Motorcycles Are Expensive

Every bike I've had pretty much started out like this.  A box of stuff, missing about everything.  Many of you have done the same thing . . . My first bike was wrecked with broken cases.  The next one was all apart, but mostly original H-D parts.  From there on out, they were all in piles, or missing about everything 'cept the vital pieces.  Above is the '54 Panhead.  You sure learn a lot when you do it this way.  Much more than a guy realizes . . . I could probably afford a complete bike now - but why start ?

4 comments:

Richard Ostrander said...

Not everyone can save history. Some have the calling. How rewarding that can be and special.

Noot said...

Very true. I'm saving history for myself...and whatever comes after me is anyone's guess. Most of these bikes will probably end up parked. It takes a lot of time to keep 'em all going for sure. I'm waitin' for some knucklehead parts to pop up - the stuff nobody wants - but it's not happening anytime soon I see....I don't know why I even want to build one - that or maybe an Aermacchi Sprint CR dirt tracker???
A 250cc might be more my speed soon? Good to hear from ya...-Noot

jbfrmca said...

mr noot i have a what i believe to be a 67 or 68 250 sprint. kind of a rolling basket. just want 300 for it. i'm in california.

Unknown said...

hey noot !
it's lyle , the guy with the 39' knuckle . ( polecats brother-inlaw ) i don't now anything about this blogging thing , but just wanted to say hi and get in on the talk in here .