Ok, so here's the deal. Since the bike was new to me I gave this thing a thorough inspection and servicing. I replaced parts here and there that needed to be replaced according to OEM specs and got it running.
Installed the following: new wiring harness because old one was too hacked up by PO, a new CDI because it was cracked and out of specs, faulty R/R out of specs, old frayed pickup coil, old frayed positive & negative battery cables, new tank assembly. It's running now so I'm taking the beast out today to fine tune the carb.
Does anyone recommend using a little PermaTex High-Temp Red around the aluminum ring gaskets for the exhaust pipes to seal them better? I've done it on my HD's in the past so just wondering what you Vulcans do besides tightening to OEM torque specs.
Thanks for all your help and input gentlemen.
These should be crush fit gaskets , no sealant needed. I used some anti seize on the flange bolts though.
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