The gears are working!
I pulled the swingarm this morning to check it out. The bolt and adjusters came out easy and are good. I attempted to adjust the cam chain, but it is so worn that it wouldn't adjust correctly. I adjusted the valves, checked the gas and filled up the oil the rode it a little.
Decided to coast down a hill in neutral with the engine running to see if I could get it to shift up. It shifted and I was happy.
Filled up the oil, again, and rode it around some more.
May be BW (backwards), but I done all this to get an idea of what I will need before I put parts of it on the bench for a rebuild so I can start making a parts and cost list.
It looks like it is going to take a smidgen less to get trail ready.
I would like to know what tire combinations have worked best for overall handling and traction with general use that people have used. Radial or Bias?
If you are going to pound your chest, use brass knuckles.