|From:||Dave Hennessey||Electronic:||dave -A- toyhouse.org|
|Subject:||RE: RE: 1948 Harley 125||Date:||Fri Dec 23 18:57:40 2011|
Q. Does your bike turn heads as you drive down the street?
Q. Will you win a trophy at the local bike show or county fair?
Q. Does this make you happy?
Q. Is your bike absolutely 100% the way it came off the factory assembly line 63 years ago?
Q. Do you care?
There are very few bikes given 100 points by the AMCA. My 1955 Hummer got close, but didn't quite hit the 100% mark. I guess I could spend many years and hundreds/thousands of dollars to try and get that last 1/4 point, but I don't care - I'm happy with what I've got.
If you're like most of us, you'd like to make your bike as close as possible to original. So you want us to give you a list of the things you should fix. OK, we can give that to you.
But you have to set realistic goals - 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years. If you're on Jay Leno budget, you can get it done in 1 year. The rest of us usually take 5 years to find that really-hard-to-find-part X.
So take our criticism as constructive - we've spent years following the same path you're now starting upon...