Creating A Restoration Log and Show Book


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Creating A Restoration Log and Show Book

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Restoration Log and show book

For some of us restoring our bikes is a part of the fun in owning our classic GoldWing.
Weather we Show her or not keeping a log will helps us catalog the restoration progress as well as what was spent, what work was done ourselves or by a shop, as well as how hard it was to find the part.
It also will allow us to keep a detailed step by step instruction guide for what was done to use as a reference later on or as a guide for a new owner in case the bike is sold.. Follow the basic steps below to design a decent and basic restoration log.
Decide on the order in which you want to make the book I designed mine as follows
• Title Page
• Forward
• GoldWing information and History
• Index
• Restoration Part list
• Set this up as follows in excel making a small spreadsheet
o Issues / items That Needed to Be Repaired Or added
o Difficulty of part Location
o Price of restoration item or part
o Work Completed by Self / Work Completed Shop
o Restoration Log Page #( this is uses as a quick location in the book.)
• Make each thing that is done its own page set. As to keep the book neat and clean. As well as to make adding to the printed book easier
• Sturdy Three Ring binder that Has a cover page slot
• Clear protective sheets
Write everything up clearly and concisely (Try to keep it on a 4th grade level of understanding. This is to help the non-mechanically inclined to understand what was done)
Take Pride in this book just like the bike you love. As this is something that you can leave out for guests to look at, and to use at bike and car shows to showcase your work. You also want to use the book to showcase any awards you might receive.


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Re: Creating A Restoration Log and Show Book

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Good idea! Of course, I'm already done with no log or pics.... LOL
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Re: Creating A Restoration Log and Show Book

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that doesn't mean you cant still make one.
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Re: Creating A Restoration Log and Show Book

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You might wish to add to the log book the following

reference pages with the following
[*] Websites (non eBay) used for part location
[*] Goldwing Forums you belong to

An appreciation Page to thank those who helped with the restoration.
A Dedication Page. If you dedicated your bike to a loved one lost or still with you
A Guest book. A place for people to sign and comment about your beauty.
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Re: Creating A Restoration Log and Show Book

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Do you have a few pages as an example you would be willing to post?
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I will post a pdf file of mine in a few days


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