I got it on all the way last night, buttoned it up and took it for a slow test drive in the back yard. Damn this thing is easy to pull! It didn't feel that much easier sitting on the stand with the motor off, but once it was running and I was riding it around the pull was easily a 1 finger job. Now I just need to put it through a real test ride, but sadly that probably won't happen for almost a month. I am busy this weekend and then will be out of town on business for a few weeks so my first chance will likely be early April some time.
Thanks for the help guys and I hope I have no surprises about the clutch on my first rear ride when I'm 20 miles away from the truck. I may try and find a way to pack the cable and stock perch and lever for my first ride or two out with the hydro just in case.
How did you end up running the line? What about the electronic cable that goes to the perch that disables electric start when in gear and clutch not pulled in?