Factory restoration down to reproduction warning labels. But Dyna ignition? I guess out of sight out of mind…
Some years ago, when I was still restoring muscle cars, I tended to go the “restification” route as opposed to factory restoration. Getting factory correct labeling, firewall marks, weld spatter and paint runs just rubbed me the wrong way. Same with bikes.
Don’t get me wrong, 1000 point restorations provide a glimpse back in time, but there’s also a solid place for period Correct mods to be perpetuated for historical reference purposes as well. Not to mention that it gives a broader perspective on creativity and ingenuity. Something beyond Mother Honda.
'97 Valkyrie, '79 CBX-Z, '78 GL1000
"Motorcycling is not, of itself, inherently dangerous. It is, however, extremely unforgiving of inattention, ignorance, incompetence or stupidity." - Anonymous