Just got the big beast to breathe fire once again. Took me 5.5 hours to get the flipping carbs back in, replace the throttle cables (forgot how they were supposed to be routed so had to do that three times) as well as the hydraulic clutch hose. What a piece of ... art it is to work on. Also lowered the bars by about two inches to try and improve the geometry a bit.
Ready to destroy it now. :-)