Low594 - cable tube length is 30.5" from plastic receiver on the throttle to the nuts at the carb. There's about 3" of bare cable at each end that go from the nut to the carb and same for the receiver to the throttle tube. (hope that makes sense, if you need more info just ask)
philosobrad - Glad you got it started. I've had a few of those "this bike is junk and I should have just bought a new one moments", in the end I think I'll have a lot of hours into the bike but not a whole lot of money and I hope at the end of this a really awesome bike. But, If its all worth it is up to you.
On that note here are the worn carb plastics (each piece is around about $40 to replace