Thanks slipknot. Everything is in order and I rode it around for 15 minutes or so with no issues. Mechanically it’s sound, with the only caveat being a bad speedo gear or cable (spins at speed) and the issues you mentioned. I have a 72 suburban and I think the chappy would make a killer pit bike at car shows and such. Pretty sure I’m a player at $1200 after hearing from you all. Thanks much for all the info and advice.