- Feb 22, 2007
wrench said:And Coco, keep us informed when your motor comes back and you have the bike back together. You are building a first-class machine and doing it right at every turn from what I've read.
Coco said:The MKIII is coming along. CNW still has the motor so I've given up on having it ready for this summer. The hydraulic clutch mod seems to be taking a while for the parts to arive. It's almost August and our riding season stops at the end of October up here. I don't think I can get it together by September when my motor shows up sometime in August. I figure by November it should be good to go. Just in time for the snow! I'll just sit on the bike and make some "vroom" "vroom" noises.
I see those rub's up here buying Road King's for $40,000 including all the billet crap they swap out, so what is so crazy about a $39,000 custom Commando?
wrench said:And dead on, so many folks have no problem spending $40,000 for a chromed-up ill-handling Harley (more for a custom chopper). If you have that kind of cash to burn, why not at least buy a proper bike? ;-o
Jeandr said:wrench said:And dead on, so many folks have no problem spending $40,000 for a chromed-up ill-handling Harley (more for a custom chopper). If you have that kind of cash to burn, why not at least buy a proper bike? ;-o
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones...
A Commando is fine as a bike, it looks like one and performs like one, but don't expect one to be any better than the latest offerings from Japan, Europe or even a Buell. Time marches on and time is very hard on machinery.
Throwing money at a Commando will not make it into a modern bike just like Kenny Dreer proved with his adventure.
I hate to sound negative but I think old bikes should be seen with different eyes, the money spent on getting one to your liking is done in the exact same way a chopper rider does to get his bike to his liking. If it's to parade a few miles each year or to just sit and watch it from different angles or ride it like it was meant to be, the result to me is the same, money well spent.
It's unfortunate, but some have more to spend than others so they do things we think are stupid like buying a muffler clamp for $700 or drinking an expensive bottle of wine, port or scotch.