Barber was great this year. It was a bit low on traffic in the upper swap this year, but I ended up finding some goodies to go towards this buildup. I told myself that I would not bring home any new projects this year, but instead would only buy parts to further my current projects to the finish line. I did that with the exception of a $5 xs650 hub to put on the shelf.
put me on the scent of a tank off of an r80, which is the same as as a /7 tank. I have been after one for a while, and though it needs a few pin holes repaired and re lined, for $20 I can't complain a bit. I plan to do what I can to fix it and retain the patina.
Next was a dr650 rotor that I'll adapt to the stock front wheel which will aid in simplifying the swap to dr650 forks. $5
Along the way I picked up a $10 triumph tank rack that I may adapt when repairing the tank. The biggest ticket item that I'm the most excited about are a really solid pair of works performance shocks, which were with a tub of airhead parts making me hopeful that they are sprung accordingly. They are super well made items and rebuildable to boot. They were $25.
In the same pile was a later airhead oil cooler and thermostat. I am still undecided if I'll run it, but for $50 it was hard to pass up, as they are regularly north of $200
On the way home, I stopped at a guy's place in Cincinnati to pick up a rad set Flanders crash bars that I had found on Facebook marketplace for $25 a few weeks back. They have a much better shape than my current ones, and will do what I want better.
The whole pile pictured was $135 bucks if my math is right, which in today's market could easily be the retail on any one item (minus the tank rack). I'm well chuffed with the haul.