Great ride report Keith.
Your story about e bay made me laugh - I have had from new Honda FT500 (86 i think), had the frame repainted, and a bit of work done on the motor. So, decided I might need a donor for some parts, and like you bought a complete bike off e bay for £300 (a runner). Then blow me but a couple of weeks later saw another, I got that for £65, also a runner!
So now I have 3, which are tooooooo good to break, maybe I will end up with 4. Don't have a wife these days, so no problem, good job, as my 1st bike is in bits in the dinning room!
Riding the Winds of Change