Once upon a time, more than three decades ago, I had a chance at a 61 C.I. hardley ableson knucklehead, in a '68 swing tail frame, for $1100. Pretty engine, in a ridable frame. D'ya think I could find the money? get a loan? borrow it from someone???
Not a chance. No way, no how. It was an OLD, ANCIENT, worthless motorcycle.
It's OK though, I spend my spare cash on BSA's and other "junk"....
35 years ago I was within $100 of owning a red on white 57 Corvette with a hard/soft top. I wanted $100 off the price or some new mufflers. I got subborn and passed and bought a friggin Mustang. The price of the Corvette was $1200. Holy Christmas, talk about messing up...and I had the dough or could have financed.
About a year or so after the knuckle, I was made aware of a PAIR of '54 'vettes, supposedly between the two of 'em, one wholly original one could be made, and the other into anything else, or sold. $7k. Again, no finances available.... DRAT!
Kevin, great news bro. hope you don't get discouraged with this one like you did your last BSA, tho i guess you finally had it with whatever bodges had been done to that last bike, none of which has likely been done to this one!
"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."