Got her put back together and...
Spent part of yesterday getting the bike put back together. She got new header gaskets, new spark plugs, new tank rubber, and a new AGM battery. All is well, until I noticed a bit of gas leaking from the pet cock. I did take the back side off just to see the condition of the vacuum valve. The gas is not leaking from where the pet cock mates to the tank. So, my guesses are either I tore the the seal or I did not tighten the cover well enough. Hopefully, it is the second guess. Possible other guesses I might have over looked?
Over all, she runs a lot smoother than before on the old wet-cell. The new header gaskets made a difference in tonal qualities as well. Still has a significant vibration. When I had her on the center stand, I cranked the rpms up and she would scoot around the garage floor. So, maybe the dampeners are going. But, the handle bars hardly shake like they used to. Nor do I feel much thru the foot pegs.
Since the new to me gas tank is flat black, I feel compelled to finish the rest of the bike in the same color. Maybe during the winter, I'll try doing a rattle can job.
I only understand what I don't understand.