Above where when I brought it home. Basically it was a $3,000 paint job on top of a 45 year old motorcycle, but I bike that had been stored indoors that whole time.
I'm way into the parts removal, polishing to mirror finish, re-zinc plating process, and upgrading a few critical items like swing arm bushings and head bearings, shocks, brakes, etc. You can see in the picture above there are no shocks in the back. The PO cut off the shock and turn signal mounts and welded on solid struts to lower the bike.
I have to tell you, this is a dream project. It's no wonder people do it. There is nothing quite like pulling off a 45 year old part, bead blasting, powder coating, and having it look new. Except maybe taking a 45 year old rusty part off and going through the stripping/plating/polishing process to make it shiny new again.
If I make Barber it will probably be with a partial restoration, but it will still look good and ride better than new,
I'm going to try a plasticizer to rejuvenate the crank seals, but may need to replace pistons and rings. Clutch is shot and will need replacing.
Oh, an I'm putting a dual caliper/disc DL1000 brake system on it using two stock rotors. So hopefully withe the brake and handling changes it will be a "widow maker" in name only.
The guy who sold it to m has over 50 bikes that have to be sold before he moves to Florida. I'm hoping to get a good deal on an H2, Commando, or T500.