I recently made my first appearance over in general, but I figured this forum would be the second best place to drop by, considering my name!
Currently I'm watching from the sidelines, and wanted some input as to the maintenance of older bikes before I buy. I've read some of the older threads and found some nice places for parts, but I wanted to ask what you would think of someone picking up a R60/2 or the like as a first project bike. (Especially where I am at in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am unaware of any dealers equipped to service such a bike locally.)
I know maintenance will be key, but if I am more interested in a weekend rider out of it (and not a 100% all-original-bolts kinda guy, so replica parts would work for me). Or would you wave the entire idea off as sacrilege?
Let me know what your thoughts are, I am not past giving up and moving to a R75 cafe racer, or even to a F650GS for daily riding. I'm not too keen on testing a R27/2's brakes to the limit just yet.