Holy mackerel. Forum to the rescue.
So yes, I've just removed the rear wheel, final drive, baffles of the exhaust, one spring... I haven't slept. That all being said, I see what's being said about it being a pretty solid unit. I'm just now going to dive into the schematic to see what is and isn't in place, and lock on to what the problem is.
Thanks all for the support, I'm in deeper than I have been before, and as exciting as this is to *learn,* I really just can't wait to get this SOB running happy again.
More updates to follow.