Re: The old bike hobby
How boring would this hobby be if every bike was "restored" to look just like it rolled off the assembly line.
And don't forget.....there is much more to a motorcycles historical legacy than its initial "showroom appearance". Take a '36 Knucklehead for example.... it took a day (or a few) to build at the factory. It sat on the showroom floor for a week before being sold. And then it found me 75 years later. If looking to preserve its "historical legacy", should I forget all of those years in between?
Some bike have far too much character and personality to even consider returning them to a factory appearance.
Is there a difference between "historical legacy" and "engineering legacy from a historical standpoint?" Its original factory engineering is absolute. However, a historical legacy can change from bike to bike.
Last edited by MattWalksler; 03-01-2012 at 10:07 AM.
'38 Knucklehead -- '39 WLDD
'41 ULH -- '53 Panhead
'16 J-model Cutdown (in progress) -- '49 Dual-Carb Panhead (in progress)