Oh... I get it...!
One drunk night in Viet Nam
ya'll guys made a bet with each other and no one was willing to call things off untill ya'd spent thousands upon thousands of dollars, importing $20 worth of worn-out motorcycle parts into the US.
It also appears as if your buddies have finally sobered up, they've reconsidered the whole charade of reassembling these things and are staying home watching the thread instead of helping out!
Whatever... This promises to be one of the best threads of the year
and if you build a cafe out of one of em, they'll probably end up being the next ADV Rider cult bike!
Think of the possibilities!!!