Well, it's been a while since I posted but I haven't been neglecting the beast
Today it was an adjustment of the clutch plate/flower nut assembly and replcement of the clutch cable. The engine wasn't engaging when the lever was released, now it is. The old cable (brake cable salvaged from a kid's bike) was probably mostly to blame.
In the last few months though, I've been through a number of inner tubes, replaced both tires, replaced the rear rim (6 broken spokes, boy was that a mushy-feeling wheel), tinkered, tuned, and tinkered more. Overall keeping busy, just been having some rough times and haven't been feeling social enough to post about it.