Originally Posted by EyeSeeCold
That's pretty cool crippli. I'm still intimidated a bit by the maintenance of it all, I wouldn't think of buying salvage or one that wouldn't start even if it was much cheaper. Maybe if I had more personal time. And yeah the purple is awesome by the way.
Not a real biker? Sounds like you you were pretty wild back then, plus you know how to care for one.
I'm colourblind(according to some tests), but notice differences. Otherwise it seems I view the world more through form then colour.
I don't think I know how to care for it. I consider it more being able to solve a problem if I have to. This is Japanese made, so one can be fairly certain the structure follows a rigid logical design. And therefor there shouldn't be anything particularly complicated with it. But it may take time to problem solve. That's the hurdle.
With that in mind it's a way to get toys for next to nothing moneywise. I find it interesting to do a repair, as long as it doesn't take a long time, and doing it once is enough.
Buying new, use a garage and warranty for service and maintenance is a safe path if reliability and time is important, and money not an issue.
Here is how I've set up a room in the workshop for metal. And built the room, as it was unisolated for firewood with no windows or electricity, or door to the large room. The lathe on the far end is a Schaublin 102, The larger lathe a Colchester student, Then a Chester 45lux mill, and a German mill. On the left is the corner of a combined mill/lathe. Think it's named Smithy, or a look alike.
I don't use them much, but I do live on a farm, and when something get broken as it does regularly, these come in handy. .
Like that gs500. 1-2 hour work and it's worth rose 3times from what I paid. I like that, especially on something that's normally expenses. So I can use it much more, and still end up getting paid for each trip I've ridden it.