Few things have changed now and it looks like i may be staying in the country even longer still, so its only right that i drag something else back to my lair to play with.
This time, it happens to be another XS... i dunno why but i bought my first one about 6 months ago, then another one came along... now they just seem to be gathering.
Anyhoo, long story short it was a facebook find, someone posted up a very basic ad with no pictures, asked me to send him my email address so he could send over some snaps, heard nothing more for a few weeks and then lo and behold out of the blue the guy messaged me over a photo, it looked dusty and dirty and a bit sad...
Off i went to Letchworth to pick it up, the seller was really nice and even gave me a demonstration of his tame squirrels (I shit you not peeps, there were like, 4 or 5 big ass squirrels in his garden, and they were feeding out of his hand!), the bike is a 1977 and has 11000 miles, and as the story goes he bought it to ride for the summer, parked it over the winter and it wouldnt start when he came to use it the next summer... piston rings had gummed up, so he stripped it and put new rings in it, rode it for the summer and parked it up... next summer comes and it wont start again, so he put a sheet over it in his garage and there it stayed for 30 years until i bought it.
Havent got any decent pictures yet because its always freezing cold, raining or dark when im at my unit, but first impressions of the bike are impressive, minor surface rust on the chrome mudguard but it is all complete and original, only problem is ive got it to turn over but there is no spark on any of the three cylinders, leads me to be believe maybe theres some points issues going on? anyone aware of any common problems or known faults?
Overall very happy with it, want to keep it in its working clothes and just enjoy it now that i have a bit of free time.