Here she is. Ready to go. Main mod for this year is a modern headlamp so that I can use H4R bulbs borrowed from a ZXR 400 – 35w dip for general running (so as not to overwhelm the measly 55w generator) and 60w main for emergencies (ie, night sections). I also have a fantastic LED bicycle lamp which is brighter than both of them, so not much main beam use expected.
It broke my heart throwing her to the ground every half-hour during last year’s Coast-to-Coast so I have bought a second Chott (‘Chott 2 – the sequel’) the dented tank and broken side panels from which are now fitted to save Chott 1’s near-perfect body for a concours restoration for which I will never find the time. The tatty bodywork gives her a worldly, well-used look I think.