Thanx All for your patience and understandings...
What appears obvious to you guys isn't always to the new guy...
With our fantastic weather I'm gearing up to dive face first into this puppy...
My next step is to pull the cylinders/pistons and replace with them shiny new Gilardonis that are eating a hole in that big box...BUT!
A little birdie (my machinist) , told me a little story of a bike that sat around for years and was rescued. The punch line being... the tranny below
the oil line was great. Condensation above
the oil level had played hell with bearings,bushings and whatnot. Fresh motor and a lot of other things and Off We Go! for about 30 miles until the tranny locked solid... no one was injured.
This bike looks like a daily runner that got barnparked for 11 New York years before my greasy mitts got ahold of it.
Condensation destroyed the gas tank.
Should I have concerns about the interior rust factor in the tranny and motor? And where do I find a RustOMeter to check levels???