Made a little process on the bike. Basically my priority right now is to be able to get it plated.
Cleaned up the mess of wiring at the front of the bike. I really would like to cut all the wiring as short as possible, but I know that right after I do that, something will happen that I need it to be longer. So for right now, it's staying the way it is. Also tightened up the slip-on, which was another issue for the safety.
Anywho, enough about the bad stuff, let's talk about some good. The shop did do me one favour, they fixed my transmission for FREE! Short of the long, bike was on the kick stand and like an idiot, I left it idling in my driveway, went to the garage and as I was walking back, it fell down on its left side. After that, I could only upshift consistently and I could only downshift at high RPMs. So, I'm quite happy, and my transmission feels absolutely amazing now. The engine is running great, apart from the choke cable not being attached to anything, still haven't figured out where it attaches to, and google and the service manual haven't been very helpful.
I'll give you guys some pictures now so you can see what I'm working with.
Basically, complete fuckery with this wiring, then I spent a few minutes and got everything as sorted out as I could for it. During the winter, I plan on completely redoing all the wiring, as I'm not totally confident with it in its current state.
This picture is a personal favourite of mine. Two VERY quick fixes right beside each other. PO has the gauge literally sitting there with nothing holding it, same with the cup. So I decided to ziptie it into place so it wouldn't flop everywhere and the cup, I just cut up the bracket that went around a cable and bent it around the bar.
I'll be taking care of the headers at some point. Not high on the priority. Kinda the same deal with the exhaust. They're both looking ugly at the moment, but still functional so I'm not in any rush.
Fresh tires front and rear, I got Vee Rubber Edge. Price was right ($220 for the set) as I just needed something quick as a hold me over because the old tires were both flat in the middle. I rode home in the rain yesterday from the shop, and I only spun the tire once. Not too bad for a cheapie tire. Maybe I'll write up a review after some more time on them. Unfortunately, they didn't have the "right" size for the front and it sits too high and rubs the fender. So, I think I'll be getting a dirt bike fender. Any suggestions?
Hopefully now you guys have a bit better of an idea of the absolute mess I'm dealing with. I'm not even all that upset. Gives me a great opportunity to get my hands dirty and learn a lot of stuff by fucking everything up the first time, and then going back to fix it.
I'll leave you guys with this picture