Resurrecting this thread.
The idea got shelved, as I'd picked up a replica Lotus 7 project.
Now, the Lotus is likely on its way to a new owner, pending funds & transport. We're moving into a new house next week that has no garage, but does have a small workshop, so a smaller project is more feasible.
Reconsidering this R65, which I believe is still available & would take the project place of the Lotus.
Still have the Indian, parked at my father-in-law's (his 2nd bike) so would still have a functional ride for the 2-wheel itch.
Know someone that owns a hotshot company, need to see if I can snag a backhaul, if he has someone going Orlando>Houston, which would just leave me the acquisition price on the bike.
Assuming it's a full restoration, how is parts availability these days for these bikes, and are things like the Nikasil cylinders compatible with a non-Nikasil block?