The curse of the stalled project

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - WORKSHOP CMM -

I now know why bikes and parts ap­pear on ebay de­scribed with one of the fol­low­ing cop-outs; aban­doned project, owner needs the space, lost in­ter­est, too many other projects. Project Stinger could oh-so eas­ily have gone the same way. Once the im­pe­tus is lost on a resto it can be hard to re­gain the mo­men­tum, en­thu­si­asm and drive that catal­ysed the ini­tial work. Had I mis­laid or lost key parts the easy op­tion would have been to sim­ply wimp out, cut my losses and walk away. I knew the bike was go­ing to be a long-term WIP (work in progress) so lit­er­ally ev­ery­thing T125 re­lated was care­fully packed away in la­belled con­tain­ers ready for the Great Awak­en­ing. There’s a large bare patch in at­tic now, those “spe­cial” boxes have been re­moved from un­der the bed and var­i­ous cup­boards plun­dered ready to recom­mence the job. Some­times, just some­times, it re­ally does pay to be a Post-it note, box la­belling, ob­ses­sive anorak!

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