I've been a lurker for a long time and finally decided to join. I'll let everyone know a little about me.
Riding since 21 (2007) about 70k clocked so far
All bikes owned:
1st bike: 1980 Yamaha XS650 (Sold)
2nd bike: 2008 Honda Rebel (bought new, totalled at 45k in 08/2012)
3rd bike: 2001 Honda Rebel (Current with 31k on clock)
Accidents: 1, My fault, I've learned
Over the years I've came here for instructions from clutch replacement to rebuilding forks and all in between. You folks are a wealth of knowledge. Thank you!
The reason I am becoming a member is because I've made the decision to rebuild my current bike. I plan to touch everything (paint/vinyl, hardware, tach, exhaust, windshield,sissy bar, full luggage, drive line components, etc, etc.).
Not bobbing or chopping it though. I've had this bike in 28 states and 7 national parks so far and as I get older I can't sustain going on these trips without dressing it up to block the wind and carry more gear.
I really wanted to be able to have a place to share my build and document the project so that I can help share my knowledge (that I partially have this forum to thank) to others wanting to do the same. I also know I'll probably run into some snags and to be able to ask questions and exchange knowledge with everyone would be nice.
I plan to start that project the week after bike week 2020.
So that's it. Hi everyone! Feel free to ask any questions and thanks again for all the knowledge over the years!