On Saturday, it took some time to tackle the coolant leaks. I managed to drain the radiator without making a total mess but what did come out and make it into my bucket was pretty damn gross. I think this bike has been sitting much longer than the previous owner was led to believe. Looks like I may need to do a few frequent fluid changes for the coolant, brake fluids and engine oil.
Who likes dark roast radiator fluid?
I replaced the thin factory o-ring on the thermostatic switch with a beefier one and so far, she's holding water. I replaced the lower hose clamp as there was a slight weep from the hose.
In other news, my step father has returned from Japan and I am now the proud owner of a real JIS screwdriver. No more stripped "philips" screws for me.
I still need to leak test the carbs and fix the slight oil leak at the gen cover. Making progress.