Something odd about that front engine mounting?
Looks like it could be an attempt to rubber-mount the engine?
The long lower engine mounting bolt also looks as if it could be missing?
Wonder what they did with the rear mounting.
is that a question or a statement -ie have they done something as I can't see anything untoward?
As Gavin says, it’s about the knicker elastic. I suppose it’s a statement that I was wondering about it.
The reason for my wondering was that the front mounting appears to be in a pair of Metalastik bushes, probably meant to allow the the front end of the power unit to oscillate vertically, isolating the frame from engine vibration.
That incurs a requirement for flexible mounting at the rear of the gearbox as well, or you can expect loosening studs and/or broken lugs. A rigid head steady would be ruled out as well, I think.
I know there isn’t much radial movement in a Metalastik that size, but I bet there’s enough to cause problems.