I picked up the bike this morning, and got a great deal. Got her home (2.5 hour drive) fired her up, and she ran like crap. Took it to the local spray-n-wash and gave her a deep cleaning. Drained the Turpentine out of the tank, pulled the jets and cleaned them (175/58s) and put the clip up one slot. I also plugged the open tube/brass fitting at the intake (gee, I wonder why it had hanging idle for 6 years: 'thats just how they run'), set the float level, and checked the plug and wire ( both brand new). It fired on the third kick, at idled like a kitten. Ahhh. Upon closer inspection it is clear that this bike was outside most of it's life. It lived in the desert it's whole life, so the oxidization must have come from all that morning dew everyday for 6 years. It's really evident on the turnsignal lenses, which are opaque and spider cracked. I forgot what tractors these motors are. No problem to short shift it 3 gears early, it just vibrates a bit more! Accesment: - rear fender and side panels are shot - stock bars are shot (mauled up and bent a bit) - still has stock front tire, chain and sproket (2/3 left) - suspension mods (by RG3) are way too soft for me. I'll try a spring tighten, but doubt it will be enough. Dampening is gooey soft. - Rear tailight is dead. Was going to replace it anyway. - Nothing seems abused, misused, and no evidence of any internal motor work. I have a ways to go before it fits me, and looks fresh, but I am still happy with my decision. These are the before pictures: I put the stock tank back on, and have put on some temp graphics.