Hello Trevor Michael here...I contacted you on CL about the fine job you did on the bike you apparently sold the same day. Congrats for holding out and getting your asking price! I'm up in Santa Rosa and as I mentioned I successfully fired up the old beast, it will only run with the choke on after I totally cleaned the carbs, pulled cleaned and reassembled the clutch, squeezed the starter spring which worked great after first attempt to start a month ago with only horrible grinding. Upon firing there was no smoke or weird engine noises so I think I will continue on? Are you building another xs? Are you a carb guy? I ride a Ducati Hyperstrada with buddies out of Marin and up the coast quite often...just saying! Go fast, be safe, take chances, wear a mask!