I will spare you the backstory and start the story off at the dealer where I bought my first motorcycle. I was 15, a sophomore in high school in South Florida, Boca Raton to be exact. We were at Pompano Pat’s [Motorcycle Boutique, Emporium, What-have-you ;)]. He had two bikes that were in my price range, of approximately $400 and a moped to trade-in. One was a Honda 400 cc. The other was a 1974 Harley Sprint 125 (later determined that it was actually a 1973 TX-125).
No matter, I had experience with two-strokes. At the time a 15-year-old with a learners permit could legally ride a motorcycle of displacement less that 150 cc. So I went with the Harley, PLUS it was a Harley! I gave the dealer my moped (out of the trunk of my dad’s car) and the $400 cash I had saved up and later that evening Pompano Pat delivered my bike in his van.
Repaired, Rebuilt, or Replaced (1991 – 2014):
Ignition Switch with Key
Tires and Tubes
Basically the entire electrical system
Engine Trans Bolt Kit
Engine Trans Bearings
So…made it Italy…completely rebuilt in the USA.