I do agree with this sentiment. Those old bikes are not an endless resource. Here's where i draw the line, and I have said so on the cb750c and bobberforums: if the bike is essentially in good condition it needs to be restored not transformed. There have been a couple of examples that I thought it was a true shame to see them cut, and I said so. On the otherhand, if the bike is a basket case beyond restoration, then I do not see a problem. The latter is what I look for.
My biggest complaint beyond the initial condition question is seeing the same old copy cat crap that people are doing, boring, and the end result adds literally nothing. My last *****in' points with people starting these projects is that they either don't finish at all, or the final product is just crap, no finesse, no skills, no vision.
OK, I gotta give this soapbox back to the guy I borrowed it from.
Without a single violent blow, political correctness destroyed us.
Still, though, on classic, truly collector's bikes, I can see the distaste for seeing them chopped up and modified. One bike that comes to mind that I think should be restored even if it is a basket case is the Kawasaki H2A.
Another example of classic bikes getting butchered that bugs me are the classic Harleys that are converted into choppers. It just makes no sense to me why anyone would take and do that to a classic Harley - I would think it would detract from the intrinsic value of the motorcycle, let alone the collector's value of the bike.
Guess it's all a matter of personal taste.
Heck yeah! That's what I'm talkin 'bout!
I would love to have a Kawi H2, it's on my list of dream bikes. Maybe one day...
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Shoulda picked a different example. I love the result, but the guy chopped up a nice CBX to do it!
I love the way they sound ! Like the Ferrari of motorcycles !
Man, that CBX has a primordial scream that elicits feelings of fear and intimidation in all who might challenge it!
I would like one of these too, lmao !
Not bad for a turbo Kawi!
Ah, the 'Busa. The pinnacle of motorcycling thus far and the bike that inspired the ZX-14.
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