Just got off the phone to my mechanic. he said all the work is almost done but the prev owner had this bike in a hell of a mess.
apparently the spark plugs dont look like theyve been changed since the bike was built!
the battery cover is missing.
possibly the wrong spindle in the swingarm, so current one has got a load of washers on it.
and the play in the rear wheel is cos the suspension bushes need replaced.
and the sump plug needed a machine to get it off!
he said some of that stuff can wait, but------------------------
the oil and filters have been changed with mobil1 oil and a hiflo filter
plugs have been changed and ports are cleaned out
coolants changed with water wetter
throttle tube replaced
air filters replaced
and just for good measure (and without asking me) the exhaust baffles have been removed.
should be ready tonight or tomo morn. ill take care of the other stuff in due course, but im a happy man and cant wait to pick it up!