Thanks for the input planalp.
This all comes after I did the doo and a valve adjustment. Got them both done, buttoned the bike back up, and suddenly, bike no start. Quadruple checked my work, thinking my cam timing was, nope, perfect the first, second, third, and fourth time I checked it.
The plug was a bit carbon-fouled, so I swapped it out with a clean one, thinking that would help. It did to the point of starting for about a half second or so then immediately dying again.
So I went the fuel and air route, cleaning the air filter spic n' span, and removing the carb for an inspection/clean. Carb was good, no clogs, nothing stuck.
Still no start. At this point I was draining the battery trying to start the bike. It showed an 11.5v charge, but it wasn't acting like it.
Then I remembered the electrolyte level having been low for a LONG time. Pulled the battery last night and every cell was way below the low electrolyte mark. So I refilled them and put the battery on my charger/tender last night. Hopefully I'll see some sort of change.
Even if it doesn't start, I'm hoping to find out that it is in fact the battery. Thoughts?
2008! Getting an education, one mod at a time.