So… Times change, People change, The Earth cools, the Universe Expands, and I change my plans.
The Wagon sold, I didnt think that would ever happen, but then I didnt think the ’51 would ever go either.
But you can’t cling on to everything, right? Only so much time to enjoy these toys, and an old house, and old trailer, an old car, a sports car, and 6 motorcycles all take time to keep up, which, especially in Michigan, cuts into the time We have to enjoy the toys! Funny how it took me over 50 years to do that math.
Anyway, we are down to 5 bikes now, The CL450 that I restored was the fist to go.
I dont miss that one much, I pretty much finished it and sold it. I didn’t have much emotionally invested.
Now Beth Is talking about selling her 1968 Honda CL175 “sloper” a uper rare 1 year only bike. We bought it to use while camping, but with the truck being SO tall, its just too much of a pain to load. So she is looking for a good clean Honda Trail 70 or Trail 90 to replace it.
Next up, the 1991 Harley FLSTC Heritage Softail. I bought it as a base for Marcel to do the full MOTONISTO treatment on. http://www.motonisto.com/ But then I git it home, and the 6 Month only paint grew on me, and it was in such good shape I decided to go my own way with it. ANd so, as per my usual, I did everything I could think of to make ir dependable, including a lot that probably didn’t need to be done! New front and rear braided brake lines with black covers, new front and rear brake rotors, new front and rear brake pads, new tank emblems, new heated grips, new front forks complete, new hard bags leather covered with quick releases and World’s Fair emblems. New spark plugs. New Powerlet power adapter, new connector for heated gear, new running light bulbs, New Beck speedometer, new chrome dashboard and bulb assembly, new speedometer clutch and throttle cables, new from solo seat and chrome cover, new paughco 2 into 1 exhaust, new BSA gold star muffler, new Harley ignition switch, new battery, new remote starter switch. Removable windshield. Fresh engine oil, transmission and primary change. Its fun, now I totally get why people love these bikes, But, I need to thin the herd.
Then there is the Beast, Das Bike Projekt, Black Max, The BuzzBomb… 1966 R69s, 1973 R75/5 engine, Seibenrock 1050CC big bore kit. Sig Erson racing cam, 5 years of my life, the most comprehensive Motorcycle project I have ever done, the most expensive, AND the best looking, can a part with it now? is it time? …
We shall see what spring brings!