Bingo! …… First, thanks commando for chiming in! I was telling a good buddy of mine who is a Jap bike nut. He told me some of his do it frequently. He gets things going like I did, then lays heavy on the throttle, then hits the rear brake hard with clutch engaged, and he says that sometimes it may take a few hard hits to get it loose. I was a little reluctant to try this with the ole B31, fearing I might end up pushing it back to the shop. It took 3 tries, but now, after a 10 mile jaunt, we are both very happy.