It was glorious!!!
I simply checked the spark, squirted some extra oil on the camshaft, and put fuel in. It started on the 3rd kick.
KYL95 is looking good here shining in the fluorescent glow of my workshop.
Now the remaining issues... The oil light doesn't go out. So, I checked that with a gauge... a gauge that was too small. It produces over 10 psi and pegged the gauge, so I'm good there. Must be the switch, although it checked good last time I checked it a year ago. Maybe the contacts are stuck?
I'd like to put a T in the line and monitor the oil pressure with a permanent gauge. Anyone know what kind of thread that is? Or should I go back to Stewart Engineering and get the adapter and a modern oil switch?
Second issue. The charge indicator stays on, which indicates more trouble. I'll try checking the case ground and then tickling the field coil again and see if that does anything. I recall having an earthing issue on the dynamo casing when I first started working on the bike back in October. There is the chance that the voltage regulator isn't working right, but that will take some time to debug.
Overall I'm very happy. It starts amazing easily. I didn't let it warm up properly enough to turn off the strangler. That will be the real test, because before it popped and chugged and carried on like crazy before with the old loose & leaky throttle slide. This new throttle slide is a little on the tight side... The return spring BEARLY overcomes the friction to close the throttle.