also, the ability to shoot lightning out of the crystal ball would be pretty epic. Needless to say... I know.
Keep riding! Love a bike that wears dents proudly.
The problem with big tires?
I don't know, maybe they pick up everything in the road... maybe?
Random Photography while we wait on the Johnny Lewis toxicology reports ... then it's on!