My bike was a basket case when I bought it. With the help of several friends Jimmy Allred, George Ratterman, and Rex Floyd I was able to transform this worn out dilapidated bike into a thing of beauty. I also carted ti up to Parksburg, PA to my friend Bob “Ozzie” Oswald to modify it by adding an electric starter with a primary belt, rear belt drive, and external oil filter. I have had two knee operations (clean out but no replacements) so if I wanted to keep the knees I was born with I had to stop kick starting this bike. I spent a lot of time and money on this bike but I now have a bike that not many people have. Rex Floyd (who lives 1 1/2 hours from me) has been a blessing. He is not only a superb Triumph bike mechanic, he has become a friend. Jimmy Allred (who has a 1980 Triumph Bonneville and a couple BMW’s) and I go down to see him from time to time even when we don’t have bike problems. He is a great guy as well as the fact that he buys all of his parts from Baxter.