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Thread: GT750 Kettle: keep original or highly polished????

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    Quote Originally Posted by skid06 View Post
    brothers got 2 off em, one original and one polished (gixer front and rear end on the polished )..he has about 10 classic bikes and the best rider out of all of them is his original kettle
    Mr Lindoes K5 kettle.....

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    While the shiny polished within an inch of its life bikes are very pretty to look at, an original untouched bikes look just as good. At the Kettle Club rally, there are awards for best special, best restored and amongst others is Best unrestored....These are getting few and far between.....keep it as is.....

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    Keep as is and ride it time spent polishing is less time riding.
    There are enough trailer queens out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FERRET View Post
    It's only ever original once, keep it as is and enjoy, in my opinion is worth more untouchend👍
    Not read the rest of the posts yet... but what Ferret says is correct, keep it clean, ride it mean

    Do it up and you'll not ride it ...

    They asked me to be a judge at the Rotherham Vintage Motoring/Motorcycle Weekend years ago ... the winner was always the ridden bike, sticky tape here, none standard cable there, oil leak here, scratch there .... never ever the trailered Queens

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    This guy at Stafford had the bike from new rode it loads and then restored it.
    I would say what he doesn't know about the GT is not worth knowing.
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    Have almost finished with the elbow grease (just the front wheel to go). Nothing on it has been replaced. It still completely 100% original and started with the 2nd kick after being garaged since October. It just makes me smile every time I ride it and runs so smoothly. The engine is awesome. Will take it to Two-Wheel Tuesday at Old Buckenham this evening.
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    Ring a ding ding ding ding!
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