Since he can't work while he's in the States he's been aware that he needs something to occupy his time. He will be doing volunteer work but he's been feeling the need to do something productive otherwise around the house. Well, his MAIN goal is to bond with the family during this time, but being the active guy that he is, he needs something to DO, too!
Before the market fell, he was thinking of totally restoring the Harley since he saw them selling online for a pretty sum. But since then the serious collectors seem to be watching their pocketbooks, so he's decided to just get it up and running instead of doing a full restoration process to save on parts and ensure the likelihood of selling it later.
Aaron and Adam are extremely excited about the whole thing, too! This afternoon Steve had them in the garage as well as their friend from across the street carefully taking nuts and screws off to begin the 'disassembling before reconstruction' process. Right now they're in the next room with him talking non-stop with questions about it. Cute.
I've also learned a few things about engines that I never understood before today as well!
Here are a couple of 'before' photos for you:
Notice the 'period' helmet that Aaron's got on! For some reason Steve doesn't think he'll use it when he gets to eventually take it out for a drive!