Our two bobs worth, albeit complete newbie in here & sorta belated post
the spanner thread, & noticeably not many around for brisvegas bikers in most forums in the ether, was inconclusive but perhaps this is the nature of the beast.
- a 99' monster has just landed in the shed (see pic) so the learning curve begins once again, will keep updating on the experience if it's not too Hendrix or downright Iron Butterfly
Name dropping & a wealth of experience:
I'm recent senior cit, old school, side valve rotary gearbox imperial spanner stuff. Think Kieth Coleman (son of Stan), Stan Baker, Bridgestone 350's , Ronnie Alderton for leading link/ framework setup, Richard at Gowies, Forecycles Engineering when they were in Cope St, Redfern (Martin is now managing Kempsey Motorcycles I hear, Ralph ('Lav man') has been awol for 20 years & good mate Mark, after his stint at RTV in Caboulture is currently doing up an RD350 or three in Gippsland) Ivan Tighe for genuine cam grinding & don't forget bucket racer, outfits & early rider training schemes (1980's) worldwide.
ABS braking scares the bejesus outta us (& no way anyone should ever be forced to replace a learned skill with electronics that have proven to fail)
So after hanging the 900M from the overhead C section in the workshop, in an effort to sort the uber sheisse handling & suspension dramas, the neighbour swings by & suggests Bevan & Gary @ Eurotwins
in Bowen Hills. They were kind enough to book the yellow canary in before this years silly season takes off. Due for 20 thou belts & valve jobbie (anyone know if this model, 3/99 Dark has the large or small valve-stem heads?) We all agreed that it was common sense to rely on eurotwins years of expertise for general setup & tweaking.
All we hear is good things about this outfit.
That's where we are, everything crossed. In the meantime there's a parallel twin, a couple of jap multis, a TR1 minus the boat & a 22HP Briggs & Stratton Vee Twin ride-on to play with.