different strokes I guess. I'm working on a 71 Yamaha RT1 right now. It runs great, a good old ride. As a play DS bike, smoker to boot, you can't beat it. Simple, durable, etc. A person can have a lot of fun trail riding without doing triples etc.
There is something to be said for bringing these old gals back to life and making them useful. As for the reliability comment. I'd question if you ever rode one of those old bikes. For the most part they are so simple and reliable, there's a reason they are still out there soldering on. No electronics, no radiators, no power valves and electrics, no hi-tech suspections stuff. Just simple and it works for what it was intended to do.
I'd love me some ol Bul. Looking for one myself. I found a 175 of that vintage but would prefer a 250. Wouldn't be a second thought for me if it's a runner.
2006 HD 1200C, 2006 Tri Scrambler, 2001 Duc M900, 2001 Hon XR650L, 1994 HD Heritage, 1989 Hon Hawk GT, 1978 Hon CB750K / sidecar, 1977 Guzzi 850 LeMans, 1976 Hon CB750K, 1965 Hon 305 Dream, 1973 Nort 850 Commando, 1971 Tri Trophy 650, 1970 Hon Trail 90, 1970 Tri Tiger 650, 1973 Hon Z50, 1984 Yam Virago 1000, 1981 Hon Passport 70, 1970 Suz T250, 1971 Yam RT1 360