It was time to let someone with more patience and experience tackle a more thorough restoration on that sweet vintage German bike than I could. The auction process at bringatrailer was a great way to find a dedicated enthusiastic new caretaker for my Heinkel.
I miss the old bike, but am having a ball riding Lola on longer 100-plus-mile trips. I'm learning so much here from all of you on modernvespa about maintenance and culture too. Many thanks to @jimc who took care of Lola for her first 11 years.
videos of the old Heinkel seen here:
Lola and The Tourist