This 26-page article appeared in Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics in issues 80-85 (June to November 1994).
As a student Graham, Curtis used his 400/4 as all-weather transport. It lived outside under a plastic sheet back then and he hangs his head now at what he did to it! Still, he’s putting things right on the bike he couldn’t bear to part with.
After 12 years’ slumber, Sleeping Beauty needed just a kiss and a cuddle and it soon started up – It’s not all good news however. Rust has attacked all the sheet metal items and the seat is beyond repair. With a little help from the family Maestro the 400/4 miraculously fires up fresh from its hidey hole.