I bought a project bike in December 2012.
Winter time in Massachusetts.
Great find 2001 Suzuki Savage 3500 miles for $1,100.
A little rough around the edges. Looks to have sat outside a bit.
Having owned at least 13 motorcycles before this one (all makes and models foreign and domestic) I find I enjoy large single cylinder motors ie Kawasaki's 650 and Suzuki's 400.
I'm not much into chrome and cruisers but if you can look beyond the Savages' initial presentation, there is a platform. 650 single, low and easy to work on/modify, and inexpensive.
I've decided to go with a Flat Track inspired theme. Now I'm no Flat Track racer and have never owned one before, so I do mean inspired not replica.
(I am aware of RYCA kits. They're nice, just like doing my own thing)
This bike will be used for riding on paved and dirt roads in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and New Hampshire. Also a trip from MA to MI this summer.
Here is what I have so far.
Step 1 (stock bike)
This is it so far. Still much more to do. I will post more pics progress as it's made.