Every year around this time I threaten to anyone that will listen that I am going to tear down my Pan^Shovel and sell the motor and trans. Usually my busy time or dumb little things like pacemakers get in the way and the bike comes out of winter hibernation looking much the same. This year on our gay ol' ferry ride back from hipster world I made the threat, sell off the 1951 motor and trans, buy a "commuter" and build my '72. Well one text led to another and in less then a week my bike was stripped down and Mr Cutler had himself a new motor and trans. Which leads me to my new Japanese friend, his name is 2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200r, and he comes from Japan thru Hill, NH.