Hi Peter, and thanks for your reply.
I was going to ask about the saddle, as there seems to be something of a gap, between the mounting points on the front of the saddle and the two lugs that stick out horizontally from the frame behind the tank. Is there a specific bracket to fit this gap, or is this the wrong saddle, as it does seem a large/awkward shaped space?
Also, the plug is missing, and I was thinking a B6ES? Would that be suitable?
As for muddiness, we will see. It has seen some action I believe, hence the scar, and isn't a minter by any stretch. Is is road-registered so I will probably get it up and running and out for some green-laning with a game passenger..... pre-65 trials may be a step too far, as I am a post-65 baby myself, but who knows...