The gears are working!
I pulled the swingarm this morning to check it out. The bolt and adjusters came out easy and are good. I attempted to adjust the cam chain, but it is so worn that it wouldn't adjust correctly. I adjusted the valves, checked the gas and filled up the oil the rode it a little.
Decided to coast down a hill in neutral with the engine running to see if I could get it to shift up. It shifted and I was happy.
Filled up the oil, again, and rode it around some more.
May be BW (backwards), but I done all this to get an idea of what I will need before I put parts of it on the bench for a rebuild so I can start making a parts and cost list.
It looks like it is going to take a smidgen less to get trail ready.
I would like to know what tire combinations have worked best for overall handling and traction with general use that people have used. Radial or Bias?
When I reach retirement age, I hope to fit into one of the cliques here.