My accident in October 2010 did more than do serious damage to my body. It also robbed me of my passionate interest in motorcycling. Well-meaning friends and acquaintances brought me motorcycle books and magazines to read and I couldn't even open them. It was the weirdest thing. It was like a tap had been turned off. It took months before I stopped cringing whenever I saw someone riding on the road, through the traffic, even though I knew they were not doing anything stupid and were not in any danger. Then, in May, as boredom was well and truly setting in, my wonderful wife, in one of her usual displays of common sense, said to me, "Why don't you try and restore that old bike out the back?" The "bike out the back" was the Shadowfax Kawasaki (or it was at one stage - now it was a rolling frame and boxes of bits) It had been gifted to me by the original owner in 1995 as he no longer had the space to store it (it was a non-runner by that stage). It was, as he said, "You appreciate its history, but, if you can't take it, it's going to the tip." So it sat under some tarps in my various sheds since then. Until my wife sparked what has become a frenzy of restoration and a project that has become bigger than Ben Hur. Here is the bike as it was, on the grid for the Coca Cola 800 endurance race, February 1981. Rather than re-invnet the wheel, I direct you to my site where I have documented the process since that day in May. http://www.halfofmylife.com/on-two-...e-from-the-shadows-the-shadowfax-restoration/ I also have an album of a couple of hundred photos of the job so far on my Facebook page which you can view even if you are not a Facebook user. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150247885815757.378368.785170756&type=1&l=b7713afe52 Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy reading about the restoration as much as I am enjoying doing it. Needless to say, it has re-kindled my passion for motorcycling and I can't wait to see it finished and running again.