Picked up this CA100 in Bellingham and will be getting it into running condition before delving deeper into the restorative process. I am also considering swapping some newer components in to keep up better with traffic. Looking for a few opinions and affirmations about the below.
The paint and chrome is riddled with rust spots and pockmarks which I have done my best to buff out. Is it worth fine buffing and touch up painting with the same paint code or just wax and leave as is?
Kickstart spindle is sheared, NOS on order. Before delving into the engine, can I push start this bike? I'll clean up the carb and I've got a new plug/oil to put in before my first attempt.
I'd love to retain the original parts, but a few sensible upgrades wouldn't be off the table as long as I can easily revert everything back to stock.