Thanks to all you guys that posted suggestions on my thread here.
I've put about 300 miles on this bike and it is really a sweet running machine, definitely a keeper. Having fun running Mulholland (look it up on YouTube), running it up the local mountains (Angel's Crest) and running errands, doc appointments etc.
Sometimes I miss a gear on the downshift 5-4 or 4-3 but if I use just the right amount of pressure on the shifter, I catch each gear every time.
Things to fix; I noticed that the ignition points spark occasionally when viewed with the cover removed and if memory serves (rarely these days), I think that means a bad condenser(?). Or maybe some loose connection. Also oil is leaking into the points area so some seal back there is bum.
Cosmetically it is embarrassing and I guess I will have to paint the fenders, tank and side covers and add the decals
. Frame will have to wait or be painted in sections just to hide the ugly. My neighbor, a 90 Lb. chick you rides a massive Harley, says to leave it a rat bike. If I sell it (not any time soon!) it might be worth more as a "survivor" than a semi-restored or customized bike. Those butt-ugly side covers need paint though in any event. Thanks again, Brian