Resuscitation, not rebuild or God forbid restoration! I bought this 1974 Commando Roadster about 10 years ago: (Pic is after I did a bunch of stuff, like replacing the all-white-wiring with a repro harness, ceramic coating the Dunstall mufflers, installing the NOS taillight). The PO had the bike painted all metallic blue (fenders, frame, instrument housings - even the triple clamps!). He had a cut-down Lucas taillight on it that sat at an odd angle, so I replaced it with the NOS piece, but I really don't care for it (looks, or the way it shakes with the bike's vibration), and may try another Lucas-style replacement. I really like the look of original polished stainless fenders, but the monochrome look isn't bad. The bars are probably higher than original, and I might get something lower and less Fastback style. It ran, will run, has been the Queen Of Garageland, but I want to start using it a bit again (around town, day trips of 50-80 miles) and would like to update it a bit in terms of reliable performance. Here are my requests for recommendations: Carbs: The Amals have worn slides/bodies (idle races to 2000rpm when warmed up). I found a new set of two Mikunis with manifolds (but no throttle cables) for a very friendly price, but wonder if having the slides redone for $80 per carb, http://amalsleeve.com/index.html or buying the "new generation" Amals on EBay for $310 a set http://www.ebay.com/itm/Norton-Triu...Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f24af98fb&vxp=mtr might give a acceptable and more "appropriate" result? Ignition: It has points. I want to change to electronic. I'm leaning toward the Pazon Sure Fire: http://www.ebay.com/itm/170252715975?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 if that, should I replace the coils? With what? Front Brake: Is stock and works as well as you'd expect - poorly with bad feel. What options are there to improve it's performance? (I'd like to keep the master cylinder to maintain the original switchgear). Tires: The tires on it are younger than I am, but that's nothing to brag about. It seems that Dunlop K81's are about the only thing that comes in 4.10x19 front and rear. I've read lots of confusing talk about Avons in metric sizes, but nothing that makes me want to experiment. Are there other (good) choices besides the Dunlops? Any other areas to consider? I'm not looking to do this as cheaply as possible, or throw massive amounts of coin at it, either. What 'ya think? Thanx!