Mechanical Restoration- What to consider
Looks are deceiving.
Some times it may be a better idea to forgo a complete restoration and simply restore the mechanical components of the bike. Here are the most common reasons to do so.
- The bike is only original once! I firmly believe that the small scratches and dings are what give it character and once repainted, it looses that history. If you can live with them, than a mechanical may be a good fit.
- Time frame- A mechanical restoration is typically a week turn-a-round. A full tear down and paint is at a minimum 3 months
- Money- In addition to the added cost of paint work, there is additional labor for complete teardown and assembly. Mechanical restorations take approximately 20 hrs labor. Full cosmetics are 30 to 60 depending on the condition and model
What You Get
Inner and Outer Cable replacement
Tire and tube replacement
Cleaning and lubrication of all moving components
Front end inspection and rebuild
Shock rebuild or replacement if neccessary
Harness inspection, repair or replacement
Replacement of all worn rubber parts
Tank cleaning and lining if necessary