- Apr 4, 2010
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I'm looking to rebuild a motorcycle in the next couple of months for long term travel across North America and was wondering if anyone here had any recommendations. I seriously know nothing about bikes - working on them or riding them - but figure that since I have a ton of friends that have built their own I could probably pick it all up pretty quick if I put the time/effort into it. My budget is probably around $3,000-5,000. I'm not looking for something super nice. I want something that is going to take me where I want to go, be reliable and able to carry all my shit, something that works well in all types of weather, low maintenance and most importantly does not look stupid like most/all touring bikes:Fucking yuck! I'm also really big into history, and I wanted to start reading up about motorcycle history and thought it might be cool to build a bike that's historically significant in some way. So that might also be something to take into consideration. Also, I'd love to hear about any books/sites if you know any that would help me out regarding any of this - building/rebuilding, riding, travel on a motorcycle, motorcycle history, etc...