Now that you decided to restore a vintage motorcycle, you may be wondering what comes next. You already purchased an old beat up vintage bike that you want to restore. Here are some ways on how you make the entire experience of restoring a vintage bike a lot more fun.
First, you may want to call up your friend who also loves vintage motorcycles. With him or her, you will surely have a lot of fun sharing ideas about the motorcycle.
They can help you out with your project and once you get started, both of you will start bouncing ideas off each other. This means that you will eventually have a fun time figuring out what design you should give your motorcycle and it will also help in making the entire restoration project a lot smoother.
Whenever you are restoring a vintage bike, always remember that this is a fun hobby. It’s not really a job that you should take very seriously. Give yourself a deadline for finishing the restoration project but don’t be too hard on yourself by setting a very tight deadline. When restoring a vintage motorcycle, keep in mind that you shouldn’t place speed on high priority. The point of the project is for you and your friend to have fun.
Before you start working on the motorcycle, remember that you need to plan the outcome of the project first. You also need to get your workshop in order and also make sure that you have all the tools that you need.
You should also remember that you have to document the entire project by taking pictures of everything that you do with the motorcycle and by writing on log books. This will help keep everything on track and also help you remember what jobs you and your friend did on the bike. This will avoid confusion and ensure you that everything will go smooth with the project.
If you are planning to sell the vintage motorcycle after you complete the restoration project, make sure that you do a lot of research first before you actually restore the bike. Know how much the market value for the vintage bike is and you will be able to know how much money you need to spend for the bike as well as for the entire project. If you got the bike as well as the parts at a low price, this will allow you to have more room to play with during the restoration process. You should also keep in mind that before you buy the motorcycle for your restoration project, you have to properly inspect it. Doing so will help you avoid running in to big problems during the restoration process.
Decide whether you want to give the vintage bike its classic look or if you want to tweak some of the features and make it look a lot better with your ideas. Original parts are hard to come by but the market value for vintage motorcycle in its classic look is very high. However, modifying some of the parts, such as the gas tank, forks, and seat can also be a good idea and if you do it right, it will help sell the bike for profit.
These are the things that you can do in order for you to make motorcycle restoration projects a lot of fun. If you have a teenage kid who also loves motorcycles, you can get them to help on the project. This is a great way to bond with your teenager and a great family activity.