As a newbie myself, let me offer you welcome. I am treading exactly the same path with a 72 A65T that
hasn't turned a wheel since 1981.
I bought it back in August from the executor of the previous owners estate.
One owner. 10k miles on the speedo and the remains of an electrical fire.
I am a few hours down the 35 from you..
If you look for all my recent posts, they are all about my process of getting this bike pulled apart and questions about how to do 'xyz'. However, this isn't my first rodeo with an A65 and the last bike I had on the road (in 1999) was a '77 Ducati 900 Darmah. That came in boxes, not on wheels..
Happy to swap stories, modifications, advice and suppliers.
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What you should do next depends on what you want to achieve.
You want to get the engine running? Personally, I wouldn't.
As you have the covers off I would pull the transmission to find out why it was seized.
Do you know why the bike was put away and forgotten? A seized transmission would do it.
Maybe it seized while being driven.
Again, only personally, I wouldn't try to start it. Just accept you are in for a rebuild, bite the
bullet and pull the engine out of the frame and start to strip it down.