I knew the bike need a carb overhaul more than anything to get it running again. It had to be profoundly gummed up from 2 years of non-op while sitting out in the weather. Of course taking it apart and seeing all the clogged up plumbing, I was surprised it could even start when the seller was showing the bike. What a mess.
The comprehensive rebuild involved new gaskets all around, pilot jets, throttle/choke cables, an $85 air cut-off valve (goddam!!!), and alen head bolts anywhere phillips heads were used by the factory (which was everywhere).
A week or two later, the overhaul is done. I bolt the carbs back onto the intake boot and with a sneer thinking: "this will never work", it starts on the third kick! Whoa!
Took a few snaps just to help remember how all the venting hoses went. Digital cameras really make a difference when doing tear-downs like this b/c you can reference the images when you go to put things back together!