Very true,Tony.Still had time to light a fag up and avoid any obstacles.0-60mph in about 2hours,top speed of 75-80mph(just about par for the course in those days).Handled like dream.Wish I still had it as it's probably worth a good few quid now,
P.S.Didn't you race a Greeves in the Manx at one time?
Certainly did. Well competed in the Manx on one I don't know about raced!
It expired on lap 3 with a slipping clutch. The original clutch wasn't a great deal of good until it was changed to one off a Greeves Griffon with bronze plates.
I had bought an Aermacchi-Metisse 350 in early 1972 to run in the Manx but was persuaded by a racing mate who rode a Seeley Norton 750 that Formula 750 was the class to be in, so I traded it for an ex-works Tony Smith 672 BSA. Lost a fortune selling it when I wanted to buy an ex-Rod Gould TR3 after the 73 MGP so I couldn't afford it. Finished up with a Maxton replica TD2B.
Such is life - all the wrong decisions made at the right time.