Ok, I've got a nice low mileage (19k) 74 R90/6 and I'm having a blast working on it and trying to make it look better. The paint on the fenders is in reasonable shape and I could probably live with the paint on the side covers and sides of tank but I "think" its going to drive me nuts looking at the top. (picture embedded in my "what to look for" thread.)
So I know that 30 years from now the original paint will make it much more valuable, but in all honesty I doubt that I'll own the bike or be riding in 30 years. So what would you do, paint the bike or live with it? If I paint the bike am I hurting anything to go to another factory color for that year?
Last question is . . .do you know of anyone who specializes in repainting these tins and most importantly making them look original? (do they hand pinstripe them too?). Any idea of the cost? I know to do Harley tins it was in the neighborhood of $2k
Thanks in advance,