Frank Camillieri and I built a home-made 750 H2-R Triple for 1972, its engine modified from one pulled out of a production H2 streetster just before Christmas. On and off, it performed surprisingly well, earning us a lot of attention if not engraved silver pots (Underdogs. Arf.). In the course of the season, here came a person who seemed very interested in building a bike like it. I like the DIY spirit so I told him literally everything he needed to know to make a bike like ours – port heights, pipe dimensions, ignition timing, dry clutch details - everything. Off he went with it all written down.
I didn’t see him again for maybe two years, and when I did I asked if he’d built himself a bike.