My dad knows a guy with this '77 XLCR (H-D made a few '78s too). He brought it up for a tune-up; timing, carb cleaning, fix starter switch, adjustments, etc. It's in rather rough shape, a bit wore out - but runs ok. The photos make it look good. After about a week, ol' Noot had it straightened out. Now he wanted the "test pilot" to run it up the street.
While "my tuner & lead mechanic" prepared my bike for testing, I stood off to the side with my full-face, gloves and boots . . . ready to hit the track. I felt a bit like Rossi when he handed off the machine.
A quick check of clutch, throttle, brakes and seating position - I was given the GREEN to hit the track.
After warming the engine, a few short passes, I ventured out and hit the highway. I came back with mental notes . . . adjustments were made - improving overall performance. Communication between the rider and mechanic is crucial. The mechanics hardly get any recognition. All I got to do is ride-the-thing . . . the best part !
I hate to see it go . . . 1977 XLCR = Awesome Motorcycle.