A little back story, I got this motorcycle over 10 years ago from a friend who wanted to move on from it. His only condition was that I get it going, not part it out. It was in rough shape from being outside for some time before I got it and it had been laid down a low speed at least twice. Once on each side of course. I tried fixing it a couple times but always found myself chasing issues. I finally decided after settling into my current (and hopefully last) home that I was going to get it going. I once again started working on it only to get frustrated by issues. It was at that point I realized that I was finally in a position where I can actually restore it, not just get it back on the road. Luckily, as I have had it for so long, I have been hunting for parts and pretty much have everything I need except for a few things. I have been working on it in my somewhat limited free time for the past couple months. I started this thread to document my experience, learn from others, and hopefully have someone learn from me. I will be updating as the project moves along. I live in the desert southwest so progress will be slow in the summer. Anyway, less talking, more building. This is pretty much how it has been sitting since I got it. I have the fairings stored elsewhere. Yes, that is a CB750 in the background. My dad bought it new and I have all the dealership paperwork. It has 7400 miles and is my next project (like I need more projects). Back to the VF, at this point I was testing compression. Luckily, everything is looking good with about 170 PSI cold all around with no added oil in the cylinders.