stripped the paint on the fenders, numberplate, and tank, took the motor into work today and used the shops parts washer on it as the solution in my tank at home is way past its prime and wire wheeled a few crusty areas of some various parts to get rid of some of the loose stuff before It all goes into the sandblast cabinet.
I worked on some of the chrome as well, Its a little worse off than I originally thought The handlebars did come out pretty well, I really thought the front forks were going to clean up better than they did. I worked on the front wheel too, Its not terrible, but its still pretty spotted, have not worked on the rear yet.
The mainframe is pretty nice, I may shoot the swing arm, footpeg bracket and fork mounts first to see if it blends decent before I go and strip and repaint the frame. I have all the nuts/bolts washers soaking right now as well.
Think I may have figured out the coil/mag assy too and possibly the "no spark" issue, I hope so as I don't want to spend any $$ on this one. If I can get that working, well I may qualify for the under $200 challange with this one when I'm done!