I guess I have to say STOP. IRA's have taken such a hit in the last few weeks, even trying to justify that Craig's-list basket case is near impossible.
Thanks for the responses, guys. At least I know there are people who actually know what a Stormer is. It would be intriguing to find out how that restored one on eBay was enlarged to 410 ccs.
I sent him an eBay question to find out. We managed to get to 344 ccs on our works competition bikes, but the cylinder liner was so thin you could almost bend it just with finger pressure. We campaigned it as a "360" and did quite well. Nobdy ever challenged it.
I guess that was after my time at N-V. They must have redesigned the Starmaker to get the extra capacity. Maybe they also solved the part-trhottle detoantion problemt that destroyed the cylider barrels if you didn't use Castro R!
My motorcycle purchasing habits have also been severely curtailed.
I'll be making most items I play with for a while and no new bikes are in my future.
I saw a square four for sale the other day and there have been some nice singles in my area, but as George Gobel used to say, "I think it will get worse before it gets better."