Doward, the bike is looking great and sounding good too.
I had those low points as well last winter in the middle of my custom re-build. Thankfully I had some good friends that came round and verbally abused me to get me going again.
Have the longer forks of the VF made any difference to the front end ?
Well, the front end is definitely higher!! Also, the tubes contact the tank if I'm going for a low speed u-turn scenario, but I don't think they will still contact after I rake it out
I do think 20wt oil was too much, as the front is REAL stiff, with minimal dive, and I haven't even put air in the forks yet!
Rather angry, as the old red primer I had laying around actually PEELED UP when I shot the paint - so I'm re-doing all the work on the tank.
Not my idea of fun, but it's coming along (again) nicely.
Also, put a 5/8" master cylinder from an SV650 on the brakes - WOW what a difference!
So if anyone needs a fully rebuilt '78 round style master cylinder, let me know