yeppers the 79 VLX was absolutely mint having everything, the little cable guides, the tire pump, toolkit, factory misprinted w on the frontplate, with title, ray parker, you're a good man, $100. he was the lawn and garden guy i bought it from, he is still holding a QT-50 for me in the same condition. his wife dumped on hers when they were riding. put both away in 82.
it was my find of a lifetime, as for ride of a lifetime, something about the batavus VA goin down a 12 mile 9% grade and pinning the speedo and wondering just how much braking room i would need to stop at the stop sign t intersection at the bottom,
or this is prolly it,
when i was caught on top of south mountain, a torrential rain storm kicked up i ran down the mt to lehigh universities access rd, s turns all the way down: to find they had just tarred and paved it a day ago, so all the oil floated to the roadsurface, i was riding an A3, omdg, i was goin about 30 when i realized at had no grip and brakes were not working and would spill it, i locked my elbows and lean steered the mile + salom to the bottom. i sheltered under a tree, i huffed down a joint and two smokes and was still shakin a half hour later.