You didn't mess around either, made quick work of it, nice job.
Indeed a better processIMNSHO the idle jets are better removed by tapping the upper part of the jet for a #4-40 thread and using a #4-40 bolt, nut and washer as a puller. Screw extractors are brittle and prone to snapping when pulled unless the pull is straight in the direction of the extractor. Slight sideways pull often will break the extractor.
Oh man was it loud lolGlad you are able to ride it! It is way too loud for my liking but that’s just me. If you like it and the neighbors don’t mind, more power to you. Enjoy the bike!
Thanks brother, we had fun doing itGreat build, and great job documenting for the rest of us! My GL500 build runs fantastic, I'm humbly surprised at how well. As I too rebuilt everything. But as you say, they are never complete. I need to figure out the horn, it only sometimes works, or works on it's own. Also, the bike is running rich. I'm not looking forward to swapping out jets until it doesn't. All that back and forth, sheesh. So n the meantime, I ride!