I have been advised by my friends locally who are vintage bike nuts, that it would be a sacrelige to restore my R27. The bike shows a little over 12,000 miles at this point, and I have no reason to believe that it is not accurate. The opinion is unanimous. One guy told me that "the bike is only original once."
It has 2 dings in the front fender, and some rough touch-ups, particularly on the pinstripes. Most rubber parts have been replaced due to aging. Opinions please.