Edited by Brickboy on May 29, 2018, 9:17 am
The downside? Well, valve guides are shot, it smokes badly on the overrun and second gear is typically weak, sometimes virtually unselectable until it is hot, at which point 2nd works perfectly. Very weird. Engine spares seem fine, same as the CB but I think finding new 2nd gear/selector parts may be a challenge. Still, a challenge worth facing, I feel.
I'm thinking that this will be a super long term keeper, though I do occasionally lose heart in my resolution to fix the smoke/gearbox, as it's fairly compact but still comfortable for the lanky man and seems 100% reliable. I'm supposed to be riding it in the Wells run this Sunday, if it's dry lol!!