Thanks! That was my first attempt at tearing apart an engine, but with some help from the good folks over at SOHC4.net it wasn't bad at all. And now I'm itching to get my hands into the Vulcan and muck with it. I needs a rack or two, a more comfortable seat for long trips, hand guards for rain...
I'll need to check out Sonoma- I went to school in Davis and Sacramento, so I know 80 & 50 all too well. I rode pillion from Davis up to Berryessa on 128, and ever since I've been dying to complete the loop down to the Bay Area.