Got back from Tassie yesterday (which was great fun), and thought i would take the old VT out for a bit of a run. Called into work to do some stuff then headed off towards Mountain hwy. Got 5 minutes up the road and thought, i seem to lacking a little bit of power then the noises started. Did a quick u turn and headed back to work. Only just made it back before the engine died. Looks like it is time for a rebuild, so i will be off the road for a while.