whats ocuring bakester welcome ,i ride allot your way at summer,tintern abbey then down to abbergavenny ,im a weston lad,i have a j2 good bikes alot of people do have them on here ,+1 to the rear they are a bit fugly,you can do allot to the j cosmetic wise but depends if you want to keep it standard if you ever want to sell it.i have hacked in to mine loads and changed allot of things ,people just say buy another bike WHY its bought and paid for and different and have built it to what i want .the 04 b1h rear is an option i have done that and a few others bit of work involved,not all a direct fit but thats part of the fun ,look at ond bike and scoobs they both got 04 rears ,i went for the tought one r1 2008 complete rear what a headfuck that was
I'll run with this line of thinking, it's your foo-king bike, you bought and paid for it. Tell those wankers that have no imagination to sod off. Use it as your own personal canvas. If it's not to your liking tear off the offending items, and go look for something different.
Back in the '90s & early '00s I was not a fan of stunters gluing shaggy faux fur to their turded out cowlings after dropping their new 'Blade or R1. But I never said a thing to anyone, 'til now. It's not that I don't have strong opinions, I do.
But I believe even more strongly, in the gift & sharing of ideas, thus, others have the right
to their own notions (as long as they are not harming/impinging/or otherwise castigating anothers publicly). And all all entitled to their beliefs/views inside their wee personal brains. Quiet can be bliss, and can be a safe place to indulge the less socially polite creatures that dwell within.
So, have fun, be creative, be an individual. With a bike of your vintage, you're never gonna make tonne selling it. If it runs OK, and you're having a hoot when you go for a ride, god bless.
One caveat: post pix!
Cheers mate, and welcome aboard.