I used to read restoration blogs that spanned years and thought to myself, "how can someone take so long to rebuild a bike?". I didn't think I'd be here, seven years in, without a finished product. Hell, I thought I'd be riding the thing after the first 12 months and have sold it to start something else!
Well, here I am, years!! past my "hoped for" completion date, still no finished bike, no progress made in a couple years, the bike a thorn in my side and taking space I could use for other things.
The weather here is starting to get cool enough to work in the garage and I need to get this project out of my life. The goal now, different from when I started, is simply to get the bike running and road-worthy, leaving it to someone else to provide the finishing touches to complete the restoration.
Hopefully, there isn't that much left to do. The engine work is done - provided it will start and run without discovering something internal that still needs attention. I need to finish building my wiring harness, add hoses for fuel and oil, add said liquids, then try to start it. If it actually starts and runs I'm golden, almost. I still need to get a seat.
I hope my next post will be soon, show great progress, and a couple photos. Photos are always fun.