G'day "BikeMaine" and everyone else
Most of the fires are on the east coast, but the nearest fire is in Yanchep and Two Rocks which are around 30km north of where I live, but we are safe as there are many suburbs of concrete and housing between us.
the work on my bikes has stagnated due to lack of funds. Rupturing hot water systems, washing machine and fridges clapping out, dental and vet bills have chewed out my pocket money, all I can afford is fuel for my 88 outfit and Valkyrie, and even then it is sometimes too hot to ride any decent distance as I get so dehydrated and sun bleached.
My 75 is on the road and I have ridden a whopping 97kms on her, but the last two times when I start her up she bellows an incredible amount of smoke evenly from the exhaust. I park her up on the main stand, it is very disheartening and I have given up on her for the moment (winter project).
I am tinkering with the 76 outfit now and then, she is close to being on the road again, but she will look like a real "Yobbo's" bike with all panels a different colour, she needs a paintjob. But I will still ride her as she handles so well.
All the best, Peter.