You did well, finding that one. I'm originally from that part of the UK (born & raised in Leyland). Got my engineering degree at what was then the Royal College of Advanced Technology and is now the University of Salford. After a couple of post graduation jobs, the last 18 months or so at Norton-Villiers in Wolverhampton, I took a job with Boeing. We've lived in the Pacific Northwest for all but three of the last 43 years. My ride-to-work was a tired 650SS belonging to the company. IIRC the odometer was showing just shy of 100,000 miles. The only problems I had were a blown head gasket and then an engine seizure at 85 mph going down the M6. The "banjo" on the bottom of the oil tank came loose and it lost all the oil. I think the bike was still sitting in a corner of the competition department when the company relocated to Andover and was probably junked. Too ancient for a kick-starter any more! Haven't owned a bike since 1968. It's too dangerous around here.