I bought this bike from a relative that was rear ended by a drunk driver.
He lived but now paralized. The bike actually faired much better as I needed to replace the rear fender and wheel assembly. No frame damage, nothing. Any way, that happened in 89", the bike sat until a few years ago at which time I bought it. My thought was to get her rolling with minimul work, evaluate the bike, putt around a bit and develope a process for a proper restoration, considering it seems to be pretty close to original. So, I bought Repop wheel and fender, changed fluids, added a battery and she fired right up. Oil is returning to the tank, the oil and gen lights go out shortly after starting. The trans is smooth including reverse. My biggest concern is the lifter noise. So...per your suggestion, I very well may pop the cover and take a look. I purchased Palmers resto book and a manual for reference. I would assume it is best to use and replicate the specs from the factory manual?
Thanks for the input,