Thanks Bob. Yeah, looking back at it, it was a large bike for my first street bike but I just wanted something old and needing work and it fit the bill. The engine though was nice and smooth so no real issues learning on it. The Japanese had the British bikes in their sights with these new inline four bikes, mine was quite a fast bike for a 650, beautiful sound too once you hit 4500 rpm. IIRC it was lighter and faster than the more well known CB750. I'm not sure about other models but mine only had five gears.