I've been looking at a few older British bikes to use for cruising around my local back roads. I've owned a lot of bikes over the years but never an old Brit bike. I currently have a KTM 990 ADV as my only bike. I love the big KTM but I have had the urge to get another vintage bike lately. Having owned a 1975 BMW R75/6 for a few years I'm aware that older bikes don't necessarily have the suspension, brakes, and power that more modern machines have and I'm OK with that. I live in a rural area in southern Ohio. Around here there are hundreds of miles of narrow, twisty, country roads that start at the end of my driveway. I won't be riding on interstates or battling it out with cage traffic on city streets. I probably wouldn't ever take the bike more than 100 miles or so from home. The be candid about the whole thing, the nearest liquor store to my home is about 30 miles away. It's a nice ride down a couple of curvy, hilly roads. Fetching bourbon would probably be one of the primary missions for this bike. My concern with the British bike is really reliability and parts availability. I don't want a bike that is prone to taking me 50 miles from home and breaking down, and I don't want to have to scour swap meets for parts when it does. A few of the bikes I'm considering are a '74 Bonneville, A '70 BSA Lightning, and a '68 TR6. I would appreciate advice, warnings, or encouragement from those of you that have spent some time living with machines like these.