If you're reading this then you probably know the story behind the limited run of Black and Gold Le Mans II. For those who don't, these were bikes that UK importers Coburn and Hughes still had in stock around the time of the introduction of the new Le Mans III. In order to move these before the new model arrived, they had them repainted by well known custom specialists Dream Machine in a unique gold and black paint scheme, a combination that was popular at the time - JPS formula 1, Ducati 900 etc.
I have owned this bike for a total of around 10 years (in separate periods!) and known of it for at least 15.
It has just been put back on the road after a recent refurbishment, freshly MOT'd and ready to go.
Frame, yokes, swingarm etc powder coated in satin black.
Brakes - de-linked with a new PS15 master cylinder for the front, new brake hoses and new (not rebuilt) front calipers. For the rear I also fitted a new master cylinder of the correct size for a single disc, so the rear works as it should.
Electrics - New main loom with additional earthing points. RITA ignition, with new old stock cap fitted. New twin voxbell horns (with relay) fitted. new reproduction left hand switch gear. New headlight unit.
Drive train - Heads retorqued and tappets set. All fluids changed. New Universal Joint and support bearing. New swingarm bearings and seals. New steering head bearings. New steering damper.
Carbs - ultrasonic clean, all new jets and seals, new cone filters.
Tyres - Pirelli Sport Demons and new inner tubes with about 100 miles on them.
Raask adjustable 'jota' handlebars have been fitted in place of the original clip-ons, giving a variety of bar positions to suit any rider.
The centrestand mounting brackets and associated hardware were all replaced so the rear wheel now sits off the ground when on the stand.
The original sidestand has been replaced with a Le Mans 4/5 item which mounts on the rear gearbox bolt and offers a more secure option.
previously in my ownership it has had a complete clutch, progressive fork springs and biturbo fork cartridges.
The wheels were repainted about 10 years ago and are still in excellent condition. The bulk of the paintwork hasn't been touched during the time that i've known the bike, but still polishes us really well and always draws positive comments. There are some minor chips and rub marks on the fairings and side panels, but you need to know they are there to notice them.
The bike is fitted with a period aftermarket seat which is comfy for me, no rips or holes but showing some minor wear to the seams.
There is a full stainless exhaust system, which combined with the polished rocker covers, alternator cover and stainless bolts makes for a very striking looking bike.
Current mileage showing is 46,816, I have MOT from 2002 which shows 29,291 so probably correct.
Current MOT issued 26 April 2019.
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