Nice man! Thanks for the shout out. You know, that bike doesn't look to shabby as-is. I'll be real interested to see how your carb situation turns out. I haven't had the chance to play with mine yet but I replaced all the seals. There is alot when it comes to the battery and it's components. I thought about moving it myself but the stock battery is huge and there is alot of components with it. I am really excited to see what you do here. Welcome to the club.
I've never used a hammer to rebuild my carbs... maybe thats why mine don't work right?? lol. JK. Looks like a very solid starting point. Hopefully it will get going for ya
tried pming you about parts but its noth going through for some reason. might be interested in seat and starter and some other odds and ends. email is ...I have a 79' xs400 I have been tweaking. Seat looks like it would be a direct fit by looks of the frame compared to mine.