Hold your pitch forks, as I dutifully restored a '74 CB550 and a R100/7. Both were barn finds--the /7 especially so. Actually the barn that the /7 was stored in, horrifically burned to the ground two weeks after my recovery of said bike. The fire consumed the barn and all of its contents including a nice collection of BSAs. So the timing re: /7, in retrospect, felt preordained. In honesty, I restored the CB and the /7 because I was too chicken-shit to cut them up, but still, I hope I've paid my dues on advancing the cause for maintaining classic bikes for the future. (so this maybe gives me a pass on chopping up the RT?) I'd read that the monos had enough small, yet cumulative advances. I was looking forward to better shifting, cleaner electrics, and a smoother feel. I tracked down an RT that was stored away, and I visited with the owner over the next year to gauge his willingness to part with it. The bike was low miles, but had some issues. The owner, a great guy, was somewhat sentimental over the bike considering its past. But timing is everything, and literally the day he decided to sell it, I randomly stopped by. He had it in the driveway, carbs cleaned, running well, etc. That morning he awoke with the gut feeling that the bike could be sold, and just that day I was lazily running errands and decided to stop by. We shook on it, and he delivered to my house a few days later:s The sale included the original tool kit, tire repair kit (with German instructions) a rebuilt Valeo starter, and a box of oil filters, sparkplugs, and more.