Recently I've noticed that my bike has caused me to become manic depressive.
When it breaks, I plunge into a black depression. When it's running again, I'm so happy I'm intolerable. And once it's been running for a while, I mellow out a bit and feel normal (when I'm not riding. While riding I'm manic again.). Then something breaks and the cycle starts again.
Right now, my bike is running fine and I'm very enthusiastic about it.
I don't think that this condition is unique to me. I wonder how long it will take until motorcyclist-manic-depression becomes a recognized disorder...
Aw hell, I doubt any real motorcyclist would want to miss a minute of it. I think most riders know that the wrenching is half of the fun.