Currently, though, I thought a trip into the primary to get some of the goo out was a good thing. Having sold my black '74 Roadster a few years ago (can it really be 2003?!), I'd forgotten what a pleasure Nortons of this era are to work on. It's not that earlier stuff like my '54 Velocette is _ir_rational, but there was definitely a new rationale at work on this bike, even as the English motorbike business staggered its way into the mid-'70s. And way fewer oil leaks. If only the industry had been strong enough to survive the mistakes and evolve a bit more.