Back home now and reflecting on it all think I fell on my feet with this one! Did over a thousand miles with no problems apart from a carb problem on the day I came home. It ran out of petrol and obviously dragged some muck into the carb and will only run with choke on. Still starts first kick and runs well!
When I go back will be taking some EBC grooved shoes and a carb repair kit. I will also source a standard CT seat for it as the one on it does not have enough padding. Whilst I do the carb I will probably paint the aux tank to tidy it up.
Still thinking about getting an NBC110 or two back. Spent a few hours last week watching an online auction for 10 bikes, fresh from Australia Post. This is about 15 miles away from Tim's house and he has storage space (we built a huge shed last week!) and looks like they release 10 at a time through there every 3 weeks. All about 25,000 kilometers and very reasonable even with the $200 odd charges from the auction house. Getting them back next thing to work out plus the importing and registration faff. No hurry though (won't be doing anything until I go back). I do have a Son in Law who works in shipping so will be bending his ear!
Watching the auction and trawling through all of the photos I noticed that none of the bikes have kickstarts. Apparently Australia Post advise the removal of them as there have been a lot of instances of numpties getting them up their trouserlegs and falling off. Had a laugh at that one, the "real" postmen I saw wear shorts, have very brown knees and don't slow down for roundabouts. There must be piles of kickstarts in every depot.
On reflection I remembered that I had removed the kickstart from the Kayak as I got fed up with it going the same way.