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    Need Reassurance

    So I made a big mistake adding up all the parts I have purchased...including the price of the bike and the inspection that will be needed when the bike is complete and wondering if it is really worth it. Need some reassurance that I am doing the right thing rebuilding/restoring a 1998 TDub That I paid $350CAD with 3800kms on the clock.

    List of purchases and work that I have completed:

    TW34 and SR241 new tires - installed and balanced
    new front/rear bearings - installed myself
    fork seals and dust covers - installed myself
    new front/rear spockets
    new chain
    seat purchased from this site
    right footpeg bracket from this site
    7" round headlight bucket - still need a lens and bulb
    new throttle cables
    new hand leavers
    new throttle tube
    new hand grips
    steering stem bearings - installed by me
    Used crf125 ( I think) handlebars
    XT350 tank - TW's is dented and rusty
    need fuel cap
    new LED signal lights
    New aftermarket Speedo
    New left/right side cover gaskets
    o-rings for neutral/shifter
    new oil filter


    That is all I can remember off the top of my head.
    I know I shouldn't even be second guessing myself because it's too late to do so but just looking for reassurance that it is worth it.

    Jim

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    You're looking good - the low purchase price makes it justified

    If you end up with a fully sorted bike it will be worth it .......
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    As long as you stay under the cost of a new one, I would say that you did good because you now have a well revived machine that is already set up the way that you want it
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    Still a few things that I would like to get done. Would like to paint the frame as it has been sitting outside for a while, sprayed the handlebars with VHT wrinkle paint, thinking of doing front/rear footpegs the same as well as the kickstand. Rear fender is all gouged with a small crack, doing some research on how to fill in the gouges andCrack in front boot I have also been doing some research on on how to fix. I found Daystar 58 boots for 22CAD which isn't all that bad. Was thinking of getting a FIG (F'n Instrument Guy) at my old place of work to try and bend me up a rack made of stainless tubing for a bottle of Canadian Club or maybe find one at a motorsport wrecking yard that I could possibly get to work.

    Still a lot of work to be done to get it in riding shape for the Spring/Summer but appreciate the feedback that I am doing the right thing on bringing this beast back to life.

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    If you are having fun with it, that's worth a lot.
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    Besides winding up with a great bike you can ride, think of all the fun you're having now!

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    I am having fun rebuilding it, don't get me wrong, just thinking with the money I'm spending I could have bought a newer one that didn't need an inspection. I am just hoping it passes. Thanks again guys. I guess there is no turning back now eh?

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    I paid $1000 for this with 3000kms on it.I think you did pretty good.

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    That picture was taken just before I loaded it into my truck.

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    Is that the bike you are riding now or a parts bike?

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