Originally Posted by otc Sounds like its because he can buy the RT for a lot cheaper than a comparable other model.
And then he can sell all of the RT pieces to further increase the savings.
Dunno what he spent on the conversion, but I bet the savings and part sales covered a good chunk of it.
I read that, but it doesn't make sense. I just checked my local CL and there is a /7 for nearly $2k less than an R80T. You can get /6 or /7 for $2-4k all day long. Plus then he did all that stuff to make it look like a /6 like rear drum brake, exhaust, etc, that he had to pay for that otherwise would have came from the bike. Honestly, I'd rather have him cut up an R80T anyway, so it's all good
I think the seat could be better, and I'm really tired of handle-bar mirrors, but everything else looks pretty damn good to me. I like that he thought out to not use anything shiny and also stripe with an off-white for that aged look. Love the thought process of that and vision execution.