Chugging along getting my '71 roadworthy and half ass presentable to the general public (5-50 standard) and I've come to a few conclusions....... * No prior owner of a Norton has EVER serviced their wheel bearings and those that did used bacon grease and cold chisel to do it. * Anti seize must have only been on the retail market since only the past 4 years. * If you put that &%#$'n rear wheel spacer in backwards no amount of cussing or coffee will make that rear assm fit in the swing arm. * The cloth covering on the wiring harness holds more oil that the Exxon Valdez but doesn't come out of it as easily as the Valdez. * Mother's Mag Polish and polishing aluminum will stain your fingers till after you're big nite out with your better half. You will get the stink eye from her about it! * Y' gott'a love how the Factory leaves out info or just blatantly lies to you in the manuals. I can't believe the Britts are still holding a grudge against us since that whole Tea Party thing. * Apparently there are gold Krugerrands taped to the underside of front fenders.($$$) * Epoxy overspray will travel further than a caravan of immigrants and land on your wife's new bike's paint. * Ya' got to space out those big bike parts purchases over a few months or there will be questions. * Cleaning the patio furniture will get you another month of buying parts and spending all your free time in the garage.