I'm pretty sure there is probably another thread along these lines, but, what the hey, it's always fun to remember past glory and dispair.
Ok then, I'll start with the most embarrasing first, a, '84 XLX Harley Sportster, bought from a friend with a blown gearbox bearing and broken primary belt in run down condition for $1000.
Spent $1500 getting it running well and a cosmetic tart up, and sold for $7500, complete with home made drag pipes and rattle can paint job.
I rode it for all of 400km before deciding that I just couldn't do the Harley thing, the bloke who bought it thought it was brilliant.
and, actually one of my favorites, an '81 XS650 Yamaha special, converted to a cafe racer (still under construction here), Suzuki GSX450 tank, Ducati 900SS replica seat and home made rear sets & pipes (didn't grind the welds down on this one).
The new owner bought it in 2005, lives two streets from me, still has it, and still rides it at every opportunity.
This is my current road bike, a SV1000S bought new in 2005, now with 35,000kms, and I'm not even entertaining selling it cause I just love riding it so much
And, of course, the FZR
I've got some photo's of my old T500, GS1000S and TS125 somewhere and I'll upload them when I can dig them out and scan them
“I venture not to cross that finish line in a neat, tidy well ordered bundle, but to slide across it sideways in a shower of spark’s, leaking oil, hissing steam shouting ..Geronimo !!!!! “
2005 SV996R SOLD
1988 FZR750/1040 race bike SOLD
1988 FZR750 - the next project CHANGING THE LOOK AGAIN, BUT STILL ON THE ROAD
Now he's got a KAWASAKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope - Sold that one too