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Old 01-30-2013, 04:06 AM   #2
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Bath Uk
Oddometer: 2,349
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....
R90s 1070 replica, R90/6, 1958 R50
1971 Commando Fastback
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