I just had it running today!!
Hasn't run for at least 5 years or more & has been outside uncovered (as you can see...
). I had to bust every bolt holding the plastic on, then tweak the plastic airbox lid so I could cut the speed nut out with a dremel to get into the GIGANTIC MOUSE NEST inside!
After I yanked out about 40 feet of stitching from somebody's couch or bench seat, I found the air filter (a K & N !) which was sitting in 4" of mouse *censored* & piss.....I can feel the eeeebola invading my lungs!
Then had to cut off the 2 clamps & yank the carb out, disassemble that without stripping screws, & clean every single jet & air passage in there. Once I finished that, I had to take apart the thumb throttle housing & grease it up, put spring on the correct way, lube frozen cable, then grind down a nub which is supposed to center the throttle housing on the handlebar .......... when installed on the correct machine.
After that, I sprayed ether directly into the cylinder for a spark test & it lit off in 1 kick! GOT SPARK!
THEN, I grabbed my home-made fuel bottle ( an upside-down brake fluid container with a fitting jammed & sealed in cap ) hooked it up, turned on the gas ( without airbox hooked up ) & after about 5 kicks, the bitch started running! It blew apart the head pipe & silencer due to disintegration from rust
. Was shooting an occasional blue/white flame from the pipe because of the airbox being disconnected & possibly my zip-tie isn't sealing the carb up too good to the intake boot. Who cares! It's a runner!
Now to get the brakes working............MAYBE!