I just finished putting the carbs back together. They were surprising clean, but should be better regardless. I also found a brand new OEM throttle cable I didn't even know I had. It's actually the optional one for the lower bars which is what I'm using anyway. I don't even remember buying it.
I'm starting to get excited about finishing this thing.
If you get far enough away, you'll be on your way home.
Piss off, I'm in my Happy place.