Anyway, Boxing Day was bright and sunny so I decided to bite the bullet and take the B31/3 for its first ride. Manual ignition! Rigid frame! No brakes!
It actually started first kick, and off we went gently around the local Hertfordshire roads, me bouncing up and down gently, and the bike handling the rough lanes better than I was expecting. It's much brisker than my 500 Bullet and was really quite a magical experience.
I've fitted a lifting handle so I even managed to get it onto the centre stand when I stopped for a photo opportunity at Benington.
I think this is going to be fun!