Ordered a new starter relay just to eliminate that question.
Had my NASA tech buddy run a static test on the diode board, rotor, and aternator. They all check out good.
Checked all the grounds and connections for good contact.
I'm thinking of doing an extra earth cable as described here for good measure: http://robfrankham.co.uk/bike/earthing_article.htm
In reference to the carbs, I checked the two tiny passages at the inlet , one where the idle screw comes in. I ran fishing line up thru the passages, no blockage there.
As a note, compression is good, newly rebuilt heads.
I have new idle screws and o-rings ordered.
If all comes together this weekend I might have some results...
I do have one question. The 'safety pins' for the float needles., do those just lay there or are they suppose to be hooked up to the floats somehow?
I seem to remember pulling my floats on the old /7 and the valves hanging from them...
Can't remember what went on when I pulled these apart.