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Old 01-30-2013, 05:06 AM   #2
chasbmw
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Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Bath Uk
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Yes it's expensive and at the end of the day you will have a bike that costs you more than its worth.........but just think, a new bike loses 20% depreciation the day you take it out of the dealers and a further 10% in the first 12 months.....

I work on my bikes during the January March period, it's my winter therapy, and then I make sure that the bike is ready for spring summer. What I do depends on time finances etc etc, but bit by bit the bikes get changed. My 1070 bike was bought in 1994 and turned from a Bradley used RT to the nice looking R90s replica that goes very well. Don't ask me how much it has cost, but spread over nearly 20 years it has been a darn site cheaper than buying a new bike every 4 or 5 years.

So I would stick with it, get the frame powdercoated this year and replace the frame bearings and wiring loom, that should keep you out of trouble until your riding season starts....
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R90s 1070 replica, R90/6
1971 Commando Fastback
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