Well winter is here and I don't need another project so why do I cruise Craigslist regularly ? Last year I did this https://advrider.com/f/threads/another-red-ascot-1983-vt500-restoration.1276515/ and this year I had no plans until a Craigslist ad for the Triumph grabbed my attention. One of my previous bikes was a 1998 Triumph Tiger with the same 885cc carb'd triple so I was familiar with the idiosyncracies of this vintage of Triumphs and enjoyed the triple in the Tiger. Most of the projects on Craigslist are too hacked up, not a desirable bike, are priced ridiculously or all three this one was listed at a reasonable price so I went to have a look see. I was told it needed a sprag clutch and the right side upper fairing is damaged the bike was buried in a corner of the garage, had not run in about 4 years and was partially disassembled. From what I could see it was in decent shape, stored indoors, all the major parts were accounted for and no issues with the DMV paperwork so I figured I would low ball the offer and if it was rejected I would walk away, he accepted and I loaded everything up for $500 cdn. In my juristiction 25 year old bikes in good condition are eligible for collector plates which reduce the insurance costs significantly so in 2020 I'm good to go. 15 year old bikes are also eligible if the production run worldwide is 1500 or less so I emailed Triumph and got a response within 24 hrs, 1585 1995 Sprint 900's were produced worldwide. I called the collector dept with some questions and mentioned the production numbers and the guy says "I like to be reasonable and use common sense I would not deny your application because of an extra 85 units" I almost fell of my chair a gov't employee saying stuff like that ! On to the pics. This is what it's supposed to look like. This is what came home in the trailer. This is after putting some tupperware on to see how it looks. Next step is to get everything cleaned up then start on the sprag clutch repair.