That is a fine looking ride bro!!! And yes, you are correct, a complete restoration like this is a MAJOR undertaking and takes a LOT of money, patience, and TIME. I have bought a couple of them where someone had stripped them down like this only to realize that it was WAY more of a task than they ever thought it would be, and then they gave up and sold it to me for peanuts.
The only oddy I have that much time invested in is my black one. It ABSOLUTELY drove me crazy. I will probably NEVER put myself through that again. Besides, with the kids riding every weekend and having a bunch of them like I do, there is always something to be replaced or repaired. LOL! Just keeping all mine running and functioning while I try to put my others back together keeps me busy enough.
Congrats tho on an awesome ride!!!!!
Thanks, Whammo! Best of luck with the rebuilds and always remember to teach the kids to use their helmets. SAFETY FIRST! I have a long story about this that almost ended in my death back on August 3rd, so I can now speak firsthand about the subject. I am and have always been a safety freak (another long story), but it only takes that ONE SINGLE TIME that you're not wearing your helmet and that's when Mr. Murphy (of Murphy's Law
) shows up and turns a freak accident into a near death experience.