Help Me Pick My Next Project Motorcycle.

I'm always down to listen to bad advice or have people try and talk me into a terrible idea. I am on the hunt for another project, what should it be?

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Everything in the garage is currently running, insured, inspected, plated, serviced and ready to go. There is no fun in that, so I am on the look out for something new to add to the garage. I tend to always gravitate to a project. I very much enjoy wrenching, and have found that if I start with the right project that my sweet equity pays dividends when I move it on to another owner.

Currently there is a Ducati Monster S4, Ducati Supersport 1000DS, Bimota SB6R and a Honda CL125 in the garage. I used to only mess with 70s Hondas, but got priced out of that market, then I moved on to Nortons, before 80s Hondas and finally to some RadEra stuff. My tastes are wide ranging. I view motorcycles as an experience. I do tend to like things that are slightly odd ball.

Some of you might have followed along with the Ducati 1000SS project. Tried to document each step along the way. That leaned more to the service end, rather then a real project.

Basic ground rules. Under $10,000 USD. Must be interesting in some way. Needs to have a strong value proposition. Can not be something I have owned before.

What would you guys like to see, and why?

Here are a couple of things I am thinking about.

RC30/45 Hondas are hot right now. But many forget about the RC51. Built to kick Ducati's butt. Find an unloved one and bring it back to glory

RC30/45 Hondas are hot right now. But many forget about the RC51. Built to kick Ducati's butt. Find an unloved one and bring it back to glory

A RadEra Bimota. Something rare and interesting.

A RadEra Bimota. Something rare and interesting.

I have never owned a dirt bike. Not really a BMW guy, but the 450 always sounded like an interesting bike.

I have never owned a dirt bike. Not really a BMW guy, but the 450 always sounded like an interesting bike.

Curve-ball, This chopper is in my basement and has been for a couple of years. I always find an excuse not to work on it. Needs a LOT of little things. Maybe I should just focus on this.

Curve-ball, This chopper is in my basement and has been for a couple of years. I always find an excuse not to work on it. Needs a LOT of little things. Maybe I should just focus on this.

Thought about a KTM RC8, EBR bike, a Motus, and a few other strange motorcycles with interesting stories.

What projects or bikes have you been lusting after? Have a good suggestion for me?

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Comments (15)

  • I am happy for you. If you have those bikes in your garage, and do not need to sell one or 2 to off set costs. Then you are in a much better state than I.

    Is your plan ultimately to keep 1 or two? And sell the rest? Have you tested the water for interested buyers?

    I only ask because I know the ultimatum that will come from your wife/girlfriend. It happens when accumulation becomes apparent. The state of the world economy is going to be cautious for quite some time.

    I’m not trying to dictate how you should proceed, but I got burned by the 2008 collapse, I. Didn’t lose my ass, but didn’t make any profit either 😤

      16 days ago
    • After that windbag answer, I ‘m gonna have to think about it. Are you thinking ground-up?

        16 days ago
    • I do not need to sell anything to bring something new home. Really only sell when I get bored of a particular bike. I tend to hunt for a good deal on what ever example I have, so when I do sell I do not take a hit either. Right now I think is a great time...

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        16 days ago
  • A car. According to Jeremy Clarkson

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