john.whiting wrote:Also ,check for cracked flywheels,it very common,and often goes unnoticed until the bike is run.I have a model 70,with both flywheels cracked.Second gear is broken too.Regards John.
Thanks for the tip, I'll pass it on to the Panther owner.
I rebuild BMW 'Airhead' gearboxes for members of http://ukgser.com/home/, I've done ten to date (including two of my own). A friend who is also a member of the 'GS Club' acquired the Panther and asked me to fettle the gearbox.
Its an interesting learning curve (and is stirring-up my Classic Bike interest ).
Thanks for all the input .