I know it’s way too late now, but I’d like to add my tuppence worth.
Braai was the first person I met to do with the Lonesome, via an ebay email, coz we were both hoovering up odd bits of Z750. He was a proper collector, he just had this hobby of buying bits for old bikes, the 750 and the Bantam. It’s a very British thing to do, and being Yorkshire if it wasn’t the bikes it would probably have been whippets and pigeons
The only time we met, at Whitby, I didn’t realise that his interest was so different from mine and got kind of cross with him. It passed quickly, but by the time I wanted to apologise he’d #OOPS#ed off home, so I never got the chance and I’m sure the bad impression stayed with him ever since. Whatever, whenver I had the odd spat with the other inmates of the group, it was Braii who was the peacemaker.