Ya I have the title so no worries there. Alternatively, I could just keep the bike in dad's name (he is still the legal owner, though he has signed the ownership over to me).
As for costs, I am not worried, as there is no rush to get the project finished. The engine will need at worst (famous last words) a top end rebuild. I can do that with a little help from my father (an excellent mechanic... planes, cars, backhoes... you name it). I have looked over the parts and everything is there apart from the aforementioned exhaust and front fender. I assume some of it will be unusable and trash. I also assume that I will have to put in a massive amount of elbow grease. I have an excellent workshop at my disposal so that will help a little. I wish I had a machine to do powder coating!
I was sort of thinking that 2000 over a year and a half should get me most of the way there but I would like to spend less. I expect I will spend more!
By the time this project is done, I will hopefully know the basics of how to tear apart and rebuild an inline four DOHC japanese bike. That is whole point of the project.
Please be patient if I sound like a newbie. I am. Few months from now I may wonder how differently this topic introduction would have been written.
I am just smart enough to know that there is a ton I don't know and there will be lots of things I hadn't planned.