Sweet ride, just like my 51 Panther that the judge awarded my ex in our divorce decree 25 years ago along with every minute yada yada and blaa blaa also. There's an old joke, "Why do divorces cost so much?" A: "Because they're worth it!"
Well when I tendered it to her I had somehow "misplaced" the tank and chainguard. "OK, Here's YOUR bike, Biyotch!" Well about 6 months ago I Fleabay'd the tank for $350. Still got the chain guard.
Well happiness is the best revenge. Got 20yr anniversary coming up for 2nd marriage. All's well that ends well.
Me too. Not scared to strap something on the carrier ( fear of a scratch) or lock it REAL close beside another equally ridden/loved bike. I'm lucky and happy to have a couple of these Panthers is similar condition. They ride like a dream. Just put a ND 2 speed on one of them. Nice.. Cheers, GLWTS.