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    Hi

    Just wanted to get a feel what you peeps would prefer, I have recently accepted redundancy and have purchased a couple of bikes with the intention to restore/do up.

    The question is which do you think would be more appealing to the mass motox market...

    I think for arguments sake if I was talking about an Evo CR Red Rocket then in my opinion there is no question, it needs to be restored to its former glory.

    But what about the bikes in between evo and 4strokes lets say 90's to 07ish. what do you prefer to see/buy..Restored to factory or Tricked to the hills

    Thanks in advance

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    Find the buyer before you start the refurb and do it how they want it.

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    i would like to see a factory restored bike
    strawberry blonde is the best

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    I think you will struggle to make money on restorations - many have tried, but very few people can actually manage it. You will get lots of advice on this in the vintage forum.
    too late - you missed it...

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    Stock, at a reasonable price and ready to roll, ie, fresh!
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    Think of it this way; if you spend thousands modifying a car and sell it as it stands, you will certainly not make a profit. If you sell standard, it opens the door to a larger market.

    What may look "cool" and "trick" to you, may not to others. Modifying is a unique and personal opinion, and I for one would rather buy standard. Hell, isn't modifying something part of the fun, to make it your own?

    Don't forget, people out there are looking for a bargain.

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    Cheers folkes...My own opinion is factory restore is better....if done correctly, half bit attempts always seem to be a little hit and miss.

    @Relic
    I fully understand where you are coming from and believe me I am a tight arse and wont pay over the odds for a snotter, I took redundancy from a manufacturer where I was a technical trainer so there is nothing on a little two stroke bike that will ever phase me....oh apart from Seat Covering...I will leave that one to the pro's.

    Think they say "The proof in the pudding is eating" so I will defo show "Before and After" pics for either applause or Pointing/Laughing whilst calling me a KH
    If it works it works if not then hayho...nothing ventured nothing gained...And with the perfectionist I am 2nd rate will never do.

    @HiGeof
    That may cause problems building a bike for 1 person...although may get a better premium it will cause arguments Im sure.

    Thanks for all your input chaps and like mentioned I will show "Before and Afters"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Nightmare View Post

    @Relic
    I fully understand where you are coming from and believe me I am a tight arse and wont pay over the odds for a snotter, I took redundancy from a manufacturer where I was a technical trainer so there is nothing on a little two stroke bike that will ever phase me....oh apart from Seat Covering...I will leave that one to the pro's.
    that's fine - I don't doubt your ability at all. You will get some good advice over on vintage - some of the UK's finest bike restorers are regulars on there, they should be able to give you some guidance, hopefully...
    too late - you missed it...

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    Cheers Relic much appreciated...I will check out the vintage forum for advice oh and seat upholsterers )

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    Stock - that will appeal to a greater audience I'm sure.

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