The Honda shop down the street gave my number to a customer as the local moped expert.
Their neighbor had given them the XKE a year ago with very low mileage. It now has around 600 miles and suddenly stopped running. The usual suspects are tail light bulb, condenser, spark plug coil, spark plug, as the issue sounds electrical. Of course, we will check out carb and petcock. I delivered the motor to Rockettman at the Toledo event a couple weeks ago for rebuild; gaskets, seals, bearings, and rings.
Nobody is making any money on this project, its like helping a newbie out and get him into the hobby.
I'm a little put out and puzzled that when he gets the bike back, he wants to have the Honda shop evaluate the work.
Whenever I go there for advice, they can't give me any because "it's not a Honda" and "we don't work on bikes that old."
The only parts that will go on the bike that you can see will be tires, petcock, and spark plug coil. So what will they do, charge the guy for an eval and say "yep, looks nice"? They certainly wouldn't know a good running V1 from a bad one. Maybe they could test compression and do a leak down test...