So the bike arrived, it started reluctantly, and I took the long way to the gas station to fill it up. It has suffered a small amount of neglect:
Speedo doesn't work - the cable snapped off near the drive hub and is rusted tight in the drive. Soaking now in liquid wrench. Good thing, too, because some wiring was pinched under the instrument cluster. That's fixed. The speedo itself works fine and is quiet - the loose remains of the cable were pulled out by a previous owner. Prolly not as low milage as advertised.
Pulled the front pads to have a look and that's all ok. The short shot exhaust is optimized for noise and will have to go. Will need everything from the exhaust port to the muffler hangers and all clamps between. I'm going to have to change the jets in the CV carb - the air here in Washington is sooo pure and clean that you have to add +5 to all jets and grind 1/8" off the needle to compensate for all that missing oxygen the other 49 states don't provide.
. It also acts like the timing is retarded so I'll dig into that, too. Hard to say exactly because of the short shots and no cross-over, so it sounds a bit odd to me. Plugs are showing some salt and pepper.
The steering head is smooth but I'm going to service it anyway. Had it on the lift today and the wheel bearings are good. No leaks or drips which probably means I'd better check the fluids before I start it again.
No windshield - not even the little plastic patch that they offered when new. The dealer here has a complete kit in stock so I'll check it for fit. It's from an early Dyna. Close but no stogie till the fat lady sings. The seat was declared a disaster area by BigRed and will need replacing. I'm ok with that cuz it really does suck. It either spent a lot of time at the car wash or out in the Missouri rain because there's a lot of rusty nuts and bolts. Might need a weekend in TL's garage. The rubber is good but I'm going to check the dates to see how old it is. Air pressure is solid. The front spoke wheel may have to go as I don't like tube tires. It is a good looking wheel, though.
Finally - was looking in the Drag Specialties fat book at saddle bag hardware and found something I like that I can build bags around. They have a lot of bags, too, but nothing that jumps off the PDF at me. I also want to make some holsters so some book matched splits or whole hides may serve all the purposes. Road kill deer hide is plentiful where I'm moving