First thing I did was get the engine running before I did any more work on the bike. That included soldering wires while it was snowing on me! But, I was very glad when the ole girl fired up and very relieved! After that I knew I had a real project on my hands and not just a parts bike.
I just (mostly) finished my restoration project. I can say that your bike looks to be in better condition than what mine was when I started. This site was invaluable in helping me at most every turn. Be sure to use the Shop Talk!
I began with my restoration thread, but if I had specific questions I put those in separate threads because of the visibility of those threads was greater than just asking in my restoration thread. Looks like after the initial posts in the restoration thread some members will get bored of it and not check in any further. So, by asking questions separately you can get more responses. I also put the results into my restoration thread to help anyone who was following it.
Good luck with your project! I'm looking forward to the pics!
Do you know what it's like to fall in the mud and get kicked, in the head, by an iron boot? Of course you don't--no one does--that never happens. - Capt. Rex Kramer
'78 Honda GL1000 GoldWing
'86 Honda CMX450C Rebel