You're looking good - the low purchase price makes it justified
If you end up with a fully sorted bike it will be worth it .......
So I made a big mistake adding up all the parts I have purchased...including the price of the bike and the inspection that will be needed when the bike is complete and wondering if it is really worth it. Need some reassurance that I am doing the right thing rebuilding/restoring a 1998 TDub That I paid $350CAD with 3800kms on the clock.
List of purchases and work that I have completed:
TW34 and SR241 new tires - installed and balanced
new front/rear bearings - installed myself
fork seals and dust covers - installed myself
new front/rear spockets
seat purchased from this site
right footpeg bracket from this site
7" round headlight bucket - still need a lens and bulb
new throttle cables
new hand leavers
new throttle tube
new hand grips
steering stem bearings - installed by me
Used crf125 ( I think) handlebars
XT350 tank - TW's is dented and rusty
need fuel cap
new LED signal lights
New aftermarket Speedo
New left/right side cover gaskets
o-rings for neutral/shifter
new oil filter
That is all I can remember off the top of my head.
I know I shouldn't even be second guessing myself because it's too late to do so but just looking for reassurance that it is worth it.
As long as you stay under the cost of a new one, I would say that you did good because you now have a well revived machine that is already set up the way that you want it
2007 Yamaha XT225
2003 Yamaha Banshee 350
2003 Polaris Sportsman 500
1985 Honda 350X
1969 Honda CT90
Still a few things that I would like to get done. Would like to paint the frame as it has been sitting outside for a while, sprayed the handlebars with VHT wrinkle paint, thinking of doing front/rear footpegs the same as well as the kickstand. Rear fender is all gouged with a small crack, doing some research on how to fill in the gouges andCrack in front boot I have also been doing some research on on how to fix. I found Daystar 58 boots for 22CAD which isn't all that bad. Was thinking of getting a FIG (F'n Instrument Guy) at my old place of work to try and bend me up a rack made of stainless tubing for a bottle of Canadian Club or maybe find one at a motorsport wrecking yard that I could possibly get to work.
Still a lot of work to be done to get it in riding shape for the Spring/Summer but appreciate the feedback that I am doing the right thing on bringing this beast back to life.
If you are having fun with it, that's worth a lot.
2013 Yamaha TW200
1996 Yamaha TW200
1995 Kawasaki KLR650
2002 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 with sidecar
Besides winding up with a great bike you can ride, think of all the fun you're having now!
I am having fun rebuilding it, don't get me wrong, just thinking with the money I'm spending I could have bought a newer one that didn't need an inspection. I am just hoping it passes. Thanks again guys. I guess there is no turning back now eh?
That picture was taken just before I loaded it into my truck.
Is that the bike you are riding now or a parts bike?