Onder wrote:It is good to know that others are as stupid as I was....
o0norton0o wrote:Paint it Black wrote:in no way does it look like it's financially worth it to fix it up, but it looks like that's exactly what I'm going to do.
I like you already...
Danno wrote:Amazingly, it costs about the same to completely refurb almost any year Commando. If yours is all there, and the numbers match, it will be worth more to put it back as original and keep the mods to internal updates that don't detract from the originality but make the machine better invisibly. That is what I plan to do with the '73 I just obtained. I have a '71 with lots of changes, '75 running gear and quite a few non-stock, non-original parts added, some of which I made myself. A matching numbers '71 is probably worth more on the open collector market even though I consider mine much better as a rider. Just my opinion.
Fast Eddie wrote:Good on yer!
Strangely enough, you might not be so hard done by as you might imagine. The thing is, rusty spokes and rims cost X to replace... And totally rusted out ones cost the same. A seized and totally shot bore, costs X for a rebore and new pistons... the same as one that only just outside its limits. Etc.
What I'm trying to say, as was eluded to be a previous poster, is that within certain limits, the costs are kinda fixed.
He real losers are those who spend good money on a good bike and THEN proceed to strip it and execute an OCD rebuild... Like I did!
I'd say that the condition of your bike will cost you more time though, and patience, and skinned knuckles!
Don't get me wrong though, you're still gonna need deep pockets!
Please learn how to post pics and keep us posted on the progress.
BTW... What colour are you gonna paint it...?!
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