Technical and tyres
Ok I will give that a try.
I have also had a thought which I may look into before the possibility of trying to replace the engine (have found one locally to me going for about 75, which sounds like it may be ok ).
The right hand oil line may be possibly blocked, could this cause a potential problem, as I'm thinking that if oil was trying to cycle through, but couldn't, then it may possibly backup, and could be the reason why its coming down the exhaust system. Crazy thought but I am thinking if I'm going to strip the bike down in any case, that it could be worth looking into.
A good idea to spice up world superbore bikes is to put a sex doll on the back, or even better put the girl on the front. I followed the series from 1989 but it's a total bore now it's time may come around again but with GP racing as good as it is I doubt you will see superbore bikes as popular as it was in the 90's.
Legal and insurance
Just got the "Driving Experience Declaration" form to fill in.
Is just asks -
How many years no claims do you have?
How long have you been driving for?
Insurance company from a price comparison site, Pink Pound Insurance Company.
What is the colour of your fridge?
Touring & travel
Bring plenty of money for Silverstone and if you're going to Scotland you'll need an umbrella. It's very beautiful there but almost always raining.
The Ace Café in London is an iconic motorcycle café. Food and drink is nothing to get excited about but it's a must have place to get your picture taken and buy T shirt.
If you're in the city take the trip up to the top of the Shard. Have an expensive cocktail and enjoy the views. It's free to go up in the lift unless you're going all the way to the last 6 floors. Not a motorcycle in sight but a great experience if you're in town anyway.
There's sure to be plenty of other suggestions coming your way.
@BaldE35 thanks for the detailed reply baldE. My slow riding/ walking pace is pretty spot on and clutch/ back brake control no probs....it is purely confidence in corners/ bends... I read a thread on here about counter steering and that was taught to me on day 1 of my lessons back in 1997!...im itching to get the the stage of like you say chucking it into a bend knowing im gonna come out the other side still arse in seat! I keep telling myself the bike can do it as I know it can! It's the rider who can't at the moment. Lol Im not a million miles from you so may give you a shout 1 day.