Well, it gets better. The rebuild to make pretty is almost ready to roll. I tore it all down, made a new bearing cage with replaceable rubber roller, added sleeve pivots and hard mounts, the new clutch and brake levers are installed.
Exhaust looks good now, and has a nice deep popping sound at idle, a muffled pipe sound at throttle. Sounds like a dirt bike, not a weedwacker.
Color- coordinated in gloss black and grey, with the rear toggles, clutch arm, and struts ruby red metallic to match rear light and reflector.
Build thread comiing real soon. After I ride it and make the prerequisite s***-eating grin of success.