I've started doing the dirty work on this old Suzuki 750 I bought last fall, but damn! what a mess. I'm trying to clean it up as much as I can without tearing it completely apart, but the temptation to dig further into it than I want to go is hard to resist, and If I do, I know that the bike will still be in boxes a year from now, and I NEED to have this thing back on the road early this summer. So there I am, slathering paint brushes full of kerosene on globs of gritty decades old grease, and spraying 'crop duster volumes' of Simple Green on the rest in my effort to make this bike into at least a good 'twenty-footer' in the appearance category. If I had the money to do it, I'd just drop the whole thing off at the door of a reputable restorer and say, (as I handed over a metric ****-tonne of currency)..."Here ya go, Bub, make it NEW, see ya in six months" This doesn't look too bad now, after an hour or two cleaning the black sludge out of the area... I've seen guys take a bike that was MUCH worse than this one and make it virtually new again, but I'm not nearly as adept at this kind of thing some are, so it's very difficult for me to keep my momentum, and enthusiasm moving on this, but I'll slug along on it as best as I can.... probably.