I snagged this beauty from a buddy of mine after a couple years of pestering
35k miles and well maintained. The Ebay shocks were too tall for my tastes, especially as heavy as these are. It also had a set of Keihins from a Triumph Adventurer. They bolt on, but the jetting was way too lean and was pretty unrideable.
I set out to slim up the lines right away and ordered a used seat from a Harley XL1200R/XL883R. I had to trim the seat pan a bit, and modify the front brakcet, but it wasn’t bad. I also removed the center section of the rear fender and moved the rear part forward.
It also had a Mac 3-1 that leaked terribly and I hated the sound. I snagged a nice Jardine slip-on setup and stock headpipes from a buddy in trade for the old shocks and the Mac.
I also fitted a Lucas tail lamp and smoked signals
Then after much more fiddling with the jetting, she was on the road!