Re: AZ newbie
Good on ya,
But by the sounds of things you should probably get some one to have a good look over the bike for you, Checking for lose nuts and bolts should have been the first thing you did.
The mag seal is a common problem with these and easy to do.
Personaly I'd strip the thing down and go right over it, but I've been told that not everyone has my aptitude. So I'd try and find someone local that does want to help you if you don't feel capable.