Funny about the Honda comparison.
Yeah the 80s DOHC bikes are stupid cheap. BUT the SOHC ones are still big money.
I actually started messing with SOHC Cb750s because I couldnt afford a Brit bike, but now I find people pay MORE for a SOHC Honda then a Norton.
Will also argue that a Honda is MORE money to get going after a few decades in a barn!
It does seem that the "market" wants fully restored bikes, or projects.
This is odd to me because most other markets are laughing at restored stuff and WANT original and unrestored.
Few guys have seen the period "upgrade" parts on mine as a real negative. I guess that is a personal thing, to me I was thrilled to find this. I would have started with an original bike and made something like this anyway.
100% agree that members of forums and other clubs want to tinker and "add value".
Like I have said, there are worse things to have in my garage.
Was just shocked how many people were aggressive about how the price should be $3k!
Im down to work with someone, but I have had ZERO reasonable offers.
Only one person came to see/ride the bike. Unsure why he passed.
Maybe I will try and dress it up for an ebay listing in April.
Maybe I will mount that KILLER Cambery wheels I have for it and ride it.
Maybe I will tear it down to make it prettier.
Maybe I will just toss it in the back of the garage for another day.
I think my main ride will be my new Scrambler.
But at the end of the day these Hondas do seem to have more of a market.
People assume they will be "easier" to live with. Also they find it easier to talk about at starbucks, and that is really what matters...