Hi, many thanks for the reply. I think you are right, I should just bite the bullet and let a proper bike mechanic take a look I just don’t really want to spend too much more money on it. I started the bike this morning without any problems, it ticks over fine and ok up to about 2000 revs then after that it starts to cough and splutter! It’s a great bike and I’ve already spent quite a bit on re-chroming most of the engine and other shiny bits so I suppose a few quid more to get it running properly would be a good investment, and get it back on the road so I can get to some of the meetings and rallies. I live near Cheadle in Staffordshire does anyone know a good mechanic who won’t rip my eyes out please?