In BC: not really about ADV bikes . . .

Discussion in 'Canada' started by swellguy, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. swellguy

    swellguy Been here awhile

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  2. Cody1771

    Cody1771 Been here awhile

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    yeah ive been following this. aparantly steve drain HD is going to restore it and send it back to the owner (he is still alive), i wonder how the heck you could even restore that?
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  3. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Sure...sandblast the frame and powdercoat. Then all new parts.:evil
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  4. JayDee24ca

    JayDee24ca Adventurer

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    Would you really want a bike that has been through that ordeal, despite any level of restoration? I think not. Remember all the vehicles that went through the New Orleans flood? I'm thinking valuable vehicles here, not your daily driver type. Did any of them get restored? I doubt it. Once water and salt have been at a vehicle, not ro mention waterborne abrasives, its pretty much toas in spite of any attempt to restore it. If it was me, I'd say No Thanks Hardly Ableson, but if you really want good press, give me a brand new one instead..
    JD
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  5. swellguy

    swellguy Been here awhile

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    Yes there's nothing like getting a flood/Tsunami ravaged custom evo Sporty restored and back to you. Steve is doing it for the press. He doesn't have one mechanic that understands what carb does, let alone do something except bolt on luggage.
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