I still have my 1st bike and I'm wondering what I should do with it.
I guess it's a good retro classic now, so artwork might work if I can't get much for it.
The bike is the 84 Honda Nighthawk S. I parked it after the carbs gave me fits and she sprung an oil leak in the head.
The good: the frame was stripped, acid etched and painted with PPG automotive paint. I have all the body work in good condition plus a matching Corbin and crash bars and all the plastics in good condition.
The bad: she has a salvage title but I have a spare frame that has a clear title but back due CA DMV unless it's out of the system (over 15 years out). coin size tear in the Corbin, probably requires full carb rebuild and pretty fair amount of work. Tires are really old.
This is the actual bike, the Corbin has the red stripe and I have the crash bars.
It's been neglected since I got the 919, if I can't get $1,500 or so for it, it's not going to be worth it, except to maybe some artwork kinda thing. It's some 35 years old, so it's clearly retro and I really do like the styling.
Q. what cold I get for it if I decide to invest the time to rework the carbs, fix the oil leak, but NOT replace the tires. Is $1,500 or more going to happen?