Originally a CHP "police bike" in Los Angeles. A local guy had a relative that ran an escort service. No, not that kind of escort. The type that chauffeurs important celebrities around. He'd buy the higher-mileage motorcycles at the police auctions - and use them with his business (limos, etc.) Long story shorter, the local kid got the bike finally in the early 70s. He rode it for years. It was about junk, sitting next to his shed - it got stolen and was missing for years and years. Then he got it back - but he didn't want it. So, Big Noot bought and spent a bunch of time and money - and restored it. Pretty and original, but a little custom. He rode it to Sturgis in 2000. We just freshened it up with new tires. It has over 100,000 miles on it. I figure it was on the force in California around the same time as the Easyrider movie bikes. Probably was if you think about it . . . Wondered why every single time I take it for a ride . . . I lose my watch.