With Hobart's balmy weather and all..... Pete, your story above re the kick stand, reminds me of a... slightly similar one of mine.
Back about 25 years, I "borrowed"
my dad's vintage '68 (I think) Triumph Bonneville to get to my girls house for a quick, erm.... I think they call it a booty call these days.
That all went to plan. Then I rode the 25k's or so back home. I mentioned the balmy conditions already, let's just say it was a lovely winter's day.... sunny, still, but probly 10° &..the wind chill factor.... well, my knees took all the of the 80kmh I would've been traveling, right into em.. 80k's of -800° wind, right into my kneecaps!
I didn't realize the effect this might have, and when I stopped at an intersection, I put my left foot down and...
. nothing. There was nothing of my knee. Nothing!
It just gave way, frozen from the cold wind. Must've looked great from the car behind me... so...
Bike and me go crashing to the ground!
Dads Bonneville hit me and the ground, hard!
Smashed the rearview mirror and the left indicators (which iirc, I think, were add ons as possibly the original didn't come with em???)
To top things off, as my knee had frozen, I didn't have the strength, right then, to lift the bike back up
Hope you have much better luck Pete. It sure looks to be a beauty! Send, jeeeez, that's a huge amount of cc's! It may well be pretty usual these days, but, damn! "My" Bonneville was powerful at only 650cc.
The cops won't get NEAR ya