Thanks mtn for that. I will honestly have to look up most of what you said because I have no idea about cams and coils and points, but I know I'm gonna have to learn to keep a 36 year old bike running. As for carbs I think I will start there. Yesterday a neighbor loaned me an 18mm wrench and I went down and bought 2 new NGK D8EA plugs and installed them. The old plugs were black. I also added about 3 ounces of seafoam to a full new tank of gas. Youtube has been pretty good about showing me how to work on carbs. As it turns out I have two mikuni carbs, not sure which model though. I screwed up and tinkered with the air screw so now I guess they are out of sync. I think I can handle taking them apart and cleaning them. That would be a good start, or maybe just try that seafoam treatment in the bowls to see if it makes a difference. Also I think I have worn down the battery from trying to start it so maybe I'll trickle charge that too. In the span of my ownership of a couple of weeks I've managed to take a bike that I drove several miles home to having it not even start anymore. I am probably a mechanics dream customer LOL. Thanks again for the pointers.