my life changed. I put this bike in storage without ever having started it, but it did have oil in it and I would kick it over periodically to keep it lubricated. As I'll be 70 on my next birthday and have pretty much lost interest my bikes, this one is next to go. I got it out last Fall and got it running, but it would not run smooth even after trying three different carbs, including a new Bendix.
This spring, lost patience and took it to a shop to see if they could repair it. Long story short, it was a combination of a periodic short in the the bottom of the distributor, and a defective new Bendix carb, (which of course V-Twin refused to take back). A different distributor and a used Keihin carb, and it runs like it should. The bike now has about 5 miles total on the rebuild.