R E S T O R A T I O N S
There are several schools of thought regarding the restoration of vintage motorcycles. One end of the spectrum maintains that you must not touch anything
that effects the originality of what's there... on pain of death. The other end, that a frame up restoration bringing the bike back to "showroom" quality...
in many cases to better than new condition... is the only way to go. A third option says keep the integrity of the design but upgrade components to make
the bike more up to date, reliable, and easier to live with and ride. I have traveled all of these routes, with various bikes, and believe that the only correct
answer is whatever's "right" for you...
I have undertaken "like it came from the factory restorations", and am currently working on a bike to disassemble, clean, repair and reassemble, but otherwise
keep exactly as it is today, with all of it's history right there to see, the decals on the tank exactly as they were applied 42 years ago. At the end of the day the bike
is your's and you decide what should happen to it. I will work with you to determine the type and scope of restoration, and what it will take to make that a reality.
Currently in the workshop we have two 750 GTs, a '72 and a '74, both remakably still in the hands of their original owners. One for a complete engine overhaul,
suspension and brake upgrade, and the other for a complete rebuild from bare frame and parts that sat in a barn for nearly 20 years after an accident took it
off the road. Both bikes are "riders" and as such the restorations reflect those requirements.