I just fulfilled a lifelong dream with this:
A fully restored 1970 Trophy - not 100-percent concours original, but a very usable and great-looking bike. (I anted up for a restored example because I already have a project Series III Land Rover in pieces, and I'm not crazy enough to tackle two british project vehicles at the same time.)
Several rides have shown it to be a one- or two-kick starter. It idles perfectly with a sleeved Amal, and runs strong with a Boyer/Brandsen ignition. I love it.
I do have a couple of questions.
Due to some damage, the reach on my right hand is very short, and it is a stretch for me to operate the front brake quickly. Does anyone know of a set of shorter-reach levers that will fit this bike? At full lock the stock lever is still most of an inch from the grip, so I feel there's room for a shorter-reach lever.
Also - I live down a rough dirt road. When the front suspension unloads - i.e. hits the end of its rebound travel - over a slow bump, it does so with a pretty loud bang, as though there is little or no bump stop to cushion the fully extended fork. Is this a normal thing?
Thanks for any help.