You should all be thank full that you are not judged in your day to day life and jobs. Motorcycles are not cheap especially old ones. I have spent a lot I know. People do not restore or work on old bikes to rip people off. Those mechanics work on expensive cars for rich people who don't care. If your bike is old and messed up it will cost a lot of money. But if you really get what it's like to ride an old bike you'll not care and know that it's worth it. It's not the mechanics fault. DONT HATE!