Re: Harley big twins? WTF is a "little twin'? (novel)
Oh man. I know how stupid "Sorry you lost nearly all of your possessions" must sound, but I'll say it anyway.
Thing about (say) a Nortoon vs. a 45" is, owning the former will make it easier to think positively about a trans-Sierra road trip, or for that matter about going any significant distance. Then there are further questions of capability (brakes and good handling) and aesthetics (elegance vs. its opposite) and the other question, which is: are you okay with pissing blood and walking funny long before you get old?
None a my business, of course, merely my very subjective two-tenths of a cent worth.