I finally got the 450 up and running. Took her out on her first long ride last Friday which was about a fifty mile loop, and rode her to work all week. She died on my once when the timing advance lost a spring, but I got her back up. I still need to re jet the carbs as she’s running a bit lean when I’m at partial throttle as a result of the pod filters and shorty exhaust. She is a lot of fun.

The transmission on the truck is burned up, but I'm going to wait until the end of summer to get her back up and running.