Ahhhh, my first DS, first thumper, first....bike!
Mine was a '94 and I put 5000 trouble-free miles on 'er.
My experience with the charging system was that it was anemic. The headlight would dim at idle. And starting could be a real bear. Surprisingly, it was most finicky when it was warm (not hot). It needed just the right amount of choke or else I would kick start myself into exhaustion.