well, i got it mostly put back together after taking apart the whole exhaust system and cleaning it. it looks so much better. I drained the antifreeze. still need to sync the carbs. gonna buy a few more parts. but i let it run for about 30-40 min and it didnt smoke YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. *does a happy dance *
Still waiting on crush gaskets but all it does now is smell like burning pine sol which is what i soaked the pipes in for a few days.
I think im good to go
minus carbs, dent in tank, crush gaskets, and rebend the shift lever
1984 Honda Shadow VT500c