Started a read through this thread and it's golden but this quote had me spitting beer. Great stuff jalsteveMagnesium engines - In the house if you wife doesn't object, in the house if she does!
Also, when you mentioned the JAP motors it took me way back. My father past away when I was quite young and most of what I knew was second hand. My brothers always said he road JAP bikes. Of coarse by this time a JAP bike in Canada meant something completely different and made no sense to me. As I grew up I learned about the J.A.P. which cleared up allot of head scratching. Best cr.net thread yet. Some real "wow" moments. Quite inspiring to see life being given back to a piece of motorcycle history. Thanks for that. Cheers.