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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by G 981, Dec 3, 2018.
Nice finish. Loved the whole thread and looking forward to the new thread.
That is one beautiful motorcycle and the new owner is a very lucky guy!
And how cool to have S/N 007.
Yes please keep us posted on the blue bike. It's a gorgeous bike as well.
2018-03-14 09.20.06 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr
2019-10-17 14.02.57 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr
Ok, I'll start another thread on the blue bike, project Phoenix.
Kinda as a cherry on the top, you could publish the professionally taken photos of this beauty on this topic... just sayin... Ü
Weather stopped play on the professional photos this week, rescheduled for next week now.
She sailed through MOT inspection today.
And I also shined her up.
Next step is sending the paperwork and dinero to DVLA to get it UK registered.
2019-10-18 14.22.52 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr
2019-10-18 14.22.58 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr
And finished, enjoying the last of the summer sun here.
All snagged off, awaiting collection next week.
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As per original version.
74607777_2828585554034475_3064985866125443072_n by Grant Duguid, on Flickr
Even the tyres look like the same pattern, nice detail!
If I may........
why do the rotors and rotor centers appear rusty?
It's a brown protective coating.
They are brand new discs and the vendor said they were made as per original spec.
2019-01-21 13.04.54 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr
thanks for that, in that picture i can clearly see its not rusty, i figured you wouldn't leave them rusty given the quality of work on the rest of the bike.
in my world (automotive repair) most of the anti corrosion/protective coatings are silver in color.
Agreed, no idea why they are brown.
Took her for a brief ride up the lane this morning, all is well and she is completed now.
Just the paperwork to do and hand it over at the weekend.
I initially wanted to keep her to complement my gold bike (also in shot) as I wanted a completely standard one to go with my heavily modified one.
But the economics are that she had to be sold.
Oh well, project Phoenix awaits me.
2019-10-21 10.41.11 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr
You don't have to say what you charge, but what is a solid restoration like this worth?
Bear in mind Laverdas are more popular over here and command higher prices.
Depends what I have to start with, how far the owner wants to go and how many, if any, upgrades along the way.
Usually cost is not a major issue, as owners tend to be 'of an age' (enough disposable income) and fall into 3 categories:
- owned from new
- had one, let it go, want another one
- always wanted one but couldn't afford it back then
It would be easy to drop £10,000 UK on a standard restoration, more if you want to change ignition, carbs, brakes, suspension, wheels.
That standard resto would include rebuilt crank, rebore/pistons, full head refurb, vapour blasting, ultrasonic cleaning, polishing, all new paint, chrome, zinc, bearings, chains, tyres, brake parts, instruments, carbs overhauled, re-covered seat and so on.
Finished value could be £18,000 or more.
I have sold a few around that price.
Definitely some money in that then! Especially in pounds versus dollars or Euros!
To be fair it's quite model dependent.
For triples the top banana is the orange/silver Jota, then a Slater Jota, then a 3C.
The later 120 degree crank models as yet don't attain such prices.
For the 750s the SFC 750 is north of £45,000 and climbing.
Another way to look at it is you pay modern bike prices for a brand new hand built classic.
In 2 years time your modern bike is worth say 50% of what you paid and the classic is at worst worth what you paid for it.
It's still a 140mph bike, which in the real world is adequate.
And in my view it has more soul, presence and connection than modern bikes I have owned or ridden. And the sound.