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Offline Neo_za

Undercover art
« on: June 29, 2020, 09:42:00 pm »
Took on a restoration of a RD 350 YPVS that kept me occupied for a few years. To me it is a beautiful bike, a part of an achingly  increasingly distant youth, that must be displayed and admired, so naturally i parked it in the lounge when the wife went to the shops.

Suffice to say SWAMBO was not very pleased and ordered that it promptly be removed.....it is, seemingly, more important to have a worthless piece of furniture occupy that small area of real estate than n beautiful piece of 2T motorcycling history. So with that battle lost, and cursing under my breath for not having a man-cave to house it in, i moved it out and threw a cover over it and there it will probably remain unseen and unapreciated until further notice. Out of sight and out of mind, so to speak.

What is the point of that? Who buys a Picasso only to throw a blanket over it and pack it away? It is also not a daily driver, i am not going to ride it instead of my KLR. So what now?

I was sort of anticipating this moment / decision as the project started coming to an end, but i have been avoiding thinking about it thus far.

Now i must decide. What would you do if you in my place.....keep it stored and occasionally ride it, or sell it?





 

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 09:59:56 pm »
Divorce?
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 10:10:17 pm »
Keep spending money on it and tell your wife it's necessary because it is standing onder a cover.

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 10:34:47 pm »
Divorce?

For a moment there i was seriously tempted :biggrin:
 

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 05:24:41 am »
Ai, sad situation to be in. Ultimately one wants to keep, and continue appreciating such art but alas. It seems that selling might be the only viable option, unless you want to continue spending to keep it tip top.

Not lekker, though.

Or commute with it once a week, perhaps?
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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 06:16:57 am »
Sell it  :biggrin:
Sure there are many willing buyers  :lol8:
 

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 06:24:37 am »
Make a plan to keep it intil you want to sell it, dont sell it like this. If you dont have a garage (car sleeps outside) maybe some form of shed, wendy or similar?
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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 06:49:01 am »
Ill store it for free in my mancave.  :thumleft: Just a pitty it will almost be like a divorce for you :lol8: :lol8:
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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 06:50:18 am »
May be I'll be upfront and ask for a pic :peepwall:
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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2020, 07:04:41 am »
I would say definitely a Wendy, there are some really nice furnished, on-suite builds available.  Sure the wife won't mind and should be comfortable enough - no divorce required.  It's a win and you get to keep the bike.   :imaposer:
 

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2020, 07:13:01 am »
Is there space in the bedroom?
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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2020, 07:27:16 am »
Cars have to sleep in garage, so it is currently housed in a Wendy house, as many suggested. Being stuck in there is what bothers me. Not only can i not see it every day, but it will over time be more prone to faster deterioration no matter hom many covers i throw over it.

I currently wheel it out every now and then and take it for a ride which is serious fun, although a bit dangerous at times. Last time a beautiful and spirited blonde sugar mommy with a flashy smile in a fast BMW took a shine to it and we proceeded to have a number of wonderful and full-blooded drag races from robot to robot :biggrin: Just for the record, i came out top except for one long stretch where i backed off at the insanely high speed for the circumstances.

Aaghhh....time will tell i guess

As requested by Vaalbaas, a recent pic of it. I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but short of the RZ 500, i have always loved the look of this bike. Like The Dude said about his carpet....i think the shape of the tank is what holds this together and gives it such a beautiful look
 

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2020, 07:31:47 am »
Is there space in the bedroom?

Hahahaha - i stood thinking about that very same thing a few minutes ago. I have a huge bedroom and it even has a door (narrow) with steps to the garden outside.

I can get it in, but it will take a lot of effort and will thus not be a simple thing to take it out for a ride.

As a option in the case of long term storage, as well as being able to enjoy it visually, it definately has merit :thumleft:
 

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2020, 07:33:36 am »
Sell it  :biggrin:
Sure there are many willing buyers  :lol8:
Manic was just seen leaving PE with his trailer  :biggrin:
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2020, 07:35:44 am »
Sell it  :biggrin:
Sure there are many willing buyers  :lol8:
Manic was just seen leaving PE with his trailer  :biggrin:
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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2020, 07:38:51 am »
Build a glass case for it in a prominent position where you can look at it whenever you wish.

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2020, 07:45:12 am »
Beautiful!
 

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2020, 07:47:52 am »
The most significant and iconic line of motorcycles ever. In my opinion. You are fortunate to own one.

PM me your wife's phone number to ensure the 31K a permanent place in the lounge. [ I promise not to tell her that it's worth quite a bit ]

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Re: Undercover art
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2020, 07:54:22 am »
Sell it  :biggrin:
Sure there are many willing buyers  :lol8:
Manic was just seen leaving PE with his trailer  :biggrin:

 :biggrin: :biggrin: Manic has one that is even more beautiful and original than mine :drif:

Build a glass case for it in a prominent position where you can look at it whenever you wish.

Lovely condition.

I envy guys like Leno. At leach he was rich and smart enough to build himself huge air conditioned "garages" where he can display and admire his many cars and bikes. That is the only way it makes any sense to have a collection.

In hindesight, and before even picking up a spanner to start the restoration, i should have been trying to figure this aspect out.