There was a reason for buying this particular motorcycle. I wanted a training platform for preparing to own and operate my 1968 Laverda 750 once it returns from Centralia, Washington as a fully operable vintage cafe racer. Training platform? You might well ask in these modern times. Let me go back in time to when a good friend invited me to take his Matchless single around the block. Following eight or so years road riding and road racing motorcycles manufactured by Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, and BMW, I wasn't ready for a change from left-foot shift/right-foot brake. The Matchless needed just the opposite, and a light tap on the "brake" netted me a spectacular downshift in traffic on Hwy 99E out of Oregon City, Oregon. The explanation I have offered to the question, "So, what happened then?", is that my bung kissed my navel upon discovering that we were still intact. I had been poking around on Craig's List looking for a small British Single to use as a daily driver. That would allow me the economy of not driving the pickup back and forth to town for my daily two-shot espresso, and, at the same time, allow me to develop the transition to right-foot shift/left-foot brake. Lo! I found something even more desirable! This 1971 Aermacchi 350SX (Harley-Davidson "Sprint"). When one's favorite motorcycles happen to be European, and most especially Italian, it was time to part with a small sum of home-improvement funds to satisfy the craving. Welcome to Jason Winn's comments as he rebuilds his gem into my jewel.