Thanks for the kind words Jacksonracingcomau. They mean a lot. The bike is mostly back together save for the rear wheel. Once I get it mounted I’ll check everything over. The engine was turning over fine with the gearbox mounted with a bar turning the output shaft using half an old ujoint. I almost dropped the whole rig while uncrabbing the frame. Too many diverse balance points.
Far too many egos won’t let people accept their errors, this site (and the Internet) is full of misinformation where “cures” are not even vaguely logical.
Yours might turn out to be common mistake, then attributed to some minor part to save author embarrassment.
My advice in taking on any job for first time
Follow manual and take pictures every step of way , phones make this so simple and if it ever comes to asking on net, those pictures make diagnosis so easy.
Crabbing so easy with hydraulic workbench, I’ve long forgotten what it was like without but I have hooks in joists at correct spots for tie downs to rear of bike. Lower bench to open the crab, raise to reassemble..
All should be good to go, but time double checking is not wasted, be happy before you ride it
Enjoy the ride