After I got the motor rebuilt with the used parts (about 6 hours total work time) I put in some fresh gas and BAM, fired right up, and I’ll be damned if it didn’t run great. I checked the compression and each cylinder was now 140+!! It was amazing. I went from a completely toasted motorm to a good running motor with great compression and I didn’t spend a single penny. Just goes to show what you can do with a little crazy in you.
The next day I loaded the bike with a couple bags and drove it straight down the highway 430 miles to Rochester, NY. It ran incredibly well the whole time. I had it on the highway, in the freezing cold, wide open throttle, for about 8 hours solid. I rode it on and off for several days in NY then drove right back home. Over 1,000 miles in a few days in the cold (26 degrees) on a bike I just bought the day before and rebuilt the motor.
And for those who are curious, no, I didn’t spring any leaks through the old gaskets. Once I got home, I listed the bike for sale real cheap and had it sold the next day.