Hi there - I'm a new owner of an 82 xs650 that's been hardtailed. I am feeling a bit of buyer's remorse (paid too much) but am already in love with the bike, so probably the remorse will go away. Please read down, i've got several questions... The engine is really beautiful and seems well designed - I've owned many 4 cylinder honda CB's and this seems like a very elegant design by comparison. Some issues with the bike, of course. Was barfing gas out of the carbs when I got it, idle speed was all over the place. Today I tore down the carbs, cleaned them, adjusted, and the problems seem to have gone away... Here are my other troubles: 1) loud noises from the electric starter. I read that this means worn gears. Is it worth replacing (if so, WHAT piece do I replace?) or just use the kickstarter? 2) tapping/chattering from the top end. I'm going to adjust cam chain, valves per info I found on the tech section (awesome videos!) and then resync the carbs and see i it goes away. If it does not - does this mean worn cam chain guides? The engine seems tight - 150ish compression on both sides. DPO claimed that it had been rebuilt recently (I dont' believe that crap though...) 3) last question, i promise...the handlebars are connected to the triple tree with rubber bushings. this connection seems loose to me as compared to the solid connection my honda's have. there is some wobble when I lean on the bars. Is this normal?