After putting about 55,000 miles on the bike, other interests beckoned and the H2 went into quiet retirement alongside my ‘85 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo in the garage. Flash forward to 2010. Time to ride again. Sixteen years in dry storage meant the H2 needed some serious TLC, but no local dealership was interested in—or could be trusted with—the task. Gary Shumake of Spec II seemed like the guy for the job, and so work commenced. It was not as simple as I thought. The more I did, the more I found out I needed to have done. The bike was put away in good condition, but new crank seals, Wiseco pistons, and new connecting rods were must-have menu items for reliability. The speedometer and tachometer were calibrated and serviced at Hollywood Speedometer and Clock. There were many other small cosmetic fixes that I considered clean-up work. Thankfully, the Internet moved a bunch of parts from unobtainable to just a click away. Spec II did the heavy lifting, but I chipped in and rebuilt the fork, master cylinder, and front brake assembly myself. Buchanan Spoke and Wheel supplied a complete set of new spokes, topped with a fresh set of Metzelers.