Pony Ruiz wrote:Not one of us, not one, has answered the question.
I feel bad I only have one.
I have enough spare parts to build another one
One is not a bad number. It keeps life simple. The right answer is based on what you want to do. I like to build bikes, it is a hobby I've been doing for the last 10 years. I like to ride too, the 1200 Interstate is great for eating miles. I like to load the tent and leave for a week of eastern Oregon. The CB450 is a hoot to ride. It draws a crowd almost everywhere, but after about 200 miles in a day it really makes my old butt hurt. So the right answer is something in between. That is what the 1100 Standard is for. It will be naked as the day it came off the assembly line. There isn't much room between the 1100 and 1200 so I think there needs to be something between the 450 and 1100. So a 73-74 CB750 sounds about right. Those four bikes should give a good spread. This plan leaves my wondering if I need to come out of the 70-80s. Maybe a move to a VFR fuelie would be in order... hmm, just thinking.
Buddy Pony, I think you need to turn some of those parts into a bike. It will be a contribution to the collective. The only way to pass on the NGW to the next generation is to have bikes for them. Your 1000 is perfect. A rider is needed to round it out.
BTW- Your old engine justs needs to be clear coated before I slide the engine into the frame. The valve covers and cam belt covers came out beautiful. I just need a few days of warmer weather to get is coated. The build should be fast.